Hello! Carlos here to shed some light on a new product from the skins team: Prestige Editions.
K/DA Kai’sa launches in patch 8.21 and with her comes K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition. This is something new for all of us, so as she heads to PBE, I want to answer some questions we’ve received since her reveal.
**What are Prestige Edition skins?**
Prestige Edition skins are meant to be collector’s items - rare and hard to get editions of a skin. Our goal is to make them instantly recognizable as a special edition for you to show off to your team and opponents.
**Why are you making these?**
With Prestige Editions we’re striving to capture the the “cool, rare” skin feeling, but without withholding the base skin. Some of us have had the experience of playing a game and seeing the elusive Young Ryze skin in the loading screen. This is one of the rarest skins in the game. It doesn’t have the most features or effects, but everyone knows it’s a rare skin. It’s cool if you have the skin, but if you’re a fan of Ryze that wasn’t able to pre-order the retail collector’s edition, then you’re out of luck. Prestige Editions won’t be this unobtainable, but they are going to be hard to get. This allows players that value rarity/exclusivity an avenue to show off their collection while still giving people who love the thematic the ability to engage with the normal content.
**How is this different than a Chroma?**
Unlike Chromas, Prestige Editions are more than a simple color swap. They’ll have some features that are different from the base skin that could include things like unique ability VFX, model changes, an exclusive border, and special splash art.
**How do I get it?**
K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition will be available for 2500 Worlds Tokens in the Event Shop.
Players can earn Worlds Tokens by doing the following:
Purchasing the Worlds 2018 Pass to earn tokens after every match during Worlds Season 2018
Note: The Worlds 2018 Pass also unlocks a special First Win of the Day mission that awards a bunch of Worlds Tokens. These FWotD missions are not retroactively awarded, so we recommend buying the pass early if you want the most Worlds Tokens!
Purchasing event Loot like Worlds Orbs, Tales from the Rift Orbs, and K/DA Orbs
Completing Missions during the Worlds Season 2018 event
For those who purchase the Worlds 2018 Pass, we expect it to take around 4 games per day (including the First Win of the Day mission and all free missions) throughout Worlds Season 2018 to unlock K/DA Kai'Sa Prestige Edition. Since rarity is a central objective of this skin line, we wanted the additional investment requirement around engagement during this time period. Players can always use event loot purchases as a way to supplement their token earn rates.
Any time we introduce new products or ways to get content, it’s really important that we get your feedback. While those are the main questions we saw, if you have more drop them in this thread for us, thanks!