Introducing new game modes to the League of Legends Invasion guide is nothing new. However, a lot of these game modes are only temporary. Which each new alternate universe, Riot Games usually releases a new game mode. All-League of Legends accounts can play these game modes. There are no level requirements or anything that will restrict the player base.
With the Star Guardian release also comes a new limited-time game mode. This new game mode is called Invasion. Unlike other game types in League of Legends, Invasion is a coop-based multiplayer mode. Most game types focus on the PvP aspect and battling in lanes. However, this game mode focuses on the team sticking together to complete specific objectives.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the basics of what Invasion is. This will also help get you started if you haven’t played it on your LoL account before.
Invasion is a coop objective-based limited-time game mode. Five players on a team will need to complete specific objectives while battling waves of enemies. Near the end, players will have to defeat a boss to finish the match and earn exclusive rewards for their League of Legends account.
Invasion comes with two different queues. These queues work as Invasion’s difficulty selector.
These two queues are:
- Invasion – This is the standard difficulty queue. All players will have access to this when starting.
- Onslaught – This queue becomes available after playing a match of the standard Invasion queue. Onslaught is a more complex version of Invasion that throws stronger enemies at you. The mode also has randomized rooms; the classic Invasion has fixed rooms.
Onslaught also has a grading/scoring-system as well. The better you do in each room will be added and averaged out for your total score at the end of the game.
The following actions will affect your score:
- Speed – Depending on how fast you beat a room, you will be given a score and grade. The quicker you complete it, the better your score.
- Deaths – Completing room without teammates being out and having to be resurrected will increase your overall score. No death runs will receive maximum points.
- Average Score – At the end of the match, your score from each run will be averaged out to get your final score and grade.
Invasion Objective Types
Both Invasion and Onslaught share the same objectives to complete. There are a few different goals to be achieved in each room if you want to move on to the next one.
The following list will detail the objective types:
- Defense – An objective type that has you and your team defend yourself from waves of enemies while in a circular shield. Leaving the guard will cause you to take continuous damage. Once all enemies are defeated, you and your team are free to move to the next room.
- Escape – This mode is similar to a payload game mode. You and your team must fight off enemies while staying inside the moving protective shield. Moving outside the guard will cause continuous damage. When one of your teammates reaches the escape point, you all will complete that stage.
- Survival – A simple wave-based mode. Defeat all enemies to move on to the round.
- Boss Fight – The final round is always a boss fight. Defeating the boss monster will complete the game.
There are only a limited amount of champions that can be used. The winners usable are the ones associated with the Star Guardian event. Multiple players cannot select one champion.
The following champions that are usable are:
- Miss Fortune
While you can certainly complete this limited-time event with a good combination of champions, support champions are essential. Janna is vital to any team combination due to her support skills.
Items and Pickups
As players defeat enemies and complete rooms, they will earn gold to use on items to make their champion stronger. Buying items is a necessity if you want to defeat the boss at the end or have good sustain throughout the rounds. Throughout some bands, health packs will be provided. Picking these up will instantly restore health and mana to you and your team.
By completing challenges associated with the new game mode, players can earn rewards for their League accounts. Players will be rewarded with currencies and icons. Players can buy the New Horizon Ward and a Hextech Mystery Champion token using these currencies earned.
Each reward requires four Starlight Tokens to buy. Players can only earn eight Starlight Tokens during the event. Players will need to play both Invasion and Invasion: Onslaught if they want to receive all of the rewards.
I hope this overview guide of Invasion was helpful. Invasion is a fun and simple game mode but still requires communicating with teammates. If you prefer to play coop game types instead of PvP, this is probably for you. Sadly, this game mode is currently unavailable.
If you played Invasion while it was available, what are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments.