Snowdown 2016

Posted on at 12:11 PM by Moobeat
Snowdown 2016 is upon us, including the Winter Summoner's Rift, new Braum, Graves, & Karma skins, Legend of the Poro King, new summoner icons, Hextech crafting chests & icons to craft, a sleigh full of returning legacy skins, new merch including a Tibbers onesie and King Poro plush, and more! 
Continue reading for more info & previews of new and returning content! Legacy content up through Jan 9th.

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Release Announcement & Snowdown 2016 Site

Snowdown 2016 is here! Check out Riot's huge site for the lowdown on all the new skins, new crafting chests and items to craft, Winter Summoner's Rift, LotPK, a chimney full of bundles and more! Most legacy content and promotions are up through January 9th!

[SNOWDOWN 2016]

"Join in the wonder! 

LEGEND OF THE PORO KING 
12/14/16 - 1/9/17 (See FAQ for details) 
The Poro King threw four new flavors of poro snax into the mix! Two new poro skins will also join you in Legend of the Poro King when you equip the Dark Star Poro and Star Guardian Poro icons. 

PORO SNAX
12/14/16 - 1/9/17

Frosted Snax

Espresso Snax

Super Spicy Snax

Rainbow Party Pack


PORO KING ICON | LEGACY
12/14/16 - 1/9/17
DARK STAR PORO | 250 RP
STAR GUARDIAN PORO | 250 RP
PORO KING ICON | LEGACY
12/14/16 - 1/9/17
Earned through playing a game by January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT. Please allow up to two weeks after this date to receive your prize. 
WINTER SUMMONER'S RIFT
12/14/16 - 1/9/17 
Snow returns to Summoner’s Rift. Enjoy the winter landscape until January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT in the following game modes: Co-op vs. AI, Normal Draft, and Blind Pick.

SNOWDOWN CRAFTING
12/14/16 - 1/9/17
More delightful surprises await in the crafting realm. Collect Snowdown Sweets to unlock exclusive icons with limited-time emotes, discover new daily chests containing themed loot, and craft the Poro King’s Treasure Chest which unlocks a random, guaranteed Skin Permanent.  
Learn more here. 

CRAFTING ICONS

12/14/16 - 1/9/17 
RE-GIFTED AMUMU ICON* | LEGACY

PORO SNAX LOVER ICON* | LEGACY

SNOWBELLS ICON* | LEGACY

JOLLY PENGUIN ICON* | LEGACY
GINGERBREAD MAN ICON* | LEGACY
* Craft to unlock limited-time emotes. 
CHEST OVERVIEW
SKINS AND EXTRAS 
SKINS
12/14/16 - 1/9/2017

SANTA BRAUM
LEGACY - 1350 RP
SNOW DAY GRAVES
LEGACY - 1350 RP
WINTER WONDER KARMA
LEGACY - 1350 RP
WARD
12/14/16 - 1/9/2017

SANTA PENGUIN WARD
LEGACY - 640 RP
EXTRA ICONS
12/14/16 - 1/9/2017

  • SNOWBLOWER ICON
    • LEGACY - 250 RP
  • RED-NOSED PORO ICON
    • LEGACY - 250 RP
  • SNOWFLAKE ICON
    • LEGACY - 250 RP
  • SNOW DAY SCUTTLER ICON
    • LEGACY 
      • Unlock for your account when you send any gift by 1/9/2017 at 23:59 PT 
SELF MYSTERY GIFTING
12/14/16 - 1/9/2017 
From December 14, 2016 until January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT, snag a randomly selected un-owned champ, skin, ward, or icon currently in the store worth 520 RP or higher with Self Mystery Gifting. Mystery skins will only be unlocked for champs you own.


BUNDLES AND SETS
12/14/16 - 1/9/2017 

SNOWDOWN SNOWTALE SET
4801 RP (7446 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • SANTA BRAUM
  • WINTER WONDER KARMA
  • SNOW DAY GRAVES
  • SNOWFLAKE ICON
  • SANTA PENGUIN WARD
  • BRAUM
  • KARMA
  • GRAVES
  • RED-NOSED PORO ICON
  • SNOWBLOWER ICON

THE ORIGINAL GANG BUNDLE
1950 RP (4053 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • SNOW BUNNY NIDALEE
  • WORKSHOP NUNU
  • HAPPY ELF TEEMO
  • EARNEST ELF TRISTANA
  • OLD SAINT ZILEAN
  • NIDALEE
  • NUNU
  • TEEMO
  • TRISTANA
  • ZILEAN

