When Does TFT Set 9 End? When Is the Mid-Set 9.5 Horizonbound Releasing?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 9 end and start of TFT Set 9.5</p></div>
Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 9 end and start of TFT Set 9.5


The second half of TFT or the mid-set is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound.
Players are already excited to see the mighty pirates from Bilgewater return to TFT and Riot Games has also added a new vertical trait of Ixtal to the game

The mid-set or Set 9.5 in Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and Riot Games revealed all the major updates it has planned with this patch towards the end of August.

Riot Games initially teased Horizonbound, "Explore Bilgewater and Ixtal with Choncc in Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound, where you’ll portal to new regions, uncover new comps, and equip an updated arsenal of items!"

Players were treated to featurettes about the Bilgewater trait and a new region called Rat Town on 21st August and through that week, players were introduced to other traits, new item changes, and more.

Apart from the already existing portals in Set 9, Set 9.5 Horizonbound is adding more unique ones from the regions of Bilgewater, Ixtal, and even Freljord.

Players are eagerly awaiting this mid-set to release so that they can start spamming their favorite pirate comps and Ixtali units. Here's all we know about the end date of TFT Set 9 and the commencement of TFT Set 9.5.

When Does TFT Set 9.5 Come Out?

According to Riot Games, the mid-set for TFT Set 9.5 Runeterra Reforged will be released on 13th September along with 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.

Players already know that we will be traversing other Runeterra regions in this mid-set update and the two new regions are Bilgewater and Ixtal.

The New TFT Set 9.5 Units

Here is a list of champions and their corresponding cost in TFT Set 9.5 Horizonbound


  • Graves

  • Milio


  • Naafiri

  • Twisted Fate

  • Qiyana


  • Miss Fortune

  • Nautilus

  • Neeko

  • Quinn


  • Fiora

  • Mordekaiser

  • Nilah

  • Silco

  • Xayah


  • Gangplank

The second half of TFT Set Nine (9.5) is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and Riot Games has started to drop spoilers starting with Bilgewater

Here's what the Bilgewater and Ixtal traits do in TFT Set 9.5 Horizonbound:

Bilgewater: Bilgerat attacks and abilities mark enemies. The mark stores a percentage of damage dealt to the enemy by Bilgerats. Marked enemies are struck by a cannonball after two seconds, dealing the stored damage plus a flat value as physical damage.

  • (3): 200 + 25% damage dealt

  • (5): 300 + 45% damage dealt

  • (7): 500 + 90% damage dealt

  • (9): Cannonballs damage nearby enemies

Ixtal: Gain elemental hexes, which give a different bonus from game to game.

  • (2): 1 Hex

  • (3): 2 Hexes

  • (4): Bonus Effect

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.