As the Lunar New Year is on the horizon, new leaks suggest that Gwen will be getting a new Lunar New Year skin. Moreover, this skin would be exclusive to Wild Rift.
Lunar New Year is one of the first major annual events that is celebrated in a year. It is the beginning of the calendar, whose months are based on moon cycles. Since it is a traditional festival in China, it is also known as “Chinese New Year.” Moreover, almost every media and game celebrates this occasion, and League of Legends is no exception.
We get a new Lunar New Year skin at the start of every year. And some of the beloved Lunar skin lines are Firecracker, Warring Kingdoms, Mecha Kingdoms, Shan Hai, Lunar Wraith, Lunar Beasts, etc. Furthermore, in Wild Rift, we receive the Lunar skins during the first major patch of the year (like 4.0, 3.0, etc.).
Surprisingly, this year’s Lunar New Year is taking place earlier than usual, on January 22, 2023. Because of this, we will also receive the Lunar skin line early.
Since the Lunar New Year is right around the corner, Riot Games accidentally leaked one of the champions who would receive a Lunar skin, Gwen.
Read more: Wild Rift Patch 4.0 New Champions Leaked.
Lunar New Year Gwen
Currently, the Wild Circuit Asia Open 2022 is happening right now. And in the semi-finals, EVOS TH played against Nigma Galaxy. Furthermore, in this intense match, EVOS TH took the victory, and the player who received the match MVP was, Valdus.
Riot usually exhibits the match MVP on their social media sites. In that exhibition, Riot shows off the players, their respective champions, their stats, etc. And when they wanted to show off Valdus, instead of showing Gwen in her default skin or one of the skins already part of the game, they showcased skin that was never shown before.
This picture was later deleted by WCS in the subsequent moments and was replaced by the default Gwen skin.
As 2023 is the year of the rabbit, it is expected that the Lunar skin of that year will have a rabbit theme. Similarly, we can see that Gwen has a rabbit theme with the ears. Moreover, with this skin aesthetic, this might be part of the Firecracker skins, but it could also be a new skin line entirely. But it does match the leaks that, Ahri will also receive a Lunar skin early next year.
Lunar New Year Gwen will debut in Wild Rift in patch 4.0, scheduled to release on January 12, 2023.