Post by Eorl @ 11:24am 16/01/14 | 0 Comments
Popular MOBA title League of Legends will soon be adding in static rosters for new players to get into, with developer Riot Games hoping that this addition will make it easier to learn and adapt to the game without worrying about purchasing certain characters.
This new roster change will be available for the first few levels of play, with the goal of improving "the way players learn to play League of Legends when they’re first starting out." The champions have been hand-picked due to ease of use and how enjoyable most new players find them.
The new change is coming in update 4.1, though won't be going live until a later date. Riot hasn't given any specifics on who will be featured in the roster change, but has said that after the first few levels players will be brought back to the traditional free-to-play roster.
Alongside this new roster change is an in-depth look into what update 4.1 will be adding to the game, including a number of champion changes and tweaks to map vision. Riot's player relations Chris Tom revealed the new changes in a recent blog update, stating that "The general theme of patch 4.1 is more refinement and tuning. We’re in the process of de-fogging more of those outliers like Shyvana, Riven and Annie. That said, now that the dust has settled we can also take another look at modernizing certain items (the Spirit line of jungle items, for example) and systems (2v1 lane swaps).”
Read up on the full changelog over here, and let us know your thoughts on the new patch and what it will bring to the game in the comments below.