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LoL Wild Rift 2.1 Patch Notes: Release Date, Skins, Champion Nerfs And Buffs, Update Time And Everything You Need To Know For League of Legends

A new patch is coming to League of Legends Wild Rift - Patch 2.1.

League of Legends Wild Rift is slowly rolling out around the world, now available in most regions.

This new patch is set to bring new champions, new skins, new features and much more.

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We're also getting new events - including the familiar Lunar event from LoL PC.

New content will be released over the span of the next two months, rather than all at once.

Here's what's new in Patch 2.1 of LoL Wild Rift.

Click the links below to read more about the 2.2 patch:

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Release Date

No release date has been confirmed, but we know roughly when it will arrive.

This update is expected to run from February to the end of March.

Patch 2.2 will arrive in April.

Update 2.1 Patch Notes

Here's a summary of what's coming to Wild Rift in the next update:

  • New Champions - Rakan, Xayah, Katarina, Leona, Diana, Pantheon
  • Replays and Spectator Mode
  • New Skins - Project, Omega Squad
  • New Events - Lunar Beast, Path of Ascension
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Here's a look at the big changes coming to Wilf Rift:

  • Corki - Buffed
  • Jarvan IV - Buffed
  • Jax - Buffed
  • Tristana - Buffed
  • Twisted Fate - Buffed
  • Yasuo - Buffed
  • Kennen - Nerfed
  • Kai'Sa - Adjusted
  • Lee Sin - Adjusted
  • Dead Man's Plate - Adjusted
  • Youmuu's Ghostbalde - Nerfed
  • Redeeming Enchant - Nerfed
  • Locket Enchant - Nerfed
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Champion Changes

Champion Changes are coming to 9 champions in this update.

  • Corki - Buffed
    • 1) Phosphorus Bomb
      • AD ratio: 0.5 bonus AD → 0.7 bonus AD
    • (3) Gatling Gun
      • Armor and Magic Resist reduction: 4/6/8/10 → 8/12/16/20
    • (Ult) Missile Barrage
      • Base damage: 80/95/110 → 80/115/150
      • AD ratio: 0.25 at all ranks → 0.25/0.45/0.65
      • Big One base damage: 160/190/220 → 160/230/300
      • Big One AD ratio: 0.5 at all ranks → 0.5/0.9/1.3
  • Jarvan IV - Buffed
    • Base Stats
      • AD per level: 3.6 → 4.55
    • (P) Martial Cadence
      • Now deals 20 minimum damage
    • (1) Dragon Strike
      • Dragon Strike to Demacian Standard dash combo hitbox size: 2 → 2.5
    • (Ult) Cataclysm
      • Fixed dash speed: 0.4s → 0.25s
  •  Jax - Buffed
    • (1) Leap Strike
      • Range: 6 → 6.5
      • Cooldown: 9/8/7/6s → 7.5/7/6.5/6s
      • Damage: 55/110/165/220 → 60/115/170/225
  • Kai'Sa - Buffed
    • (2) Void Seeker
      • Correctly applies Caustic Wounds’ damage to the target hit
  • Kennen - Nerfed
    • Base Stats
      • Base AD: 58 → 52
      • Movement speed: 335 → 330
    • (2) Electrical Surge
      • Cooldown: 12/10/8/6s → 15/12/9/6s
    • (3) Lightning Rush
      • Base damage: 85/140/195/250 → 70/125/180/235
      • AP ratio: 0.8 → 0.7
    • (Ult) Slicing Maelstrom
      • Base damage: 35/70/105 → 30/60/90
      • AP ratio: 0.2 → 0.15
  • Lee Sin - Adjusted
    • (Ult) Dragon’s Rage
      • Knockback range: 7.5 → 6.75
  • Tristana - Buffed
    • (1) Rapid Fire
      • Attack speed: 30/50/70/90% → 50/70/90/110%
      • Duration: 5s → 7s
    • (2) Rocket Jump
      • Base damage: 60/130/200/270 → 85/155/225/295
    • (2) Explosive Charge
      • Passive base damage: 40/70/100/130 → 55/85/115/145
      • Active base damage: 60/70/80/90 → 65/80/95/110
      • AD ratio: 50/70/90/110% Bonus AD → 55/90/125/160% Bonus AD
  • Twisted Fate - Buffed
    • (2) Pick a Card
      • Blue Card mana restoration: 50/65/80/95 → 60/90/120/150
      • Blue Card AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.8
      • Red Card AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.65
      • Gold Card stun duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75s → 1.25/1.5/1.75/2s
  • Yasuo - Buffed
    • (Ult) Last Breath
      • Base damage: 200/300/400 → 200/350/500
      • Animation time: 1.5s → 1.25s
      • Knock-up duration: 1.5s → 1.25s
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Item Changes

