Wild Rift Patch 2.1 has finally been revealed, featuring balance changes to champions and improvements to the overall quality of gameplay within the game. The Wild Rift Patch 2.1 will also see a ton of content make its way into the game in the month of February 2021 and March 2021. This includes much-awaited features like the Replay and Spectator Mode, the Path of the Ascension Event, the Lunar Beast Event, new Champions, new skins, and more. You can find the full Wild Rift Patch 2.1 Notes below.
The Replay and Spectator Mode is one of the most requested features for the game. It will allow players to replay their own matches or spectate other players' matches and will prove crucial to the development of the esports circuit.
This feature has already been made available in the game as of today and can be used by every player.
To celebrate Valentine’s day, the game will add two the most iconic love birds in the game, Xayah, and Rakan.
These two love birds are inseparable. Although they can be played separately, they gain extra perks if they are played together. Rakan is an enchanter support who can shield allies and charm enemies while Xayah is a marksman that can stun enemies who are within her feather’s reach.
This event will be shared with the PC version. The devs haven’t announced the full details for this event but we can expect some new skins to purchase and free cosmetic items from the event.
A total of 4 new champions will be released in March 2021. Definitely, a good month to look forward to if you look forward to experimenting and playing with new champions.
The most awaited champion in the game. This mage/assassin reduces her skill cooldowns with each enemy's takedowns. However, her high skill ceiling will keep you practicing for hours to perform that perfect combo.
She is a tank support who can stun enemies in a large area and increase her resistance to magic damage. Definitely a good pick against heavy mage teams.
Another mage/assassin who loves to get up close and personal to her enemies. She can empower her basic attacks and gains a shield when she hits enemies.
He resembles a Trojan Warrior. He can leap through anywhere on the map which makes him a perfect Baron or Mid lane champion that can help allies who are far away.
While not too much information regarding this event has been revealed by Riot Games. According to the lore of the game, this might be an event focused on Leona, the Radiant Dawn, and Diana, Scorn of the Moon featuring the mysterious Mount Targon.
Omega Squad Skin Line
The members of the Omega Squad are Teemo, Tristana. Teemo is confirmed to receive this skin and Tristana might also get her own.
Project Skin Line
This skin line is very broad. Based on the image Riot Games has provided, Zed will be getting his Project skin along with 4 unknown champions.
The Daring Bombardier seems to be quite underwhelming in Wild Rift. .The devs are giving him a small boost to keep up with the current meta.
First Skill: Phosphorus Bomb - from AD ratio: 0.5 bonus AD to 0.7 bonus AD
Third Skill: Gatling Gun - Armor and Magic Resist reduction: from 4/6/8/10 to 8/12/16/20
Ultimate Skill: Missile Barrage
The exemplar of Demacia seems to be having a hard time in the jungle. Hopefully these small buffs would help him contest with the best junglers in Wild Rift.
Base Stats - AD per level: from 3.6 to 4.55
Passive: Martial Cadence - Now deals 20 minimum damage
Combo Skill: Dragon Strike & Demacian Standard dash combo hitbox size: from 2 to 2.5
Ultimate Skill: Cataclysm - Fixed dash speed: from 0.4s to 0.25s
Jax is a strong late-game champion. However, his early-game is way too weak compared to other champions. These changes will help him snowball better in the early stages of the game.
First Skill: Leap Strike
The Yordle Gunner seems to be a bit weaker compared to other marksmen in the game. The devs buffed her a bit to help him keep up with the meta.
First Skill: Rapid Fire
Second Skill: Rocket Jump - Base damage: from 60/130/200/270 to 85/155/225/295
Third Skill: Explosive Charge
The devs felt that Twisted Fate was underwhelming to play, especially in higher ranks. So they are adding a slight boost to his cards.
Second Skill: Pick a Card
They are making the skill animation for her ultimate skill much faster than before and adding a big damage boost in the late game.
Ultimate Skill: Last Breath
This is just a targeting fix for the champion due to her Second Skill, Void Seeker, not applying Caustic Wounds properly.
The most requested nerf of all. The devs have toned him down to keep him from being too powerful in the game.
Second Skill: Electrical Surge - from Cooldown: 12/10/8/6s to 15/12/9/6s
Third Skill: Lightning Rush
Ultimate Skill: Slicing Maelstrom
A slight nerf to the Knockback range of his Ultimate Skill, Dragon’s Rage from 7.5 to 6.75.
Passive: Crushing Blow
These changes are small but might be a big impact on every player’s matches.
Added the ability to see your exact latency in-game. No more confusion if you’re internet is stable or not.
By popular demand, added the ability to choose the order in which enemies appear when using Portrait Lock.
The in-game chat settings have been updated. All / Team / Off is now All / Team / Party. The new Party setting allows for premade party chat while hiding chat from other team members.
Added an indicator around summoner spell buttons showing exactly how long spell casts like Barrier and Ghost will be active.
Added a visual indicator to indicate reduced gold from minions if using the Smite summoner spell.
When champions with Hand of Baron buff leave minion vicinity, buff linger duration reduced from 10 to 5 seconds.
Rift Scuttlers now spawn similarly to League PC. At the start of the game, two Rift Scuttlers spawn (one on each side of the map), then one Scuttler on either side is randomly spawned thereafter.
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