Snowdown is coming!

Posted on at 12:15 PM by Aznbeat
This year's Snowdown is starting up on DECEMBER 10th and Riot has posted up the details on all the goodies you can expect to over the course of the event - including new skins, returning seasonal legacy skins, sales on over 100 legacy skins, new bundles, the return of the Poro King featured game mode, several new summoner icons, and much more!
Continue reading for a cool preview of all content, promotions, and sales coming out way for Snowdown!

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Snowdown is Coming!

Snowdown is right around the corner! Starting on December 10th and lasting through early January, we'll have a sleigh full of new content, returning legacy skins, promotions, and sales!

LOOK OUT! IT’S SNOWDOWN!

BEGINNING DECEMBER 10 

A chill in the air; A handful of ice

A present for you; How lovely, how nice!

It’s round and it’s cold; Packed tight and frozen

A face full of frost for the unlucky chosen

The battle starts now; Put some cold in your fist

Snowdown arrives with an aerial twist

So throw on some gloves and step into the sun

This Snowdown’s about snowballs and friends having fun!


SNOW DAY SYNDRA
975 RP UNTIL 12/14 AT 23:59 PST
1350 RP FULL PRICE LEGACY


SNOW DAY BARD
975 RP UNTIL 12/14 AT 23:59 PST
1350 RP FULL PRICE 
SNOW DAY GNAR
975 RP LEGACY

SNOW DAY MALAZHAR
975 RP LEGACY

SNOW DAY SINGED
975 RP LEGACY
SNOW DAY ZIGGS
975 RP LEGACY
LEGACY SNOWDOWN SKINS, WARDS, AND ICONS GLIDE INTO THE VAULT ON JANUARY 7 AT 23:59 PST!


SNOWDOWN STUFF
12/10 - 1/7
BUNDLED MINION ICON
250 RP
LEGACY
ICY MINION ICON
250 RP OR 1500 IP
LEGACY


PENGUIN SKIER WARD
640 RP
LEGACY


SNOWDOWN MINIONS
ALL THROUGH SNOWDOWN 
These little guys are feeling the cold and bundling up before hitting the battlefield. Snowdown minions slide into lane starting December 10. Spend some time with these frost-ready friends before they shed their cold weather gear once this patch ends.




 
SNOWBALL FIGHT
12/10 - 1/7
Show your friends you love them with a snowball to the face! You can throw four new Legacy Snowball icons at your pals for 100 IP each all through Snowdown. Each time you toss a Snowball icon, whoever it hits will get to keep one of the four randomly selected icons and rack up a one-win IP boost!

THE LEGEND OF THE PORO KING RETURNS!
ALL THROUGH SNOWDOWN
A grand decree from his eminence, the Poro King:
"GREETINGS, I RETURN."
The Poro King has spoken!
Let it be known!
PORO KING 101 
The poros are back and they’re joining your side in Legend of the Poro King. Jumping into a match, you’ll see two poro pals flanking you in combat. Each one grants a summoner spell that will help you call forth and aid the majestic Poro King! 
The Poro King is a mega-classy super minion that heals your team, regenerates mana, and deals AoE damage while handing out royal beatdowns to enemy towers on the Howling Abyss. Summon the mighty Poro King by landing Poro Toss ten times. The King will serve as a sieging dynamo for you until he is killed by the enemy team in a regicide most foul.


PORO TOSS
Activate Poro Toss once to toss your teeny poro pal across the map. If the lil’ fella hits a target, trigger Poro Toss again to Poro Dash, which will send you soaring towards an unlucky enemy. If your team lands ten Poro Tosses, his excellence the Poro King will plop down and begin his royal wreckery.
TO THE KING
When the Poro King hits Howling Abyss, activate To the King! to transform into one of the King’s loyal (fluffy) subjects and fly to his majestic side. 

PORO ICONS (AND MORE)
Pick up a poro icon for 250 RP and grab a special skin for your poro pals in Legend of the Poro King for a limited time. To trick out your poros, follow these handy steps:
  • Buy any poro icon
  • Equip your new icon before launching into a Legend of the Poro King match
  • Enjoy the skins worn by your two poro buddies in Legend of the Poro King


