Following the sad launch of MOBA Season 13, Riot continues to apologize and promises nice surprises to make amends.
A difficult start to the year for Riot, which faces the wrath of its community. The online game is entering its 13th season, but the hype is not there. The phenomenon League of Legends is such that the studio is used to kicking off the festivities with a grandiose cinematic. This time, the shared video is far from unanimous.
The Brink of Infinity transports us to the Summoner’s Rift and… that’s it. We follow a butterfly strolling happily while a voice narrates a poem that is not one. No intense music or flashy animation. Would the budget have flown away in the production of Arcane?
Joking aside, Riot quickly became aware of the situation and is trying somehow to catch up with the community. The studio teams already apologized on Twitter last week. Is this making the situation too big? After all, it’s just a simple cinematic that doesn’t impact the gameplay of the new season in any way. Never mind, Riot wants to maintain its reputation and does everything possible to reassure players. For that, nothing better than a one-way ticket to the future of the game and crispy revelations.
The return of special modes
Some veterans of League of Legends still mourn the disappearance of Dominion mode and the Twisted Treeline. These secondary modes have been phased out to focus efforts on 5v5 games and other more popular modes. So we find for a few years an incessant rotation of URF, ARUrf and Ultimate Spellbook. This redundancy annoys players who want to see something new, like event games like the Star Guardian Invasions in 2017.
Two big heads from Riot have undertaken to address the player in front of the camera, in order to apologize again but also and above all to share good news. A new team of developers has been formed to focus on creating new gaming experiences, and the first fruits of that labor will be available this year. It will then be possible to discover a new eight-player modewhere four teams of two will compete in a game following the codes of deathmatch.
A follow-up message from Riot Brightmoon and Riot Meddler on behalf of the League team.
We know we failed to deliver some stuff that really matters to you folks. We want to share some thoughts and talk about how we’re working to do better. pic.twitter.com/Br8Oi9E8dN
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) January 13, 2023
With a very different gameplay that will certainly be accompanied by a new map, that’s enough to give a breath of fresh air to a title that badly needs it. We will still have to be patient since the mode is still in the test phase. If everything goes well, the battle can begin in a few months with a deployment planned for the summer of 2023. In the meantime, season 13 is waiting for you and is about to collect the tears of the top laners who will once again face the reign of the tanks.