Wild Rift Patch 2.4 brings new in-game items, Ranked Season 3, champion bans, new Wild Pass

Wild Rift Patch 2.4 brings new in-game items, new Wild Pass and more
Wild Rift Patch 2.4 brings new in-game items, new Wild Pass and more

Wild Rift Patch 2.4 brings new in-game items, Ranked Season 3, champion bans, new Wild Pass. Wild Rift Patch 2.4 is finally here, and it’s a big one. The Sentinels of Light event reaches its thrilling conclusion, and before our heroes face off against the final boss once and for all, we’ve got a HUGE in-game update on the way. Patch 2.4 features 19 new or reworked in-game items, Ranked Season 3 with upgrades to the Ranked experience (including the removal of promotion series and champion bans), a brand new Wild Pass with the adventurous Hexplorer Teemo, automatic highlights, gold, and system adjustments… and of course, the Rogue Sentinel himself, Akshan. This patch will be live for three weeks before the next one rolls out, as we’ll be on a short summer break.

Wild Rift Patch 2.4: NEW CHAMPION

AKSHAN, THE ROGUE SENTINEL

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Raising an eyebrow in the face of danger, Akshan fights evil with dashing charisma, righteous vengeance, and a conspicuous lack of shirts. He is highly skilled in the art of stealth combat, able to evade the eyes of his enemies and reappear when they least expect him. With a keen sense of justice and a legendary death-reversing weapon, he rights the wrongs of Runeterra’s many scoundrels while living by his own moral code: “Don’t be an ass.”

Akshan will be released on July 28 at 00:01 UTC.

Wild Rift Patch 2.4: RANKED SEASON 3

Ranked Season 3 is here and brings a whole host of updates! If you reach Gold (and win 10 games) this season, Glorious Lulu will be added to your collection! Friendly reminder that there will be a few display issues during the season’s start. If you just want to play when things have settled down, we recommend waiting one day after the season has begun to play Ranked.

Ranked Season 3 began on July 26 at 15:00 PDT.

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Wild Rift Patch 2.4: MATCHES REMOVED

As mentioned in our 2.4 Ranked Updates, we will be removing Promotion Matches from Ranked play. We believe the interruption to Wild Rift’s ranking experience caused by Promotion Matches currently outweighs the benefits they were meant to provide. Instead of transitioning to a Promotion Match after winning the last match of their current rank, players will immediately move up into the next rank. We will continue to monitor Ranked after their removal to confirm.

Promotion Matches will be removed on July 27 00:01 UTC.

WILD PASS S2

The Wild Pass returns for its second outing! We’ve made a few upgrades from the previous version:

  • Overall, we’re increasing the amount of Blue Motes, Poro Coins and Poro Energy you get from purchasing the pass. For example, this time around, you can earn enough Blue Motes for a full champion.
  • We’re increasing the amount of free rewards you’ll get while leveling up.
  • We’re enabling you to gift the pass to other players on your friends list.
  • And despite these buffs, the price isn’t changing.

From now on, the Wild Pass will be a permanent feature in the game, with no more downtime between each new pass. So get out there and Hexplore the Rift with Teemo!

Wild Pass S2 will be available on July 30 at 00:01 UTC.

 

 

SPECTATOR AND REPLAY

We’ve added some new ways to spectate matches or replay your own! You can now toggle between Fog of War for the red and/or blue side to understand both teams’ vision on the map. In addition, we’ve created a new HUD that allows for better viewing of teamfights as they are happening. There is now a teamfight HUD, as well as a minimalistic “no HUD” point of view that can be accessed in spectator mode.

The new spectator and replay features will be available on July 27 at 00:01 UTC.

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END-OF-GAME SCREEN

We’re adding progression systems to the end-of-game screen so players can have a better understanding of their progress after each game, and know when they have rewards to claim! For 2.4, we’ll be featuring progress towards Wild Pass, daily, and challenge missions. We’re planning on adding more systems to this page over time, like event progression.

