League of Legends has become the highest grossing digital game with a reported $1.6 billion profit from digital sales in 2015. Could 2016 be bigger?
Riot really are kicking off the year with style. They’ve released a new champion, overhauled another, and now they’ve patched League of Legends up to 6.1. It comes with the usual changes, but also a brand new Champion Select.
Last week, Riot teased a brand new champion for League of Legends. All that could be gleaned from the short clip is that the upcoming character has a gun, some sort of fascination with the arts, and somewhat resembles Handsome Jack. Now though, we can finally see who this Virtuoso is, and exactly what he is capable of.
Yesterday Chinese company Tencent Holdings acquired the small portion of Riot Games they didn’t already have. They know own 100% of Riot Games. What changes can we expect for 2016?
Even though it came out way back in 2009, and despite the market being flooded with many new titles in recent years, League of Legends continues to be the most popular MOBA. Heck, the game is gaining even more traction it seems, at least if the numbers drawn from Worlds 2015 is anything to go by. Riot have just released the championships’ viewership statistics, and hot damn, are there some pretty big numbers…
Every two weeks or so, Riot release a patch, which most of the time, consists of some pretty significant changes for the MOBA. Truth is though, that even they need a break. Before they rush off to enjoy the festive season however, they’ve left one final gift – patch 5.24, which just so happens to come packed with some Snowdown 2015 cheer.
Last week, we told you all about Poppy, the Keeper of the Hammer, getting a rework for League of Legends. This week, we’re sharing a new spotlight video from Riot, which details all her various abilities, and exactly how they should be used to make this teeny champion super effective.
Poppy, a hammer-wielding champion from League of Legends, has been reworked. Here’s an overview of what she can do…
“If you’re a player who is punished for toxicity or intentional feeding or so on, you can’t get loot,” says League of Legends developer Riot Games.
With The League of Legends 2015 World Championship series done and dusted, Riot have free reign over their game once more, and they’re prepping for 2016. Sure, they’ve done some minor changes over the past few weeks already with the likes of patch 5.19 through to 5.21, but 5.22 is now here, and it’s bringing with it a host of preseason changes to Summoner’s Rift.
Patch 5.21 for League of Legends is out! Due to the League of Legends 2015 World Championship series still taking place, the changes aren’t too significant. Still, there are some pretty important balances that have been implemented by Riot.
One of the more popular Champion picks at this year’s League of Legends World Championships has now been removed from the Champion pick and ban pool. Gragas experienced a bug during the Fnatic vs. EDG game on Saturday and has now been removed.