TFT New Patch release date for Set 9.5 Horizonbound


TFT New Patch Release Date for Set 9.5 Horizonbound

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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TFT's Set 9.5 will be the auto-battler's last ever mid-set, announced Riot Games.
The Mid-Set called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound is introducing two new vertical traits in the form of Ixtal and Bilgewater along with other changes.
Here's all you need to know about the TFT new patch release date and other details.

Players are extremely excited for Teamfight Tactics' (TFT) final mid-set or Set 9.5 is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound. They are ecstatic since Riot Games has posted all details about Set 9.5 on TFT new patch release date.

Notably, towards the end of August, Riot Games revealed all the major updates it has planned for the mid-set including new traits, units, item changes, region portals and more.

Players were treated to featurettes about the Bilgewater trait and a new region called Rat Town on 21st August and in the following days, they were introduced to the Ixtal trait and other region portals as well.

Notably, the publisher has made some significant adjustments to Horizonbound’s Pass structure since its original Runeterra Reforged Pass release.

Here's all you need to know about the TFT new patch release date and other details.

When Is TFT New Patch Release Date?

The mid-set for TFT Set 9.5 Runeterra Reforged was released today on 13th September (Wednesday) as part of LoL Patch 13.18. The Teamfight Tactics developers have been working hard on a lot of new changes for the upcoming TFT Set 9.5, Horizonbound.

The second half of TFT Set Nine (9.5) is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and Riot Games dropped teasers for Ixtal

Ranked Changes in TFT Set 9.5

Here are some of the changes to TFT ranked that you should be aware of:

  • Player ranks have been "soft" reset down one tier below current standings. For example, if you are currently in Gold II you will now be in Silver II.

  • If you are good at TFT and currently placed in Master or above, you will be reset to Diamond IV.

  • Notably, players get five provisional matches after the reset, meaning there will not be LP losses for sub-top-four placements in the first five ranked games of the new stage. Contrastingly, you’ll gain some extra LP for finishing top four.

  • Ranked rewards for the first half of Monsters Attack! shall be distributed with this patch, noted Riot Games.

As part of TFT new patch release, Riot Games also published a blogpost explaining other changes to the mid-set, apart from the new region portals, item changes, and more.

It is changing the requirements for a trait to be Prismatic, so that if the trait Prismatic, players can expect it to be unusually powerful and hard to hit.

The following traits are Prismatic in TFT Set 9.5 as per TFT new patch release:

  • 6 Piltover

  • 9 Bilgewater

  • 9 Demacia

  • 9 Ionia

  • 9 Noxus

  • 9 Shurima.

Notably, the following traits have been changed from Prismatic to Gold:

  • 8 Bastion

  • 8 Challenger

  • 8 Invoker

  • 8 Sorcerer

  • 8 Void

  • 6 Gunner

  • 6 Vanquisher

  • 6 Zaun

  • 5 Strategist

  • 4 Ixtal

  • 4 Targon

  • 3 Freljord

Additionally, in this mid-set update, Riot Games is bringing forth a drastic change to the item system of TFT. The publisher noted, "We’re making huge quality of life changes to our Item system that will leave it in a better state for many sets to come."

The changes to the item system in TFT includes six new items, three adjusted items, a new support item class, an update to Artifact Items (that was previously called Ornn Forge Items), and many more.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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