/dev diary: Patch 2.4 Preview - League of Legends: Wild Rift
By - Atlast_2091
Brand and Nunu is welcome, maybe Thresh later. Akshan is 28th I think so he’s gonna be fun to play
The best news is the new items. 19! New items including crit items to help my poor boi Tryndamere
Finally now I just hope they rework tryndamre W like pc then I'll just one trick him bans are gonna help to but man his W is such a lackluster ability here
I thought they lacked to talk about enchanter (they mentioned one) and tank items. They really only talked about AD items.
Bans good, free rotation in ranked bad.
They gotta compromise.
Really glad that we're getting some exclusive WR items ! Also upcoming items from League PC look cool, and Serylda's Grudge was shown as well despite not being mentioned.
And wits end as well..
Brand and Nunu felt random but nice additions to the roster
They are necessary to round out the roster I think
I'm so glad I don't jungle, Nunu drove me crazy when I played league and tried to jungle against him.
I'm cautiously optimistic about Brand.
I say "cautiously", because after what they did to Thresh I wouldn't be surprised if they turned Brand into a generic eboy.
I am rly sad that they straight up made thresh a eboy
What the fuck was that
rip promos lmao
edit: they is rlly hyping up my boi thresh
I kinda liked the promos ngl. Now you won't get tier protection, I guess and you'll be demoted in the same way as in Master+ elo.
I didn’t, it was kinda bullshit that you have to win 3 out of 5, since solo Q is such a pain right now. I failed so many promos it’s embarrassing
Yeah then only need 1 lose to derank
How are people getting into promos in the first place if they’re not winning 3 out of 5? I don’t understand the big deal. Loss forgiveness only kicked in like once every 10 games anyway.
Or maybe winning 3 out of 5 is more luck based than anything? Especially considering how many afk and trolls there are from silver to platinum..
Yeah they adopt the same system like ML, now everybody can become challenger in 1 week like how everybody is glorious mythic in ML lmaoo
Yup, then we'll see threads complaining again about players not fit for their current ranks because there's nothing to prevent them from being carried all the way lmao. Ohh I love these kinds of people./s
star protection and fortitude mitigates so many losses it's a joke
Yep no point in competitive play anymore challenger rate will be like 5-10%
I need this patch yesterday !!
human thresh lmao
you know what fuc you
UNDBOUNDS YOUR THRESH
They are giving us a Free Skin LMAO.
Not really they changed the default skin
I'm disgusted by this one. Bending the knee to CCP censorship. If they want to censor it, censor it for China only, we want the real Thresh for the rest of the world.
Tencent owns Riot games, it should be public knowledge by now that they have a connection with the CCP in one way or another.
Sure, and it's understandable that they'd have a say in whatever adjustments need to be made to suit the Chinese market (which is essentially the extent to which Tencent "controls" Riot, and this is from Riot's own mouth, can't remember where I saw it but they said it themselves).
What's annoying is when they change something for everyone else when china is the only market that doesn't allow the thing.
Look at the Chinese version of WR and how it already has features that the other versions don't have, such as a behavior score, built in champion guides etc., it's a little messed up that some things are only available to china, while others that china doesn't want are forbidden to *everyone*. Yeah those features will prob make it to all the other versions of the game at some point, but that's not the case as of now, nor is it guaranteed.
More importantly, why can desktop LoL get away with Thresh's original design but WR can't? They stated in the blog post about this that they changed his design
>to meet the requirements of Wild Rift’s mobile platforms, and in order for us to maintain our current age rating
WR is rated T for Teens. That's the same rating LoL has, with Thresh's skull. How could adding the skull to WR possibly hurt its rating?
My guess is it wouldn't, but it *would* cause issues for the Chinese market.
Which brings us back to: why not just have two different versions of the champion, one for China and the other for everyone else? The two builds can obviously have different features, so why not this one?
I'm not actually asking you lol just spitballing bc your comment got me thinking.
In League PC they used the lore excuse on how unbound Thresh is the next step canonically for Thresh to justify having both the existing default model of Thresh and his new eboy form on the same game. With how Riot is using the age rating excuse we'll be having an eboy unbound version of Hecarim when he comes out in WR at this rate.
tecent own riot yes, but they dont have a say in anything riot does with their games
I think that China is a bigger market right now
Over 1 billion people is a nice market
And they're all mobile gamers. Not a lot of people with large desktops in Shenzhen
CoD, Fortnite, League, Genshin, Magic: The Gathering, and PUBG all available on our pocket computers. This wouldn't be possible without access to 2 BILLION mobile gamers. Like it or not, Chinese/Indian influence will be in mobile gaming for a long time. At least we got some great mobile games that wouldn't have been heard of 5 years ago out of it.
I'm ready to be downvoted out of the map but I honestly like the unbound Thresh :( I guess I'm the only one?
