LoL Patch 9.22 To Introduce ‘Rise Of The Elements’
Posted 24th October 2019 By: Derpina    352 Views
Esports News – Some big changes are coming to the 2020 League of Legends competitive season. If you think patch 9.21 is last of it this year, Riot Games releases 9.22 with wide balances, gameplay tweaks, and champion improvements this coming November. Leading the update is the new Rise of the Elements feature.
Patch 9.22 highlights
Riot removes some items and changed several runes for 9.22. Spear of Shojin, Zz’Rot Portal, Ohmwrecker, and Raptor Cloak will no longer be available next month. Meanwhile, Aftershock (Resolve Keystone), Conqueror (Precision Keystone), Kaleidostone (Inspiration Keystone), and Nimbus Cloak receives modifications on their basic attacks and speed.
For the champions, Riot experiments on spell-based champions. The developers want to see the difference in their abilities on live games and on PBE. According to Nathan ‘Lutzburg’ Lutz, Riot’s Senior Champion Designer, Miss Fortune’s E can best explain the experiment: “In the live game, casting E outside of its maximum cast range will cause Miss Fortune to move towards the desired target area, then automatically cast the spell. On PBE, this spell will be ‘constrained to cast range.’ This means that, if cast outside of max cast range, the spell will instantly be cast at max cast range instead.”
Aside from Miss Fortune’s E, the following spells are affected: Heimerdinger E and RE, Singed W, Twitch W, Varus E, Ziggs E, Gangplank E, Viktor W, and Syndra Q. Riot emphasized that the last three champions mentioned have the ‘riskiest experiments’.
About Rise of the Elements
Item and champion updates are some of the key changes in patch 9.22, but Riot allots most of their manpower and resources on Summoner’s Rift and Rise of the Elements for Preseason 2020. Next month, Riot will temporarily disable Teamfight Tactics (TFT) for two weeks to give way to the start of Rise of the Elements. If the developers detect no major bugs and gameplay issues, TFT returns in a month or in Patch 9.23.
Rise of the Elements is actually the second set of TFT. It features new champions and elements. The original 50 champions are replaced by brand new League of Legends characters. TFT favorites Vayne, Aatrox, and Rek’sai remains in the second selection but in different forms. On top of that, there will be seasonal sets carrying new items, classes, and origins occasionally.