FROSTY FIGHTERS BUNDLE
4436 RP (7856 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • RE-GIFTED AMUMU
  • SANTA GRAGAS
  • REINDEER KOG'MAW
  • CANDY CANE MISS FORTUNE
  • RAGDOLL POPPY
  • NUTCRACKO
  • SILENT NIGHT SONA
  • AMUMU
  • GRAGAS
  • KOG’MAW
  • MISS FORTUNE
  • POPPY
  • SHACO
  • SONA

ROOT AND SHOOT BUNDLE
3120 RP (5720 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • TOY SOLDIER GANGPLANK
  • SNOWMERDINGER
  • MISTLETOE LEBLANC
  • FESTIVE MAOKAI
  • GANGPLANK
  • HEIMERDINGER
  • LEBLANC
  • MAOKAI


THE SLAY RIDERS BUNDLE
3120 RP (5392 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • SLAY BELLE KATARINA
  • DARK CANDY FIDDLESTICKS
  • BAD SANTA VEIGAR
  • SNOW DAY ZIGGS
  • KATARINA
  • FIDDLESTICKS
  • VEIGAR
  • ZIGGS

SNOWDOWN SPEEDSTERS BUNDLE
2805 RP (3995 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • WINTER WONDER LULU
  • SNOWSTORM SIVIR
  • SNOW DAY SINGED
  • LULU
  • SIVIR
  • SINGED


CHILLY COMPANIONS BUNDLE
2486 RP (4730 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • WINTER WONDER ORIANNA
  • PORO RIDER SEJUANI
  • SNOW DAY MALZAHAR
  • ORIANNA
  • SEJUANI
  • MALZAHAR


THE SNOW DAY BUNDLE
3123 RP (5610 RP WITH CHAMPS)
  • SNOW DAY GNAR
  • SNOW DAY SYNDRA
  • SNOW DAY BARD
  • GNAR
  • SYNDRA
  • BARD


PORO PROTECTORS BUNDLE
3840 RP
  • GENTLEMAN PORO WARD
  • UNDERWORLD PORO WARD
  • VAMPORO WARD
  • EL PORO WARD
  • BATTLECAST PORO WARD
  • DRAGONSLAYER PORO WARD
  • ASTRONAUT PORO WARD
  • PORO WARD


PORO PALS BUNDLE
1600 RP
  • ASTRONAUT PORO ICON
  • BATTLECAST PORO ICON
  • PROJECT: PORO ICON
  • DARK STAR PORO ICON
  • GENTLEMAN PORO ICON
  • SHADOW ISLES PORO ICON
  • DRAGONSLAYER PORO ICON
  • STAR GUARDIAN PORO ICON

MERCH
Stash up on Snowdown souvenirs, including the Poro King himself, and get a Mini Snax Poro free with any merch purchase $35 and over.
Learn more here. 

ROYAL PORO SNAX FACTORY 


The Poro King has opened the doors of his Royal Poro Snax Factory for all guests to create and deliver poro snax of their own! Delight in the full experience on mobile until the factory doors close on January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT. 
VISIT ON MOBILE AT http://riot.com/porosnaxNA 

PORO SNAX DELIVERIES

FAQ

Legend of the Poro King
  • Where can I find Legend of the Poro King? 
    • The game mode will be available to select in the game mode queue of the client. 
  • If I have poro icons from last year's Legend of the Poro King, will the poro skins carry over this year? 
    • Yes! Your poro icons will work exactly as they did last year. 
  • How long will the game mode last? 
    • Legend of the Poro King runs for four weekends this Snowdown:
      • Week 1: December 14, 2016 (11:00 a.m. PT) - December 20, 2016 (4:00 a.m. PT)
      • Week 2: December 23, 2016 (12:00 p.m. PT) - December 27, 2016 (4:00 a.m. PT)
      • Week 3: December 30, 2016 (12:00 p.m. PT) - January 3, 2017 (4:00 a.m. PT)
      • Week 4: January 6, 2017 (12:00 p.m. PT) - January 10, 2017 (4:00 a.m. PT) 
  • Are there any reward icons for playing? 
    • Yes! You’ll receive a Poro King Icon for playing a game of Legend of the Poro King. 
  • When will I receive my icon reward? 
    • Please allow up until January 23, 2017 at 23:59 PT for the Poro King Icon to appear in your account.