ASTRONAUT PORO
LEGACY | 250 RP


GENTLEMAN PORO
LEGACY | 250 RP


BATTLECAST PORO
LEGACY | 250 RP


DRAGONSLAYER PORO
LEGACY | 250 RP


SHADOW ISLES PORO
LEGACY | 250 RP


PROJECT: PORO
LEGACY | 250 RP

PORO WARDS 
PORO WARD
LEGACY | 640 RP 
ASTRONAUT PORO WARD
LEGACY | 640 RP 
GENTLEMAN PORO WARD
LEGACY | 640 RP 
BATTLECAST PORO WARD
LEGACY | 640 RP 
DRAGONSLAYER PORO WARD
LEGACY | 640 RP 
SHADOW ISLES PORO WARD
LEGACY | 640 RP
SNOWDOWN BUNDLES
12/10 - 1/7
PORO PROTECTOR BUNDLE
3072 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • PORO WARD
  • ASTRONAUT PORO WARD
  • GENTLEMAN PORO WARD
  • UNDERWORLD PORO WARD
  • DRAGONSLAYER PORO WARD
  • BATTLECAST PORO WARD
NORTH POLE BUNDLE
5398 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • HAPPY ELF TEEMO
  • WORKSHOP NUNU
  • OLD SAINT ZILEAN
  • EARNEST ELF TRISTANA
  • SANTA GRAGAS
  • REINDEER KOG'MAW
  • TEEMO
  • NUNU
  • ZILEAN
  • TRISTANA
  • GRAGAS
  • KOG'MAW
HOLIDAY CHEER BUNDLE
5398 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • CANDY CANE MISS FORTUNE
  • SILENT NIGHT SONA
  • FESTIVE MAOKAI
  • MISTLETOE LEBLANC
  • MISS FORTUNE
  • SONA
  • MAOKAI
  • LEBLANC
TOYS BUNDLE
4436 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • NUTCRACKO
  • RE-GIFTED AMUMU
  • RAGDOLL POPPY
  • TOY SOLDIER GANGPLANK
  • SHACO
  • AMUMU
  • POPPY
  • GANGPLANK
NAUGHTY LIST BUNDLE
4149 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • SLAY BELLE KATARINA
  • BAD SANTA VEIGAR
  • DARK CANDY FIDDLESTICKS
  • KATARINA
  • VEIGAR
  • FIDDLESTICKS
SNOWBALL FIGHT BUNDLE
5628 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • SNOW DAY MALZAHAR
  • SNOW DAY SINGED
  • SNOW DAY ZIGGS
  • SNOWMERDINGER
  • MALZAHAR
  • SINGED
  • ZIGGS
  • HEIMERDINGER
WINTER FUN BUNDLE
6788 RP
UNTIL 1/7 23:59 PST
  • WINTER WONDER LULU
  • PORO RIDER SEJUANI
  • WINTER WONDER ORIANNA
  • SNOWSTORM SIVIR
  • SNOW BUNNY NIDALEE
  • LULU
  • SEJUANI
  • ORIANNA
  • SIVIR
  • NIDALEE
SELF MYSTERY GIFTING
12/10 - 12/15 
From December 10 until December 15 at 23:59 PST, send yourself a Mystery Gift and snag a randomly selected un-owned champ, skin, ward, or icon currently in the store for 520 RP or higher. Mystery skins, of course, will only be unlocked for champs you own. So go ahead, treat yourself.
MYSTERY CHAMPION
490 RP 
MYSTERY SKIN
490 RP 
MYSTERY WARD
380 RP 
MYSTERY CHEST
790 RP 
MYSTERY ICON
150 RP
SNOWSTORM SALE
12/16 - 1/7 & 12/16 - 1/1 

A storm’s rolling in, carrying with it an icy torrent of Legacy skins so massive you’ll need a snowplow to move it. Read more about the Snowstorm Sale below!

YOUR SNOWDOWN SHOP
12/16 - 12/30
Stoke the fires and stock up on discounted champs and skins unique to you this Snowdown season. Check out Your Snowdown Shop, now open in the League store!


LEGENDARY SNOWBALL
12/23 - 1/7 
When you buy a Legendary skin this Snowdown, you’ll unlock a free Mystery skin! If that Mystery skin happens to be a Legendary, it unlocks another Mystery skin and can continue to snowball from there.

EXTRA BONUS RP
11/29 - 12/7 
Why brave the cold when you can stay indoors with something warm and a little extra bonus RP? Get into the Snowdown spirit and pick up extra bonus RP whenever you buy RP from now until December 7 at 23:59 PST!


FAQ

SNOWBALL FIGHT 
Q: How does this work again?
A: When you send your friend a Snowball icon, they will receive one of the four icons chosen at random. If they own any of those icons already, they will not get it again and instead receive an unowned icon and a one-win IP boost. 
Q: Do my friends get to keep the Snowball icons I throw at them?
A: Yep! They will own that Snowball icon once you throw it at them. 
Q: Can I send my friend all four Snowball icons?
A: Yes. You can send them up to all four icons as long as they don’t own them already. 
Q: Can I buy myself Snowball icons?
A: You cannot buy yourself Snowball icons. 
Q: Do Snowball icons count against my daily gifting limit?
A: Yes, but we’ve raised the limit to 20 gifts per day for the duration of Snowdown.


