According to a new content video from the developers, both new champions will be released in 2020. While it’s unclear when exactly they’re coming out, the devs are already planning their big reveals in a new event.
Sett has just come to the Rift, but Riot already has more champs in the pipeline.
In the latest video called “Champions in Season 2020,” developer Ryan ‘Reav3’ Mireles said the event will spotlight two champions, including a new jungler.
“The Champions team have been hard at work on two champions that will be part of a big event this Summer,” Reav3 said. “The event will blossom with a new jungler to fawn over followed by a masked Champion who refuses to die.”
Following Riot’s set procedure at this point, the dev used colorful language and descriptors in talking about the thought process behind the champs – likely dropping hints to what kind lore and abilities will center around the characters.
For the unnamed Jungler, words like “fawn,” “blossom,” “dreamed,” and “split” are words to keep in mind. For the other character, “refuses to die,” “masked stranger,” and “some demons should remain in our past” are worthy to note.
Reav3 said the devs were undecided if the new jungler would be a team fighter or assassin, and that “every five minutes [the team] went back and forth.”
Riot Games has confirmed the first update of Season 11, League of Legends preseason patch 10.24, is coming at the end of this PBE cycle, and will be headlined by a host of buffs & nerfs for the new Mythic items. Here’s all the early notes for the Nov. 25 update.
The next League of Legends update is expected to be “pretty big,” the LoL balance team has warned, as Riot Games looks to deal with the fallout of the massive Season 11 item overhaul.
A number of the new Mythic items, including Eclipse, Kraken Slayer, Liandry’s Anguish, and plenty more are in the firing line. There’s a few champions being tweaked too, including new release Samira, Tryndamere, and Kayle.
Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.24, coming next fortnight.
Riot rush out Mythic item changes
LoL patch 10.24’s headline change comes in the item section. Mythics have dominated the early stages of Season 11 — no surprise there, considering they’re extremely new.
What Riot didn’t plan on, however, is how strong some of the single-slot picks would be when released into Summoner’s Rift. This includes Eclipse, the lethality mythic, as well as Liandry’s Anguish, and a host of other top-class full build items.
These Mythic nerfs will also be paired with a handful of buffs to boost Season 11’s underperforming items. Tear of the Goddess and Kraken Slayer lead the buffs, while ADC items like Essence Reaver and Phantom Dancer are also included.
Samira is one of a handful of champions being nerfed in patch 10.24.
“Statistically, Kraken [Slayer] has been underperforming compared to the other two [Galeforce and Shieldbow] so giving it a boost should help it a bit,” Riot dev Ray Williams said on Reddit soon after the patch 10.24 changes were revealed.
He also confirmed Eclipse’s “proc frequency” would be the main target of the Mythic item’s patch 10.24 nerfs.
“It’s the highest win rate on most users, and it’s the most broad [pick] for Assassins, Fighters, and Marksmen,” he said, “so it’s gotta give power somewhere.”
Eclipse has turned AD carries — assassins and marksman — into deadly burst champions.
Season 11 item icons reworked
As well as the balance changes coming for a host of the League of Legends mythics, Riot is also shipping minor changes to some of the Season 11 item icons.
The LoL community has been quite vocal about how “poor” many of the icons have been since release. Some have dubbed them “impossible to understand,” while others have just demanded the League item icons be reverted entirely.
Riot Games won’t be going that far, but they are tweaking them slightly to “improve icon clarity, icon differentiation, [and] rendering polish” in Season 11 preseason.
Our first pass of adjustments to item icons based on your feedback.
Goal is to improve: -Icon clarity (clearer silhouette, less noise) -Icon differentiation (more color separation)| -Rendering polish
The next League of Legends skin line, “Cosmic,” will be coming in LoL patch 10.24. Nine champions are in line for the new variant cosmetics, including oft-forgotten characters like Illaoi, Vladimir, and crystal jungler Skarner.
Here’s the full list of new ‘Cosmic’ skins:
Dark Cosmic Lissandra
All nine Cosmic skins, including the ‘dark’ Lissandra version, will be available for 1350 RP in the next patch. They will be released alongside the new “Prestige Star Guardian Soraka” skin, which can only be unlocked with prestige points.
The stars shine bright this PBE cycle!
Cosmic Skarner, Vlad, Hecarim, and Nidalee appear from the beyond the blackness. Is their arrival a blessing, or do they bring ruin? pic.twitter.com/ST4OxlW7Dv