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Why Kayn was removed from League of Legends champion pool

Published: 24/May/2020 18:09 Updated: 24/May/2020 18:31

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends players were surprised to see that Riot Games disabled Kayn from the active champion pool on May 23, leaving many to wonder just why the Shadow Reaper had been removed.

Kayn’s unique kit has made him quite a niche pick for jungle mains in League of Legends, with his potential to change his abilities mid-game with the Rhaast and Shadow Assasin transformation options.

However, any junglers who were keen on trying out the newly-buffed champion, following significant changes in patch 10.9, were surprised to see he had been removed from the active pool on May 23.

Karasmai, who is often regarded as one of the best Kayn players in the world, was among those who expressed disappointment after receiving the notification of his absence, simply saying, “well looks like I can’t play League today.”

While many were unsure of what had caused the champion to be disabled, it was revealed by popular LoL YouTuber Vandiril that a game-breaking glitch with the champion had made a resurgence.

The bug which was initially found in March allowed Kayn’s W to deal damage to enemies anywhere on Summoner’s Rift, completely disregarding the range of his ability and offering no way for opponents to counter.

Vandiril uploaded a short video highlighting the glitch in action and revealed how devastating it could be to the unfortunate players who were recently affected by the bug.

Shortly after reports came in about the glitch, Kayn was removed from the active champion pool temporarily for Riot to work on a hotfix for the jungle champ.

While Kayn has now seemingly been made available to League of Legends players and added back in the game once again, players have reported that they are still being notified about his absence, despite seeing him in-game.

This is not the first time that a game-breaking glitch with a champion has been found, as many Ornn mains were even banned in Korea for abusing a bug with similar effects.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.