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Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.1 – New Champions, Spectator Mode and much more

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Riot Games is known for some fast updates in their games. The developer’s team try to keep the game bug free and bring new things in-game. A beast of a new patch is announced by them, featuring replays, spectator mode, two new champs, balance changes to the peskiest yordles and more Blue Motes. So let’s look into details of the new Patch 2.1 update.

NEW CHAMPIONS

XAYAH, THE REBEL

XAYAH, THE REBEL

Deadly and precise, Xayah is a vastayan revolutionary waging a personal war to save her people. She uses her speed, guile, and razor-sharp feather blades to cut down anyone who stands in her way. Xayah fights alongside her partner and lover, Rakan, to protect their dwindling tribe, and restore their race to her vision of its former glory.

League of Legends Wild Rift Xayah is a Marksman Champion commonly played in the Dragon Lane as Carry. You can soon get the detailed guide under our Wild Rift section.

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RAKAN, THE CHARMER

RAKAN, THE CHARMER

As mercurial as he is charming, Rakan is an infamous vastayan troublemaker and the greatest battle-dancer in Lhotlan tribal history. To the humans of the Ionian highlands, his name had long been synonymous with wild festivals, uncontrollable parties, and anarchic music. But this energetic, traveling showman has left his old life behind, dedicating himself to the cause of his lover, the rebel Xayah. Together, they seek to free Ionia’s wild magic, restoring the vastaya’s birthright.

League of Legends Wild Rift Rakan is a Catcher Champion commonly played in the Dragon Lane as Support. You can soon get the detailed guide under our Wild Rift section.

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FEATURES

REPLAYS

You can now watch the replays of your 50 most recent matches! Playback your game as it happened to improve your play or relive those unforgettable moments. Replays feature a new HUD, showing both teams’ items, summoner spells, gold earned, and more.

More info:
  • Replays can be accessed from your Match History page or the end-of-game screen.
  • Watch the match back as it happened or follow any other player in the game.
  • Different playback speed settings are available, ranging from 0.5× to 8× speed.
  • Rewinding/time-skipping is not currently supported.
  • Replays cannot be used for Practice Mode games.
  • Replays will expire with each new patch.

SPECTATOR MODE

The most important update for all coaches, organizers, and backseat gamers: Patch 2.1 brings the ability to spectate your friends’ matches.

Spectating a matchmade game features a three-minute delay to avoid game spoilers. Custom games feature three spectator slots and do not have any delay.

More info:
  • In order to spectate a player in a matchmade game, you must be friends with them.
  • You must be on the same game version to spectate a player.
  • If you don’t want to make a… spectacle of yourself, turn off “Allow spectators” in the Settings menu.
  • When spectating, the map will always be oriented with Baron Lane at the top and Dragon Lane at the bottom.

SKINS

(Future 2.1 skins will be released in patches 2.1a, 2.1b and 2.1c)

All skins will be released throughout the patch.

  • Lunar Beast Alistar
  • Lunar Beast Annie
  • Lunar Beast Darius
  • Lunar Beast Fiora
  • Lunar Beast Jarvan IV
  • Lunar Beast Miss Fortune
  • Panda Teemo
  • Cosmic Dawn Rakan
  • Cosmic Dusk Xayah
  • Heartseeker Vayne
  • Sweetheart Rakan
  • Sweetheart Sona
  • Sweetheart Xayah

EVENTS

LUNAR BEAST

Empower the relics of revels past to tame the Beast and save the day.

The Lunar Beast event will begin later in the patch. More information will be available soon.

CHAMPIONS

In this patch, the developers had a good look at the recently-released yordle champs to address some outliers, as well as putting some power back into fighters like Jarvan, Jax and Yasuo.

CORKI

Corki wasn’t delivering on his high-flying’, high-faluting’ antics, especially given his identity as a marksman mage. The developers have added a bit of satisfaction to his arsenal.