  • YOUMUU’S GHOSTBLADE
    • Momentum
      • [Removed] Attacks convert Momentum into bonus magic damage on-hit.
    • Attacks will still remove all Momentum stacks.
      • Spectral Haste
  • DEAD MAN’S PLATE
    • Momentum
      • [Removed] Attacks convert Momentum into bonus magic damage on-hit.
      • Attacks will still remove all Momentum stacks.
    • Crushing Blow
      • [New] Attacks deal magic damage equal to Momentum stacks removed. Melee attacks that expend max Momentum also slow by 50% for 1 second
    • Stacking the effects of the Redemption or Locket Enchants should come at a cost similar to multiple Heals. We’re adding some restrictions to preserve active enchant diversity.
  • REDEEMING ENCHANT
    • (NEW) Redemption heal effect is reduced by 50% if the target has been affected by another Redemption in the last 20 seconds
  • LOCKET ENCHANT
    • Locket shield effect is reduced by 50% if the target has been affected by another Locket in the last 20 seconds
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Gameplay Changes

NEW FEATURES

PING DISPLAY

Added the ability to see your exact latency in-game.

PORTRAIT LOCK

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By popular demand, added the ability to choose the order in which enemies appear when using Portrait Lock.

IN-GAME CHAT

The in-game chat settings have been updated. All / Team / Off is now All / Team / Party. The new Party setting allows for premade party chat while hiding chat from other team members.

SUMMONER SPELL TIMERS

Added an indicator around summoner spell buttons showing exactly how long spell casts like Barrier and Ghost will be active.

SMITE INDICATOR

Added a visual indicator to indicate reduced gold from minions if using the Smite summoner spell.

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GAMEPLAY CHANGES

HAND OF BARON

We felt that the Hand of Baron buff on empowered minions felt unfair to opponents and was misleading, so we’re taking some power away from them when you’ve long since peaced out.

When champions with Hand of Baron buff leave minion vicinity, buff linger duration reduced from 10 → 5 seconds

RIFT SCUTTLER

Rift Scuttlers now spawn similarly to League PC. At the start of the game, two Rift Scuttlers spawn (one on each side of the map), then one Scuttler on either side is randomly spawned thereafter.

Other Changes

  • Increased the amount of Blue Motes in Weekly Activity Chests, and slightly increased Activity Points required to earn the third chest in a week. XP and Poro Coin rewards are unchanged:
    • Chest 1: 120 Activity Points - 150BM → 250BM
    • Chest 2: 240 Activity Points - 175BM → 275BM
    • Chest 3: 465 Activity Points (was 400) - 200BM → 425BM
  • Added the ability to gift recalls, baubles and emotes.
  • Fixed a bug where reaching account level 10 would remove the Suggested Activities menu.
  • Chests now prioritize granting unowned content first, and if all potential content is owned, Poro Coins can be granted instead. This fixes an issue where chests could not be used if all potential content was owned.
  • Champions earned from levelling up have been removed as potential drops from chests.
  • Adjusted the login flow to ensure that important login popup messaging (like server-status) will not be skipped when using automatic login.
  • On iOS, increased the time before automatic logout when minimizing Wild Rift or locking screen.
  • Refreshed tutorials with more information about lane indicators.
  • Moved hardware/device permission requests from the first login to the first time a feature is used. For instance, instead of requesting access to save media on the first login, Wild Rift now asks for access for the first time-saving media (like sharing on social media).
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Replays And Spectator Mode

This is available for 50 of your most recent matches.

Replays feature a new HUD, showing both teams’ items, summoner spells, gold earned, and more.

