Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.0 New Skins and Champions

Yordles, new hero skins, UX changes, lobby party sharing, balance changes and much more! Join us as we breakdown how these changes can help you on the Rift.

Contents

Summary

Yordles introduce themselves to the Rift with Season 1. there are some map and UX related changes out of which the Scoreboard Logic is the most game-changing. Let’s delve into detail into how these changes can help you be a better player.

New Champions in Wild Rift- Yordles

CORKI, THE DARING BOMBARDIER

Corki A long ranged poke mid laner, who deals damage from both abilities and auto-attacks.

KENNEN, THE HEART OF THE TEMPEST

Kennen A lane bully with high cc.

TRISTANA, THE YORDLE GUNNER

Tristana One of those marksmen with a mix of high DPS and Burst.

LULU, THE FAE SORCERESS

Lulu High utility support with high cc that synergizes with a lot of team compositions. Great against assassins.

TEEMO, THE SWIFT SCOUT

Teemo If you are new to League you will soon find out why he is so hated.🌚

FEATURES

PARTY FINDER

Part Finder wild Rift You can share your lobby now and that makes it much easier to finish your event quests, have scrims and stuff like that! You can share your lobby globally and among friends.

LATENCY INDICATORS

Latency wild Rift We have all faced problems where the latency showed a bright green but the gameplay felt worse than red. This is aimed at fixing all that/ indicator is also improved.

SOCIAL SHARING

No more taking screenshots of things you want to flex! Sharing options will be easily available for score-boards, skins new champions and so on.

MAP DESCRIPTION

Jungle Map Wild Rift If you want to get more familiar with the lay of the land (when you’re not trying to also farm minions and watch out for the enemy jungler), you can now explore the Wild Rift map in detail.

Elder dragon Wild Rift Read up on jungle monsters, epic monsters, plants, and structures at your leisure.

This is really good news for us as well, as we can look forward to making guides even more detailed and visually clear.

TUTORIAL OPTIMIZATION

There have been some changes to the tutorial prompts based on the player’s in-game performance. They’ve also received a visual upgrade.

CHAMPION MASTERY EMOTES

Flex the experience of your mains on other players. If this is toxic behavior or no is for you to decide.

Skins

Here are all the skins releasing for 2021.

Star Guardian Series

Star Guardian Janna

Janna

Star Guardian Jinx

Jinx

Star Guardian Lulu

Lulu

Star Guardian Ezreal

Ezreal

Star Guardian Lux

Lux

New Yordles Champion Skins for Wild Rift

Urfrider Corki

Corki

Arcade Corki

Corki

Star Guardian Lulu

Lulu

Dragon Trainer Lulu

Lulu

Wicked Lulu

Lulu

Guerilla Tristana

Guerilla Tristana

Little Demon Tristana

Little Demon Tristana

Arctic Ops Kennen

Kennen Where is Arctic ops Gragas?

Super Kennen

Kennen From the Yordle cinematic universe.

Cottontail Teemo

Cottontail Teemo

Little Devil Teemo

Cottontail Teemo 🌚

Other Skins

Sad Robot Amumu

Aumu Blitz should play with Amumu, not Teemo.

Arclight Varus

Arclight Varus Hello, Yorn.

FREE-TO-PLAY CHAMPION ROTATION

Date Easy Medium Hard
1/7 - 1/13 Braum Malphite Sona Shyvana Fizz Graves Jhin Varus Camille Oriana
1/14 - 1/20 Dr.Mundo Jarvan IV Miss-Fortune Soraka Tryndamere Xin-Zhao Alistar Akali Draven Zed

GAME SYSTEMS

PING REPLIES

This will highly improve communication especially in solo queue.

DRAGON/BARON RESPAWN TIMERS

Dragon Wild Rift Timer is now visible on the top left of the scoreboard. Here it is showing the time before first Dragon and Rift Herald.

This is a major improvement to minimap UI as it will definitely help you strategize better, and know when you have to save your ults and when it’s better to go all in.

SCOREBOARD LOGIC

There have been changes to the scoreboard, it will now update only when an enemy has been spotted. Screen peeking is no longer a thing. This seems like a pretty huge change, especially for mobile moba players.

Scoreboard logic Wild Rift When you don’t have vision of the enemy, their score bar is grayed out, indicating that it’s not in real-time.

Scoreboard logic Wild Rift As soon as you see the enemy, the scoreboard goes live again and starts displaying information in real-time.

NEW EMOTES WHEEL

Scoreboard logic Wild Rift Hold down your champ to access emotes wheel.

SYSTEM MESSAGE UI

They kept getting displayed mid which became irritating when it flashed during team fights. This will no longer be an issue.

DETAILED STATS

There is no lack of nerds who want even more detailed stats after every match and I am one of them. Apart from that, players are constantly trying to see ability haste in terms of cooldown reduction, the conversion is now made available.

TOWER PRIORITIZATION

Super minions > Siege minions, even for towers.

BALANCE CHANGES

Balance

  • It will be slightly harder to hit Zed shurikens now, and slightly easier to dodge them.
  • Master Yi will be less effective at pushing towers. this isn’t really a major nerf on his damage on champions or otherwise.
  • Champions that rely on Red buff will be affected. The solo queue meta has been jungle dominant, this is a nerf to that.
  • Some abilities did more burst to Rift Herald eye, than a Smite. This will surely fix that.

OTHER NOTES

Improved

  • Matchmaking
  • Leaderboards
  • Voice chat visuals
  • Friend list filters
  • Social interaction UX

Rundown Video

Here are the Patch Notes from the Gaming Pharoah himself. Many thanks to Shurkou for letting us embed his video on here!

Final Thoughts

The new scoreboard logic makes vision all the more important! You can’t know how much gold the jungler has if you have no vision on him, at the same time, the enemy jungle being warded will hurt him that much more. This might put tanks into the support meta, as they can be very aggressive with their ward placement.

Along with that, the timers will surely help your strategies and resource management be more precise. I find these changes very exciting and am looking forward to playing the game in the new season! Goodluck on the Rift.

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