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League of Legends mobile: Everything we know

Published: 22/May/2019 12:52 Updated: 22/May/2019 13:09

by Matt Porter

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Reports suggest that Riot Games and Tencent Holdings are developing a version of popular MOBA League of Legends specifically for mobile devices.

League of Legends is recognized as one of the world’s most popular games, and has seen massive success despite PC being the only platform it is available on.

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That seems set to change though, as Reuters report that Riot Games and Tencent Holdings are allegedly developing a mobile version of the title, marking a drastic shift in opinion from the developers.

Riot GamesLeague of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world, and may be coming to mobile.

When could League of Legends Mobile release?

According to Reuters, Tencent and Riot Games have been working on the mobile edition of LoL for over a year, although they give no specific date as to when work on the new version started.

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While that would suggest that League of Legends mobile is well into the development cycle, they state that it’s unlikely that the game will be released in 2019, and will probably not be seen until 2020 at the earliest.

Which devices will League of Legends mobile appear on? 

Reuters suggests that Tencent previously asked Riot Games to develop a mobile version of League of Legends a number of years ago, but the developers rejected it outright. In response, Tencent created Arena of Valor, a MOBA similar to LoL that was released on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch, three platforms that League of Legends mobile could appear on.

Riot GamesLeague of Legends mobile could open a number of new markets to Riot Games.

Why are Riot Games and Tencent creating League of Legends mobile? 

While many players in the western hemisphere prefer to play games on console or PC, mobile gaming is a massive market in Asia, which is likely why Tencent are pushing for a version of the game to be released on these platforms.

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League of Legends is the most popular PC game worldwide according to tracker Newzoo, so opening it up to mobile players could see it widen the gap at the top of the list, and cement LoL as the biggest game in the world.

Neither Riot Games nor Tencent have commented on the rumors that they are working on a mobile edition of League of Legends, but we’ll be sure to update this article with any new information as it becomes available. 

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70