Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Full Notes and Updates

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Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Full Notes and Updates

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  • This patch is one of the biggest updates in the game containing a ton of item and champion changes.
  • Americas server will Launch on March 29 along with events for players.
  • Glorious Jinx is the Ranked Season 2 reward for Wild Rift.

Riot Games has just released Wild Rift Patch 2.2 for their mobile MOBA title. This massive patch brings a ton of new content and balance changes to the game. In the first batch, a new champion Galio will arrive in the game along with the most-awaited position preference feature, and All Mid All Random (ARAM) game mode. A new Battle Pass system will also be released named Wild Pass containing an exclusive Hexplorer Jax skin once you reach level 50. There is a lot of new content to cover so here is the list of changes and new content coming to Wild Rift for Patch 2.2. 

RELATED:  Wild Rift ARAM: Devs Talk About the Release Plans For the Game Mode

Biggest Additions in Wild Rift Patch 2.2

Americas Server Launch

Wild Rift has officially launched the Americas server, allowing players from all over America to hop into the game and experience League of Legends from a brand new perspective. Along with the Wild Rift Americas server launch, players from Hong Kong and Macau will now be able to hop into the game without restrictions.

New Champion Galio

Galio will soon arrive in Wild Rift.

The upcoming new tank/mage champion will soon arrive in Wild Rift on April 1, 2021. Galio is a flexible tank champion that can engage in team fights and tank some damage while also dealing a ton of AoE damage. 

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: New Features and Game Modes

Position Preference

The most-requested feature in Wild Rift has finally arrived for testing purposes. This allows players to take control over the position or role they play in the game. This feature will stay for 2 weeks.

The most-requested feature has finally arrived in Wild Rift.

Here are a few things to note regarding the new Position Preference feature;

  • The queue will not impact ranked progression or contribute to most event progress.
  • An event called Position Lab will be released, which will give players extra Blue Motes for each day they play using the new feature.
  • Pending the queue’s performance and player feedback, the devs will evaluate whether it’s ready to roll out to the primary ranked queue at the end of the test. If not, the devs will take it back into development for more tweaks.

All Random All Mid (ARAM) Game Mode

This new game mode will also be launch for playtesting. In ARAM, there’s one lane, and you’re given a random champ from your pool. Players can reroll for a new champion for a limited amount of tries if they want. Rerolled champions go to the “bench” where your teammates can pick them up if they wish.

In ARAM, there will be two new spells for players to use;

  • Mark/Dash: A two-part spell. Mark throws a snowball in a line, dealing damage and marking the first enemy hit. Reactivate to Dash to the enemy to instantly.
  • Clarity: Clarity is joining from the League PC lineup. Using Clarity grants a burst of mana back to you and nearby allies.

The new game mode will arrive on April 5, 2021, and will last for three days. After evaluating the game, if it works in everyone’s favor, the game will return on April 15 and will last until May 19, 2021.

Wild Pass

A new feature is added in the game allowing players to acquire in-game loots just by simply playing the game. Players can choose to upgrade their Wild Pass to obtain new rewards. Reaching Wild Pass level 50 grants players an exclusive Hexplorer Jax skin. Beyond Level 50, players can continue to earn bonus rewards like champions and skin chests.

Purchase the premium Wild Pass and reach level 50 to recieve Hexplorer Jax.

The Wild Pass will be launched along with Ranked Season 2 and the premium upgrade will cost 590 Wild Cores. Players can progress faster by purchasing Wild Pass Elite which costs 400 Wild Cores.

Wild Rift 120HZ Support

For high-end devices, Wild Rift will now be able to run on 120 FPS. Your device may experience overheating or performance issues, so use it carefully.

New Language Support

Added official support for Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, and Arabic.

There are known issues with some text displaying incorrectly in Arabic. The devs will be fixing them in future patches.

Wild Rift Ranked Season 2

For the Americas server, they will immediately start their first Ranked Season 1 on March 29 with the same rewards as other server’s Ranked Season 2. Other servers will start Wild Rift Ranked Season 2 on April 3, 2021. 

Glorious Jinx is the Ranked Season 2 reward for Wild Rift.

