♪ Jingle bells! Snowdown sales! We’ve got new Hextech chests! ♫ (Hope you read that like the Jingle bell song) Snowdown is back and just like the new skins and new maps, the addition of the Hextech chests this year has now brought us Snowdown Hextech chests.
We’ve seen Riot play around with the Hextech chests during various events, the most recent being for Worlds 2016. But for Snowdown, it looks like Riot is doing something extra with their chests for this festive event. Introducing various ‘crafting‘ elements to the chests to unlock sweet sweet skins. Here are 5 things you need to keep in mind about the new Snowdown Hextech chests.
Collect Snowdown sweets from chests! These sweets are used to unlock the new limited edition Summoner icons! Some icons cost more sweets than others so be sure to keep that in mind when collecting sweets. There are a few ways to get sweets:
TIP: You’ll only need 78 sweets to unlock all the sweet Summoner Icons.
*There are also other Summoner Icons which are not unlocked by sweets but purchasable with 100 RP each.
**2 icons are awarded by;
During the event, icons will add a special emote. Happy CTRL+6 everyone!
Snowdown chests have several items and a different theme each day, they also don’t need a Hextech key to open. These chests will cost 105 RP and you can only buy 6 Snowdown chests per day.
Every chest contains:
TIP: If you buy the maximum number of Snowdown chests (6 per day) for the entire duration of the Snowdown event (15/12/2016 ~ 10/1/2017) you would have bought 156 Snowdown chests containing a total of:
That total RP value is worth much more than buying the same total amount of skins individually.
Next up are the Poro King’s treasure chests. These chests reward us with skin permanents worth 270 RP and above! But they’re not as easy as buying them. You’ll need to combine 3 x chest fragments to make 1 Poro King’s Treasure chest. Luckily, you won’t need a Hextech key to open it.
How do you get chest fragments?
TIP: As mentioned above, the highest chance for Poro King Treasure fragments are from Snowdown chests.
Players get an additional 2 x Snowdown sweets for 200 IP on Saturdays and Sundays! In total, you should be able to buy 4 sweets every weekend for a total of 400 IP. So don’t miss out on these extra sweets if you hope to unlock the more “candy hungry” icons.
TIP: Assuming you buy 4 sweets every weekend, that would amount to 16 sweets. With just 2 more sweets you’d be able to unlock both the Penguin and Gingerbread man Summoner icons.
Legacy chests contain 1 Snowdown sweet and big surprise… Legacy skin shards! They’ll cost 105 RP each and are only available during the weekend. If you weren’t sure what skins were considered legacy, these are 10 skins I’m guessing will drop from the Legacy chest, there will be more than these of course.
TIP: Many Legacy skins have not been available for years. Therefore some are worth much more than 190 RP. With the chance of getting Poro King Treasure fragments and Sweets, Legacy chests could be almost as valuable as Snowdown chests as long as you get a rare Legacy skin.
This coming Snowdown event makes me more and more excited each time I talk about it. Are you excited for Snowdown 2016? Did you find this article useful/informational? Comment below and let me know!