Most Recent Game Updates News

Catch up on what you missed!

League’s changed a lot – get back into the game ASAP with this recap.
4 days ago

Building Bilgewater: A Pirate Renovation

Foundational world-building plays a huge role in the creation of events like Bilgewater: Burning Tides. Enter Foundations, a dedicated group of Rioters working to shape the building blocks of League’s universe. By exploring the people, customs, and stories of places like Bilgewater, Foundations fleshes out Runterra’s locales and transforms them into living, breathing places. Take a peek behind the curtain and explore Bilgewater’s roots.
5 days ago

Behind League's new missile system

Over at the Riot Engineering blog, Riot Penrif explains the technical process behind the League of Legends development team's recent rework of the code that handles projectile attacks.
1 week ago

Patch Rundown 5.16 - Juggerwhaaaaat? ft. KiWiKiD

Scarizard, Zirene, Statikk and Dignitas’ KiWiKiD tackle 5.16’s biggest changes in today’s rundown. Tune in to learn about the incoming juggernauts, items for these beefy dudes, and a slew of tweaks hitting Kassadin and Lee Sin.
1 week ago

Patch 5.16 notes

Juggernaut updates hit the Rift alongside a host of defensive item adjustments (and a few new ones)!
1 week ago

Origins of the Wharf Rat

Take a peek inside the twisted minds of the people who brought the Wharf Rat to life.
2 weeks ago

Bilgewater: Burning Tides sails over the horizon

From Brazil to Korea, Oceania to Europe West, players all over the world took a journey to Bilgewater as part of League’s biggest in-game event. In celebration of Bilgewater: Burning Tides, we’re leaving a permanent mark on League of Legends. As a reminder, all players who owned and played an entire matchmade game with Gangplank during the event will receive the new Captain Gangplank skin.
3 weeks ago

Refer-a-Friend retires in thirty days

Since relaunching RAF earlier this year we’ve been tracking how both new and referring players play with the feature and the results show it’s not helping players find new people to game with. League’s social systems should make it easier and more rewarding to hit the Rift with friends, but RAF just doesn’t meet that bar anymore. Because of that, we’re retiring the program in thirty days.
3 weeks ago

Patch 5.15 notes

Fiora's update, iteration on the new HUD and the return of the Gangplank in this patch!
3 weeks ago

Gangplank returns and the event end draws near

Bilgewater: Burning Tides sails over the horizon in just over a week, stowing in its hold the bundles, merch, icon rewards, and game modes. Whether you’re looking to brawl in the black market, add the free Captain Gangplank skin to your wardrobe, or plunder any other Bilgewater spoils, you’ve got until August 10 at 2:00 AM PDT.
4 weeks ago