Updated on June 22, 1:01 a.m. (GMT+8): Added official trailers.

The Swarm Anima Squad PvE game mode, which can be accessed directly in the League of Legends client, is Riot Games’ highlight in-game summer 2024 event.

The skinline was first introduced in 2022, which reimagines champions as enhanced warriors with cybernetic animal themes and superpowers.

LoL Champion Ziggs with bombs in art concept, a featured image for ONE Esports article "Full list of PvE game modes in League of Legends — past and upcoming"
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Full list of PvE game modes in League of Legends — past and upcoming

Together, these superhuman fighters unite against a common enemy — abyssal Primordians who have invaded their planet and are threatening to end all civilization.

Four League of Legends champions have been cast as major Primordian players, namely Aatrox, Bel’Veth, Rek’Sai, and Briar who is affiliated with both sides, which is why she’s playable.

What exactly is the Anima Squad PvE game mode?

Anima Squad 2024 key visual in ONE Esports featured image for article "All Anima Squad skins in PVE game mode that you can also use on Summoner’s Rift"
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All Anima Squad skins in PvE game mode that you can also use on Summoner’s Rift

For longtime League players, you’d know that previous PvE game modes took on many forms, diving into various game genres that deviate from the standard MOBA.

One genre that hasn’t been made before into a special LoL game mode before is the bullet heaven survivor genre, which we now get to experience this summer. In this genre, players must navigate through intricate patterns of bullets while attempting to survive.

Expect your screen to be filled with a large number of projectiles, requiring precise movements and strategic positioning to avoid being hit.

All Aurora abilities explained, with exclusive mechanics clarifications from Riot Games
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All Aurora abilities explained, with exclusive mechanics clarifications from Riot Games

Anima Squad features a co-op player versus environment gameplay where you can play solo, or add up to three teammates to form a full party of four. The difficultly changes according to your party size, so don’t worry about going solo.

Notably, League’s latest mage champion Aurora, the Witch Between Worlds, is featured in this game mode. You can use her in her debut skin, Battle Bunny Aurora.

Full list of League of Legends champions featured in Anima Squad PvE game mode

Seraphine, Yasuo, and Illaoi in Swarm Anima Squad 2024 PvE game mode
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Playable League of Legends champions in Anima Squad PvE

Non-playable League of Legends champions that appear in Anima Squad PvE

Rek'Sai boss in Anima Squad 2024 PvE game mode
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  • Bel’Veth (boss)
  • Aatrox (boss)
  • Rek’Sai (boss)
  • Yuumi (digital assistant)

The Swarm Operation Anima Squad event runs in-game from July 17, Thursday to August 19, Monday, 2024.



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