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Riot reveal release plans for new games – TFT mobile, Wild Rift, more

Published: 8/Nov/2019 14:11 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 15:27

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have given an update on when players can expect to get their hands on the various new games the company is working on.

As part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations for League of Legends, Riot announced a variety of upcoming projects that included multiple new titles – finally putting to rest the “Riot Game” meme, with fans in the past often joking that the company had not yet earned the ‘s’ at the end of their name.

The big question for fans now, of course, is when they’ll actually be able to play any of these new games. In a recent Q&A, Riot outlined their plans in this regard for the various games they’re working on.

While precise information about the launch for various games is still limited, none have an exact release date yet, and in some cases there isn’t even an official estimate on the time-frame. Here’s everything we know so far about when you’ll be able to play the new games.

Teamfight Tactics mobile

While not technically a brand-new game, Teamfight Tactics is still relatively young and soon fans will be able to play on the go from their mobile devices. TFT mobile will be exactly the same game – you’ll use the same account, and keep progression regardless of which platform you’re on.

This seems likely to be the first of Riot’s projects to achieve a full launch, with the game expected to roll out for Android and iOS in “early 2020”. The launch will start in just a few countries, which have yet to be specified, before expanding.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics is coming to mobile in early 2020.

Legends of Runeterra

While TFT mobile might be the first to reach full release, players have already had a chance to try out Riot’s first all-new title, digital card game Legends of Runeterra, and another opportunity is approaching on November 15-20.

After that, Riot are planning a closed beta in early 2020, but the full launch won’t be until later in the year – exactly when remains to be seen. The game will launch for both PC and mobile at the same time.

Riot GamesLegends of Runeterra.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

Another mobile port, Wild Rift will finally offer League of Legends players the chance to play the game on the go. Unlike TFT mobile, Wild Rift is separate to the PC version of League of Legends, although it will feature the same champions, abilities and items as its original counterpart.

According to Riot, limited alphas and betas will be “coming soon” for certain countries, although exactly when those will be and how long they will last remain to be seen. Full launch for iOS and Android is expected in most regions by the end of 2020, with console coming later.

Riot GamesLeague of Legends goes mobile with Wild Rift.

LoL Esports Manager

The League of Legends-based esports manager game will allow players to build and manage teams of professional LoL players. The game is due to launch first for China’s LPL in 2020, and expand for other regions and players later. An exact time-frame for this expansion has not yet been given.

Project A

Arguably the biggest announcement of the 10-year anniversary stream was for ‘Project A’, the first-person shooter that will mark Riot’s first move beyond the universe of League of Legends.

While the Project A reveal did show off some gameplay – with the game seemingly aiming to blend the tactical approach and precise mechanics of Counter-Strike with character-based abilities – it seems it could still be some time before players actually get their hands on it. Riot only offered a single word on the matter: “Eventually.”

Riot GamesProject A will be Riot’s first game outside of the League of Legends universe.

Project L and Project F

Likewise, no details were offered regarding the other brand-new games Riot are working on, Projects L and F. Project L is a fighting game that fans got a glimpse of during the anniversary stream, while Project F is clouded in a bit more mystery – some have suggested it could be a Diablo-esque action RPG, while others speculate it could be a full-blown MMO.

Regardless, fans will have to wait to hear more, as Riot have currently declined to commit to any sort of timeframe for either title.

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What Mythic items should junglers buy in League of Legends Season 11?

Published: 19/Nov/2020 7:53

by Andrew Amos

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The jungle has had a shake-up in League Season 11 yet again. The item rework means no more jungle items, but a whole load of Mythics to choose from. We’ve got the lowdown on the best items for your jungler right here.

The League of Legends item rework is here in Season 11. The shop looks drastically different, no matter if you’re a new player, old player, or a veteran returning for the first time in a while.

The biggest change in the jungle is two things: jungle items are gone for the most part, being replaced with cheap starter items you have temporarily until you smite enough camps. The second is the Mythic system, which boasts ultra-powerful items you want to buy first.

There’s plenty of different jungle styles, which means finding the right Mythic can be a bit complicated. If you’re confused, or looking to really optimize your build, we’ve got the lowdown right here on the best Mythics to pick up on junglers in League Season 11.

Sunfire Aegis

Sunfire Aegis in League of Legends Season 11

Look, tank junglers are back in fashion. The Season 11 item update has heavily buffed the utility junglers who look to hold back foes, rather than the carry junglers we got accustomed to in Season 10. A big proponent of that meta change is the new Sunfire Aegis.

First it was just an aura. Then there was the CC “explosion” added in Season 10. Now, all of your basic attacks will burn. Sunfire Aegis sets tank champions’ auto attacks alight when at max Immolate stacks, which is pretty easy to hit in a fight.

