Tencent has issued over 3,000 Chinese League of Legends players with three-year bans on April 24 for abusing an old bug with the popular Forgelord, Ornn.
Ornn has been one of the most popular champions in Season 10, particularly in pro play, for his ability to provide teammates with upgraded items as well as dealing high DPS, despite being considered a tank.
While he is one of the current meta’s power picks, Ornn has still had some glitches and after one of his latest bugs was patched, thousands of Chinese players were banned for abusing it in-game.
Ornn has been a popular pick in League of Legends Season 10.
A bug with the champion’s W, Bellow’s Breath, turned what is normally a short-range attack into a global ability, damaging all enemy players and minions on the map, after Ornn glitches into a wall.
They also revealed that the “severe punishments” were taken to dissuade players from replicating future bugs in League of Legends.
Ornn’s W bug, which has since been patched, had the ability to do serious damage to enemies who were out of range.
“This time, a total of 3300 players were punished due to multiple malicious triggering of the use of Ornn’s skill bug, which resulted in the account being suspended for 3 years,” it continued.
Many League of Legends players felt that the punishment of a three-year suspension was quite harsh and as of now, only those who had played on the Chinese server have been banned for exploiting the bug.
Riot has confirmed League of Legends patch 11.2 is arriving on schedule — just one day later than usual — and we’ve got all the early LoL patch notes, balance changes, and more for players to dig through ahead of the Jan. 20 update.
There’s plenty of buffs, changes, and nerfs coming in patch 11.2, but there’s one thing League of Legends players are excited for over all the rest: Viego, the Ruined King, the game’s 154th champion.
The mysterious, edgy warrior has been a part of LoL’s lore for quite some time, mainly through his fabled “Blade of the Ruined King,” a buildable item, but 2021 marks the first time he’s been a playable character in Riot’s flagship title.
Viego is now set to arrive in patch 11.2, after quite the wait.
Thursday’s update will also, as mentioned, deliver a host of changes for champions, items, and even runes that have been a tad over or under-power in Season 11 so far.
Here’s all the details on LoL patch 11.2, coming (just a little late) this week.
Viego the Ruined King, champion 154, arrives in League of Legends this patch.
When is League patch 11.2 coming?
The first League of Legends of the new year is expected to roll out on Wednesday, Jan. 20. It will begin in Oceania at 10am AEST (4pm Tuesday PT), and will be rolled out in all regions at 8am from there.
Players can expect a few hours of downtime. Matchmaking and access to the LoL servers will be disabled around three hours before the patch is deployed. This will be around 6am PT on Jan. 6 for NA players, and 6am GMT for EU players.
LoL patch 11.2 early notes
Viego release locked for LoL patch 11.2
There’s a big new release on the way this week: Viego, the Ruined King, finally arrives in LoL patch 11.2. He’s been available for testing on the PBE for a week or so now, and the jungler is already taking players by surprise.
With a pseudo-assassin kit, he’s going to be a huge threat. Lurking in the shadows and controlling the magic that saps the Shadow Isles, you can expect Viego to absolutely ruin enemy teams. You can find more details on his release here.
These “healing edge cases,” like Aatrox and Olaf, are only part of League’s healing problem. Riot are also looking at generic healing reduction across the board, especially Domination rune Ravenous Hunter.
The rune is getting a scaling nerf with reduced healing per stack.
Riot aims to “widen” tank build paths
Tanks are also getting a Mythic change. With Sunfire Aegis still dominating the meta, Yetter wants to open up the choice for tanks. Frostfire Gauntlet and Turbo Chemtank are both getting buffs, acting as cheaper options to Sunfire.
Senna gets love after item rework
A number of champions got just the perfect item for their kit in the Mythic item overhaul in preseason 11. However, a number of champions lost their identity — especially users who relied on Glacial Augment.