Reaching Gold Rank 10 wins or more will reward players with the new Glorious Jinx skin. The champion will also be provided if you haven’t unlocked her yet. 

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: New Skins and Goodies

New Skins

The following skins will be released in Wild Rift Patch 2.2;

  • Corgi Corki
  • Debonair Galio
  • Draven Draven
  • Fuzz Fizz
  • Infernal Galio
  • Surprise Party Amumu
  • Glorious Jinx
  • Hexplorer Jax
  • Academy Ahri
  • iBlitzcrank
  • Marauder Olaf

New Goodies

A lot of cosmetics are coming to Wild Rift.

Players can acquire a ton of goodies throughout Patch 2.2;

  • Icons: Charming Poro; Rebel Poro; Trickster Poro; Hextech Jaximus; Jax Unleashed
  • Emotes: The Slow Clap; Much Rage; Just Peachy; OHMAIGOSH; Forgotten Birthday; Super Shisa; Choncc Chortle; Retreat!
  • Icon Borders: Hexplorer Passage
  • Recalls: Recall Port
  • Baubles: Whoopsie; Trusty Shovel; Bright Idea
  • Rift Emblems: Hexplorer History; High Tech Hexplorer; The Great Demacia; Noxian Power 

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: New Events

Wild Rift Journey

After completing the beginner’s event, Wild Rift Academy, players can start complete more missions for Wild Rift Journey and acquire more rewards.

Wild Welcome (Americas Server Only)

During this event, players from the Americas server will earn champions and other content faster to help them get started. 

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Champion Changes

Alistar

A lot of champion changes are coming to Wild Rift.

The mighty cow gets a little bit of durability nerf to help enemies keep up with his tanking capabilities.

Base Stats

  • Health: 650 to 610

(1st Skill) Pulverize

  • Knock-up radius: 300 to 275
  • Damage: 60/120/180/240 to 60/110/160/210

Amumu

According to the devs, Amumu’s win rate is a little bit too much. So they are giving the sad mummy a few nerfs to keep him from having one-sided matches. 

Base Stats

  • Armor: 40 to 35
  • Health per level: 105/level to 95/level

(2nd Skill) Despair

  • Damage AP Ratio: 1% per 100 AP to 0.75% per 100 AP

(Ult) Curse of the Sad Mummy

  • Cooldown: 100/85/70s to 110/95/80s

Corki

Converting physical vamp to magical vamp proved way too much for Corki. The devs have removed this ability and both vamp passives will work normally. 

(Passive) Hextech Munitions

  • Corki's attacks will no longer convert physical vamp into a magic vamp and will instead behave as normal.

Darius

Darius is strong, but her ultimate can easily be canceled due to it’s skill animation being too long. The devs now made him unstoppable during cast time.

(Ult) Noxian Guillotine

  • Darius is now unstoppable during the cast time.

Dr. Mundo

Mundo’s entire presence in the game is way too much, especially if people don’t know how to counter him. The devs are nerfing him a bit to keep him fairly average.

(1st Skill) Infected Cleaver

  • Max damage vs monsters: 320/380/440/500 to 290/360/430/500

(3rd Skill) Masochism

  • Cooldown: 6/5/4/3s to 6/5.5/5/4.5s

Jhin

The god of Dragon Lane is having too much fun bullying the enemy team with his 3rd skill. The devs are nerfing him a bit to have a decent lane trading.

(3rd Skill) Captive Audience

  • Now deals 65% damage to non-champions

Orianna

The queen of mid-lane gets hit with another nerf. This time to keep his mechanical ball from dealing too much damage for a cheap cost. 

Base Stats

  • Health: 570 → 530

(1st Skill) Command: Attack

  • Cooldown: 6/5/4/3s → 7.5/6/4.5/3s
  • AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.4
  • Base damage: 60/100/140/180 → 50/90/130/170

(3rd Skill) Command: Protect

  • Base damage: 60/100/140/180 → 50/90/130/170

Pantheon

Pantheon in Wild Rift proved to be too powerful. The devs will now bring him back in line with his League of Legends PC counterpart with a few bug fixes.