There’s also bonus scaling against monsters in the jungle ⁠— 200% is not something to scoff at ⁠— which makes tank junglers’ clears some of the fastest in the game with Sunfire Aegis. If you’re going down the tank path on any jungler, Sunfire Aegis is a must-pick.

Champions:

  • Sejuani
  • Zac
  • Amumu
  • Jarvan IV
  • Any other tank jungler

When to buy: If you are even considering going a tank build on any jungler ⁠— not just the ones listed above ⁠— you need Sunfire Aegis to make sure your clear is up-to-par.

Duskblade of Draktharr

Duskblade of Draktharr in League of Legends Season 11

We’ve spoken extensively about the powers of Eclipse in our other Mythic guides, but in the jungle, Duskblade of Draktharr shines as the must-have lethality item.

The slow on Duskblade makes executing ganks so much easier. Not only that, but if there’s a teamfight in the river or on an invade, you can get the reset. The ability haste also makes some champions’ clears, like Kha’Zix, Kayn, and Rengar, just that little bit faster.

Duskblade, in combination with Youmuu’s Ghostblade, is the go-to lethality item combination for junglers in Season 11. It has big teamfight and 1v1 potential, and the Nightstalker passive is just too good to look past.

Champions:

  • Kha’Zix
  • Kayn
  • Shaco
  • Rengar
  • Most assassin junglers

When to buy: If your goal in fights is to one shot the enemy backline and get out safely, there’s no better item than Duskblade for that.

Trinity Force

Trinity Force in League of Legends Season 11

Trinity Force has always been a pretty staple jungle item for a few junglers in particular: Hecarim, Vi, Jax, and Xin Zhao. In Season 11, that’s not changing. Trinity Force is still the way to go on these champions who can use Spellblade effectively.

Although Sheen doesn’t grant mana anymore, picking it up early is a surefire way to clear up your speed while spamming your abilities. The rest of the components are also very handy ⁠— Kindlegem gives some much needed Ability Haste, while Hearthbound Axe has both attack speed and movement speed for sticking power.

The attack speed mythic passive is also very powerful on these champions, given they rely heavily on auto attacks to get through a fight. However, there’s also room to pick up Trinity Force on other junglers if you see yourself dueling a lot in the early game.

Champions:

  • Hecarim
  • Vi
  • Jax
  • Xin Zhao

When to buy: Trinity Force is a good aggressive option for trading junglers who weave auto attacks in between their abilities. It’s a bit of a build-a-bear, but each stat it gives is super handy in the late game.

Night Harvester

Night Harvester in League of Legends Season 11

We spoke about tank junglers being the big winner of the Season 11 item rework. Well, AP junglers are probably the big losers. However, there is hope for them in Night Harvester.

While it’s classified as an AP assassin item for the most part, it actually works splendidly on most AP junglers. The extra health on the item makes it a lot less risky to clear the jungle ⁠— you know you’ll make it out alive. Also, the extra movement speed for attacking a champion makes ganks quite easy to execute, even without crowd control.

It does feel like a compromise, given there is no clear identity for AP junglers right now. There’s no real perfect go-to item for them like Sunfire Aegis for tanks, or Eclipse for duelists. However, Night Harvester still goes alright if you do go down this path.

Champions:

  • Elise
  • Nidalee
  • Shyvana
  • Evelynn
  • Most other AP junglers

When to buy: If you play an AP jungler, Night Harvester is pretty much your only option right now.

Other options

Goredrinker (Lee Sin, Olaf): Goredrinker is a very strong bruiser item, but only two junglers can use it effectively. The Goredrinker passive of bonus AD synergises amazingly with Olaf’s passive, while the active is helpful for clearing big camps like Raptors.

Eclipse (Graves, Nocturne): Eclipse doesn’t get a mention in the must-buys, but it’s definitely worth taking a look at. It’s the perfect item for early game duelists who want to invade and take 1v1 fights, and can help snowball your own lead better than Duskblade.

Turbo Chemtank (Skarner): Turbo Chemtank was made with one champion in mind: Skarner. It’s basically the old Righteous Glory, but with Immolate added on top to help with clears.

Battlecast Alpha Skarner in League of Legends
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The new Turbo Chemtank is an item built for Skarner, but you can grab it on other engage junglers.

Luden’s Tempest (Lillia): If you don’t want to take Night Harvester on AP junglers, you can take Luden’s Tempest. It’s very effective on picks like Lillia, but you do lose a lot of your survivability without the bonus health.

Prowler’s Claw (Rek’Sai): Prowler’s Claw is often overlooked for the other lethality items, but it’s very effective for getting on top of an enemy and one-shotting them. That’s what Rek’Sai does best, making it her perfect item.

Kraken Slayer (Master Yi, Kindred, other AA-based junglers): Kraken Slayer isn’t ultra powerful right now, but it’s a must-have for on-hit and crit based junglers. If you take Guinsoo’s, you can get a lot of effectiveness out of its tank shredding ability.