The updated EoG screen will be available on July 27 at 00:01 UTC.

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SHARE SCREEN

We’ve added the ability to share your Wild Rift achievements to your phone’s OS share drawer for easier access to all your favorite apps and social networks. Tapping the icon will open up the OS share drawer from which you can select any app that you want to post to!

The share screen update will be available on July 27.

IN-APP PATCH NOTES

You can now access Wild Rift’s patch notes via a button in the app! Head to the top left of the home screen to get access to all the recent patch notes on the Wild Rift website.

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Added in-game text localization support for Simplified Chinese (Malaysia).

SKINS

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Releasing July 28 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Sentinel Irelia
  • Sentinel Riven
  • Sentinel Vayne
  • Battle Academia Akshan
  • Ruined Draven
  • Ruined Miss Fortune
  • Ruined Shyvana

Releasing July 30 at 00:01 UTC:

  • Hexplorer Teemo

ACCESSORIES

You can earn or purchase accessories from a bunch of different sources. Please check the relevant page in game for more information on how to get ‘em!

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Baubles: Condolences, Crown of Mourns, Fistbump, Heads Will Roll, Light in the Darkness, Non-Stick, Raw or Roasted, Spill That Tea, Stay Cool

Icons: Battle of Baron, Detective Pengu, Hexcellent!, Hungry Hungry Poro, I Can Feel the Power!, Pengu Power, Poro Charmer, Redhead Redemption, The Way of the Snax

Icon Borders: Autumnal Nimbus, Knight’s Gallantry, Steadfast Dedication, Teamwork Dreamwork

Emotes: Choncc Chortle, Hurt Feelings, I’m Not Crying, Magnifique!, NOT FAIR, Nyeah Nyeah!, Pengu Present!, Retreat!, Success!, Super Shisa, Thumb for the Memories, Welcome Welcome!

Recalls: The Mist

All accessories will be released throughout the patch.

EVENTS

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SENTINELS OF LIGHT

The Black Mist creeps ever closer, consuming Runeterra even as the Sentinels’ ranks grow. In their search for allies, Senna and Lucian encounter a lost Sentinel of the past. Is this reckless rogue’s light enough to turn the tide? Join the Sentinels in their final battle, and stand as one against Ruination!

The Sentinels of Light event continues July 28 at 00:01 UTC. For more information about the event,click here.

CHAMPION CHANGES

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AMUMU

We can’t cure his curse, but we can rid him of a pesky bug.

(3) Tantrum

  • [BUGFIX]: Passive now correctly works against abilities that deal multiple instances of physical damage instead of just once per such ability

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ASHE

Ashe has been slightly underperforming, so we are looking to give her some quality-of-life buffs that strengthen her identity as a utility marksman.

(3) Hawkshot

  • Enemy reveal duration: 3s → 5s

(Ult) Enchanted Crystal Arrow

  • Manual turn speed: 38°/s → 45°/s

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FIZZ

Fizz made a large splash with our jungle changes, but is still lacking when it comes to getting lane priority, particularly in skilled play. Additionally, his (2) Rending Wave feels underwhelming, so we want to improve it. Furthermore, there are some interactions skilled Fizz players are able to capitalize on in PC, but these weren’t implemented properly in Wild Rift, so we’re rectifying this too. Due to the large amount of changes coming for the Tidal Trickster, we’ll be extra vigilant in following up on how his performance is affected.

(2) Rending Wave

  • [NEW] Now applies its initial bonus magic damage from the first attack in a 175 radius splash area around the target hit and applies Seastone Trident (P) to targets hit by this splash

(3) Playful / Trickster

  • [NEW] Protobelt now buffers during Playful instead of cancelling it
  • [NEW] Protobelt no longer cancels Trickster’s fall down splash if Fizz did not re-cast Trickster

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GRAVES

Graves isn’t under-performing in terms of win rate, but a lot of his power lies in his early base stats which we believe makes him less satisfying to play. We’re shifting around some of his power to give him more oomph on the more explosive parts of his kit so that good play around his abilities is better rewarded. We also hope to give him better build options by dramatically increasing the value that AD and armor pen have for his burst spell, (1) End of the Line.

