Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview Notes Released
Riot Games has revealed the League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.4 preview featuring a new champion along with a slew of new content and features in the game through a Dev Diary video. The Wild Rift Patch 2.4 preview, reveals the debut of new champions arriving in the game such as Akshan, Brand, Nunu and Willump, and Thresh. Along with the new champions, the Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview also revealed new items and gameplay features that will be added to the game including the removal of the promotion series in the Rank system and the addition of the champion banning phase. Complete details regarding the new content for the upcoming major patch update in Wild Rift can be found below.
Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview: New Champions
This new champion will be released for Riot Game’s three titles: League of Legends PC, Legends of Runeterra, and Wild Rift. The new marksman assassin champion is said to fit perfectly in the mid lane and can reduce an ally’s respawn timer if he can take down the champion that killed his ally.
This upcoming mage champion is well suited in the mid-lane or as burst support. He gains bonus effects when his enemies are burning and his ultimate is devastating when used in a large group of enemies.
Nunu and Willump
The lovable jungle duo can serve as the team’s tank or a durable mage that can potentially take down large groups of enemies if they can channel their ultimate skill to maximum power. They can also heal by eating jungle monsters or minions.
One of the most popular supports in the League of Legends PC, Thresh is known as the “playmaker support” due to his wide variety of arsenal that can help allies engage or disengage in team fights.
Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview: New Wild Pass
The new wild pass will feature even more rewards for players to collect at the same price. The wild pass can also be gifted to other players if they wish. The upcoming Wild Pass Season 2 will feature an exclusive skin, Hexplorer Teemo, and will be released in August 2021.
Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview: New Skins
Here are the upcoming skins featured in the dev diary video;
Dark Star Kha’Zix
Dark Star Varus
Grungy Nunu and Willump
Spirit Fire Brand
Zombie Nunu and Willump
High Noon Senna
High Noon Lucian
Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview: New Item and Gameplay Changes
This item charges whenever you cast an ability, increasing your critical rate per stack. Dealing a critical hit will give bonus critical damage and consumes the stack.
This item gives champions an armor shard that can reduce and reflect incoming damage back to the attacker. A perfect item for mages who get easily assassinated.
This item restores mana through basic attacks while also giving bonus damage to a champion’s abilities depending on their critical rate.
The devs also stated that they will be adding the Wild Rift versions of Navori Quickblades, Stormrazor, and Staff of Flowing Water from the League of Legends PC. The existing items, Bloodthirster and Thornmail will also receive an update soon.
The Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview has revealed that the promotion series will be removed from the ranked system while also adding the champion banning phase. These major changes will be observed by the developers and they will make changes when necessary.
A few useful esports features have been added to the game such as an option to toggle Fog of War on or off, and a new heads-up display (HUD) for normal viewing and teamfight viewing while in spectator mode.
A new Highlights feature has also been added. This feature automatically captures your best moments in the game so you don’t have to worry about watching all of your matches to pick the best outplays you made.
Quality of Life Improvements
The Wild Rift Patch 2.4 Preview also revealed a few convenient features that will be added in the game soon. The end screen will now preview your ongoing mission so you can immediately check on which missions you need to complete in the next game.
A lot of things are getting added in the game for the upcoming major update of Wild Rift. It will be interesting to see how the meta changes when the new champions arrive in the game along with the gameplay changes.