Mark Yetter, a
game developer for League of Legends, is looking forward to patch 11.8 since it
should have "broadening enchanter pieces" as well as more
characters in the jungle.
Another round of
new champs is being added to the jungle pool, according to the Riot
dev squad, including Darius, Mordekaiser, and Morgana, as well as regular
mid-lane stars Diana and Zed. This should be accompanied by a change to move a
few champions who have dropped out of their player base's favorite
positions. The character Gwen should also officially be released this week.
Riot is also going to release about half a dozen brand new skins, including
some Dragonslayer skins as well as Blackfrost skins that can be used by Vel’Koz
What is Coming
in the Patch?
wife, was rumored to be the newest champion to join League of Legends. We
should be having Gwen, one of her creations, instead.
Every moment of
Gwen's life is precious to her, and she acts with intention. She wanders
through Runeterra, isolated from Isolde, in search of those who are hurting or
suffering. “Tragedy tore them apart, and the doll sank under the waves of
sorrow. Centuries went by. The doll was unfazed; she was certain that love
would find her again.”
Gwen is currently
available on the LoL PBE test servers.
Other champions in
League Season 11 could be revamped to get them up to date, according to Riot.
Rammus is at the top of the list, with the jungler due to get some new
wheels in 2021.
The mobile clone
Wild Rift gave LoL players their first taste of the Rammus rework. Leroy
‘Sirhaian' Kevin has been working on a gameplay update, which includes changes
to Rammus' skins and equipment.
significant shift is in his ultimate. Rammus' ultimate attack, now known as
Soaring Slam, gets some hang time before crashing back down and causing
tremors. This more mobile engage opportunity has the potential to reintroduce
the tank into the meta of the game.
For a long time,
Riot has been playing with League's jungle and the champions who fill it.
They worked to
make the jungle more "appealing" in Season 10 by increasing champion
diversity. The updates, however, fell flat or did not make it to live servers. They're
trying again in Season 11 to make this work. In League patch 11.8, Riot is
looking to transfer five champions from the lane to the jungle: Darius, Diana,
Mordekaiser, Morgana, and Zed.
The Bottom Line
The new patch
being introduced into the game should most certainly reinvigorate some of the
fan base. The addition of a new character Gwen, as well as the refurbishing of
some old characters, could really introduce some new elements and ways to play
into the game. Overall, we are excited to see exactly how this patch changes
the game and the meta. Only time can tell how effective these changes are going
to be. They do all sound pretty promising, and we think they should have a
positive impact on the game.