We’re grateful for everyone who participated in URF mode this year, from the oldest League vets to the newest players just getting started during these wild two weekends. As another thank you for playing along with our joke and cannon-balling back into the ultra-rapid waters, we’re hosting a Party IP Weekend.
There’s only a few days left to embrace your inner Teemo and terrorize the URF battlefields. Ultra Rapid Fire returns to the Featured Game Mode workshop on April 13 at 2 AM PDT, so if you’re still looking to amass a few more pentakills or try out your favorite champ in the hyperactive maelstrom of mayhem, the time is now!
As tantalizing as the prospect of elevating League of Legends to the pinnacle of high-society competition might be, there isn’t a world in which we could have passed up a chance to bring back a favorite game mode.
Though the 2015 Season just began, we were going to share an exclusive look into the evolution of League of Legends gameplay with the New Ultra Rapid Fire mode, but as you all know, that didn’t quite work out.
Whatever the surge’s origin, whether through a nefarious or fair mistake, the result is the same. The only existing copies of New Ultra Rapid Fire perished in the flames, and, while only time will tell, it appears that the uploaded version has transformed.
Almost one year ago, we debuted a new way to play League of Legends in a silly, fun game mode that turned competitive balance on its head in celebration of the yearly troll-fest known as April Fools. While we were ultimately kidding, many of our designers saw the opportunity to work on a true evolution of League gameplay inspired by URF.
Our player behavior philosophies include reform, rewards and punishment. We believe punishment is most effective when structured towards reform, because other designs often address symptoms, not root causes.
The Patch 5.6 Rundown is here! Jump on the couch with Scarizard, Zirene and Feralpony as they discuss the changes coming in 5.6, including the state of the jungle, the live gameplay team’s philosophy, and the queen of spears, Nidalee.