Winter Summoner's Rift
  • Which game modes will feature Winter Summoner’s Rift? 
    • Winter Summoner’s Rift features on Co-op vs. AI, Normal Draft, and Blind Pick. It is NOT available on Nexus Siege and Ranked.  
  • How long will this last? 
    • Winter Summoner’s Rift begins on December 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. PT and ends on January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT. 
Skins 
  • Which skins are legacy? 
    • All Snowdown content, including skins, wards, and icons, are legacy and will go back into the vault on January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT.
Crafting 
  • How long does Snowdown Crafting last? 
    • Snowdown Crafting content is purchasable from December 14, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at 23:59 PT. 
  • What are Snowdown Sweets? 
    • Snowdown Sweets are drops you can use to craft exclusive Snowdown icons. Each icon costs a different number of Snowdown Sweets:
      • Jolly Penguin Icon - 6 Snowdown Sweets
      • Gingerbread Man Icon - 12 Snowdown Sweets
      • Re-Gifted Amumu Icon (comes with limited-time emote) - 24 Snowdown Sweets
      • Poro Snax Lover Icon (comes with limited-time emote) - 36 Snowdown Sweets 
  • Where do Snowdown Sweets come from? 
    • You can find Snowdown Sweets in Winter Chests and Snowdown Chests. You can also purchase them for 200 IP on the weekends that Snowdown Crafting is live (limit 2 per weekend day). 
  • When do Snowdown Sweets expire? 
    • Snowdown Sweets expire on January 16, 2017 at 23:59 PT. 
  • What’s in a Winter Chest? 
    • Winter Chests are similar to Hextech Chests with one special difference: you’ll receive a bonus Snowdown Sweet when you open it. 
  • Do I need keys? 
    • Winter Chests require keys as normal, but all other new chests during Snowdown do not require keys and will not consume them when opened. 
  • What’s in a Legacy Chest? 
    • Legacy Chests are similar to Hextech Chests, but they only drop a guaranteed Retired Legacy skin shard. Plus, you’ll receive a bonus Snowdown Sweet with your purchase. 
  • What’s in a Snowdown Chest? 
    • Snowdown Chests are themed chests available for purchase during Snowdown. Each one contains themed skin shards and three Snowdown Sweets. A new one will drop each day, so make sure to grab the ones you want before they disappear! 
  • What’s in a Poro King’s Treasure Chest? 
    • The Poro King’s Treasure Chest contains a random Skin Permanent. You’ll need three Poro King Treasure Chest fragments, which can drop from Winter and Snowdown Chests, to craft this.
Sled on down the post for our coverage on all the fun new content!

Snowdown Crafting Guide

Snowdown Hextech crafting is here through January 9th! New types of chests are available for purchase and chests will include SNOWDOWN SWEETS that can be used to craft icons!
"Snowdown is on its way, and it’s bringing a mountain of sweets, treats, and cheer! With new seasonal deals every day from December 14, 2016 through January 9, 2017 you won’t want to miss it.
TONS OF NEW CHESTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT SNOWDOWN, WITH SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY! 
NEW CHESTS DAILY 
AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 9, 2017 AT 23:59 PT
HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK AT HOW TO USE SNOWDOWN SWEETS!
SNOWDOWN ICONS 
AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 9, 2017 AT 23:59 PT
If Crafting isn’t your thing, Snowdown also has new skins, returning Legacy skins, Self Mystery Gifting, and bundles for you! 
Learn more about Snowdown 2016 here, and don’t forget to visit the Royal Poro Snax Factory on mobile to create and send your own poro snax!"
As mentioned above the SNOWDOWN CHESTS will have a different theme each day. Riot Support has an article listing exactly what the daily themed chests will include.

You'll be able to purchase SNOWDOWN SWEETS with IP on weekends during Snowdown 2016.  As mentioned in the FAQ, these will cost 200 IP each and you can purchase two a day on Saturdays and Sundays - this means you can earn up to 16 from just spending IP and unlock a summoner icon!

New Champion Skins

Deck the halls with three new skins: Santa BraumSnow Day Graves, and Winter Wonder Karma. These three skins are all legacy and available through January 9th!

Santa Braum

1350 RP / Legacy
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Snow Day Graves

1350 RP / Legacy


Winter Wonder Karma

1350 RP / Legacy


New Ward Skin

A chilly new Santa Penguin Ward skin is also available through January 9th!

Santa Penguin Ward

640 RP / Legacy

New Summoner Icons

Tons of new summoner icons are available this Snowdown through crafting, gifting, playing LotPK and purchase!