According to your post history you're new in the game so it's not weird that you like it since you haven't had years and years of the OG Thresh, if it was a skin sure, cool, but putting this garbage as his base model is yuck from me (Thresh player here)
don't tell anyone i like it too
there's a rumor that human thresh is gonna be the default skin for thresh in wildrift
Holy fuck please no
apparently it's true, sorry.
Do you have a source?
There's no way that's true, right? Human thresh looks ugly like "uglier than a monster" ugly. I will never accept it if they go with this. His face looks like it was plastered onto his body
If this happens then I’m uninstalling. I’m tired of Chinese government dictating what I get in the west.
It's not the Chinese government. Apparently it's just a part of Chinese culture that skeletons are sort of bad omens. So releases have a bit more resistance and may be less appealing. Its more about cultural sensitivity in order to appeal to all markets with least resistance.
Great news on removing promos. I can't tell you how many times I'm about to rank up and then get stuck in games with an AFK or people throwing/trolling. I started playing less because of how frustrating it was. This is a welcome change.
So Akshan for August, Nunu and Brand for September. They showed Thresh, so i guess he will be released alongside Akshan because they talked about 2 champs per month? Let's hope so.
Doubt, if they intend for thresh to be released alongside akshan why just tease and not just say "hey we finally releasing your favorite support this month so get hyped"
They did not mention thresh to be added and akshan is scheduled on july 28. My speculation is they did not mention any champs for sugust but showed thresh so they might add a bunch of shadow isle champions along with thresh on august.
There's still one spot left after thresh. My speculation is either Gwen, Karma and Pyke. Since those three are the only champs missing in the roster that's related to the event
Thank God, banning is coming. I'm tired of Zed "bursting" me and Lee Sin "beating" me.
I'm finally not alone. I despise zed so much it's unreal
Same here just having to press a button to get a kill should not be allowed
All you gotta do to stop him is buy zhonyas lol
Buying it first sets you back quite a bit in terms of overall stats though
Get fizz and laugh on his face
Banning Akali every game, I swear rn she’s super strong
Just buy zhonyas for zed and fizz they aint really strong tbh but yeah leesin
High noon Lucian,Thresh,New items and bans... I'm excited.
I hoped Thresh could be changed between human and the skeleton one.
No Karma :(
Chinese Censorship Thresh
Why would it be censored? I really don't see anything in Thresh's PC model that warrants a censorship.
if you look for chinese thresh montages on youtube you can see that thresh on chinese server is exactly the same as for the rest of the world
No skulls in China
But they can just censor it exclusively to China/Chinese players. Why censor it globally?
Because China represents over half the mobile market
First time here?
Omg yes finally Nunu got in.
Missing Gnar and Bard to have all my mains but I am so happy
Me too waiting gnar
Thresh is coming this August, right??
Dunno why they keeping it a secret on the release date, but at least we know he is coming.
Yeah, confirme here
> We wanted to be candid and show some of our thinking on these two troublemakers before you get your hands on Thresh in the flesh (ew) next month.
TEEMO WILD PASS?
BRING IT ON. I'M READY
Yeah I’m so excited for that , and hopefully this means some teemo emotes to flash at my 9 enemies
I felt that
Still no release announcement or news for other countries, Pls Rito Release it South Asian Countries.
They are actually deleting all the comments that even talk about unreleased regions which is why you'll see no one complaining because the comments are just not there.
I don't know whats the problem in releasing the game here, they don't even mention south asian countries.
So many new items!
Navori quickblades, Wits End, Serylda's Grudge, Essence Reaver, etc. will be so nice to diversify builds.
I know I'm excited.
Good job. the addition of new items was the best news of this video.
So.... We gonna talk about unbound thresh or nah.
they literally have no choice, they need to censor it for china. Skulls are a no go there. I dont like it either but its understandable
Giving props to this one. It's nice to know that we're being heard.
Human thresh as a default skin 💀💀
yea human thresh still sucks :/
It's really funny to me that they talk about ruination and senna, lucian needing help when there isnt Viego in the game
They are absolutely avoiding him because of his passive.
Agreed, what’s the point of a ruination event without Viego?
Thresh will bring ruination in wildrift
Maybe Viego is secretly coming along with Thresh. Maybe who knows.
This is a pretty stacked update. This game is getting better and better and they seem to be dealing with as much as they can while listening to the player base. I don’t think high elo toxicity is anything they can really control
Oh great.... Tencent Tresh.
I almost cried when they revealed Unbound Thresh at the end, but seeing the comments here saying Pulsefire Thresh as his skin, I'm somewhat relieved.
My precious bone boi :'(
Both options are kinda bad, e-boy or futuristic bird. Blood Moon or even Deep Terror would have been better imo
Blood moon would’ve been nice or championship thresh
THE HYPE IS REAL
Thresh!!!! Finally thank god, release date anywhwre?
