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League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update: New Champions, Features and more

The first patch of 2021!

Riot Games has announced the first update of League of Legends: Wild Rift in 2021. The Patch 2.0 update focuses primarily on the additional features, matchmaking, and gameplay improvements. Additionally, there will be new events, five new heroes, and the arrival of the first official ranked season of LoL Wild Rift with this update. Let’s go over the details of this Patch 2.0 Update in League Of Legends: Wild Rift.


New Champions in League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

5 Yordle champions are arriving in the game in this update. Let’s get into the details of the champions being introduced.

Corki – The Daring BombRider (Marksman)

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update
League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

Corki is much more than just a magnificent mustache, which he looks like. The Daring Bombardier often ventures beyond Bandle City in pursuit of aerospace innovation found only in the inventive city of Piltover. He can help you keep a watchful eye on the sky for enemy bogies as the head of the Screaming Yipsnakes.

Kennen – The Heart Of Tempest (Mage)

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update
League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

Dedicated to preserving the sacred balance that surges through Ionia, Kennen uses his centuries of knowledge to protect the world he’s come to love. But as the Heart of the Tempest, he also possesses the devastating power of the storm, which can be of great advantage for the players.

Lulu – The Fae Sorceress (Support)

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update
League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

Lulu, the Fae Sorceress shapes the world to her whim as she travels Runeterra with her fairy friend, Pix. Through her magic, Lulu enchants and fantastifies everything around her, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

Teemo – The Swift Scout (Marksman)

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update
League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

Anyone who underestimates the power of the Scout’s code in the game must contend with Teemo, one of Bandle City’s most formidable protectors. Though small in stature, the Swift Scout does not shrink in the face of big danger. Instead, he travels the world with boundless optimism and courage, seeking to earn every merit badge.

Tristana – The Yordle Gunner (Marksman)

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update
League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

Few inhabitants of Bandle City are lured by the promise of adventure in Runeterra quite like Tristana. Inspired by tales of epic battles and brave fighters, Tristana knew she was destined for a life of explosive action. With plenty of firepower in tow thanks to her trusty cannon Boomer, the Yordle Gunner seeks to become the stuff of legends.


New Features in League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

Party Finder

This feature will allow the players to create their own team before starting a game. Party owners can make their lobbies public by clicking the option on the top right corner of the lobby screen. Players can even find their desired type of lobby by filtering their search.

Latency Indicator

A New latency indicator has been included which can be seen in game too. The indicator displays ping along with the type of network the player is using. Earlier, this was on the homepage of the game. But due to accuracy issues, Riot has replaced it with a network indicator to show what kind of network you’re on (WiFi, 4G, etc.).

Map Description

To make the players familiar with the lay of the land, a new map description feature has been added in the game. Players can get all the information like map structure, jungler monster, epic monsters, etc.

Tutorial Optimization

Based on the player’s gameplay, performance improving tutorials will now be prompted to the players.

Champion Mastery Emotes

Champion’s Mastery Emotes will now available. After reaching the mastery level of 5, the Emotes will be unlocked. They can then equip and use it like any other in-game emote to “communicate.”

Upcoming Champion Skins for Ranked Season 1 in LoL Wild Rift

The following skins will arrive along with the patch 2.0 update.

  • Sad Robot Amumu
  • Urfrider Corki
  • Arcade Corki
  • Star Guardian Janna
  • Star Guardian Jinx
  • Arctic Ops Kennen
  • Star Guardian Lulu
  • Dragon Trainer Lulu
  • Star Guardian Lux
  • Cottontail Teemo
  • Guerilla Tristana
  • Arclight Varus
  • Little Devil Teemo
  • Little Demon Tristana
  • Wicked Lulu
  • Super Kennen
  • Star Guardian Ezreal

Social Sharing

Achieved something rare? Social sharing allows the players to save the end-of-game scoreboard, end-of-game personal performance, career most played champ, season rank, win streak, new champ acquired, new skin acquired, and leaderboard screens to their device camera roll or share right to Facebook.


Free-to-Play Champion Rotation in League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

The following heroes will be available for free to play on the following dates:

07/01/2021 – 13/01/202114/01/2021 – 20/01/2021
BraumAkali
CamilleAlista
FizzDr. Mundo
GravesDraven
JhinJarvan VI
MalphiteMiss Fortune
OriannaSoraka
ShyvanaTryndamere
SonaXin Zhao
VarusZed

The new Ranked Season 1 starts in League of Legends: Wild Rift

The first official ranked season of Wild Rift starts on January 8th, 2021. This also means Season 0 ends on that day. Players who participated in Season 0 will receive ranked rewards after the season ends. There will be a rank reset for Season 1.

New Events

A host of events will be arriving in the game in this Patch 2.0 update. Yordle expectations is going to be the newest event that the game will see where all of the new heroes are going to be a part of it.


In-Game Optimizations in League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.0 update

  • Ping Replies: Players can now let their teammates know the response with ping replies.
  • Dragon/Baron Respawn Time: Spawn timers for epic monsters (Dragon and Baron Nashor) will now be displayed on the scoreboard.
  • Scoreboard Logic: Enemy information on the scoreboard now updates only after players gain a vision of enemies instead of in constant real-time.
  • System Message UI: System messages will now no longer block players’ view of their own champion during the gameplay.
  • Tower Prioritization: Towers will now prioritize in targeting the super minions over siege minions.
  • Detailed Stats: In the stats tab of the scoreboard, players will now see a more detailed breakdown of key stats, which includes the amount of damage reduction (in percentage) provided in their armor and magic resistance items, as well as the conversion from ability haste to cooldown reduction.
  • New Emote Wheels: The emotes wheel can now be opened by holding down on their Champion instead of clicking into the communications panel.
  • Improved Matchmaking System: The matchmaking system has been tuned to give much better game quality and ranked experience.
  • Leaderboard Updates: The leaderboard will now be updated every 10-15 minutes instead of 24 hours, which was previously done.

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Satyajit Majhi

A hobbyist gamer and writer who plays almost all kinds of games and writes about them.
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