Open beta for League of Legends: Wild Rift started in March, so users picked up Moba for a spin to see how the competition stood. But for a live service game like this, development never stops, so the latest patch drops today.
Version 2.2C brings with it a number of new additions, including a new champion, eight new skins, some new accessories, some new events, and tons of champion balance patches. Not all of these will be available at once, but you can expect this material to be made by the end of this month.
First of all, the arrival of Renekton, Saunders Butcher, is a specialty in today’s update patch. Expect a champion rotation on May 13th and another on the 20th. If you’re really interested in who’s revolving around, you can find subtle skills in the quoted text below.
New accessories are also in the mix, with some examples in the screenshot below. These will range from Icons, Emotes, Homeguard Trails, Baubles, and Recalls.
Beyond the addition of a new champion, the expected rotation of existing characters, and the addition of new accessories, players can expect to find eight new skins in the game.
⦁ Scorched Earth Renekton
⦁ Blood Moon Diana
⦁ Blood Moon Jhin
⦁ Blood Moon Kennen
⦁ Blood Moon Twisted Fate
⦁ Blood Moon Yasuo
⦁ Infernal Nasus
⦁ Mecha Malphite
Players expect two new events later this month called Pride and Jubilant Colors. Both are set to launch on May 24, with more information coming soon. The second nemesis is expected to appear in a dual patch shortly thereafter, but no date has been given. In fact, if you want to read through the entire changelog, you can find it on the official Wild Rift website.
All in all, today’s patch is hefty, bringing with it a new character, a couple of new events, some fresh skins/accessories, plus tons of champion changes to rebalance things for the better. So if you’re a fan of MOBAs or simply love the LoL brand, it’s looking like development for the current League of Legends: Wild Rift beta is progressing at a nice clip.