League is getting its second PvE game mode, titled Odyssey Extraction. The mode is launching in patch 8.18 with no test run on the Public Beta Environment, Riot Games told The Rift Herald in an e-mail.
Odyssey Extraction is a five-person game mode that focuses on saving Ziggs from a crash landing. The mode is launching along with six new skins for Kayn, Sona, Jinx, Yasuo, Ziggs and Malphite.
Similarly to the Star Guardian Invasion game mode from last year, there will be several difficulties that you can play on. It’ll start at Intro level and then escalate to Normal, then to Hard, Expert and eventually, Onslaught.
The good news is that as you grow your power by unlocking Augments in the game mode, you’ll permanently unlock those upgrades to help you clear out the harder difficulties. So the more you play, the easier the game will get.
There’s also going to be a special jacket available in the merch shop for those who did beat at least the Intro mode. (Yes, you’ll have to pay real money for it, though. It’s not just a free jacket.)
The mode will be available from Sept. 12 until Oct. 8.