Base Stats

  • Base HP: 650 → 610
  • Base AD: 70 → 64
  • AD / Level: 3.6 → 4.55

(1) End of the Line

  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9s → 11/10/9/8s
  • Powder Shell Bonus AD ratio: 40% → 70%
  • Powder Explosion Base Damage: 85/125/165/205 → 80/130/180/230
  • Power Explosion Bonus AD Ratio: 100% at all ranks → 70/100/130/160% based on rank

(3) Quickdraw

  • Armor per stack of True Grit: 4/8/12/16 → 6/10/14/18

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KATARINA

We are updating the Grievous Wounds (healing reduction) system to have different levels of severity, so some champions that apply it through abilities have been adjusted.

(Ult) Death Lotus

  • Applies 50% Grievous Wounds → Applies 60% Grievous Wounds

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LUCIAN

Lucian is quickly tearing up the Rift. These changes to his core stats will make Lucian a bit less oppressive and level the playing field for his foes.

Base Stats

  • Base HP: 610 → 570
  • Base Armor: 40 → 35
  • Base MR: 34 → 30
  • MR per level: 1.2 → 0.8
  • Base mana regen: 18 → 15
  • Movement Speed: 340 → 335

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RENGAR

We’re exterminating the bugs that have been plaguing knifekitty since release. This will affect his power, particularly skilled Rengar players, so we will be keeping an eye out in upcoming patches to see if we need to adjust him.

(Passive) Unseen Predator

  • [BUGFIX] Attacking an enemy in melee range while in brush with 0 Ferocity now grants 1 Ferocity

(2) Battle Roar

  • [BUGFIX] Casting Battle Roar after Empowered Battle Roar will correctly heal Rengar

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VARUS

We are updating the Grievous Wounds (healing reduction) system to have different levels of severity, so some champions that apply it through abilities have been adjusted.

(3) Hail of Arrows

  • Applies 50% Grievous Wounds → Applies 40% Grievous Wounds

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ZIGGS

Ziggs is still taking down towers a bit too quickly. While this is part of his identity, it has been extra destructive at higher levels of play, so we’re turning down his damage just a tad.

(3) Satchel Charge

  • Tower execution threshold: 20/25/30/35% → 15/20/25/30%

ARAM

All Random All Mid (ARAM) is back! We’ve continued to iterate and balance the game mode, as well as add some small features and polish. We’ll have some news soon about the future of ARAM.

  • Cannon minions can now detect traps.

ARAM returns as a Featured Game Mode from Aug 11 to Sept 9.

GAMEPLAY CHANGES

NEW ITEMS

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CRYSTALLINE REFLECTOR

The long awaited AP/Armor item debuting in Wild Rift is here! Consider this the AP version of Thornmail. We hope Mages find this snazzy reflector to their liking when playing against fed physical carries.

  • Total Cost: 2900g
    • Builds from Seeker’s Armguard (1200g) + Fiendish Codex (1000g) + 700g
  • 60 AP
  • 45 Armor
  • 15 Ability Haste
  • PASSIVE – Mirrored Force: Ability casts grant a mirror shard (up to 3) that each block 10 +5% AP physical Damage from an enemy champion and deal 20 + 10% AP magic damage to them.

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ESSENCE REAVER

Essence Reaver is a new core item for mana-hungry crit users that are looking to deal damage beyond just critical hits, but with their abilities too.

