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Player Behavior Design Values: Punishment

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.
3 days ago

Patch Rundown 5.6

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.
3 days ago

Patch 5.6 notes

Hop aboard the second 2015 buff barge with help for even more champions in this patch!
3 days ago

The Featured Game Modes of 2014

2014 has come and gone, taking with it the creation of seven new featured game modes for League of Legends! Looking back, we had fun making each and every mode, tackling the unique challenges each one presented, and hope you guys had just as much fun playing them. This feels like a good time to look back at 2014’s Featured Game Modes, what we learned from some of them, and how we arrived at a variety of design decisions along the way.
1 week ago

Pencils down: Party Rewards test concludes

We’ll take a look at the results of the test period and report back soon. Thanks for testing and we’re looking forward to sharing the results!
1 week ago

Team up for Party Rewards before they’re gone!

The live test of Party Rewards, the system that rewards you with bonus IP for teaming up with friends, ends soon. You’ve got until March 16 at 10 AM PDT to rack up wins and IP with friends!
2 weeks ago

Check out some Summoner’s Rift concept art!

The update to Summoner’s Rift is out of beta! To celebrate, here’s a heap of concept art from the team that created the map, complete with notes and insights from the artists themselves.
2 weeks ago

Patch Rundown 5.5

Join Scarizard, Riot Jag and Jatt as they discuss today’s patch, focusing on changes to the jungle, Kassadin, and Veigar.
2 weeks ago

SRU beta comes to a close

With Patch 5.5, the update to Summoner's Rift Beta will be coming to a close. Since launching this update last November, we've been monitoring games on the new rift, and soaking up tons of player feedback.
2 weeks ago

Champion Mastery hits PBE

We want to recognize you for playing the champs you love and give you feedback on how well you play them. With Champion Mastery, you now get points, ranks, and rewards for the champs you play. Now, if you want to show other players that you’re a dedicated Swain main, or a big cheese with Twitch, you can!
2 weeks ago