The first non-League of Legends champion is arriving in TFT — but he isn’t necessarily an outsider. Silco, the main villain from hit TV show Arcane, is set to join the TFT roster during Gizmos and Gadgets as part of February’s Set 6.5 Mid-Set update.
Teamfight Tactics is growing outside League of Legends – well, kind of.
Riot are planning on releasing the game’s first champion that didn’t originate from the autobattler, with Arcane star Silco set to join the convergence in TFT Set 6.5.
The villain from the hit TV show will launch as part of February 2022’s Mid-Set update, according to a December 1 blog post from Riot.
Given that Riot typically port champions over from League of Legends into TFT each Set, they had to build Silco’s model from the ground up to add him into Set 6.5.
“As our first unit independent of League of Legends’ champion roster, Silco poses unique challenges and opportunities for the team,” Riot said.
“Typically, we’re able to adapt League of Legends champions to Teamfight Tactics, with, well, a lot of work, but Silco isn’t coming to League of Legends, so we’ve had to build him from the ground up.”
However, Riot were tightlipped about any details outside of Silco’s arrival into TFT. They did not share any details on Silco’s ability or his traits — just his model. However, they did tease he would a “Mastermind” of combat, and that means there might be Shimmer in play too.
Because we’ve started building Silco early, we’re also sharing early—just keep in mind that this is a work in progress.
Let us know what you think our newest villain will be doing on the Convergence, and who else from outside League of Legends should be joining TFT! 👀 pic.twitter.com/5pDYW4WOyn
— Teamfight Tactics (@TFT) December 1, 2021
Silco’s addition comes ahead of three champions who are in League of Legends but haven’t made an appearance in TFT since its launch in 2019: Alistar, Corki, and Rammus.
Riot open to adding more non-LoL champions to TFT
Riot are leaving the door ajar to add more champions from outside League of Legends into Teamfight Tactics. They even said they would consider adding units from outside the Runeterra universe.
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“While Silco may be the first non-League unit to join TFT, there may be more outsiders joining us in the future. Maybe some from outside of Runeterra entirely,” Riot hinted.
This opens up a near-limitless amount of possibilities for TFT’s future rosters. Riot might choose to adapt Legends of Runeterra cards, or even Valorant Agents, into TFT champions. We could see some crossovers too, just like Riot did during the recent Arcane event.
TFT Set 6.5 is set to launch some time in February 2022, with more details about the Gizmos and Gadgets Mid-Set update expected in the new year.