  • Total Cost: 3100g
    • Builds from Caudfield’s Warhammer (1200g) + Cloak of Agility (1000g) + 900g
  • 40 AD
  • 25% Critical Rate
  • 25 Ability Haste
  • UNIQUE – Essence Flare: Damaging active abilities and empowered attacks deal 10 bonus physical damage +70% Critical Rate. The same ability can only trigger this effect once per unique target per cast.
  • UNIQUE – Mana Siphon: Attacks restore 2% missing mana on-hit

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NAVORI QUICKBLADES

Similar to Essence Reaver, Navori Quickblades is aimed at helping crit users pump out more damage with abilities, but leans even more into the spammability front. Watch out for Tryndamere and Master Yi!

  • Total Cost: 3100g
    • Builds from Caulfield’s Warhammer (1200g) + Cloak of Agility (1000g) + 900g
  • 45 AD
  • 25% Critical Rate
  • 15 Ability Haste
  • PASSIVE – Deft Strikes: Your critical strikes with basic attacks reduce your non-ultimate ability cooldowns by 15% of their remaining cooldown.

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PROPHET’S PENDANT

Since we’re changing Oblivion Orb to be more focused as a Grievous Wounds item, we’re introducing a new tier 2 magic penetration item to take its place. Behold, the Prophet’s Pendant: they say those who wear it foresee the end of all things.

  • Total Cost: 1250g
    • Amplifying Tome (500g) + 750g
  • 125 Health
  • 25 Ability Power
  • PASSIVE – Doomsayer: +15 Magic Penetration

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SEEKER’S ARMGUARD

  • Total Cost: 1200g
    • Upgrades from Cloth Armor (500g) + 700g
  • 30 Armor
  • 25 AP

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Wild Rift Patch 2.4: SERYLDA’S GRUDGE

For players who don’t care for Grevious Wounds and prefer to focus on utility, we’re bringing Serylda’s Grudge from League PC. This item is especially handy for fighting fast-moving enemies.

  • Total Cost: 3000g
    • Builds from + Caulfield’s Warhammer (1200g) + Last Whisper (1300g) + 500g
  • 40 AD
  • 15 Ability Haste
  • 30% Armor Penetration
  • UNIQUE – Bitter Cold: Dealing ability damage slows affected units by 30% for 1 second.

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Wild Rift Patch 2.4: STAFF OF FLOWING WATER

We didn’t forget about supports this patch either! To round out our enchanters’ item choices, we’re taking Staff of Flowing Water from League PC. Now, supports can optimize their builds when they have AP-heavy teammates.

  • Total Cost: 2500g
    • Builds from Fiendish Codex (1000g) + Lost Chapter (1050g) + 450g
  • 350 Mana
  • 65 AP
  • 20 Ability Haste
  • PASSIVE – Rapids: Healing or shielding an ally grants you and them 20 Ability Haste speed and 20 − 40 (based on target’s level) ability power for 4 seconds.

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STORMRAZOR

Stormrazor is also coming from League PC to round out our energized item system and offer a splash of utility for players who like to buy other energized items.

  • Total Cost: 2900g
    • Builds from Cloak of Agility (1000g) + Kircheis Shard (900g) + 1000g
  • 25 AD
  • 25% Critical Rate
  • 20% Attack Speed
  • PASSIVE – Energized: Moving and Attacking will generate an Energized Attack.
  • PASSIVE – Paralyze: Your Energized Attack gains 50-120 bonus magic damage. In addition, Energized Attacks slow enemies by 75% for 0.5 seconds

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SOLARI CHARGEBLADE

It’s not Leona’s sword, but it’s nothing to scoff at either. Solari Chargeblade is another Wild Rift debut item that we hope can open up different crit builds. It will help users gain a large amount of conditional Critical Rate to create synergy windows with other items they buy.

