Eternals Explained & /Dev: Your Eternals Feedback in Action

Posted on at 11:49 AM by Aznbeat
A /Dev blog and video are out focusing on the upcoming launch of Eternals, new champion specific stat trackers set to release in 10.5!
Continue reading for more information, including an FAQ!

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Eternals Explained

Check out this video for a quick explanation and look at Eternals:

"Learn about Eternals, League’s new champion-based stat trackers."

/Dev: Your Eternals Feedback in Action 

Here's a /Dev blog from Riot KenAdamsNSA with the full details and changes to Eternals -
 " Thanks to your feedback, Eternals are launching with more unique stats & ways to earn without RP.
"When we announced Eternals last year, we were really excited to bring champion-specific stat-trackers to League of Legends. Eternals introduced more reasons to play your favorite champs, new ways to flex on your foes, and a novel form of progression that made the game more fun. However, it was clear from your feedback after our PBE reveal that we missed the mark in a few key areas. 
As a result, we made the call to delay our launch while we took a step back and identified three ways to make Eternals a better experience: 
  1. Create more skill-expressive and exciting stats to track
  2. Offer ways to earn Eternals without spending RP
  3. Provide discounts for players with broad champion pools 
Before we get into specifics on how we’re addressing these goals, let’s cover the basics: What are Eternals? And why are we excited about them? 
What Are Eternals? 
In a nutshell, Eternals are champion-specific stat-trackers that capture, celebrate, and flex your moments of glory in and out of game. 
Check out this video for the TL;DR! 
At launch, there will be two Eternals series available: a Starter Series (more on this later) and Series 1. Each series contains a set of three Eternals per champion, and we’ll release more over time as we see what stats players enjoy tracking.
Stats begin tracking as soon as you unlock them. When you pass a milestone, like 50 Bicycle Kicks on Lee Sin, a callout pops up in game that all players can see to celebrate the moment. 
Note: The in-game callout is smaller than what’s represented here!

Eternals are also visible to other players alongside Champion Mastery in your Player Showcase. The Player Showcase is visible in two places: on the back of your champion card in the loading screen and on your opponent’s death screen after you kill them or assist in their death. The first set of Eternals you unlock for each champion are featured automatically, but you can customize which Eternals you want to feature. If you don’t have any Eternals, no problem, we’ll still show off your Champion Mastery just like on the loading screen. 
Here’s how your featured Eternals look on the back of your champion card: 
And finally, here’s what your enemy will see when you kill or assist in killing them:

A set can contain two types of Eternals, Common and Unique:

  • Common Eternals track stats that aren’t specific to any one champion.
    • For example, Takedowns and Epic Monsters Killed.
  • Unique Eternals track unique stats that are specific to a champion.
    • For example, “Stun Sniper” for Ashe tracks how many times you’ve landed an ultra long-range ultimate. 
If you're curious, you can see the full list of Unique Eternals for all champions here
The price of each set is determined by how many Common or Unique Eternals it has. Common Eternals add 75 RP each, while Unique Eternals add 200 RP each. 
For example, Series 1 contains sets with 3 Uniques and will cost 600 RP per champ, while a hypothetical future set with 2 Commons and 1 Unique would cost 350 RP. 
Common vs. Unique Eternals 
Eternals also have exclusive unlockable perks you can earn by hitting milestones within a series. Hit 5 milestones on a single Eternal, and you’ll start tracking your Personal Best for that stat. Beat your Personal Best in a match, and you’ll get a special milestone callout to show it off to other players in game! 
Additionally, if you hit 15 milestones across any of the Eternals in a set, you’ll upgrade your Mastery Emote with an exclusive fiery effect. You can upgrade your Mastery Emote multiple times, so the more sets you complete, the cooler your mastery emote will look for that champion.