(1) Phosphorus Bomb
  • AD ratio: 0.5 bonus AD → 0.7 bonus AD
(3) Gatling Gun
  • Armor and Magic Resist reduction: 4/6/8/10 → 8/12/16/20
(Ult) Missile Barrage
  • Base damage: 80/95/110 → 80/115/150
  • AD ratio: 0.25 at all ranks → 0.25/0.45/0.65
  • Big One base damage: 160/190/220 → 160/230/300
  • Big One AD ratio: 0.5 at all ranks → 0.5/0.9/1.3

JARVAN IV

Jarvan’s been underperforming for a while now so they gave him some buffs to make him a more worthy contender.

Base Stats
  • AD per level: 3.6 → 4.55
(P) Martial Cadence
  • Now deals 20 minimum damage
(1) Dragon Strike
  • Dragon Strike to Demacian Standard dash combo hitbox size: 2 → 2.5
(Ult) Cataclysm
  • Fixed dash speed: 0.4s → 0.25s

JAX

Jax has been underperforming in matchups we all expect him to be stronger in. Amping up his gap closing so he can snowball better, particularly in situations against squishy ranged champions.

(1) Leap Strike
  • Range: 6 → 6.5
  • Cooldown: 9/8/7/6s → 7.5/7/6.5/6s
  • Damage: 55/110/165/220 → 60/115/170/225

KAI’SA

Fixing an issue where Kai’Sa wasn’t hitting as hard as she should.

(2) Void Seeker
  • Correctly applies Caustic Wounds’ damage to the target hit

KENNEN

Electric ninja rat too strong, especially as a lane bully and burst mage. The team tuned him down across the board.

Base Stats
  • Base AD: 58 → 52
  • Movement speed: 335 → 330
(2) Electrical Surge
  • Cooldown: 12/10/8/6s → 15/12/9/6s
(3) Lightning Rush
  • Base damage: 85/140/195/250 → 70/125/180/235
  • AP ratio: 0.8 → 0.7
(Ult) Slicing Maelstrom
  • Base damage: 35/70/105 → 30/60/90
  • AP ratio: 0.2 → 0.15

LEE SIN

The developer last changes made it so Sonic Wave (1) sometimes can’t reach a target kicked back by Dragon’s Rage (Ult). They adjusted the range to make this combo reliable again. We expect this to be a slight nerf, but Lee Sin is for the most part in an okay spot.

(Ult) Dragon’s Rage
  • Knockback range: 7.5 → 6.75

TRISTANA

Tristana’s abilities feel very lackluster, and her signature Explosive Charge (3) is not living up to its promise of being a huge nuke when fully stacked. They amped up all of her explosive powers to help her keep pace with other bot laners.

(1) Rapid Fire
  • Attack speed: 30/50/70/90% → 50/70/90/110%
  • Duration: 5s → 7s
(2) Rocket Jump
  • Base damage: 60/130/200/270 → 85/155/225/295
(2) Explosive Charge
  • Passive base damage: 40/70/100/130 → 55/85/115/145
  • Active base damage: 60/70/80/90 → 65/80/95/110
  • AD ratio: 50/70/90/110% Bonus AD → 55/90/125/160% Bonus AD

TWISTED FATE

Twisted Fate has been underperforming especially in higher levels of play. The developers are making it more rewarding to players who are able to select the right card in the right situation.

(2) Pick a Card
  • Blue Card mana restoration: 50/65/80/95 → 60/90/120/150
  • Blue Card AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.8
  • Red Card AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.65
  • Gold Card stun duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75s → 1.25/1.5/1.75/2s

YASUO

Yasuo’s ultimate sometimes feels more like a Last Sigh. Currently, it feels like it takes too long to complete the animation so it got speeding it up, and also increasing its damage in the late game.

(Ult) Last Breath
  • Base damage: 200/300/400 → 200/350/500
  • Animation time: 1.5s → 1.25s
  • Knock-up duration: 1.5s → 1.25s

ITEMS

The developers feel Youmuu’s is offering too much as a single item and needs to be trimmed down a bit to have a clearer (and weaker) purpose. They are reworking the Momentum passive to only stack Movement Speed at a baseline instead of also converting Momentum into magic damage. Since the goal is not to nerf Dead Man’s Plate, they added the Momentum to magic damage conversion onto Dead Man’s Plate’s Crushing Blow passive.

