League of Legends’ next patch is focused on “underperforming champs and classes”

"Hopefully we hit on most of what you all are looking for"

League of Legends champion Rengar, a feline-like warrior assassin champion

November 19, 2020 Riot’s posted a few more details about what changes could be on the way.

It looks like League of Legends developer Riot Games has got some of the multiplayer game’s weaker builds in its sights for the title’s last patch of the year. League of Legends patch 10.24 goes live next week, and after that we’re onto patch 10.25, the final update of 2020 – and the studio’s announced its focus will be on boosting some “underperforming champs and classes”.

“With 10.24 locked down, we just finished planning for the next patch,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter announces on Twitter. “Focus this time is more on the underperforming champs and classes after the nerf-heavy 10.24.” He doesn’t offer any more detail of who these weaker champs or less powerful classes might be just yet, but he does add: “More info soon, hopefully we hit on most of what you all are looking for”.

If you’ve taken a peep at what’s up for testing on the MOBA game’s PBE for 10.24 – and now “locked in” and headed for live – you’ll see it is indeed a pretty nerf-heavy patch. Of the six League of Legends champions up for changes this round, four are in for nerfs (Kayle, Samira, Hecarim, and Amumu), while only Tryndamere and Galio see some buffs this update.

Additionally, Yetter has posted a follow-up tweet, which announces the team’s “current set of investigations for 10.25”. While “nothing is 100% guaranteed here”, the dev says, “there is a lot of change in 10.24 and we will need to reassess if these changes are still needed after that patch. Just getting a head start on what we think are the most likely issues”. You can a peek at these changes further down the story.

Other than what’s teased in the tweets, it’s not clear what Riot’s got in store in terms of champion balance changes for 10.25. The post below indicates some of the champs that could be in for chcanges though, such as Rengar, Kassadin, Anivia, Cassiopeia, Pantheon, and Taliyah.

We’ll likely have to wait until mid- or late next week to find out for sure, when balance tweaks start hitting the PBE for testing. Keep checking back on the site, as we’ll have notes detailing all you need to know when the changes arrive.

Until then, check out our LoL patch 10.24 notes to see what’s on the way to live next.