Riot has released information that will not necessarily please League of Legends players.
First and foremost, there will be no voting for rework this year. Reason? It turns out that Riot messed up with its site in 2020 so much that it is unable to prepare the survey well.
And this is not a joke. Officially Riot writes:
Earlier this year, we announced that we would hold another vote where you could vote for the next VGU in League. Unfortunately, there were some problems in organizing the vote on the new page, and we had to get on with the new VGU before we could fix them.
This one will be created, but only in 2021, it is completely unknown in which month.
We still plan to vote on the next VGU next year for the next champion update.
What's new in LoL?
Below you will find official information from Riot with the current priorities of the studio, what they are planning and which characters can be counted on in the near future. News is first-person because it was made entirely by Riot:
So far in 2020 we have released…
- Upper (Sett),
- Jungler (Lillia),
- Melee Middle (Yone),
- And the host (Samira).
That means we’re missing a middle mage and a support by the end of the year, and I’m glad to say we’re well on our way to their scheduled release (although, as always, things can get complicated). Plus, focusing on new champions doesn’t mean we forget about the VGU. Dr. Mundo is currently in full swing, as is early work on another champion’s yet to be updated.
So let’s move on to an overview of the mage and supporter who will complete the new championship for 2020, followed by the VGU Mundo update and a quick look at the first champion to sail in 2021.
I don’t know about you, but I have become a fan of many different heroes as the years go by. Have any of you been enchanted by the hero so much that you hang his posters on the walls, hum his theme and reserve it in every possible game?
Even if you’re not currently a devoted admirer of any hero, the new rising star of Piltover and Zaun, when finally on the scene, can instantly turn you into their super-megaphans. I hope you are ready to follow her in large numbers and applaud her!
WANTED! AWARD ONLY FOR THE LIVE!
The Empire would pay handsomely for the capture and imprisonment of the escaped criminal. The fugitive is EXTREMELY dangerous, so be careful. He is armed to the teeth and attacks even the shadow of provocation. We recommend that you wear light armor, as reports have reported that heavy warlords have been killed with their armor, with warped and torn remains found around. Deprived of the possibility of maneuver, the criminal can save himself by quickly escaping, so we recommend using the services of a well-trained team.
If by some miracle someone succeeds in imprisoning this criminal, please immediately take him to the nearest empire building marked with a black rose.
What are you able to do in the name of love?
Go to the end of the world for her?
Will you give up everything you have for her?
Will you put your life at stake?
If you’re willing to do anything for love, you might fall in love with our new romantic jungler jungler who will try to take over your hearts and minds early next year.
I need a doctor ?!
Since the last time we talked about it, early in the design phase, we’ve made great strides with the VGU Mundo. Back then, everything we talked about was still in the research phase, but we knew there were three things we expected after updating it:
- We want a major update to the look and theme of Mundo not only to improve its appearance, but also to better suit League’s current visual style.
- We want to significantly improve the gameplay experience with the Mundo set, while still maintaining Super Defender regeneration and cleaver throwing skills.
- We want Mundo to remain a very uncomplicated hero.
After publishing that post, we read a lot of your comments about what you liked or disliked about our early search. We’ve found that a lot of players want us to keep the fun and comic character of Mundo, so it’s definitely going to be that. We really want Mundo to embody some kind of “black humor” that we think is very unique to the League champion set.
From the gameplay side, we tried to introduce a lot of things, but the longest thing we’ve been stuck with is trying to give the impression that Mundo goes where he wants to. We chose the version in which Mundo will be a hero extremely difficult to immobilize. This means we have to sacrifice some of his other perks – any form of crowd control immunity is a powerful tool – so Mundo won’t have hard crowd control or mobility in his kit.
Overall, Mundo’s gameplay won’t change much. Of course, there will be modifications and changes to many of his abilities to increase their expressiveness, satisfaction with them, and the ability to counter, but it will still be the same old Mundo we all love.
We’ll cover the details of our work on Mundo in more depth in the next developer blog post about Mundo, but it will be next year. For now, I leave you with his latest concept art.
Until next time
Before we say goodbye, I have one more point. Earlier this year, we announced that we would hold another vote where you could vote for the next VGU in League. Unfortunately, there were some problems in organizing the vote on the new page, and we had to get on with the new VGU before we could fix them. Our chosen champion was not voted on before, but I believe many players will be pleased to hear our decision once we announce it (which we are going to do in the next planning post). We still plan to vote on the next VGU next year for the next champion update.
In closing, I hope you are as impatiently as I am waiting for the heroes currently being prepared to appear. We will be back early next year to share our plans for 2021 with you. For now … see you on Summoner’s Rift.