YOUMUU’S GHOSTBLADE

Momentum

  • [Removed] Attacks convert Momentum into bonus magic damage on-hit.
  • Attacks will still remove all Momentum stacks.

Spectral Haste

  • Unchanged

DEAD MAN’S PLATE

Momentum

  • [Removed] Attacks convert Momentum into bonus magic damage on-hit.
  • Attacks will still remove all Momentum stacks.

Crushing Blow

  • [New] Attacks deal magic damage equal to Momentum stacks removed. Melee attacks that expend max Momentum also slow by 50% for 1 second

Stacking the effects of the Redemption or Locket Enchants should come at a cost similar to multiple Heals. They added some restrictions to preserve active enchant diversity.

REDEEMING ENCHANT

  • (NEW) Redemption heal effect is reduced by 50% if the target has been affected by another Redemption in the last 20 seconds

LOCKET ENCHANT

  • Locket shield effect is reduced by 50% if the target has been affected by another Locket in the last 20 seconds

GAMEPLAY

NEW FEATURES

PING DISPLAY

Added the ability to see your exact latency in-game.

PORTRAIT LOCK

By popular demand, added the ability to choose the order in which enemies appear when using Portrait Lock.

IN-GAME CHAT

The in-game chat settings have been updated. All / Team / Off is now All / Team / Party. The new Party setting allows for premade party chat while hiding chat from other team members.

SUMMONER SPELL TIMERS

Added an indicator around summoner spell buttons showing exactly how long spell casts like Barrier and Ghost will be active.

SMITE INDICATOR

Added a visual indicator to indicate reduced gold from minions if using the Smite summoner spell.

GAMEPLAY CHANGES

HAND OF BARON

The developers felt that the Hand of Baron buff on empowered minions felt unfair to opponents and was misleading, so they are taking some power away from them when you’ve long since peace out.

  • When champions with Hand of Baron buff leave minion vicinity, buff linger duration reduced from 10 → 5 seconds

RIFT SCUTTLER

Rift Scuttlers now spawn similarly to League PC. At the start of the game, two Rift Scuttlers spawn (one on each side of the map), then one Scuttler on either side is randomly spawned thereafter.

OTHER

  • Increased the amount of Blue Motes in Weekly Activity Chests, and slightly increased Activity Points required to earn the third chest in a week. XP and Poro Coin rewards are unchanged:
    • Chest 1: 120 Activity Points – 150BM → 250BM
    • Chest 2: 240 Activity Points – 175BM → 275BM
    • Chest 3: 465 Activity Points (was 400) – 200BM → 425BM
  • Added the ability to gift recalls, baubles and emotes.
  • Fixed a bug where reaching account level 10 would remove the Suggested Activities menu.
  • Chests now prioritize granting unowned content first, and if all potential content is owned, Poro Coins can be granted instead. This fixes an issue where chests could not be used if all potential content was owned.
  • Champions earned from levelling up have been removed as potential drops from chests.
  • Adjusted the login flow to ensure that important login popup messaging (like server-status) will not be skipped when using automatic login.
  • On iOS, increased the time before automatic logout when minimizing Wild Rift or locking screen.
  • Refreshed tutorials with more information about lane indicators.
  • Moved hardware/device permission requests from the first login to the first time a feature are used. For instance, instead of requesting access to save media on the first login, Wild Rift now asks for access for the first time-saving media (like sharing on social media).

FREE-TO-PLAY CHAMPION ROTATION

Feb 4 – Feb 10: Aurelion Sol, Darius, Ezreal, Fizz, Jax, Jhin, Lee Sin, Shyvana, Sona, Soraka

Feb 11 – Feb 17: Amumu, Braum, Camille, Draven, Graves, Nami, Varus, Wukong, Zed, Ziggs

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