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League of Legends Patch 10.20: patch notes, Dragonmancer skins & more

Published: 29/Sep/2020 20:00 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 20:09

by Isaac McIntyre

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The League of Legends 10.20 patch notes have landed is here and we’ve got all the balance changes, updates, and more for LoL fans to dig through ahead of the new September 30 update.

This time around, Samira could be in the firing line all over against after a patch 10.19 hotfix, and Riot is beginning to work on overpowered pro picks now that Worlds 2020 has begun.

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Looking more down the future, there’s going to be an overhaul to the item system that players will have to keep an eye out, but that’s not gonna happen until Preseason 2021.

Though a new era of League fast-approaching, here’s all the details on this week’s League of Legends Patch 10.20.

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Ryze is one of a dozen champions getting a big buff in LoL patch 10.20.
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Ryze is one of a dozen champions getting a big buff in LoL patch 10.20.

Samira could be hit with more nerfs after 10.20

New League of Legends champion Samira came out of the blocks a little bit overpowered, to say the least. Riot was forced to cowl her power somewhat in a hasty 10.19 hotfix targeting her base health, and her “Inferno Trigger” ultimate.

“We’re still very committed to releasing new champions long-term balanced. Sometimes we get lucky and nail on launch, but most of the time it’s about fast follow-up,” Yetter explained.

“Based on estimates, Samira looked too strong on day one, so we acted fast.”

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Samira could be whacked with another set of nerfs in the future, though she’s gone untouched in the League 10.20 patch.

Samira was dominating League of Legends solo queue after her patch 10.19 release.
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Samira was dominating League of Legends solo queue after her patch 10.19 release.

Ryze, Aatrox, Varus lead patch 10.20 buffs

With the 2020 World Championship kicking off last weekend, the pro scene is now locked into playing on patch 10.19 for the foreseeable future. That means Riot can make a few bigger tweaks to champions that often see competitive play.

That includes Ryze, Aatrox, and Varus, all of whom have been terrors in pro play.

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Ryze has had his Q damage boosted, while Aatrox now boasts 20% more healing amp. Varus gets more E damage, and a stronger R cooldown.

Varus has been suffering from a low win rate for nearly half of Season 10.
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Varus has been suffering from a low win rate for nearly half of Season 10.

Sion & Urgot get jungle-focused buffs

Top lane juggernauts Sion and Urgot will also be getting interesting tweaks this patch ⁠— the bulky duo will both have some power handed to their jungle off-roles.

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Sion’s buff is very specific to his jungle possibilities; the Undead Juggernaut now deals 150% to monsters with his Q, instead of simply 100% damage as in previous LoL patches.

Urgot also has monster-specific changes. He will now deal 100 damage at a cap to camps, up from 60. His passive damage remains 360 at the highest levels. The Headsman’s Pride will also dish out extra damage to monsters with his W too.

LoL Patch 10.20 debuts Dragonmancer skins

The newest League of Legends skin line, Dragonmancer, will be released in patch 10.20 on September 30. Lee Sin, Sett, Brand, Ashe, and forgotten dragon Aurelion Sol are all getting new skins as part of the latest 2020 skin release.

Sett will get a Prestige version of his Dragonmancer skin in the next patch. The upgrade will be available in the Worlds 2020 in-game event shop for 2,000 tokens, so you’ll need to grind out some games to get him.

Illaoi and Braum will also be getting minor buffs in League patch 10.20. They will be the last of the champions getting bonuses in the new September 30 update.

Headed the other way are a bundle of champions, including solo queue power pick Katarina, and strong characters Lulu, Nunu, and jungle Karthus. They will be joined by Kassadin, Kled, and Maokai in the dropped balance in patch 10.20.

Katarina has ruled as queen of solo queue in the past few LoL patch updates.
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Katarina has ruled as queen of solo queue in the past few LoL patch updates.

Here’s the full League of Legends patch 10.20 notes, courtesy of Riot Games.