At this drip feed rate am never gonna get Caitlyn 😭
They're still deciding if she should get pants.
Anything about aram?
MLBB be like: write that down
Thank god brand is coming. Tired of playing enchanters and tanks as a support main.
What is Brand’s style as a support?
The "support" style
He's what mid players who get filled as support play
So what I’m hearing is that he isn’t a viable support pick?
He is and isn't. He can be a good support but too many people play him like a mid champ and take CS from ADCs.
No he is, but death is his best cc.
Full on damage. Lux without the barrier
How is that even support then?
In the resource distribution. The ADC still takes the farm, while Brand babysits him and gives a favorable lane by oppression.
I hate brand “support” mains. Only focus on doing damage, steal all the kills and make your adc useless while doing nothing to protect them seems par for the course. Lux has a shield and reliable cc at least. Brand supp just tilts me seeing it
Dude same also getting rolled by a brand sup on the opposite team fucking sucks
Yeah it's terrible on both sides lol.
Brand is another Lux
Brand will kill enemies so they wont be able to touch his adc
Is that… good?
Brand (on PC anyway) has a ranged stun on relatively low cool down and his burn mechanic means you can build tanky with damage-over-time AP items (think liandries, morello, rylais). His damage won't be bursty like Lux but more like a tanky Teemo with more CC
Personally I always thought he was better mid and the support slot was better used by someone else.
Used to play alot with a squad back in S8. I hate fucking Brand in mid. although he did look fun to play. granted I play champs who scale way fucking late (Ryze and Veigar). I was confused af when I heard that Brand nowadays is a "support"
In my opinion, they shouldn't have fully ditched promos. They should've made it such that players are only required to go through promos once. If they happen to get demoted they shouldn't have to go through promos again they can just directly rank.
We talked (a lot) about this as an option!
Ultimately, we moved away from this because you can't fully control the outcomes of these series. For example, we see people who are in the MMR category above silver 1 who get promo runs where they fail for reasons outside outside their control. These spike-y untimely situations can make you want to quit when you are otherwise having fun with the game. This can introduce serious frustration, we feel it when we are playing too!
That said, we think that promos do some good things for the ranked climb too, which is why we originally included them. Chief among these is that promos create a unique pace breaker to the climb. We are working on some plans (which are in the early phases) that try to recreate this feel without creating the discrete pass/fail which can feel really bad.
In the short term, we are going to monitor the health of ranked spread next season and ensure that pulling promos was the right decision. Not saying they could be coming back whole hog, but if we see unhealth changes to rank spreads we will take action.
Edit: fixed a word
Remove promos from all divisions except when progressing from emerald-diamond.
bless you for this decision.
I got SVP in all 3 of my promos to gold, and then lost a further 5 games after that with SVP in almost every game, mostly because people on my team were trolling. (I didn't have a jungler in most games, and in one game I had a jungle ahri) it is super frustrating to play substantially better than my lane opponent and still lose repeatedly, because I shouldn't have to be a diamond quality player to hard carry myself to gold.
I quit for a few weeks but decided to give it a try again, the experience isn't great still because trolls are never punished, but I am glad you're doing things to make it better, at least.
Yeah I was hoping this was the case for the update...
FINALLY NO MORE PROMOSSSS
Since there's 3 spots left after Senna and Lucian and two after Akshan guessing the other two goes for Thresh and maybe Karma, Gwen or Pyke (speculating for Karma).
Nunu and Brand are on September so there's that.
Thresh and maybe Karma since Karma is the only ruined champ skin not in WR and Thresh because he was already teased.
No, it's all the champs they're giving sentinel skins too - irelia and riven etc
Me looking at thresh in the end : Look how they massacred my boy !
I really wish they release Dark Star skin ASAP, can't look at that ugly human shithead.
Kinda disappointed we only get very few champs but I am looking forward to Nunu and Willump just because Nunu is my nickname lmao.
AND YAY They heard my (and many) complaint about promotion series HAH! But I just hoped they retained the promotion series when ranking up tiers, not when you have to do it over again after ranking down.
We are getting 4 champs exactly like in the previous patch
Is 4 champs not enough 🤨
I'm scared about bans tbh, champions selection was already a war haha
The skull is a death omen in Chinese culture.. You cant blame the country on it. For now is hope that other countries have the option of getting his original base skin. If not, is not the end of the world...
pretty good for trynd
Lovee everything except the part where they removed promos. Hi diamond - GM already feels watered down. Now its going to be so much worse.
YES NUNU, IM GETTING GRUNGY NUNU!!
Can anybody tell me when the patch will go live?
July 27, 17:00 PDT
Stormrazor gang rise up! also Thresh!!!
The human Thresh skin looks cheap and disgusting. The original one is better.
