It’s a patch rundown for the preseason… in two parts! In Part I, Gentlemen Gustaf from the playtest team joins Scarizard, Xpecial, and Fearless to talk about some of the big game changers – vision, the Rift Herald, and new pacing mechanics – coming in 5.22.
Riot’s engineering blog offers an inside look at some of the tech that powers League of Legends. In this post, we’ll explore the challenges we face in maintaining a real-time online game with the internet’s current architecture -- which wasn’t built with games like League in mind.
Most champions arm themselves with swords or guns or magic or whatever, but Illaoi’s bringing a freakin’ god to the Rift. One of the new breed of juggernauts, she’s a slow but impactful solo laner in any game, with tentacles that offer huge zone control once they worm their way into a game. And while she lacks traditional gap closers to start fights, she can pull the spirits from distant squishies and destroy them, rendering yet another vessel for Illaoi’s god, Nagakabouros.