League of Legends Patch 10.20 patch notes

Champions

Aatrox

R – World Ender

  • Self-healing: 50/60/70% ⇒ 50/75/100%

Braum

Q – Winter’s Bite

  • Base Damage: 60/110/160/210/260 ⇒ 75/125/175/225/275
  • Cost: 55/60/65/70/75 mana ⇒ 45/50/55/60/65 mana

Illaoi

Passive – Prophet of an Elder God

  • Tentacle Spawn Cooldown: 20-12 seconds (scales every 2 levels) ⇒ 20-7.25 seconds (scales every level)

Karthus

Base stats

  • Armor: 20.88 ⇒ 18

Kassadin

Q – Null Sphere

  • Shield: 60/85/110/135/160 ⇒ 40/70/100/130/160

Katarina

Passive – Voracity

  • Dagger Retrieval Damage Ratio: 1.0 bonus attack damage ⇒ 0.75 bonus attack damage

Kled

Base stats

  • Magic Resistance: 32.1 ⇒ 28

Lulu

W – Whimsy

  • Bonus Attack Speed: 25/30/35/40/45% ⇒ 20/23.75/27.5/31.25/35%

Maokai

Q – Bramble Smash

  • Base Damage: 70/115/160/205/250 ⇒ 70/110/150/190/230

Nunu

Base Stats

  • Armor: 32 ⇒ 29

Ryze

Q – Overload

  • Base Damage: 65/90/115/140/165 ⇒ 75/100/125/150/175

Sion

Q – Decimating Smash

  • Damage Ratio to Monsters: 1.0 attack damage ⇒ 1.5 attack damage

Urgot

Passive – Echoing Flames

  • Damage to Monsters: 60-360 ⇒ 100-360

W – Purge

  • Modified Damage: 50 to minions ⇒ 50 to minions and monsters

Varus

E – Hail of Arrows

  • Base Damage: 50/90/130/170/210 ⇒ 60/100/140/180/220

R – Chain of Corruption

  • Cooldown: 130/100/70 seconds ⇒ 120/90/60 seconds

Runes

Relentless Hunter (Domination)

  • Out-of-Combat Movement Bonus: 10 movement speed (+9 movement speed per Bounty Hunter stack) (up to 55 at 5 stacks) ⇒ 5 movement speed (+8 movement speed per Bounty Hunter stack) (up to 45 at 5 stacks)
Call of Duty

AS VAL and SP-R 208 nerfs coming to Warzone & Modern Warfare

Published: 7/Oct/2020 15:55

by Matt Porter

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Infinity Ward have confirmed that they are in the process of releasing a patch that will nerf Season 6’s AS VAL and SP-R 208 weapons, which have been causing major issues for players on both Modern Warfare multiplayer and Warzone.

Call of Duty fans are always eager for new weapons to be added to Warzone with the release of a new season, helping keep the ultra-popular battle royale mode fresh and exciting for those who regularly jump into Verdansk in search of victories.

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Adding new weapons isn’t always easy though, as making sure they are balanced and fair can prove to be tricky. You don’t know how they will truly perform until they are in the hands of the massive Call of Duty player base, and often need to be adjusted afterward to bring them in line with the other guns.

Season 6’s new weapons have proved to particularly problematic though, with the SP-R 208’s speed, power and accuracy as a sniper rifle allowing anyone to become a one-shot killing machine. While the AS VAL has been shooting through unlimited surfaces, thanks to then 10 round mag attachment that sees it slam through six walls with ease on maps like St. Petrograd.

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Unsurprisingly, Warzone and Modern Warfare fans aren’t particularly happy about the new weapons, which can make it impossible to avoid death while taking cover or make you an easy target for snipers.

Thankfully, Infinity Ward have been listening to the complaints, and a fix is on the way to get these problems ironed out for what is likely to be the final Modern Warfare in-game season.

In a tweet sent out by Infinity Ward‘s Senior Communications Manager Ashton Williams, not only are the developers intent on balancing the weapons, but they have already created the updates required and are testing them ahead of release.

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“We currently have a patch being tested that has weapon tuning for the AS VAL and SP-R 208,” it reads. “Pending any unforeseen issues, we’ll release it as soon as possible.”

While the fix is on the way, Williams didn’t go as far as giving a confirmed release date for the patch. These things can often be delayed due to other bugs cropping up as a result of the fix, so Infinity Ward will want to make sure that nothing else breaks because of it during thier testing phase.

At least a fix is on the way though, and soon you’ll be able to take cover behind walls safe in the knowledge that you aren’t about to get destroyed by someone with AS VAL aimed right where you’re hiding.

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