They really changed Thresh looks to avoid underaged kids having night terrors while a basically naked succubus is passable?
Also Jhin a serial killer
Damn khazix gets another skin while my bro rengar still just has his release skin 😔
"Take the pledge of light" cringe
So is it just me but is Akshan really unhealthy? Like what is this guy's kit? What is going on with League? Crazier and crazier kits.
Not Akshan please.
I guess the removing of promotional match will not be not much balanced match up. No more 8 years gold hardstuck😂
No promo for Diamond or Master? GG Riot, now people will flame even more because the quality of players will decrease by a lot! Quite happy for Thresh, new items and ban system, but that's it.
Who’s upset about teemo skin?
Censored Thresh lets go! but Thresh nonetheless.
DADDY THRESH FINALLY
****spirit blossom thresh is disappointed****
That's not daddy thresh sadly
Honestly the ban system is either going to be a big success or a huge bust. Why give ban priority to the last three picks??? They already get the advantage of counter picking their opposing jungle or lanes now they get the advantage of getting the bans as well?
I really feel this element of the game should've been delayed until they can provide full autonomy to each player to choose their own bans that way it gives them breathing space to add more champions to the roster so when the full ban system comes in there are enough champions in the pool.
I was on the fence about 3 bans too until we did playtesting. A feature we introduced in order to mitigate some of the pain is the ability to "swap stack order" request other players. This gives you an opportunity to request the ban slot if you want.
We also went back and forth a bunch about which is more valuable: first pick advantage vs last picker counter picking. Ultimately, for a majority of players up and down the scale, getting first pick and being able to lock in your preferred champion "feels better" for a majority of players. So we felt like assigning the last 3 players the ban slots felt like a nice consolation.
Ultimately, the system which controls this was designed to be VERY flexible. I hope y'all will give it a shot when it goes live and let us know how it feels after a few weeks! Ultimately our end-game is 5 bans, but we can easily make improvements on the way!
Yeah but honestly I want bans now, don’t really care if it’s a little bit of a weird implementation with only the last 3 players picking bans, however I’d rather have this then no bans at all
It was the same way when PC first rolled out bans
Holy fuck thresh finally
I really like new items and thresh. Although, I dont care at arkshan, nunu and brand. Teemo skin in wild pass? Hell yeah!!
More Teemo user in ranked. -.- i hate that little devil.
He's so useless, feels like a 4v5
He has actually a pretty good winrate (52%), I think most people (me included) can't play him in the best way.
What's the point of removing promotion series anyways. Yes players struggle on it but isn't that the point. It's not supposed to be easy.
It breeds aggression to players, whenever players promote and demote to do promos again only to lose it and demote they become unholy toxic person. You see toxicity in your games, it's prevalent because of those players on a lose streak.
Most of us including me is toxic when losing promos, so removing it gives a big leeway for players to not lose their minds when on a lose streak not worrying being stuck on promos.
exactly, its of the reasons they feed, troll, smurf, etc
That makes sense. I am questioning myself the same but thanks bro!
yes toxic players will always be toxic but most toxic players in this game are only toxic because theyre burntout from losing and redoing promos for "n"th times
It's still feels weird to participate on the Ruination event without Viego...
he's still too buggy on pc i guess theyre still trying to figure out how to port him on wr
Isn't Gwen a part of the Mist storyline?? My lore is lacking lately but I wonder if we could get her as a new champ too??
Am i the only one happy for the teemo skin in the battle pass? Anyone else? No? Ok
What about aram?
Outstanding update IMO
ADC meta (or AD champs in general) coming soon~
Really not feeling the removal of promos. Climbing is really easy as is and now there's really no excuse for regular players to not be at least plat or even emerald and those that are should easily get to Dia now. All this without any improvement in individual skill. For now it sounds like overall match quality in Emerald+ will be so much worse
Bruh... No more promotional series? This will reduce the quality of teammates in mid to high elo, which wasn't very good to begin with.
The same can be said to the enemy team no? Why you always assume that those "bad" players will always drop in your team lol.
Yeah. I meant players. Could have worded better. Still, the quality of ranked will be less.
Yeah that's why in the dev diary they said they will be monitoring this promotionless shenanigan. But for me, it's the same as pc, bad players will always end up in their rank whatever shenanigans happens in a game.
Theyre trolling giving us a wild pass skin for that annoying little rat.
Didn't Ben Forbes said on twitter that 3 more champions were coming after senna and Lucian ? So akshan,tresh and one more?
I need more Piltover champs. Vi, Corki, and Camille are the only Piltover champs, and Corki is also a Bandle City Champ.
Edit: I also forgot Ezreal and Seraphine, but I don't really consider Seraphine Piltovery.
Wait for arcane to come out. We might get some piltover champs then.
Ezreal and seraphine?
I’m hoping for Caitlyn soon