Now that we’ve explained how Eternals work, let’s talk about how your feedback helped make Eternals better. 
What Did We Change (and Why)? 
Based on your PBE feedback, we identified three ways to make Eternals a better experience: 
  1. Create more skill-expressive and exciting stats to track
  2. Offer ways to earn Eternals without spending RP
  3. Provide discounts for players with broad champion pools 
Goal 1: Create more skill-expressive and exciting stats to track 
Many of you told us our first series of Eternals wasn’t exciting enough and didn’t let you show off your skill in the ways you wanted. To address this, we've added two more Unique Eternals per champion to their launch sets, with an emphasis on capturing the high moments unique to each champion. Here’s an example of how one champion’s set evolved to be more skill expressive based on this feedback: 
Vladimir’s Original Series 1 Set:
  • Multiple (2+) enemy champions hit by Hemoplague (R)
  • Duration of enemy champions slowed by abilities, items, and runes
  • Enemy champions killed
Vladimir’s New Series 1 Set:
  • Multiple (2+) enemy champions hit by Hemoplague (R)
  • Transfusions (Q) empowered by Crimson Rush (QP) used on enemy champions
  • Skillshot missiles dodged with Sanguine Pool (W)

We also took some time during development to post our designs for all 435 of the new unique Eternals to get players’ feedback on where we were headed. It was really fun to work directly with you on designs, and it ultimately resulted in a bunch of modifications to the launch series. Here are a few more examples of the changes we made based directly on your feedback: 
  • Anivia’s “Kills to enemies with Glacial Storm (R)” was removed and replaced with “Number of champions knocked aside by Crystallize (W)”
  • Poppy’s “Number of bucklers thrown with Iron Ambassador (P)” was changed to “Amount of damage blocked by Iron Ambassador’s (P) shield”
  • Lulu’s “Number of champions knocked up by Wild Growth (R)” was changed to “Number of times 2+ enemy champions have been knocked up by Wild Growth (R)” 
There were so many great ideas that you shared with us during our discussions that we couldn’t fit into our initial release, so we’re really looking forward to making them for future series. In the meantime, let us know what other top moments about playing your favorite champion you’d want to track and flex with Eternals. They could make their way into the next series! 
Goal 2: Offer ways to earn Eternals without spending RP 
This one comes in two parts: what we’re doing immediately at launch and what we’re doing in the months following release. Let’s talk about what we’re doing at launch first. 
We think League will be a lot more fun for everyone if more players have access to Eternals, so we’ve created a Starter Series for every champion in the game. 
Sets in the Starter Series are unlocked per champion, and are permanently available for 2500 Blue Essence or 225 RP. The Starter Series features the following Common Eternals:
  • Takedowns (kills + assists)
  • Structures Destroyed (turrets and inhibitors)
  • Epic Monsters Killed (Baron, dragons, and Rift Heralds) 
We specifically chose these stats because they encourage teamplay and are applicable to all champions in the game. You won’t need to last hit a turret or dragon to get credit for these, so long as you participate in taking the objective or kill, your stats will go up. 
Sets in the Starter Series behave just like any other set: hitting 15 milestones across any of the Eternals in a Starter Series set will upgrade your Mastery Emote. You can also unlock Personal Best for all of these stats by hitting milestone 5 on each of them. 
In addition to the Starter Series, we’ll also be releasing Eternal Capsules as an additional free reward in Ranked Splits. 
Eternal Capsules contain Orange Essence and two random Set Shards, which behave similarly to Skin Shards. A Set Shard will unlock an Eternals set for a specific champion when upgraded with Orange Essence. You’ll also be able to disenchant unwanted Set Shards for Orange Essence if you so choose. 
With these updates, players will have multiple ways to unlock Eternals without spending RP. We’ll have more to share on Eternal Capsules and Set Shards after launch. 
Goal 3: Provide discounts for players with broad champion pools 
When we announced Eternals, we got lots of feedback saying that players with large champion pools didn’t have a great way to get Eternals for their entire roster without breaking the bank. Originally, we anticipated players would only unlock Eternals for one or two champs, but we realized we could do much better for players who want Eternals on every champion (or a whole lot of ‘em). 
So at launch, you can grab a Series Pass that instantly unlocks all the Eternals in a Series for every champion at a massive discount. 
You’ll have two options to unlock Eternals:
  • Unlock sets one champion at a time if you only care about your mains. This is the best option if you only want Eternals on a couple champions.
  • For players who want it all, you can pick up a Series Pass that instantly unlocks all Eternals in a particular Series for all champions, forever.
    • That means that if you buy the Series 1 Pass, you’ll get all Series 1 Eternals for every champ that currently exists and all new champs we release in the future.
The Series 1 Pass will be priced at 5850 RP, which is more than a 90% discount compared to buying individually. The Series Pass is also available for the Starter Series, so if you want to get the Starter Series for every champ in the game using Blue Essence in a single purchase, you can do that with an even deeper discount. The Starter Series Pass will be available for 14750 Blue Essence or 1350 RP. 
We’re really excited about all of these changes to Eternals, and can’t wait to see how high you push all of your stats in the years to come. Thank you so much for all of the feedback on Eternals thus far, and be sure to let us know if you have any more ideas on how we can continue to improve. Also, hit up our FAQ if you still have questions about how certain parts of Eternals work or if you want to know more about the lore behind them. 
See you on the Rift!"

