A quick-and-easy reference guide for all Preseason 2022 content coming to PBE

Shio Shoujo

Hello everyone! Today we’ve got a lot to cover, from new drakes and items to changes to already existing ones! Let’s dive into the Preseason 2022 PBE Preview!

Preseason 2022 will be available on PBE starting today for an extended period of time (four weeks!) to make sure Riot gets all the feedback and testing from you before going live with the final sets of changes in November.


Chemtech Drake

Hextech Drake

Objective Bounties

Objective Bounties activate only when a team is sufficiently behind and are highlighted on the minimap for both teams. If a losing team takes an objective with an active bounty, every member of the team receives the objective bounty gold, split amongst the team.

Objective Bounties are calculated based on four factors: XP lead, Gold lead, Dragon lead, and Turret lead. The base amounts of additional gold gained by taking an objective with an active bounty are as follows:

As the losing team falls farther behind, these base amounts can increase by up to an additional 60%.

Objective Bounties have a 15 second warning period when coming online and a 15-second lingering duration when falling off. This time can be extended if the losing team remains in combat with an active Objective Bounty.


Crown of the Shattered Queen


Frostfire Gauntlet

Turbo Chemtank

Winters Approach


Axiom Arc


Cosmic Drive

Horizon Focus

Demonic Embrace

Seraph’s Embrace

Force of Nature

Knight’s Vow

Abyssal Mask


Lethal Tempo

Glacial Augment

First Strike

Note: First Strike will be coming to PBE a little later! Stay tuned.


Rift Scuttler

We believe that the first Rift Scuttler spawn is too impactful in deciding the outcome of the early game, so we’re reducing its importance and resolving the encounter more quickly. Now that it’s squishier, you or your enemy can defeat it more easily and, in short, back off to safety sooner.

The first Rift Scuttler will now have 35% reduced health, grants 80% reduced XP, and has been slightly reduced in size to match its lower value.

And that’s it! Stay tuned for more news, content, and other changes as we continue to closely oversee Preseason 2022!

If you’re interested in more PBE Overviews, check out our article about the up-and-coming Gadgets and Gizmos!

Here’s a link to the original article, just in case.

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