YOUR SNOWDOWN SHOP 
Q: What is Your Snowdown Shop?
A: It’s a new in-client Snowdown store outfitted with deals unique to you. 
Q: How long will these deals last?
A: Each deal will be available from December 16 to December 30 at 23:59 PST 
Q: How long will Your Snowdown Shop be open for?
A: Your Snowdown Shop will be open from December 16 to December 30 at 23:59 PST 
Q: When I purchase a deal, does a new one take its place?
A: A new deal won’t take the place of any skin or champ you buy in Your Snowdown Shop. 
Q: Can I get a different set of discounted skins and champs?
A: We’re only offering the current displayed skins and champs in Your Snowdown Shop. 
Q: What happens if I purchase all of the deals from Your Snowdown Shop? Will it refill?
A: Then you’re all done! Once all available champs and skins are purchased, Your Snowdown Shop will be empty.  
LEGENDARY SNOWBALL 
Q: How does this work again?
A: From December 23 until January 7 at 23:59 PST, whenever you pick up a Legendary skin, you’ll get a free Mystery skin. If that Mystery skin is a Legendary, you’ll get another Mystery skin and so on. 
Q: Is there a limit to how many Legendary skins I could unlock?
A: Nope. You can snowball any amount of Legendaries if you continue to unlock them through Mystery skins until Legendary Snowball ends. 
Q: What if I buy five Legendaries, will I get five Mystery skins?
A: Yes. Yes you will. 
Q: What is a Mystery Skin?
A: Picking up a Mystery skin guarantees a random unowned skin worth 520 RP or more for a champion you own.

LEGEND OF THE PORO KING 
Q: How long will Legend of the Poro King be available?
A: The grand Poro King will grace Howling Abyss all through Snowdown! 
Q: If I have poro icons from last year’s Legend of the Poro King, will the poro skins carry over this year?
A: Yes! Your poro icons will work exactly as they did last year. 
Q: Where can I find Legend of the Poro King?
A: The game mode will be available to select in the game mode queue of the client. 
Q: I saw a PROJECT: Poro icon on PBE, will it be available for Snowdown this year?
A: Yes, the PROJECT: Poro icon will be available for Snowdown this year. We’ll update this site with it soon. 
Q: Will the PROJECT: Poro icon have all the features of the other Poro icons?
A: Yes, it will be a Legacy icon that you can pick up for 250 RP during Snowdown. If equipped during a Legend of the Poro King match, the PROJECT: Poro icon will unlock a PROJECT skin for your poro pals within the game mode.

CAUTION- SNOWSTORM SALE INCOMING 

In addition to ALL of the Snowdown legacy skins returning to the shop, over 100 legacy skins are also returning to the shop! They'll be on sale for full price as well as daily one-day legacy sales between December 16th through January 7th!

Here's Popstar Urf with more information: 
URGENT - SNOWDOWN WEATHER MESSAGE 
… A Snowstorm sale is forecasted to bring one-day Legacy sales everyday all through Snowdown...Details below... 
*HAZARD TYPE… Daily Legacy skin sales 
CONDITIONS… Six different Legacy skins will go on sale everyday, starting December 16 until January 7 at 23:59 PST.
 
Experts are recommending bringing all poros indoor while the Snowdown Snowstorm sale is active to prevent any confusion between massive amounts of snow and massive amounts of fluff.
Note: Challenger Ahri erroneously appeared in a previous version of this article. We apologize for the confusion but she will not be participating in this sale. She will however be available in January for the launch of the 2016 Season."

Red Posts

For anyone who may be concerned, WizardCrab confirmed on reddit that all the legacy Snowdown skins will be available individually in addition to the bundles
[1] "All past Snowdown skins will be available as well. The top section only features the Snow Day skins because that's the theme this year :)"
[2] "Winter Wonder Orianna will be available with all of the other Legacy Snowdown skins at the beginning of the event - individually and in a bundle."


As for the Legendary Snowball promotion and if skins like Primetime Draven and Surprise Party Fiddlesticks will trigger the free mystery gift, he noted:
"Yes. They're Legendary. With all the rights and benefits conferred thereby."
As for if  Alien Invader Heimerdinger and The Magnificent Twisted Fate (legacy 1820 skins going on sale for 910 during the promotion) will trigger the Legendary Snowball mystery gift, he noted:
"I guess they do! Probably shouldn't have overlapped those sales with Legendary Snowball - mistake on my part, benefit on yours I suppose. 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
For players who already own a lot of content, WizardCrab noted only one skin is required for the Snowball Legendary promotion:
"you'll only need 1 available skin to get one from the Snowball Legendary promotion. That being said if you already own every skin available to you based on your champ pool, Snowball Legendary will not give you any additional benefit besides the Legendary skin you purchased."

WizardCrab also confirmed the Snowstorm legacy skins will also remain in the shop between December 16th and January 7th in addition to the daily sales!
" Full price the whole duration until 1/7, except the 1 day that each goes on sale for 50%."

DontHassleDaHoff also stepped in to comment on the personalized Snowdown shop offers:
"Hey all - I saw some recurring questions so I wanted to clear this up.
Your Snowdown Shop is a new limited-opportunity sale we’re offering this holiday season. Each of you will receive six unique deals. Skins we’ve made available for Your Snowdown Shop are more than 3 months old but do not include Legendary, Ultimate or Limited skins. (Don’t worry you shouldn’t get anything that’s already in your inventory). We hope you really like the deals offered to you! 
Offers will be available from 12/16 - 12/30!"
WizardCrab reiterated that they will not include legendary or ultimate skins, noting:
"No, they won't be. Sorry for the confusion."

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