As the days grow chillier and the evenings darker, the League of Legends 2020 patch cycle just keeps on rolling. LoL patch 10.20 has leapt from the testing grounds of the MOBA game’s PBE and onto live servers, which means all those balance changes and dragon-themed skins should be available very soon. Now, it’s time for patch 10.21 to make its glorious debut on the PBE – and, oh boy, is it a big one.
The first thing worth mentioning is, yes, that League of Legends Halloween skins leak from earlier this week was indeed accurate – Amumu and Elise are getting some spooky new skins with the coming patch. Officially called Bewitching Elise and Pumpkin Prince Amumu, the splash art we saw before is now officially confirmed, and we’ve got a look at these in-game in the Champion skins section below – along with several others.
Speaking of which, there’s a bunch of lucky Champs also getting new looks from the futuristic galaxy-themed Odyssey line in the next update. Aatrox, Karma, Kha’Zix, Sivir, and Twisted Fate are on the list, and Fizz and Kassadin aren’t left out, either – they’re in for a Little Devil and Hextech skin, respectively.
As for gameplay changes, there are plenty of major updates already up for a round o’ tweaking and tinkering for Preseason 2021 – but the process of testing these is a little more complex than usual. As Lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter explains here, the Preseason content will be on the PBE for “an extended period of time”, it’ll alternate time with the ‘regular’ patches on the testing servers (switching out on Thursdays, it seems), like so:
- Week one – Preseason
- Week two – Patch 10.21
- Week three – Preseason
- Week four – Patch 10.22
- Weeks five and six – Preseason
That means there will be different ‘sets’ of balance changes – the Preseason changes and the regular 10.21 changes. We’ve split these off for you to see below, labelled as ‘Preseason balance changes’ and ‘Patch 10.21 balance changes’, so you can see what’s what. Expect the changes in the 10.21 section to arrive when the patch goes live; the Preseason changes will follow once the extended period is done (but they’ll stay here in the notes anyway so you can see what’s being tested over the longer period).
The massive item system overhaul that Riot’s been discussing in recent weeks has landed on the PBE – including the new LoL item type, Mythics – as well the brand-new shop interface and item icon updates. and senior Champion designer August Browning have posted a bunch of threads and notes helping to explain these changes on social media, which we’ve included in the notes below.
There are also lots of Champion-specific changes up for testing, too, which are designed to make sure everything’s working correctly given the major item system updates “maintaining…
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