Breaking news: Specialist format announced for Hearthstone esports

esports news and guides
Sections

League of Legends: Snowdown 2018 guide

Everything you need to know about League's Christmas event.

Picture of Ed Thorn

About Ed Thorn

Ed joined Metabomb in May 2017 and puts together guides and news across the site.

Our League of Legends Snowdown 2018 event guide contains everything you need to know about the Christmas event, including new skins, missions, and more.

League of Legends’ Snowdown 2018 event has just begun and this means from now until January 7th, you can earn new skins, chromas, loot, rewards and more. It’s certainly the season to be jolly.

There’s a lot to digest for those who aren’t familiar with the Snowdown event, so we thought it would be a good idea to break down all the new features and loot rewards that have arrived in League’s version of Christmas.

Snowdown 2018: Overview

Below we've broken down all of Snowdown 2018's key details.

Start and End Date

Snowdown runs from 6th December 2018 until the 7th January 2019.

Skins

Here are all the new Snowdown skins:

  • Winter Wonder Neeko
  • Snow Man Yi
  • Winter Wonder Soraka
  • Frozen Prince Mundo
  • Ice King Twitch

K/DA Akali Prestige Edition

To unlock this rare version of the skin, you’ll need to earn 1800 Snowdown tokens. Essentially, you’ll need to spend a lot of time and money to nab this one.

Golden Chromas and Icons

Graves, Irelia, Malzahar, Sivir and Bard all have golden skins over their previous Snowdown outfits.

Snowdown 2018 Borders, Icons, Capsules and more

As per usual, there are a bunch of loading screen border and icons for the Snowdown skins which we’ve listed above. You can also purchase these from the skin bundles in the shop.

Of course, there are a bunch of craftable wards, emotes, icons and Capsule Packs which will reward you with tonnes of Tokens and rewards.

Snowdown Tokens and Nexus Tokens

Complete missions and you’ll earn both of these currencies. There’s also a separate mission tree for Nexus Blitz missions which awards an additional 101 Nexus Tokens in total.

Snowdown Tokens - Can be crafted into Snowdown loot.

Nexus Tokens - Crafts into Nexus Blitz recall effects, finishers, and poro pets for ARAM and Nexus Blitz.

Nexus Blitz Game Mode

The popular PVE mode returns for Snowdown, with Poro skins enabled via summoner icons for the duration of the event and some balance tweaks too.

Play this mode, earn Nexus Tokens and you can spend them on three things:

  • Poro Pets
  • Nexus Blitz Finishers
  • Recall Effects

Check out our Nexus Blitz guide for a quick overview of the mode, and make sure you head on over to Riot's official page for a complete breakdown of all the tweaks and changes.

Comment on this article

  • There are no comments on this article yet! Could you be the first to post one?

Call of Duty

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to get the Ray Gun

Everything you need to know about locating and spawning this powerful weapon.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Dark Ops Challenges guide

Every Dark Ops challenge we know of so far, with insight into completing them all.

1 C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to unlock characters

Every unlockable character in COD Blackout and what you need to do to unlock them.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Best Perks guide

Everything you need to know about the Perks available in COD Blackout.

C

CS:GO

C

CS:GO

IEM Katowice CS:GO Legends Stage first round match ups announced

Some tantalising clashes await fans of the series.

C
C

CS:GO

StarLadder will host next CS:GO Major of 2019

Announcement marks a huge milestone for one of the longest standing organisations in Counter-Strike.

C
C

CS:GO

Final team list for IEM Katowice New Legends Stage confirmed

Every teams that's competing in Week 2 of IEM Katowice 2019.

C

Dota 2

D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: Ranks

How the ranking system works in Dota Auto Chess.

D
D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: How to level up and get more XP

How to boost your level and field more chess pieces

D
D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: Couriers list

All the couriers you can purchase in-game.

D
D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: Skills and abilities list

A list of every hero and their skills and abilities.

D
D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: How to win with advanced tips

Increase your chances of victory with our tips and tricks.

D

Hearthstone

H

Hearthstone

Specialist format announced for Hearthstone esports

First details of Hearthstone Masters also revealed in latest update.

H
H

Hearthstone

Malygos Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (February 2019)

Our updated guide to playing Malygos Druid in the Rastakhan era.

H

Hearthstone

Cubelock deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (February 2019)

Now featuring the latest version of Cubelock and in-depth strategy advice.

H
H

Hearthstone

Combo Priest deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (February 2019)

Our advanced guide to playing Combo Priest in the Rastakhan meta.

H
H

Hearthstone

Control Mage deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (February 2019)

Our updated guide to playing Control Mage in the Rastakhan meta.

Off-Meta

O

Off-Meta

Apex Legends: Attachments guide

Everything you need to know about attachments in Apex Legends.

O
O

Off-Meta

Apex Legends: How to claim free Twitch Prime loot

How to get your hands on this new, free loot.

O
O

Off-Meta

Apex Legends: How to self revive

How to revive yourself in Apex Legends.

O
O

Off-Meta

Apex Legends: Heirloom guide - How to get Wraith Knife

How to get your hands on Heirlooms in Apex Legends.

O

Overwatch

O

Overwatch

OWL 2019: 7 Best plays from Stage 1 Week 1

A selection of the finest moments from the first week's action.

O
O

Overwatch

OWL 2019: 7 Tips from Toronto Defiant's first match win

A few pointers from the pros after last week's debut Defiant match.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch's new Paris map launches on live servers

The latest Assault map is now available to play on all platforms.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch League 2019: Stage 1 Week 1 Match Report

The champions stumble on the starting block while newcomers stamp their mark on the competition.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch League 2019: Schedule, start times, results and standings

UPDATED - Find all the results from the first week of play right here.

O

PUBG

P

PUBG

PUBG's new snow map Vikendi to be rebalanced

Dev letter outlines plans to rework item spawns on PUBG's latest map.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: How to update PUBG Mobile

How to keep your PUBG Mobile app updated on iOS and Android.

1 P
P

PUBG

PUBG: The best weapons in the game (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Our guide to packing the very best weapons within each category.

1 P