Wild Rift Patch 2.6 Full Notes and Updates

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Wild Rift Patch 2.6 Full Notes and Updates

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The much-awaited Wild Rift patch 2.6 full notes and updates have finally been revealed by Riot Games.
This new patch cycle delivers a ton of new features and content in the game such as two new champions, a new reward system for Ranked seasons, new items, and balance changes to shake up the meta.
The most popular game mode on League of Legends PC, Ultra Rapid Fire (URF) game mode, is finally coming to Wild Rift.

The much-awaited League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 2.6 full notes and updates have finally been revealed by Riot Games. This new patch cycle delivers a ton of new features and content in the game such as two new champions, a new reward system for Ranked seasons, new items, and balance changes to shake up the meta. The Wild Rift patch 2.6 full notes and updates have also revealed the start date for the fourth-ranked season of the game along with the exclusive rewards that players can acquire. A new set of Wild Pass rewards have also arrived featuring Hexplorer Shyvana as the exclusive skin reward.

Wild Rift Patch 2.6:New Content

Two new champions

Kayle, the Righteous

Born to a Targonian Aspect at the height of the Rune Wars, Kayle honored her mother’s legacy by fighting for justice on wings of divine flame.

Kayle is a fighter mage who gains additional effects on her abilities after reaching specific levels.

Morgana, the Fallen

Conflicted between her celestial and mortal natures, Morgana bound her wings to embrace humanity and inflicts her pain and bitterness upon the dishonest and the corrupt.

Morgana is a mage support who can cast spell shields that can nullify the next ability that hits while also offering one of the longest-lasting root effects in the game.

Dr. Mundo, the Madman of Zaun (Champion Rework)

This rework overhauls Dr. Mundo to a whole new level, making him much more formidable in lanes with much more challenging abilities to master.

The new champions and the reworked Dr. Mundo will be made available on 3rd Dec 2021.

Kayle Champion Preview

New Features

Champ Select

Some regions will now have a 5-champion ban phase instead of just three. Regions, where Wild Rift has just been released, will stick to the 3-champion ban phase for the time being.

The champ select visuals in the game have also been updated to make position assignments more clear to all players.

Ranked Rewards System

An in-depth look at the new rewards system of Wild Rift can be found here.

Season Reward Track

  • Similar to the Wild Pass, but for Ranked games.

  • Earn Season Points for the Ranked games you play.

  • Reward system will track individual performance in games.

  • Gain points and progress by winning games, playing your assigned role, showing sportsmanlike conduct, and just being a good teammate.

Ranked Rewards

  • Each season’s Glorious skin is now available through Season Rewards.

  • Gold+ players will be celebrated with a skin overlay for the Glorious skin’s loading screen splash.

  • Other exciting goodies like emotes, profile borders, and more will be on the track

  • Earn Ranked Coins and spend them in the Ranked Store.

Ranked Store

  • New store full of exciting new goodies that can be purchased with Ranked Coins.

  • Glorious skins from previous seasons will be available for Ranked Coins.

  • Includes lots of other new goodies such as new emotes to show off your rank, recall effects, skin poses for Glorious skins, and more.

Weekend Reward Series

  • Every weekend, players can earn bonus progression on the Season Rewards track for winning ranked matches.

  • The series ends after three wins or after 48 hours, whichever happens first.

Ranked Season 4

The Wild Rift Ranked Season 4 will officially start on 5th Dec 2021. Players can start grinding their way to unlock this season’s exclusive skin Glorious Orianna.

Glorious Orianna Skin Preview

Wild Pass Season 4

A new set of Wild Pass rewards will be made available featuring the new exclusive skin Hexplorer Shyvana. The new skin can be acquired after completing the Wild Pass Season 4.

Hexplorer Shyvana Skin Preview

New Players

New players who download Wild Rift will have a new mission track themed around the Arcane animated series.

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: New Game Mode

Ultra Rapid Fire (URF)

One of the highly-anticipated game modes on League of Legends PC, Ultra Rapid Fire (URF), is finally coming to Wild Rift. Champions have unlimited mana and greatly reduced cooldowns in this mode.

It is important to note that the availability of the URF game mode in Wild Rift may vary among regions due to different testing processes and results.