(1st Skill) Comet Spear

  • Mortal Will (enhanced) (1) no longer slows

(2nd Skill) Shield Vault (BUGFIX)

  • Now correctly resets attacks and empowered attacks cannot be interrupted

(3rd Skill) Aegis Assault

  • No longer blocks turret damage
  • Mortal Will (enhanced) (3) no longer has an extended duration
  • Mortal Will (enhanced) (3) now gains 60% movement speed for 1.5s when slamming shield

(Ult) Grand Starfall

  • The spear that lands before Pantheon now slows by 50% for 2s and deals Comet Spear’s damage in a small area

Teemo

A mall tweak for Teemo to reduce his escape potential.

(3rd Skill) Guerrilla Warfare

  • Camouflage channel time: 0.8s to 1s

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Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Gameplay Changes

New Items

New items are coming to Wild Rift.

Force of Nature

  • Health: 350 HP
  • Magic Resist: 45
  • Total cost: 2850g

Recipe: Spectre’s Cowl (1100g) + Winged Moonplate (900g) + 950g

Passive - Storm: +5% movement speed

Passive - Absorb: Taking ability damage grants you 6 bonus movement speed and 6 bonus Magic Resist for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times, for a maximum of 30 bonus movement speed and 30 bonus Magic Resist. Each unique ability gives 1 stack.

Frozen Heart

  • Armor: 70
  • Mana: 300
  • Ability Haste: 20
  • Total Cost: 2850g

Recipe: Warden’s Mail (1050g) + Glacial Shroud (1000g) + 800g

Passive - Winter’s Caress: Reduces the Attack Speed of nearby enemies by 15%

Winged Moonplate

  • Health: 150 HP
  • Passive - Flight: +5% movement speed
  • Total cost: 900g

Recipe: Ruby Crystal (500g) + 400g

Item Changes

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

  • Mana: 300 → 100
  • [NEW] Ability Haste: 5
  • [NEW] Passive - Mana Charge: Grants 5 maximum Mana per ability cast, up to 250. Triggers up to 3 times every 12 seconds.
  • Cost: 500g (unchanged)

TEAR OF THE GODDESS

  • [NEW] Ability Haste: 10
  • Passive - Mana Charge: Mana per charge: 8 → 7
  • [NEW] Passive - Mana Charge: Mana gained from Sapphire Crystal’s Mana Charge carries over into Tear of the Goddess, so Tear can start with up to 250 Mana already stacked.

WINTER’S APPROACH

  • [NEW] Health: 350
  • [REMOVED] Armor: 40
  • Mana: 450 → 500 (due to Sapphire Crystal max of 350)
  • Ability Haste: 10
  • Total Cost: 2600g
  • Tear of the Goddess (900g) + Giant’s Belt (1000g) + 700g
  • [NEW] Passive - Awe: Grants Ability Haste equal to 1% maximum mana. Refunds 15% of mana spent.
  • [NEW] Passive - Mana Charge: Increases max Mana by 8 every attack, when Mana is spent or when taking damage from champions, epic monsters, or towers. Caps at 700 bonus Mana, transforming Winter’s Approach into Fimbulwinter. Triggers up to 3 times every 12 seconds. You may only carry one Tear of the Goddess item at a time.

FIMBULWINTER

  • [NEW] Health: 350
  • [REMOVED] Armor: 40
  • Mana: 1150 → 1200 (due to Sapphire Crystal max of 350)
  • Ability Haste: 10
  • Total Cost: 2600g
  • Tear of the Goddess (900g) + Giant’s Belt (1000g) + 700g
  • [NEW] Passive - Awe: Grants Ability Haste equal to 1% maximum mana. Refunds 15% of mana spent.
  • [NEW] Passive - Frozen Colossus: Immobilizing an enemy champion consumes Mana and grants a shield for 3 seconds, absorbing 150 (+ 5% current max mana) for every nearby enemy champion. This effect only activates while you have greater than 20% maximum mana. (15 second cooldown)

MANAMUNE AND MURAMANA

  • Ability Haste: 10 → 20 (due to Tear gaining 10)

SHEEN

  • [REMOVED] Mana: 300
  • Cost: 1100g → 900g
  • No longer builds out of Sapphire Crystal

