Most Recent Editorial News

/dev: Building Star Guardian: Invasion

Designing League's Star Guardian PvE game mode.
6 days ago

Ask Riot: Shields and Guardians

Countering shields, Star Guardians vs. Dark Star, and who repairs the maps’ turrets post-game.
1 week ago

Upcoming Changes to Leveling, IP, & Rewards

We're removing the level 30 cap and merging IP with blue essence, among a bunch of other changes and improvements!
2 weeks ago

Champion Insights: Ornn, the Grumpy Demigod

Ornn’s like the endearing, grumpy grandpa you can’t help but hug even though you know it’s a terrible idea. Underneath that soft and fluffy exterior is a grizzled steelworker who doesn’t have the time or patience for your pleasantries. He’s a demigod who’s seen some shit, and all he wants now is to craft hammers and other practical things in the peaceful solitude of his volcano. Oh, and probably eat spiced cherries and drink ale—two things he certainly likes more than you.
3 weeks ago

Champion Insights: Urgot, the Terror of Zaun

Within the last few years, Taric’s fabulousness reached new heights, Poppy became adorable, and Warwick got wolfier. Meanwhile, one of League’s most memed men sat in the shadows, watching and waiting for his time on the operating table. It was there he’d be fitted with 50% more legs, 5/7 more depth and relatability, and 100% more shotgun knees. Urgot was ready to rise from the slab.
1 month ago

/tech: Giving Champions Context

How the Contextual Action Component system enriches champion interactions.
1 month ago

/dev diary: Ghostcrawler on Successful Champs

Ghostcrawler deep-dives what it is that makes a champion succeed.
1 month ago

Champion Insights: Kayn, the Scythe Guy

The year was 2k17, and League still didn’t have a champion who actually used a scythe in combat. Combine this with the lack of darkin characters, and it seemed like a match made in heaven… or hell. Enter Kayn, a semi-darkin composed of equal parts arrogance, power, and xXedginessxX.
1 month ago

/tech: Kayn Goes to Particle Town

How a new toy helped us create the Shadow Reaper.
1 month ago

Runes Reforged: World Around Runes

In this Devblog, we go over things that’ll be impacted by the new Runes coming into preseason and our considerations.
2 months ago