A year ago, we shot ourselves in the foot with our first attempt at Riot Pls, where we talked about the things we were and weren’t working on. Back then we said that a practice tool—an environment where you could train solo, without restraints—wasn’t something we wanted to do.
Hi Summoners, Riot Riscx here to talk about the new Challenger rewards. We previously announced brand new physical rewards for Challenger Tier this year—here’s what that means.
The top players from each Ranked queue will receive exclusive Challenger Jackets to recognize their achievement in Season 2016.
It’s pre-season again, and that gives us time to work on overhauling the systemic aspects of League, from the jungle to items to masteries. This year, when we think about what we want to improve about our game systems, the word that comes to mind is “adaptability”. We want to introduce new gameplay elements that cause every game to feel different, and force players to adapt to those differences.
With Pre-Season approaching, it’s time to revisit and clarify the conversation around the upcoming assassin update. In our last post about Roster Updates, we stressed two goals for the Assassin Updates: push the thematics/play patterns of the individual champions, and increase the overall game health of the class.
That time we said we weren’t doing Replays…
The last time we talked about Replays was about a year ago in our first Riot Pls. At that time, a number of factors led us to deprioritize Replays. Since then, we’ve put a ton of love into League’s global infrastructure (for example creating Riot Direct), prompting us to revisit the conversation.
Here to keep you guys in the loop on how things are progressing for the Assassins update as we get closer towards the next Pre-Season. In particular, we’ll be talking today about some of the other changes that will accompany the 4 large updates (Talon, Rengar, Katarina, LeBlanc). Here’s where we’re at:
Stealth and Vision AdjustmentsWe are doing a minor pass on the Stealth and Vision system this Pre-Season.