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Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update: New champions, skins, gameplay changes, and more

New skins, champions, and more!

League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update will be available on May 26. Riot Games is bringing three new champions, a brand-new elemental dragon, improvements to the marksman champion equipment, plus a ton more new content with the Playhem patch.

Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update: New champions

Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain

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Ornn, the Fire Below the Mountain, is a tough task that can crowd-control anyone who gets in his way while receiving damage. Ornn, the Freljordian spirit of forging and craftsmanship, brings usefulness to the battlefield by manufacturing equipment for himself and his friends.

Volibear, The Relentless Storm

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The Relentless Storm, Volibear, brings the Rift the rumbling strength of storms. Nowhere is safe from the fury of this demi-god, who can pursue his enemies with lightning-infused claws and even disable towers with his ultimate.

Swain, the Noxian Grand General

Swain
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The Noxian Grand General, the Swain, is a skilled tactician and wizard who controls a flock of eerie ravens to carry out his orders. Swain also has a demonic ability to devour the souls of those foolish enough to avoid his evil plans.

Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update: Elemental Dragon

In Patch 4.2, a brand-new elemental Dragon called the Ice Dragon swoops onto the Rift! For champions that wield spells, killing the Ice Dragon is a particularly rewarding goal because doing so grants ability haste.

Ice Dragon
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A frozen terrain will take over the Rift if the Ice Dragon is the first to be killed in the game. This frozen landscape will result in ice appearing along the edges of buildings in the jungle and river, giving players an advantage when gliding through it. When the icy landscape takes control, Frozen Fruit will also spawn. When a champion attacks it, it will freeze any enemies caught in its blast, like Zhonya’s Hourglass, rendering them untargetable and invulnerable for a brief period.

Wild Rift patch 4.2 update: Gameplay Item changes

Riot Games aims to refine roles to make sure that, whether players are mage main or a fan of fighters, their role feels satisfying, rewarding, and fun to play throughout the year. The Playhem patch introduces several intriguing possibilities for marksmen, whereas the previous patch concentrated on new and upgraded items for tanks.

Immortal Shieldbow

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The new Immortal Shieldbow provides additional protection for marksmen. You’ll trigger the item’s special Lifeline passive when you take damage that would bring your health below a particular level, giving you a brief shield and additional attack damage that works well with the life steal built into the item to boost your odds of surviving.

The Collector 

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The Collector’s attack damage, critical strike chance, and lethality offer a potent combination of offensive stats for marksmen. When foes are damaged below a specific threshold, the item also enables you to execute them, earning you more gold each time. Caster marksmen should also anticipate improvements to those weapons to make Phantom Dancer, Manamune, and Essence Reaver more appealing pick-ups.

Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update: Quality of Life Changes

Players will be given new options in the Playhem patch to personalize their Wild Rift experience more. The Gallery Skin Sets feature added at the end of the previous year, allows players to view their favorite Star Guardians and K/DA members side by side. Players will also get unique rewards if they have a complete collection of skins.

UI Customization
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Additionally, the in-game UI customization option is being introduced. If the default colors don’t suit players’ tastes, they can outfit new modifications from the Collection page.

Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update: Leaderboard Event and New Skins

A brand-new leaderboard event pitting the two new playable Freljordian giants, Ornn and Volibear, against one another, is also included in the Playhem patch. Play games and finish quests to move up the leaderboard and receive exclusive goodies. Don’t worry about moving too far, the system is adjusted after considering players’ feedback the last time so that they can now receive some of the benefits from the tiers below.

Here is a complete list of new skins:

  • Shan Hai Scrolls Nautilus 
  • Shan Hai Scrolls Jhin 
  • Shan Hai Scrolls Volibear
  • Shan Hai Scrolls Aatrox 
  • Sentinel Graves
  • Sentinel Diana 
  • Sentinel Olaf 
  • Thunderlord Ornn
  • Dragon Guardian Galio 
  • Iconic Garen 
  • Soul Stealer Vayne 
  • Dark Star Malphite
  • Tyrant Swain 
  • Ocean Song Zeri
  • Ocean Song Seraphine
  • Ocean Song Ashe
  • Prestige Battle Cat Jinx 
  • Battle Cat Jinx
  • Battle Bunny Miss Fortune

Wild Rift Patch 4.2 update: Ranked season and Wild Pass

Riot Games is introducing the Season Stats feature, which will let players look at various stats like champion win rates, the number of games played on each champion, and even the overall number of Pentakills, for players eager to follow their Ranked Progression.

For Wild Pass Season 13, a brand new skin for Ahri is being added that players can look forward to getting fed on in their games. The prize for completing this Wild Pass is Food Spirits Ahri, and players may check out a unique flavor variation in her Ascended version from the Wild Pass Emporium.

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