Eternals FAQ

Check out the FAQ for more info on Eternals, including the Runeterran deities they are designed around:
"Eternals are champion-specific stat-trackers that capture, celebrate, and flex your moments of glory in and out of game. Track your per-game personal bests and rack up lifetime milestones for things like hooks hit, dunks dunked, and more, while also showing off your accomplishments on your favorite champions. 
Read more about the design and function of Eternals in this /dev post
WHAT ARE ETERNALS? 
Eternals track both unique and general gameplay milestones on a per-champion basis. When you reach a milestone for an Eternal, you'll see a callout pop up in-game on the side of the screen that Eternal. 
Other in-game features include upgradeable flair for your champion's Mastery emote and a new Player Showcase for your favorite Eternals on the back of your champion card (on the loading screen and on enemies' death screens when you take them down). You can track your progress for each Eternal in the Progression tab of the client when not in a game. 
HOW DO I PURCHASE ETERNALS? 
You can purchase Eternals' sets directly from the champion detail page (in the new Progression section) or from the Eternals tab in the Store. 
You’ll have two ways to purchase Eternals: 
Unlock each set one champion at a time if you only care about your mains. This is the best option if you only want Eternals on a couple champions. 
For players who want it all, you can pick up a Series Pass that instantly unlocks all Eternals in a particular Series for all champions, forever. 
That means that if you buy the Series 1 Pass, you’ll get all Series 1 Eternals for every champ that currently exists and all new champs we release in the future. 
WHERE CAN I SEE THE ETERNALS I'VE PURCHASED? 
You can check out all of your Eternals in the Progression tab under each champion (go to your Collection and click on a champion). You’ll see your unlocked and locked Eternals here, and you'll be able to explore your milestone progress and personal bests. 
WILL I BE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHICH ETERNALS I SHOW OFF? 
Yes! You can feature different Eternals in the loading screen and in-game by selecting the “star” icon in the Progression tab for your favorite champs. Feel free to mix and match individual Eternals from different series. All Eternals will still track that stat (as well as milestone) in-game, regardless of whether or not they are featured. 
CAN I TURN OFF ETERNALS MILESTONES AND DISPLAYS? 
Eternals milestones can be configured to display in three different ways: All On, Self, and Team Only. You can also select None, however, Eternals will always be on the death screen of enemies and on the back of the champion card in the loading screen. If you need a little extra screen space to watch the map while waiting to respawn, you also have the option to toggle the death screen Player Showcase by pressing N
DO ETERNALS TRACK IN ALL MODES? 
While you can showcase your favorite Eternals on the Loading Screen and Player Showcase in any mode, some modes like ARURF do not support Eternals tracking. You can quickly see which queues support Eternals tracking by checking the Points Eligibility information next to the queue name in the pre-game lobby. If you see the Eternals icon, that queue supports Eternals! 
HOW DO I UNLOCK PERSONAL BEST FOR AN ETERNAL? 
Hit five milestones on any Eternal to unlock Personal Best. A Personal Best tracks your all-time, single-match best for that particular Eternal. Beating your Personal Best in a match fires a special milestone callout for everyone to see! 
For example, if your Personal Best for kills was 10 in a single game and you score 11 the next time you hit the Rift, everyone will see a milestone of that accomplishment! After unlocking it, you can see your Personal Best for an Eternal at any time in the Progression tab of your favorite champions. 
HOW DO I UPGRADE MY MASTERY EMOTE? 
Your champion’s Mastery Emote will be automatically upgraded after hitting fifteen milestones across all Eternals in a set. It doesn’t matter which Eternals you get the milestones on! All of them count towards a 15 milestone total for that set. This applies to sets in the Starter Series as well! 
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHAMPION IS REWORKED/RELEASED, AND A TRACKED STAT NO LONGER APPLIES? 
Eternals that no longer apply to the present status of a champion will be marked as a Legacy Eternal. These Legacy Eternals can still be featured, even if they no longer track the stat in question (their number will remain the same). The Legacy Eternal will then be replaced by a new Eternal for free in a future update. 
WHY DO THE ETERNALS LOOK LIKE STATUES? WHAT DO THEY EACH REPRESENT? 
The Runeterra universe has a whole pantheon of deities, whose influence shaped many of the religions, ideologies, and myths across all of the modern Runeterran cultures. While the truths of these deities have been lost to the ages, all are still preserved in the celestial realm, shining down on the world through constellations and archetypes. Eternals are the physical homages to these deities who represent different ways of playing. 





