League of Legends Unveils ‘The Hunt for the Blood Moon’ – New Skins and Game Mode

Blood Moon Jhin

The blood moon is upon us!  League Of Legends developer Riot Games has released a new featured game mode, titled ‘The Hunt For The Blood Moon.’

The temporary 5v5 mode takes place on a re-skinned Summoner’s Rift, in which players choose from a pool of Assassin champions to do battle amidst demons, spirits, and each other.  Rather than a battle for the other team’s nexus, the spooky new mode features a point system, where each team earns points by killing the Demon Herald, roaming Spirits, and the other players.  Whichever team gains 350 points first, wins.

“Blood in the Heavens.  Blood on the Earth.”

Due to the blood moon’s ‘curse’, all defensive items in the item shop are disabled for this mode, which effectively turns matches into fast-paced bloodbaths.  It certainly suits the assassin motif.  Speaking of, if any of the assassins manages to perform a killing spree, the character will turn invisible, allowing you to sneak up on your opponents and catch them unawares.  Check out the trailer for the new mode below!

Here’s a list of the champions eligible for The Hunt For The Blood Moon:

  • Ahri
  • Akali
  • Camille
  • Diana
  • Ekko
  • Elise
  • Evelynn
  • Fizz
  • Kassadin
  • Katarina
  • Kennen
  • Kha’Zix
  • Leblanc
  • Lee Sin
  • Rengar
  • Pantheon
  • Shaco
  • Talon
  • Yasuo
  • Zed

Four champions have also received new blood moon skins to accompany the release of the new mode.  Champions Diana, Jhin, Twisted Fate, and Talon all received new skins, though only Diana and Talon are allowed in the special event.  Each champion has also received a new blood moon summoner icon, purchasable at the store.  All of the other blood moon skins that were previously released are also on sale, in the form of a bundle called the ‘Crimson Crescent Set’.  You can check out the four new skins below.

So, what do you think of the new game mode?  Have you played it yet?  Have you picked up any of the new skins?  Is there a champion you were hoping would get a blood moon skin that didn’t?  Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all your gaming news!

 

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2428 Posts

Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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