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Replays:

  • Replays can be accessed from your Match History page or the end-of-game screen.
  • Watch the match back as it happened or follow any other player in the game.
  • Different playback speed settings are available, ranging from 0.5× to 8× speed.
  • Rewinding/timeskipping is not currently supported.
  • Replays cannot be used for Practice Mode games.
  • Replays will expire with each new patch.
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Spectator Mode:

  • In order to spectate a player in a matchmade game, you must be friends with them.
  • You must be on the same game version to spectate a player.
  • If you don’t want to make a... spectacle of yourself, turn off “Allow spectators” in the Settings menu.
  • When spectating, the map will always be oriented with Baron Lane at the top and Dragon Lane at the bottom.
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Events

Lunar Beast Event

"Empower the relics of revels past to tame the Beast and save the day."

It seems that for the first time both League of Legends PC and Mobile will share a themed event.

Up until now, all Mobile events have been specific to the game.

This event is to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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New skins will include:

  • Lunar Beast Alistar
  • Lunar Beast Annie
  • Lunar Beast Darius
  • Lunar Beast Fiora
  • Lunar Beast Jarvan IV
  • Lunar Beast Miss Fortune
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Path Of Ascension Event

What awaits you on Targon’s peak? Find your path. Make the climb.

This event will likely feature a series of missions in which players can unlock shards, Champion chests, Skin chests, boosts, Blue Motes, Poro Coins and more!

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New Champions

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Xayah And Rakan

Both of these champions will arrive during February and are a unique combination to the game.

Xayah, a Marksman, and Rakan, support, come as a pair - in Runeterra lore they are lovers.

Uniquely, they share the ability to recall together.

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Xayah uses her feathers to attack enemies and can chain them together to stun her opponents

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Rakan comes with a heal, shield knock up and charm - the perfect support!

Katarina

Katarina, the Sinister Blade, will arrive in March, bringing a new option for high-APM assassin players.

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Katarina's moves reset when she gets a kill or assist

Leona

Leona, the Radiant Dawn, is easy to use but hard to master. This tanky Support arrives in mid- March.

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Leona's ability to stun can win any team fight

Diana

Diana, Scorn of the Moon, is an aggressive mage that will also arrive in mid-March.

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Diana harnesses the power of the moon to dive into the face of enemies

Pantheon

Pantheon, the Unbreakable Spear, is a warrior that will release in mi-March.

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With such a versatile kit, Pantheon can play in almost any role

New Skins

Here are all of the skin to be released in this patch:

  • Lunar Beast Alistar
  • Lunar Beast Annie
  • Lunar Beast Darius
  • Lunar Beast Fiora
  • Lunar Beast Jarvan IV
  • Lunar Beast Miss Fortune
  • Panda Teemo
  • Cosmic Dawn Rakan
  • Cosmic Dusk Xayah
  • Heartseeker Vayne
  • Sweetheart Rakan
  • Sweetheart Sona
  • Sweetheart Xayah
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Project

"> Loading PROJECT.exe... 

> Skins found (5)... 

> Install? [Y] / [N]"

As a new skin set, the Project series will arrive. It's a series of alternate future/universe skins in League of Legends.

Set in a dystopian future of Piltover and Zaun (Upper City/Lower City), it features champions augmented by cybernetic enhancements as well as mechanized artificial intelligence.

The set includes the following champions from LoL PC:

  • AKALI
  • ASHE
  • BLITZCRANK
  • CAMILLE
  • EKKO
  • FIORA
  • IRELIA
  • JHIN
  • JINX
  • KATARINA
  • LEBLANC
  • LEONA
  • LISSANDRA
  • LUCIAN
  • MASTER YI
  • NAMI
  • PYKE
  • SORAKA
  • VAYNE
  • VI
  • WARWICK
  • YASUO
  • ZED
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Omega Group

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Omega Group, called Omega Squad in LoL PC, is a series of alternate future/universe skins in League of Legends.

Set in an alternate reality where Bandle Cities champions have formed of a squad of yordle and yordle like fighters.

The set includes the following champions from LoL PC:

  • FIZZ
  • TEEMO
  • TRISTANA
  • TWITCH
  • VEIGAR
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