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: New Skins

Crystal Rose Sona Skin Preview

Releasing December 3 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Arcane Jinx

  • Arcane Vi

  • Blade Mistress Morgana

  • Corporate Mundo (Now Legendary Tier)

  • Frozen Prince Mundo

  • Hexplorer Shyvana

  • Rageborn Mundo

  • Viridian Kayle

Releasing December 4 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Glorious Orianna

Releasing December 9 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Mecha Kha’Zix

  • Mecha Rengar

  • Warden Jax

Releasing December 15 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Crystal Rose Ezreal †

  • Crystal Rose Jarvan IV †

  • Crystal Rose Lux †

  • Crystal Rose Sona †

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: Accessories

You can earn or purchase accessories from a bunch of different sources. These accessories will be released throughout the patch cycle.

Baubles: Dragon You Down With Me; Common Scents; Hextech Headgear; Urf Shattering; Glazed Look; Watch for the Thorns

Icons: Cloudbringer’s Grace; Infernal Might; Oceanic Will; The One And Only Urf; Purrfection; Welcome Welcome!; Hextech Mayhem; Crystal Rose; Angel of Mercy; Angel of Judgement; Rift Newb

Emotes: (Iron-Challenger), Baby!; Don’t Bother Your Betters (Iron-Challenger); Best Buddies; Inseparable Allies; Might of Family; Perfect Partner; URFtastic!; Well Hello There; Here, For You; Crystal Clear Victory; Need A Hand?; Check Yourself; Heck Yeah!; Burn, Baby, Burn!; For Real?; Beautifully Done; Dunkmaster Darius; Just Peachy; Snowdown Snowman

Icon Borders: Hexplorer Horns

Recalls: Tagalong Dragon; Ringing in the New Year With A Boom!; Glorious Triumph; Crystal Petals

Player Emblems: S3 Challenger Banner; S3 Grandmaster Banner; S3 Master Banner; S3 Diamond Banner; S3 Emerald Banner; S3 Platinum Banner; S3 Gold Banner

Rift Emblems: KO Rift Emblem; Draconic Emblem; Hear Ye Emblem

Spawn Tags: Two Faces of Justice; Righteous Fury; Merciful Forgiveness; DenewBee

Profile Borders: Orianna’s Glory; Shyvana’s Collection

Homeguard Trails: Glorious

Irons and Baubles Preview

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: Event

Path of Justice

Explore the sibling rivalry of Kayle and Morgana through missions and grab either of them for free.

The Path of Justice event begins on 3rd Dec 2021.

Ultra Rapid Bingo

Sharpen your spatulas, hop in a cannon and get ready to complete missions to fill out your Bingo card for some fun prizes.

The Ultra Rapid Bingo event begins on 10th Dec 2021.

Crystal Rose

More details regarding the Crystal Rose event will be revealed at a later date.

The Crystal Rose event begins on 15th Dec 2021.

Hextech Mayhem

Play a special mission in-game and earn a Ziggs icon to celebrate the launch of Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story.

The Hextech Mayhem event begins on 15th Dec 2021.

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: Champion Changes

Amumu

Base Stats

  • Base health: 650 → 570

  • Base mana regeneration: 21 → 15

Bandage Toss

  • [NEW EFFECT]: Can recharge up to two stacks, with 17/16/15/14s recharging time, affected by ability haste

  • Mana cost: 55/60/65/70 → 35/40/45/50

  • Cooldown: 14/12/10/8s → 3s (no longer affected by ability haste)

  • Base damage: 80/145/210/275 → 60/95/130/165

Despair

  • Base flat damage: 10/15/20/25 → 15/20/25/30

  • Base percentage damage: 1.1/1.4/1.7/2% → 1/1.2/1.4/1.6

Tantrum

  • Slow ratio: 30% → 20%

Curse of the Sad Mummy

  • Effect Range: 5 → 4.75

  • Stun Duration: 1.5/1.75/2s → 1.5s

Ashe

To help the frost archer keep up with the meta, a slight boost on her base stats is made.

Base Stats

  • Base attack damage: 52 → 58

Caitlyn

A slight nerf to ultimate skill to keep her from being too overwhelming in matches.

