League of Legends’ new summer event is a loving send-up of Vampire Survivors that you’ve got to play

Heads up, League of Legends players and survival game fans! For the first time in history, you’ll be able to come together in harmony thanks to the latest summer event coming to the MOBA. For a limited time, you’ll be able to try out the Anima Squad PvE swarm mode, a loving send up of Vampire Survivors and other survival games.

Here’s how it works. There are four stages in total, and you’re given a starting roster of two characters from the Anima Squad (a specific skinline for League of Legends champions that’s getting a major expansion alongside this event). Your job is to jump in and survive as long as you can, unlocking permanent upgrades, achivements, and new characters as you go. You can tackle it solo, butI was able to try out the mode earlier this month and I’ve got to say, it’s a wicked fun co-operative side attraction away from the rift.

For those who haven’t played Vampire Survivors or games of its ilk, they generally see you go into a top down arena and are tasked with surviving against waves of incoming enemies, each with their own attacks and quirks. Your basic attacks go out automatically, but in the League’s swarm mode your champions also have two active abilities: one special attack and an ultimate ability. As you kill enemies and collect XP you level up, providing new upgrades and automatic attacks to help with the increased difficulty of incoming waves. Each stage has an end boss, and each finished run allows you to take coins you collect while playing and spend them on character-wide permanent upgrades that’ll push you forward through the content.

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