Riot Removes Banner of Command, Teases Mysterious Image
Posted 16th June 2018 By: Derpina    264 Views
Esports News – League of Legends surprises gamers and fans with shocking updates every now and then, and they never run out of fresh ideas and out-of-the-box features every month. This June, Riot Games removed Banner of Command from tournament’s in-game feature and teased a mysterious image which could possibly be a new event, Champion, or skin.
Removal of Banner of Command
The Banner of Command is a Legendary Tier item introduced in the v18.104.22.168 Patch with the following functions: protection against heavy wave clear compositions, aid in tower sieging, and grants all minions increased size and additional bonuses for each user or an allied teammate. Despite the significant boosts it brings to the game, players still complain about issues involving immunities and health bonuses.
According to lead gameplay designer Andrei “Meddler” van Roon, the Banner of Command is impossible to balance because “It’s an item that’s pretty consistently been either a poor choice or, when strong, been unhealthy for the game overall.” It will be removed from Patch 8.12 but only for a short-medium term. Riot confirmed that they will launch some heavily revised version in the future, possibly during the preseason or mid-season.
Fans are in search for answers after the official LoLGermany Twitter account tweeted a mysterious image with the caption: “Two forces meet: The lion wants to reign forever. The wolf hungers for endless war.” The image appears to be a sword with a lion’s face on the handle and two wolves on left and right sides.
There are no other clues left for fans to decipher, but it seems like the teaser will be revealed on June 27, 2018. Many believe it could be an in-game event feature, a new champion, or another skin. Riot is known to release plenty of skins and recently announced that they plan to release fewer champions than before. If one can still remember, Kai’Sa was the newest champion added to League in Patch 8.5 on March 7, followed by Pyke, The Bloodharpor Ripper in Patch 8.11 last May. Moreover, the Curse of the Drowned in-game event is taking place this week and is set to end on June 18. The mysterious image, therefore, calls for endless possibilities.