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Riot forced to nerf “broken” Samira in League Patch 10.19 after backlash

Published: 23/Sep/2020 2:37 Updated: 23/Sep/2020 4:37

by Isaac McIntyre


Riot has already pulled the trigger on a hefty set of nerfs for new champion Samira in LoL patch 10.19, after a wave of backlash from the League of Legends community about her “broken” abilities and overpowered state at launch.

Samira has only been out on live League of Legends servers for a day, but Riot has already been forced to reign in the power of the gun-loving Desert Rose.

Riot game developer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter confirmed the fast-tracked League patch 10.19 nerfs in a tweet on September 22. The lead designer also admitted they had to “act fast” due to her mountainous early win rates on the ladder.

Samira has been taking over the League of Legends ladder since her September 22 release.
Riot Games
Samira has been taking over the League of Legends ladder since her September 22 release.

The new Samira nerfs were shipped onto the live server immediately. They include a huge drop for the Desert Rose’s base health ⁠— 530, down from her original 600 stat line ⁠— as well as a hefty decrease in overall damage for her ultimate.

LoL’s newest champ will now deal 0–200 (+500% total attack damage) when she activates her ultimate, “Inferno Trigger”. The style-based ability originally dished out between 100 and 300 damage, with +600% total attack damage added to the burst.

“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, she looked too strong on day one, so we’re acting fast.”

League fans furious over “broken” Samira release

Riot’s fast-pace LoL patch 10.19 hotfix was, in part, due to the backlash the champion had already been receiving online. Many believed Samira had been released in a “broken” state; something her win rates seemed to back up too.

Samira has had a 49.28% win rate in platinum and above, according to popular LoL stat-tracking website Lolalytics. On top of that, the Desert Rose has been picked in 2.52% of games.

That may not seem like much, but considering some new LoL champs have been released with win rates as low as 40%, including last year’s Worlds debutant Qiyana, to land with her overall win rate so high had Riot’s camp worried.

The Desert Rose may receive follow-up nerfs in League Patch 10.20, Riot has confirmed.
Riot Games
The Desert Rose may receive follow-up nerfs in League Patch 10.20, Riot has confirmed.

Riot have also confirmed they will be keeping an eye on Samira all the way into patch 10.20: “We will re-evaluate her state in a few more days,” Yetter said.

The new ADC will likely join champions like Katarina, Lulu, Kled, and more in having their kits reduced in power slightly in patch 10.20. Catch up on all the buffs and nerfs in the next LoL update, coming on September 29, right here.

Rogue Company

Rogue Company devs respond to reports of players randomly losing Reputation

Published: 24/Oct/2020 3:31

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Rogue Company players have reported that their hard-earned Reputation has been disappearing, but a Hi-Rez Studios developer finally responded, assuring them it’s nothing more than an irritable visual bug.

Hi-Rez Studios have been hard at work trying to keep Rogue Company, their latest title, up to scratch. After a long and ultimately successful closed-beta, it went cross-platform and free-to-play, and it’s been steadily growing in popularity ever since.

To keep the interest growing, Hi-Rez Studios has partnered with Dr Disrespect to include a picture-perfect skin and even a level designed entirely by him.

However, problems and hiccups will inevitably occur along the way. Since the latest patch went live, players have been reporting that their Reputation has been disappearing.

Rogue Company Reputation Glitch
Hi-Rez Studios
A user logged in to Rogue Company and realized their Reputation was missing.

Reputation is the in-game currency players earn based on performances in matches and finishing challenges. It’s what you use to unlock new characters and buy cosmetic items.

It going missing is obviously a big deal. No Reputation means you can’t unlock new character you might have spent hours grinding for.

Thankfully, Hi-Rez are aware of the problem. It’s just a visual bug: no one’s Reputation is going anywhere.

“This is in fact a known issue the team is working on resolving,” developer ‘Radar’ told players on Reddit.

“Rest assured your Reputation, Rogue Bucks, Mastery experience, level, etc… are all stored safely in a database with redundancies. What folks are seeing is the result of the game not loading these values correctly.”

Rogue Company Reputation Glitch

It’s terrific news for players and fans who must have been panicking in the meantime.

There’s nothing worse than losing all your progression in a game, especially on a competitive shooter like Rogue Company, where it takes quite a bit of time to accumulate.

So, if you see this happen to you, don’t panic. Just log out, log back in, and restart your game. Your hard-earned Reputation should reappear, and you’ll be back in business.