Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

Clash Updates, New Rank, and More in this Dev Update

As an avid player of League of Legends, staying up-to-date with the latest changes and updates is crucial. In this month’s Dev Update, Riot has shared some exciting information about what’s to come in the upcoming months. While this edition may not be as jam-packed as previous ones, it still sheds light on some interesting topics that every player should know about.

Ranked Changes for the Second Split – A More Balanced System

One of the most significant changes coming to the game is the revamp of the ranked system. Riot aims to create a more balanced playing field by spreading the player base more evenly. Currently, Silver and below make up 60% of the ranked population, which is disproportionate compared to other popular games with ranked systems.

To address this, Riot will be introducing a new tier division and removing promotion series altogether. Skilled silver players will be placed in a higher tier based on their level of play. Additionally, a new division called Emerald will be added between Platinum and Diamond to ensure that the highest tier of the game, Diamond+, doesn’t become overcrowded.

These changes will be implemented in the second split, scheduled to start on July 19th. For more detailed information, you can read Riot’s Devblog on Ranked Changes.

Skin Updates – Star Guardian Skins and More

If you’re a fan of cosmetic updates, you’ll be excited to hear about the upcoming Star Guardian skins. These highly anticipated skins from League of Legends: Wild Rift will finally be making their way to the live servers. Orianna and Seraphine are the first confirmed Star Guardians, set to be released in LoL Patch 13.13, with Senna following in LoL Patch 13.14.

Riot has also hinted at a new ultimate skin for the Summer Event. While the theme has yet to be revealed, there are rumors that it will revolve around Soul Fighters and tournaments for the strongest champions. Keep an eye out for more information as the new 2v2v2v2 game mode is planned to release on PBE at the end of June.

In addition to these updates, the Mythic Shop will be receiving a new skin line called Crystalis Motus. This line will feature female champions and is already making waves with the release of Crystalis Motus Leona on the PBE. Taliyah and Ashe were also confirmed to be receiving mythic-themed skins in the future.

Furthermore, Riot has announced the return of Prestige skins and an expanded rotation in the Mythic Shop. Champions like Pyke, Shaco, Sona, and more will soon be receiving Prestige skins, giving players even more options to show off their style.

Updates in Teemo and Lee Sin ASU

Riot has also shared some updates regarding the Art & Sustainability Update (ASU) for champions like Teemo and Lee Sin. While they haven’t released any new images yet, they have given us a rough idea of when we can expect these updates. Lee Sin is planned for release in the first half of the year, while Teemo will be moved to the second half. Please note that these dates are not final, as Riot wants to ensure that each champion’s ASU meets their high standards.

Changes to Clash – A Better Experience for Everyone

Clash, the highly anticipated tournament mode, will be undergoing some changes for an improved player experience. Firstly, the frequency of Clash will be changed from bi-weekly to monthly to ensure better quality and address technical issues.

Additionally, the Rewards System in Clash will be revamped. Previously, teams dropping out after losing in the first phase negatively impacted the experience for those who had to wait for matches to be played out. To prevent this, Riot will be awarding rewards based on total wins throughout the tournament, rather than team placements. Hopefully, this change will encourage players to participate fully in Clash tournaments.

To see the complete list of rewards and the schedule for Clash Split 2, you can read the Clash Dev Blog.


Q: When will the ranked changes take effect?

A: The ranked changes will be implemented in the second split, starting on July 19th.

Q: When can we expect the new Star Guardian skins?

A: Orianna and Seraphine will be released in LoL Patch 13.13, with Senna following in LoL Patch 13.14.

Q: Any hints about the upcoming ultimate skin?

A: The theme of the ultimate skin has not been revealed yet, but it’s rumored to revolve around Soul Fighters and tournaments for the strongest champions.

Q: Which champions will be receiving Prestige skins?

A: Champions like Pyke, Shaco, Sona, and more will be receiving Prestige skins soon.

Q: What can we expect from the Teemo and Lee Sin ASUs?

A: While no new images have been released, Riot plans to release Lee Sin in the first half of the year and Teemo in the second half. Please note that these dates are subject to change.


In this Dev Update, Riot has provided us with valuable insights into the upcoming changes and additions to League of Legends. From ranked system improvements to exciting new skins and Clash updates, there’s plenty to look forward to in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information and enjoy the ever-evolving world of League of Legends!

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