By playing in ways that match each Eternal, you are embodying the theme of these gods, and therefore gaining favor with them. The Eternals' fire burns brighter as your favor grows. Fully rekindle the flames to show your dedication to each Eternal! 
WILL NEW CHAMPIONS HAVE ETERNALS AT LAUNCH? 
All new champions will have a Starter Series set at launch, but their other Series sets will become available a patch after release. Reworked champions will also get their other Series' sets one patch after release. 
CAN I GIFT ETERNALS? 
We appreciate your generous spirit, but at this time you cannot gift Eternals. 
WILL THERE BE MORE ETERNALS SERIES RELEASED IN THE FUTURE? 
Yes! Feel free to send us your suggestions for cool stats you want to track on your favorite champions! 
WILL ETERNALS DROP IN LOOT? 
After launch, we’ll be releasing Eternal Capsules as a free reward in Ranked Splits.
Eternal Capsules contain Orange Essence and two random Set Shards, which behave similarly to Skin Shards. A Set Shard will unlock a set for a specific champion when upgraded with Orange Essence. You’ll also be able to disenchant unwanted Set Shards for Orange Essence if you so choose. 
DOES CHANGING WHICH ETERNAL I’M FEATURING RESET ANY OF MY TRACKED STATS? 
No, your Eternals will continuously track their respective stats and milestones even when they're not featured. 
DO I NEED TO OWN THE CHAMPION BEFORE I BUY THEIR ETERNALS SET? 
No, you can unlock Eternals for champs you don’t yet own. 
WILL MILESTONES EVER BE RE-TUNED OR ADJUSTED? 
Since League is an ever-evolving game, it is possible that milestones for specific Eternals may be adjusted based on changes to a champion or the overall meta. But if we ever do re-tune the number of milestones your stat represents, you'll retain the stats you've earned on that Eternal. We’ll be keeping a close eye on how players progress through their milestones over time and tweaking accordingly! 
CAN I REFUND ETERNALS? 
You sure can. Eternals are refundable per the refund policy in the Store. Note that your stats will be reset to zero if you refund! 
IS THERE A LEVEL REQUIREMENT TO PURCHASE, FEATURE, OR SEE ETERNALS? 
Nope! You’ll be able to experience Eternals from level 1."
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According to KenAdamsNSA on twitter, Eternals are set to return to the PBE soon and release to live with patch 10.5!
"Eternals are back on PBE! We've digested all of your feedback and can't wait to release the feature for 10.5. 
If you want to read about the changes we made in-depth, give the /dev a look here: https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/news/dev/dev-your-eternals-feedback-in-action/…
As always, feel free to ask questions! :)"

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