Ace in the Hole

Base damage: 300/525/750 → 200/375/550

Gragas

Drunken Rage

  • Maximum monster damage: 300 → 400

Explosive Cask

  • Base damage: 150/275/400 → 200/300/400

Graves

Base Stats

  • Base critical strike damage multiplier: 140% → 130%

Quickdraw

  • Cooldown: 15/14/13/12 → 16/15/14/13

Irelia

Ionian Fervor

  • On-hit damage: 14-70 scaling with level (10 + 4/level) → 10-66 scaling with level (6 + 4/level)

Vanguard’s Edge

  • [BUGFIX] Fixed a bug in tooltips where the wall duration was increasing with ability rank. It has always been constant at 3 seconds.

Jayce

Base Stats

  • AD per level: 3.6 → 4.55

  • Base armor: 35 → 40

To the Skies!/ Shock Blast

  • To The Skies! (hammer) base damage: 60/105/150/195/240 → 60/110/160/210/260

  • To The Skies! (hammer) effect radius: 2.25 → 2.5

  • Shock Blast (cannon) base damage: 70/135/200/265/330 → 70/140/210/280/350

Lightning Field/ Hyper Charge

  • Mana regeneration: 6/9/12/15/18 → 8/11/14/16/20

Thundering Blow/ Acceleration Gate

  • Acceleration Gate + Shock Blast damage modifier: 40% → 50%

Kennen

Thundering Shuriken

  • Base Damage: 85/140/195/250 → 75/140/205/270

Electrical Surge

  • Base Damage: 60/95/130/165 → 60/90/120/150

Miss Fortune

Strut

  • Bonus movement speed gained over time: 35/45/55/65 → 50/60/70/80

Bullet Time

  • AD Ratio: 75% → 85%

  • AP Ratio: 20% → 25%

Nunu & Willump

To adjust to the changes made to tank champions, Nunu and Willump will receive a slight adjustment to their sustainability in the jungle.

Consume

  • Cooldown: 11/10/9/8s → 12/11/10/9s

Senna

A slight improvement on her missiles to allow her to help players faster at a much longer range.

Dawning Shadow

  • Missile speed: 100 → 170

Soraka

A slight boost to her healing capabilities to make her a viable enchanter support.

Astral Infusion

  • Heal: 80/120/160/200 → 90/130/170/210

Veigar

Base Stats

  • Base health: 530 → 570

  • Base armor: 30 → 35

Dark Matter

  • Base damage: 80/145/210/275 → 100/160/220/280

Primodial Burst

  • Base damage: 155/230/305 → 170/240/310

Xayah

Base Stats

  • Base attack damage : 64 → 58

Deadly Plumage

  • Cooldown: 19/17/15/13 → 19/18/17/16

Xin Zhao

To help him keep up with other junglers in the meta, Xin Zhao will receive a slight boost to her base stats.

Base Stats

  • Base HP: 610 → 650

  • Armor per Level: 3.9 → 4.3

  • Armor at Level 15: 90 → 96

Zed

Base Stats

  • Armor: Reduced from 40 → 35

Razor Shuriken

  • Base Damage: 80/130/180/230 → 70/120/170/220

Ziggs

Base Stats

  • Health per level: 115 → 105

  • Health at level 15: 2180 → 2040

  • Base Mana: 480 → 435

Bouncing Bomb

  • Mana cost: 45/50/55/60 → 55/60/65/70

Mega Inferno Bomb

  • Cooldown: 80/65/50s → 95/80/65s

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: ARAM Changes

Akali

  • Damage dealt: 10% → 15%

  • Damage received: -15% → -20%

Ashe

  • Damage received: 0% → 5%

Blitzcrank

  • Damage received: -15% → -5%

Caitlyn

  • Damage dealt: 0% → -10%

  • Damage received: 0% → 5%

Katarina

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 10%

Nunu & Willump

  • Damage received: 0% → -15%

Rengar

  • Damage dealt: 15% → 20%

Senna

  • Healing bonus: 5% → 10%

Varus

  • Damage dealt: 0% → -5%

Xayah

  • Damage dealt: 0% → -10%

  • Damage received: 0% → -5%

Wild Rift Patch 2.6: Gameplay Changes

New Items

Banshee’s Veil

  • Total Cost: 3000g

    • Builds from Needlessly Large Rod (1440g) + Negatron Cloak (900g) + 660g

  • 70 Ability Power

  • 40 Magic Resist

  • 10 Ability Haste

  • UNIQUE PASSIVE - Annul: Grants a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability.

