Attempting to put a stop to unfortunately unbalanced matches of teams of five versus teams of four and a disconnected person, Riot is adding a new command to League of Legends that will allow the short-staffed team a chance to bow out gracefully.
The old “Lollipoppy” skin was, hands-down, the creepiest thing that Riot ever made for League of Legends. The new enhanced version of Lollipoppy that launched yesterday with the champion’s massive overhaul carries on that fine tradition of haunting your dreams.
The new and (hopefully improved) Poppy is finally live in League of Legends. Now let the click-racing of champion select commence!
Here’s an interesting League of Legends statistic: Riot’s lead social systems designer Jeffrey “Lyte” Lin told Polygon in a story posted today that games that had a “role conflict or a position conflict in champion select” were 15% more toxic “no matter what happened in the game itself.” Glad they’re addressing that!
Three days after unveiling a sizable new figurine based on the popular League of Legends character, Riot Games decided to cancel the statue’s release in the face of strong criticism from fans. The problem? People were upset by the statue’s face, which barely resembles the character it’s meant to portray.
Out with the old, in with the new. Riot’s released a champion spotlight for Poppy 2.0, the long-awaited rework of one of League of Legends’ oldest and most outdated playable characters. She looks really neat! This probably means she’s coming into the main game in the next week or two, too.
This is the new Quinn, a ranged archer character in League of Legends who fights with a giant vicious eagle named “Valor” perched on her shoulder. She’s a lot like the old Quinn, only she’s become much more...intimate with her bird friend.
Today is a very special day for longtime League of Legends fans. Today is the day that Riot finally brought Poppy back.
A whole lot of ink has been spilt talking about talking about how “toxic” League of Legends is. Little to none of this coverage has actually tried to show what an in-game altercation actually looks, sounds, and feels like to those involved when a game goes to shit. I’m going to walk you through the blow-by-blow of one…
Riot started to release its massive laundry list of changes for League of Legends this week, and while players expected things to feel very different, they’ve been surprised by one thing in particular: minions. Those cutesy automated creep spawns pack a serious punch now.
Gamers might not know this, but League of Legends developer Riot Games is one of the very best purveyors of cute things in video games. Yup, right up there with Nintendo. Don’t believe me? EXHIBIT A: Tristana’s adorable new baby dragon that’s disguised as a cannon.
A pro-tip I heard straight from a Rioter: it’s pronounced “ill-OW-ee.”
Riot still isn’t working on adding a sandbox mode to League of Legends, developer Jeffrey “RiotLyte” Lin confirmed last night on Twitter. This comes three months after a tremendous outpouring of anger and disappointment from fans who really wanted a sandbox mode. Riot’s working on a ton of other cool stuff, though.
A primary theme in Riot’s gigantic laundry list of upcoming changes for League of Legends is that the developer is trying really, really hard to make its game more social. While many of the new socially-minded features announced this week sound wonderful, not all League fans are happy about their impending future.
One of the most exciting developments Riot announced yesterday for its massive pre-season overhaul of League of Legends is a new and retooled champion select system. The thing went live last night on League’s public beta and I got a chance to try it out. So far so good! Seriously, so good.
Riot just put out its 2016 Season Update for League of Legends and...I don’t even know where to begin. They’re changing everything, and then adding even more new stuff. I’ve never seen an update this big for the world’s most popular game.
UPDATE (10:57 am): Well so much for that! SKT’s dream of a perfect run at Worlds is officially over, as KOO just trounced them in the third finals match. Did anyone really see that coming?
If you’ve been on the gaming parts of the internet over the past month, you’ve probably seen or heard something about the League of Legends World Championship. Having trouble grasping what’s going on right now with the most popular video game in the world? Fear not, I’m here to help you understand.
Riot’s been teasing out a ton of changes it’s making to its ludicrously popular multiplayer game League of Legends this week. The biggest by far impact powerful ranged offensive units, known alternatively as “ADC” or “marksman” characters. Sounds like the bottom lane of League’s map is about to become very...different.
Riot just posted a laundry list of changes it’s making to League of Legends for the transition to the 2016 season, including tweaks to vision items, masteries, marksman champions, and even a new jungle monster! The vision ones seem big. I’ll cover specifics of the 2016 preseason in greater detail as they emerge.