Wild Rift Patch 3.5 Preview: New Champions, Skins, Jungle Buff Sharing, and More
The upcoming League of Legends: Wild Rift 3.5 Preview content has been revealed by Riot Games. The next major update contains a ton of exciting new additions to the game such as three new champions, a plethora of skins to collect, and gameplay changes that may shake up the meta. The next Wild Pass skin reward has also been revealed featuring the champion Jhin as a supervillain. The Wild Rift Patch 3.5 update will also introduce a new exclusive skinline for fans to look forward to. A new major event featuring the Spirit Blossom skinline has also been revealed to arrive in the next patch cycle.
Wild Rift Patch 3.5 Update content preview
Aatrox, the Darkin Blade, brings oblivion to Wild Rift. An ancient being imprisoned in his own sword, Aatrox feasts on the souls of mortals to grow ever more powerful.
Kayn, the Shadow Reaper, wields an ancient weapon possessed by a Darkin named Rhaast, and constantly battles it for control. With his passive, the Darkin Scythe, you decide which will triumph.
Lillia, the Bashful Bloom, emerges from a peaceful forest far away into the jungle of Wild Rift. Don’t underestimate her skittish appearance. Her speed and damage might spook even the soundest sleeper!
[NEW] Buff Sharing: After a few minutes of game time, killing the Brambleback or Sentinel will drop a temporary buff that other players can pick up by walking up to the buff circle. Since there will now be double the buffs for your team, the Evolved versions of Red and Blue buffs will be removed.
[NEW] Conservation: A new Jungler-specific buff called “Conservation.” When you jungle, you’ll gain Conservation stacks over time, and killing a large monster will cash in the stacks for gold.
[UPDATE] Smite: Challenging Smite (or Red Smite) will be removed due to a low pick rate amongst Junglers. The Smite Upgrade functions are also being changed. Starting this patch, Smite will upgrade based on the number of times it’s been used versus how many monsters you've killed, so the upgrade time will become more consistent across games. Additionally, both base Smite and upgraded Smite will deal a fixed amount of damage to monsters, instead of scaling based on your champion level.
[ADJUST] Jungle Monsters: The general stats and behavior of Jungle Monsters will be adjusted to make clear times faster overall and to let players have an easier time surviving against them, especially in the early game.
[ADJUST] Rift Herald: Increasing the summoning and charge speeds of Rift Herald so that the value gained from defeating her will be more consistent.
Item and Enchant Changes
Horizon Focus: Skill shots that hit a champion from a distance will apply stacks to your enemy. Hitting crowd control abilities will grant extra stacks. Gain enough stacks to consume them and deal bonus damage.
Lord Dominik’s Regards: After you’re out of combat with other champions for a few seconds, your first attack against a champ will have increased Attack Speed.
Soulstealer: Through its new passive, Soulflare, Soulstealer will reduce the cooldown on all basic abilities after you takedown enemy champions. You’ll also gain extra Ability Power for a few seconds after.
Phase Rush: Triggers in the same way as before (hitting a champion with three separate attacks or abilities) and still grants Move Speed, but instead of Slow Resist, your current cooldowns will be reduced, and you'll gain Ability Haste for a short period.
Sudden Impact: Replaces Champion and when you exit stealth or use a dash, blink, or teleport to deal damage to an enemy champion, you'll gain a bit of Adaptive Penetration
All For One Game Mode
All For One is coming to Wild Rift in patch 3.5! In Champion Select, players in a team will vote for a champion to play, and the one picked via majority will be the selected champ that the team shall play. Ties are broken by random selection.
Quality of Life Updates
Another penalty for players who leave matches or go AFK (Away From Keyboard). Additionally, when you’re in a situation where a remake is available, the remake will now automatically trigger so you can’t miss the vote.
Players will also see a new “Avoid List” feature in Wild Rift Patch 3.5. In the post-game lobby, you’ll be able to add someone from the game to your Avoid List, which will prevent you from being matched on the same team with them until the Avoid List resets at the start of every week.
Riot is adding a new way to view your Skins. When you visit the Collection tab, you’ll see the “Skin Set” tab and the “Champion” tab. With these filters, you’ll be able to view multiple skins for the same champion or skin line at once—some will even have custom backgrounds.
If you complete an entire Skin Set, you’ll earn an exclusive title and a special effect in champion select to show it off. So for those of you who like to build your collection, you’ll have a new way to admire it with pride.
A new gate for Legendary Queue will be added based on a player's champion Mastery score. It will limit a player to pick only champs for which they have a high enough Mastery score. If players want to play a new champ in Legendary Queue, they'll need to get some experience in another queue first.
New Wild Pass Exclusive Skin
The Super Villain Jhin will be released in Wild Rift Patch 3.5. Players can claim the skin upon reaching Level 50 of the Wild Pass. Players can claim the Ascended skin by playing games and collecting it from the Wild Pass Emporium.
Spirit Blossom Event
Spirit Blossom is coming to Wild Rift! In this event, players will tend to a little town in the spirit world, where completing missions will let them summon a random spirit. Fill up your town with a cast of quirky personalities.
After that, to go into the new year, Riot Games will introduce a festive little Snowball Fight. Test your aim and collect rewards fit for a poro. Don’t worry, no poros will be harmed as you complete your missions.
Blood Moon Aatrox
Crystal Rose Akali
Crystal Rose Riven
Crystal Rose Vi
Spirit Blossom Lillia
Spirit Blossom Teemo
Spirit Blossom Thresh
Spirit Blossom Yasuo
Spirit Blossom Yone
Players will have a lot of content to look forward to for the upcoming Wild Rift Patch 3.5 update. Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for more updates regarding release dates and more in the future.