Edge of Night

  • Total Cost: 3000g

    • Builds from Serrated Dirk (1000g) + Jaurim’s Fist (1200g) + 800g

  • 250 Health

  • 50 Attack Damage

  • UNIQUE PASSIVE - Annul: Grants a spell shield that blocks the next enemy ability.

  • PASSIVE - Gouge: 10 Armor Penetration

Hextech Megadrive

  • Total Cost: 2700g

    • Builds from Lost Chapter (1050g) + Giant’s Belt (1000g) + 650g

  • 300 Health

  • 200 Mana

  • 35 Ability Power

  • 15 Ability Haste

  • UNIQUE PASSIVE - Tinker: Reduces the cooldown of your active items by 10% (5 second cooldown) when healing and shielding your allies, and by 15% (no cooldown) when immobilizing your enemies.

Ixtali Seedjar

  • Total Cost: 2500g

    • Builds from Chain Vest (900g) + Negatron Cloak (900g) + 700g

  • 45 Armor

  • 45 Magic Resist

  • UNIQUE PASSIVE - Propagation: When you or an ally hit a nearby plant, it drops a seed that only you can see. You can pick up and replant that seed at any location on the map.

  • PASSIVE - Spring: 5% movement speed

Ixtali Seedjar Preview

Item Adjustments

Rod of Ages

  • Stacking rate: Stacks every 30 seconds → Stacks every 45 seconds

  • Time to full stacks: 300 seconds (5 minutes) to full stacks → 450 seconds (7.5 minutes) to full stacks

Rune Changes

Resolve: Font of Life

  • Mark duration: 4s → 3s

  • Cooldown: 6 seconds for melee champions, 10 seconds for ranged champions → 8 seconds for melee champions, 12 seconds for ranged champions

Social

Guilds

  • Added the ability to share Guilds directly via URL

  • Added limited time Arcane-themed Guild icons

  • Added titles to dialogue screens for context

  • Increased dialogue text size

  • Other various bug fixes and QoL improvements to Guilds and GvG

Close Friends

  • The Close Friend icon is now displayed for Tier 1 friendships

  • Spawn effects and tags are now available at Tier 2 friendships (previously Tier 3)

  • Tier 3 friendships now award exclusive in-game emotes that trigger in-game:

  • When one player scores a kill and the other assists them (triggers once per game)

  • When one player scores an ace and the other assists them

  • When one player destroys a turret and the other assists them

  • Added the option of separately turning on notifications for Close Friends (at Tier 2 or higher) and Subscribed friends

  • Other various bug fixes and QoL improvements to Close Friends

Communications

  • Emotes from allies can now be seen on your HUD at all times

  • Added an option to mute different kinds of player communications separately from the scoreboard

Share Screen

  • Overhauled the visuals of more share screens, notably Guilds, Ranked and Leaderboards

Controls

  • Players can now target friendly allies with tap casted abilities. Additional options can be found in the in-game settings menu.

  • Added a setting to lower the camera height.

  • Updated the target lock setting to turn off target lock completely, allowing only tap casts.

  • Added new controls default presets that will help newer players access a simpler set of controls to learn the game with. New accounts will have this set based on their League experience.

    • “Beginner” and “Advanced” defaults are now selectable in the controls settings page

Reporting

  • Upgraded intentional losing detection and penalties.

Extra Bits

  • Events now feature a countdown timer to give more information when a new one starts

  • Updated the visual effects for Solari Chargeblade

  • Improved device power consumption in 90 and 120fps mode

  • Optimized multiple parts of the matchmaking algorithm, particularly for premades and new players

  • Added the option to enable or disable push notifications from the in-app settings menu

Free-to-Play Champion Rotation

  • Dec 2 - Dec 8: Lee Sin, Lucian, Katarina, Kennen, Rakan, Renekton, Shyvana, Sona, Veigar, Xayah

  • Dec 9 - Dec 15: Aurelion Sol, Darius, Evelynn, Jax, Lulu, Senna, Varus, Vayne, Xin Zhao, Ziggs

A lot of changes and new content have arrived for the Wild Rift Patch 2.6 update. Fans will be busy with this patch cycle thanks to all the exciting new content to explore in the game.

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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.