Ten players, one champion: Riot introduce League of Legends' One for All: Mirror Mode | PCGamesN

League of Legends

Ten players, one champion: Riot introduce League of Legends' One for All: Mirror Mode

Mirror Mode is the latest in a series of fleeting Featured Game Modes from Riot.

League of Legends is a game carefully tuned to a very particular set of specifications - which means there’s a lot of joy to be found in applying paperweights to its sacred scales once in a while.

Riot did that with One for All - a temporary, alternate game mode that let everybody on a team play as the same champion, if they liked. Mirror Mode is its logical, enforced conclusion: a Howling Abyss rule switch which casts all 10 players in the lanes as the same champion.

“We’ve moved the action to the Howling Abyss and changed the rules so players on both teams clash with the same champ,” write Riot. “Soon you’ll really play pinball with Monsoons, dodgeball with Dark Spheres or hide-and-seek with ten times the Noxious Traps.”

The champion is chosen during a pre-match vote. All players will nominate a character, and a strict majority will lead to an instant pick. 

Given the range of LoL’s roster, though, a majority is unlikely. More likely is that four players will pick one champion, three will pick another, and the last three will all pick different champions.

In that scenario, Riot determine the winner using a weighted dice roll. So there’ll be a 40% chance everybody plays the most popular champion, a 30% chance they play the next, and 10% chance each for the remaining choices.

A pre-match tracker shows the nominated champions - allowing players to compromise and vote tactically for a likely winner.

Players will unlock a One for All icon after their first game in Mirror Mode - though it’ll take a few days to arrive in their accounts. They’ll also have the option to buy a team Battle Boost pre-match - which temporarily unlocks every alt skin for the chosen champion, and grants an 100 IP boost for one game.

Mirror Mode will be live from May 29 till June 8. It was inspired by “feedback from you guys”, we’re told. Do you like the sound of it?

Thanks, Reign of Gaming.

Login or Register
2
+2
-0
Zyphron's picture
7

FYI - These are essentially recreating modes from the original WC3 DotA.

The ability for multiple people to pick the same 'champion' is essentially -APDU

Every player playing the same 'champion' is -APSH

I expect that next they will come up with a crazy mode that allows you to pick for the enemy team (that would be -APRV)

I don't really take issue with the fact that they are copying WC3 DotA (Valve is doing the same thing) however it would be nice if they paid homage to where the idea came from originally.

Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Which is the most expensive MOBA?

League of Legends

Which is the most expensive MOBA?

League of Legends teases Butcher’s Bridge, the new map for Bilgewater event

League of Legends teases Butcher’s Bridge, the new map for Bilgewater event

Riot reveal new champion Tahm Kench, The River King

Riot reveal new champion Tahm Kench, The River King

Riot teases new League of Legends champion: the River King

Riot teases new League of Legends champion: the River King

League of Legends EU Summer Finals event tickets soon on sale

League of Legends EU Summer Finals event tickets soon on sale

Riot Games hire bestselling Warhammer writer to wrangle League of Legends lore

Riot Games hire bestselling Warhammer writer to wrangle League of Legends lore

Fnatic at 8-0 following win over founder xPeke's Origen team

League of Legends

Fnatic at 8-0 following win over founder xPeke's Origen team

League of Legends will ban harassers quicker with new system

League of Legends will ban harassers quicker with new system

Riot are trying to make deep utility a

Riot are trying to make deep utility a "more appealing" option in League of Legends

Fantasy eSports site AlphaDraft gets some major financial backing

Fantasy eSports site AlphaDraft gets some major financial backing

Ekko, League of Legends' newest champion, is a time-travelling assassin

Ekko, League of Legends' newest champion, is a time-travelling assassin

SK Telecom yield League of Legends MSI title to China's EDG as Faker falls short

SK Telecom yield League of Legends MSI title to China's EDG as Faker falls short

EU League of Legends caster Deficio suspended by Riot following tampering investigation

League of Legends

EU League of Legends caster Deficio suspended by Riot following tampering investigation

New League of Legends champ, time-shattering Ekko, revealed at Mid-Season Invitational

New League of Legends champ, time-shattering Ekko, revealed at Mid-Season Invitational

Korea takes on China in League of Legends showdown at Mid-Season Invitational

Korea takes on China in League of Legends showdown at Mid-Season Invitational

League of Legends' Champion Mastery system is live; go level up your champions

League of Legends' Champion Mastery system is live; go level up your champions

New talent and old blood for LCS Summer following LCS promotions, Krepo retirement

New talent and old blood for LCS Summer following LCS promotions, Krepo retirement

Land of Legends: take in the ginormous new Riot campus

Land of Legends: take in the ginormous new Riot campus

The new battle in European League of Legends is between its past and its future

League of Legends

The new battle in European League of Legends is between its past and its future

With LCS victory over Unicorns of Love, Fnatic's League of Legends team complete their turnaround

With LCS victory over Unicorns of Love, Fnatic's League of Legends team complete their turnaround

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe: venues and dates announced

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe: venues and dates announced

Industry analysts at EEDAR forecast an ever-growing MOBA market, led by League of Legends and Dota 2

Industry analysts at EEDAR forecast an ever-growing MOBA market, led by League of Legends and Dota 2

League of Legends Championship Series' spring split ends with series of tie-breakers

League of Legends Championship Series' spring split ends with series of tie-breakers

League of Legends patch 5.6 is full of buffed, and ultimately happier, champions

League of Legends patch 5.6 is full of buffed, and ultimately happier, champions