Check out What's Coming in the League of Legends 2017 Season

Solo queue returns, Assassins updated, a new client surfaces at last, replays finally included and a new sandbox mode on the way!

It’s been a tumultuous year at the top for the MOBA giant League of Legends. The decision to change the way ranked queues work and effectively remove solo queue was met with loud disapproval from the player base. Combine this with the release and subsequent massive success of Overwatch, and many started to speculate that the world’s most played video game might be entering a decline.

Nonetheless, Riot Games are in no hurry to let League of Legends decline and have now unveiled their sweeping design plans and new features for the impending 2017 Season update.

Some of these changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Solo/Duo ranked queue reintroduced while still maintaining flexible team queues
  • A full pass of reworks, changes, and balance updates to Assassin-type champions
  • Jungle tweaks that include the consolidation of Smite buffs into plants that can be utilised on the map
  • The long-awaited game client update, which includes both Replays and a Practice mode

For a full list of impending changes with more in-depth details, you can check out Riot’s official season update page.

The 2016 ranked season will be concluding on November 7th, one week after the World Championship Grand Final ends. Many of these changes will be implemented during the pre-season months, with the 2017 ranked season officially starting on December 6th.

What do you think of these changes and the current state of League of Legends? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below.


Kris is an Australian with a long history of video games and writing, two hobbies that he hopes to merge and turn into something more.

Published Oct. 19th 2016

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