  • Total Cost: 3000g
    • Builds from Stinger (1200g) + Cloak of Agility (1000g) + 800g
  • 30% Attack Speed
  • 25% Critical Rate
  • 25 Ability Haste
  • UNIQUE – Sunburst: Using an ability gathers Radiance (max 3 charges) which grants 25% Critical Rate for up to 10 seconds. Attacks that critically strike expend a charge of Radiance to deal 26-40 bonus True Damage on-hit, increasing up to 150% on low health targets. Each unique ability may only store a charge once every 2s.
    • Max True Damage: 65-100 when target is <= 35% Health

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WIT’S END

We’re also bringing over Wit’s End to help round out the anti-magic item set for physical damage dealers.

  • Total Cost: 2700g
    • Recurve Bow (900g) + Negatron Cloak (900g) + 900g
  • 50 Magic Resist
  • 45% Attack Speed
  • PASSIVE – At Wit’s End: Basic attacks deal 15 − 80 (based on level) bonus magic damage on-hit. While below 50% health, dealing damage to an enemy champion heals you for (Melee:100% / Ranged: 33%) of this effect’s post-mitigation damage.

ITEM ADJUSTMENTS

We’re adjusting all Grievous Wounds effects on items to match League PC and increase the gameplay around them.

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BLOODTHIRSTER

In the vein of increasing crit item build diversity, we’re also changing Bloodthirster to match its League PC counterpart to be a crit item.

  • Total Cost: 3400g → 3200g
    • Builds from Cloak of Agility (1000g) + Vampiric Scepter (1200g) + 1000g
  • 65 AD → 40 AD
  • [NEW] 25% Critical Rate

 

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Wild Rift Patch 2.4: EXECUTIONER’S CALLING

  • Passive changed
    • Executioner’s Calling: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 3 seconds. → Sepsis: Dealing physical damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds.

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INFINITY ORB

  • Build path updated: Oblivion Orb replaced with Prophet’s Pendant
  • Total gold cost unchanged

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MORELLONOMICON

  • Total Cost: 3000g
    • Builds from Oblivion Orb (1000g) + Prophet’s Pendant (1250g) + 750g
  • Passive changed
    • Cursed: Dealing magic damage to an enemy champion inflicts them with 50% Grievous Wounds for 3 seconds. → Cursed: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds. If the target is below 50% Health, this effect is increased to 60% Grievous Wounds.

 

MORTAL REMINDER

  • Passive changed
    • Executioner’s Calling: Physical damage inflicts Grievous Wounds on enemy champions for 3 seconds. → Sepsis: Dealing physical damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds. Dealing 3 consecutive Attacks to an enemy champion enhances this effect to 60% Grievous Wounds against them until the effect is allowed to elapse.

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OBLIVION ORB

  • Total Cost: 1000g
    • Builds from Amplifying Tome (500g) + 500g
  • 40 AP
  • Cursed: Dealing magic damage inflicts 40% Grievous Wounds to champions for 3 seconds.
  • [REMOVED] Death Touch

 

  • Passive changed
    • Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack on-hit, reflects 25 (+ 10% bonus armor) magic damage, while also inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 3 seconds. Immobilizing an enemy champion inflicts them with 50% Grievous Wounds for 3 seconds. → Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack on-hit, reflects 25 (+10% bonus armor) magic damage, while also inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 3 seconds. Immobilizing an enemy champion inflicts them with 60% Grievous Wounds for 3 seconds.

We are re-tuning how bounty gold is distributed. We are also adjusting its numbers to increase the chance of comebacks, but concentrating more gold from takedowns into a single player’s hands instead of assisters. We hope these changes improve players’ personal ability to affect the outcome of a game rather than having to rely as much on their team to use shared gold wisely.

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FREE-TO-PLAY CHAMPION ROTATION

July 29 – Aug 4: Amumu, Braum, Draven, Kennen, Orianna, Rakan, Singed, Xayah, Xin Zhao, Ziggs

Aug 5 – Aug 11: Corki, Diana, Irelia, Lulu, Rakan, Rammus, Rengar, Teemo, Varus, Zed

Read More: Wild Rift 2.3C Patch Notes: New Skins, Free to Play champions rotation, events and more

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