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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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)
Destiny

Destiny 2 DLC calendar announced: Beyond Light, Season of the Hunt

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:22

by Andrew Highton

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Hot off the heels of the Beyond Light Expansion announcement, Bungie has outlined more exciting DLC plans. In addition to Destiny 2 introducing Beyond Light, they announced ‘Season of the Hunt’ which reveals more content on the way. Some of it will even be free for players that don’t purchase the expansion – including new destinations and weapons.

Destiny 2 is already approaching its fourth season of content since its original release back in 2017. During that time, the game has release Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, and more. But Bungie has shown no desire to let up and keep announcing new additions for their loyal fanbase to look forward to.

Their latest message was not only a follow-up to the announcement of the Beyond Light trailer, but an extension with even better news. Not only is the expansion set to launch on November 10, but Season of the Hunt will also commence on that date, bringing lots of content – both paid and free.

A calendar of DLC for Destiny 2
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Bungie have covered Destiny 2’s future until at least February

Destiny 2 Beyond Light

It was only a week ago that Bungie unveiled their next, huge expansion pack coming to Destiny 2 – just in time for Christmas. The Beyond Light trailer showed some classic characters in the series and also suggested where the story was heading next.

But now, the BL Season of the Hunt calendar shows off more of what’s to come.

According to the calendar, people who purchase BL will receive:

  • The Beyond Light Campaign
  • Stasis Unlocks: Titan Behemoth, Warlock Shadebinder, Hunter Revenant
  • Salvation’s Grip Exotic Grenade Launcher Quest

As well as the paid DLC that will release with the game, there will also be free content for all players too.

November 10

This will consist of:

  • New Destination: Europa
  • New Cosmodrome Experience
  • New Season armor and exotic weapon
  • New Strike added to playlist
  • New Lost Sectors
  • 100+ Seasonal Ranks
  • New Artifact Mods
  • New Truimphs, Shaders, and Emblems
  • Iron Banner
  • The Dawning

Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt

The Bungie logo in Destiny 2

Season of the Hunt will begin on the day that Beyond Light launches, and will continue to dish out content until February at least. The official Bungie website commented on the launch:

“Season of the Hunt also begins on November 10 — you will be able to start earning ranks and rewards from the Season Pass, claim your Artifact, and begin to customize it as you power it up. This Season’s story mission and new Wrathborn Hunts activity will kick off the following week on Nov 17.”

This is the remaining content that will be released:

November 10

  • Seasonal Artifact and Reward Track Unlocks
  • Empire Hunts Begin
  • The Glassway Strike Opens

November 10 – January 1

  • Uncover Europa’s Secrets

November 13

  • Adept Weapons Added To Trials

November 17

  • Season Mission Begins
  • Wrathborn Hunts Begin

November 21

  • Raid Opens: Deep Stone Crypt

December 8

  • First Iron Banner

December 15 – January 5

  • The Dawning

New Exotic Weapons and Armor

  • Hawkmoon
  • Cloudstrike
  • No Time To Explain
  • Duality
  • Salvation’s Grip

Bungie Video Documentary

To explain how the process of managing Destiny 2 is going, Bungie has posted a short, video documentary.

You can check it out below.

Bungie clearly has long-term plans for Destiny 2. You then start to wonder how long it’s going to be until they look ahead to making D3. In any case, there’s plenty of content for existing players to be enjoying for the next few months.