LICH BANE

  • [REMOVED] Mana: 300
  • Total Cost: 3050g → 2950g
  • Now builds from Sheen (900g) + Aether Wisp (950g) + 1100g

TRINITY FORCE

  • [REMOVED] Mana: 300
  • Total Cost: 3733g → 3533g
  • Now builds from Sheen (900g) + Stinger (1200g) + Phage (1100g) + 333g

ICEBORN GAUNTLET

  • [REMOVED] Mana: 300
  • Total Cost: 2700g (unchanged)
  • Combine Cost: 600g → 800g (due to Sheen changes)
  • Builds from Sheen (900g) + Glacial Shroud (1000g) + 800g

DEAD MAN’S PLATE

  • [NEW] Passive - Relentless: +5% movement speed
  • Total Cost: 2900g (unchanged)
  • Now builds from Winged Moonplate (900g) + Chain Vest (1000g) + 1000g

THORNMAIL

  • [ADJUSTED] Passive - Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack on-hit, reflects 25 (+ 10% bonus Armor) magic damage, while also inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 3 seconds. Immobilizing enemy champions also inflicts them with Grievous Wounds for 3 seconds.

SUNFIRE AEGIS

  • Health: 400 HP → 500 HP
  • [REMOVED] Armor: 40
  • [NEW] Ability Haste: 15
  • Total Cost: 3000g
  • Bami’s Cinder (1100g) + Kindlegem (1000g) + 900g
  • [ADJUSTED] Passive - Immolate: Deals 16-30 magic damage +1% bonus HP per second to nearby enemies. Damaging champions or epic monsters with Immolate increases its damage by 8% for 5s, stacking up to 6 times. Immolate deals 50% bonus damage to minions and monsters.
  • Passive - Flame Touch: At max Immolate Stacks, attacks burn enemies around you for Immolate's damage over 3 seconds. Immolate deals 150% damage to minions and monsters.

MORTAL REMINDER

  • Combine cost: 350g → 650g
  • Total cost: 2650g → 2950g

RANDUIN’S OMEN

  • Armor: 50 → 55
  • WARMOG’S ARMOR
  • Health: 650 HP → 700 HP

[REMOVED] ADAPTIVE HELM

Adaptive Helm wasn’t considered useful for most players. So the devs removed it and replaced it with Force of Nature. 

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Systems Update

Attack Speed

The devs are hoping to reduce the effectiveness of kiting for Marksmen champions. 

  • Attack Speed's effect ratio on attacks' windup time: 100% → 50%
  • Windup time = base windup time / (1 + attack speed) → base windup time / (1 + attack speed × 50%)

Summoner Spells

GHOST

Ghost is considered a useless spell. So the devs are improving it and make it good as a mobility item.

  • Duration: 6s → 8s
  • Burst top speed reduced
  • Burst duration: 2s → 3s
  • On takedown, the buff’s duration is increased by 6 seconds, and the speed burst is reapplied.

IGNITE

The devs are scaling back the cast range of Ignite so players can have a window of opportunity to think of ways to escape before catching on fire.

  • Cast range: 7 → 5.5

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Communications and Socials

New Pings

New Pings are available in the game.
  • Added 3 new pings for easier team coordination. Ping “Enemy has vision here” to warn about wards; ping “Group” to rally the team; or ping “Enemy missing” for when your lane opponent might be heading for a gank (and that is all it’s for—we changed the icon. RIP question mark. Long live Helmet Bro.)
  • You’ll soon occasionally receive emails if a player you reported was penalized for their in-game behavior. 
  • You can now equip the same emote in multiple autofire slots.

Wild Rift Patch 2.2: Free-to-Play Champion Rotation

Apr 1 - Apr 7: Diana, Ezreal, Gragas, Leona, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Olaf, Orianna, Pantheon, Tryndamere

Apr 8 - Apr 14: Ahri, Amumu, Darius, Kennen, Lee Sin, Nami, Sona, Tristana, Vayne, Yasuo

John is a mobile esports writer for AFK Gaming that specializes in Wild Rift and Mobile Legends, whilst also maintaining an overview of the Free Fire, COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile esports scenes.