League of Legends showcases new Soul Fighter mode

League of Legends

Popular MOBA League of Legends just released a mid-year check-in, alongside a developer video.

The update goes over the new Soul Fighter mode, arena, new Star Guardian skins and more.

Here’s a rundown on the new details:

The League of Legends team today released a new “Dev Update” video containing answers to FAQ about the new game mode Arena and updates on Quick Play, the Blue Essence Emporium and more.

Before highlighting some of the upcoming content coming to League, Riot Brightmoon and Meddler reiterated the team’s commitment to delivering new content, such as game modes, events and cinematics, and fostering more consistent communication with the community. Additionally, the video covered the following:

  • The team will be actively listening to players’ feedback and gauging the mode’s popularity before making any decisions on whether Arena will return.
  • If Arena does return, the team would like to implement features like custom lobbies and queueing with multiple friends.
  • Arena-specific balance changes will be made, including a mixture of champion-specific changes and simple percentage adjustments, as needed.
  • An Arena FAQ dev blog answering a number of players’ questions was just published today.
  • Players can meet the team behind the development of Arena in a behind-the-scenes video.
  • Quick Play, which was put on hold to prioritize Soul Fighter, Arena and the Ranked changes, is in the works and is planned for release later this year.
  • The Star Guardian Seraphine and Orianna skins that came from Wild Rift have been performing really well—they’ve been two of the most popular skins this year.
  • The team is working on bringing Redeemed Xayah and Rakan over later this year.
  • The Blue Essence Emporium will return in patch 13.17 and the team is aiming to bring it back twice a year going forward.
  • A mass disenchant feature will be implemented to quickly disenchant unneeded champion shards.
  • New ability icons for Graves, Janna, Jarvan, Nami, Orianna and Varus will be released in August, with other champions to follow.
  • In the next Dev Update, the team will talk more about how Arena’s been going and their thoughts on the future of Arena and other modes.
  • The team will also have updates to share on Preseason, the visual and audio update for Jax and the newest champion, Briar.

Below you can watch the short video version of this announcement as well:

League of Legends fans have been eating good this year, and the Soul Fighter mode is proving to be one of the game’s highlights for 2023.

League of Legends is available on Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows (through Riot Games).



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