Snowblower Icon, Red-Nosed Poro Icon, Snowflake Icon
250 RP Each / Legacy

Snow Day Scuttler Icon
Unlock by sending any gift by 1/9/17 / Legacy

Jolly Penguin Icon (6 Sweets) / Gingerbread Man Icon (12 Sweets)
Crafting Exclusive / Legacy

Regifted Amumu with Temp Emote (24 Sweets) / Poro Snax Lover with Temp Emote (36 Sweets)
Crafting Exclusive / Legacy

Snowbells with Temp Emote
Bonus for buying pack of 10 Winter Chests / Legacy

Poro King Icon
Earned by playing a game of Legend of the Poro King by 1/9/17 / Legacy

Legacy Star Guardian and Dark Star Poro summoner icons are also available for 250 RP each through the 9th! These unique summoner icons will change the appearance of your poro in the LotPK game mode. The other legacy poro summoner icons are also available for 250 RP.

As mentioned above, there are temporary in-game Snowdown emotes enabled included several of the summoner icons above. Craft these icons and enjoy the temporary emotes through the 9th!

Winter Summoner's Rift Preview

The cool new Winter Summoner's Rift map is now available for use during Snowdown 2016, and is packed full of poros, snow, Baron Santa hats, and more!

Through Janurary 9th, Winter Summoner’s Rift will be enabled on on Co-op vs. AI, Normal Draft (if available on your region), and Blind Pick. It is NOT available on Nexus Siege and Ranked.

Here's a gallery of Winter Summoner's Rift screenshots:
 
         
                      


Returning Legacy Snowdown Skins

A sleigh full of legacy Snowdown skins are also available individually and in bundles through January 9th.

Re-Gifted Amumu

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Bard

1350 RP (Not Legacy)

Dark Candy Fiddlesticks

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Toy Soldier Gangplank

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Gnar

975 RP / Legacy

Santa Gragas

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snowmerdinger

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Slay Belle Katarina

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Reindeer Kog'Maw

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Winter Wonder Lulu

1350 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Mistletoe LeBlanc

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Malzahar

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Candy Cane Miss Fortune

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Festive Maokai

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Bunny Nidalee

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Workshop Nunu

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Winter Wonder Orianna

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Ragdoll Poppy

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Nutcracko

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Poro Rider Sejuani


975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Singed

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snowstorm Sivir

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Silent Night Sona

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Syndra

1350 RP / Legacy

Happy Elf Teemo

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Earnest Elf Tristana

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Bad Santa Veigar

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Snow Day Ziggs

975 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Old Saint Zilean

520 RP / Legacy
[Splash / Video]

Legacy Vault

In addition to the returning holiday legacy skins, over 100 retired legacy skins are available in the shop through January 9th.

[While on the list, Challenger Nidalee and Ahri did not  return for Snowdown.]

Returning Legacy Snowdown Ward Skins

Ten legacy ward skins are also now available through January 9th!

Legend of the Poro King Returns


Legend of the Poro King
is back this Snowdown for four weekends of poro-flinging fun in RGMQ!
"Legend of the Poro King runs for four weekends this Snowdown: 
Week 1: December 14, 2016 (11:00 a.m. PT) - December 20, 2016 (4:00 a.m. PT)
Week 2: December 23, 2016 (12:00 p.m. PT) - December 27, 2016 (4:00 a.m. PT)
Week 3: December 30, 2016 (12:00 p.m. PT) - January 3, 2017 (4:00 a.m. PT)
Week 4: January 6, 2017 (12:00 p.m. PT) - January 10, 2017 (4:00 a.m. PT)"

Festive Decorations 

In addition to the new Poro Snax mentioned above, Legend of Poro King includes a few new festive decorations on the Howling Abyss map - bows, poros, gift boxes, etc!

New Poros with Summoner Icon

As you may remember, everyone in LotPK mode has two poro followers they use with the modes summoner spell! These crafty little poros can change when equipping specific poro summoner icons!

Two new poro icons have been released for 2016, the Dark Star Poro and the Star Guardian Poro!

The six other legacy poro summoner icons are also temporarily available in the shop for 250 RP each.

Snowdown  Login Theme

A festive new SNOWDOWN 2016 login theme can be seen on the client now:

New Snowdown Merch

Along with this year's Snowdown, a blizzard of new items have been added to the merch store!

  
  

  • Free Mini Snax Poro with purchases over $35

Wallpapers

Looking for a festive new wallpaper? Here are a few to choose from: 

Legend of the Poro King

Snowdown 2016

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