League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: It’s the spooooookiest season, but Riot Games brought backup. Caitlyn and Jayce are headed…

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup
League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: It’s the spooooookiest season, but Riot Games brought backup. Caitlyn and Jayce are headed to Wild Rift to add some firepower from downtown—and you can give them a helping hand in the Hextech Heist h-event in a few days’ time. Developers are taking a look at some of 2.5’s most reliable champ picks and putting them back in line. They’ve also got some changes coming to the Last Whisper family of items and buffing up some key Magic Resist mainstays. Let’s check all updates in the latest patch notes.

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup

This patch marks the last major balance patch before the Horizon Cup, Wild Rift’s first international tournament! As such, we’ll be keeping the game stable for the next few weeks in order to give our first crop of pros time to practice and prepare for the matches ahead.

Reminder: content will be released throughout the patch.

Also Read: League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.4D is out now: Check all champions changes in the latest patch note

WILD RIFT PATCH NOTES 2.5A: NEW CHAMPIONS

CAITLYN, THE SHERIFF OF PILTOVER

Renowned as its finest peacekeeper, Caitlyn is also Piltover’s best shot at ridding the city of its elusive criminal elements. She is often paired with Vi, acting as a cool counterpoint to her partner’s more impetuous nature. Even though she carries a one-of-a-kind hextech rifle, Caitlyn’s most powerful weapon is her superior intellect, allowing her to lay elaborate traps for any lawbreakers foolish enough to operate in the City of Progress.

Caitlyn will be released on November 9 at 00:01 UTC.

JAYCE, THE DEFENDER OF TOMORROW

Jayce is a brilliant inventor who has pledged his life to the defense of Piltover and its unyielding pursuit of progress. With his transforming hextech hammer in hand, Jayce uses his strength, courage, and considerable intelligence to protect his hometown. While revered throughout the city as a hero, he hasn’t taken well to the attention heroism brings. Still, Jayce’s heart is in the right place, and even those who envy his natural skills are grateful for his protection in the City of Progress.

Jayce will be released on November 9 at 00:01 UTC.

SKINS

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup
League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup

Releasing October 28 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Bewitching Janna
  • Underworld Twisted Fate
  • Underworld Wukong

Releasing Nov 9 @ 00:01 UTC:

  • Jayce Brighthammer
  • Headhunter Caitlyn

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!

League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup
League of Legends Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5A: Riot Games is pausing balance updates soon in prep for the Horizon Cup

Baubles: Jack-o-Nyantern

Emotes: Your Doom Was Expected!; P-P-P-Poker Face; Hmm… Perplexing; ???; ???

Icons: Unraveling the Mystery; Unstoppable Sleuths; ???

All accessories will be released throughout the patch.

EVENTS

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The ??? event begins November 7 at 00:01 UTC.

HEXTECH HEIST

Jayce’s pocketwatch has been stolen! Help Caitlyn track down the culprit and solve the case. The Hextech Heist event begins November 9 at 00:01 UTC.

PSA: Due to the impending Horizon Cup, this will be Wild Rift’s last major balance patch for a few weeks to keep the game stable for our first international tournament! New content is still on the way, but expect balance changes throughout November to be for emergencies only.

 

CHAMPION CHANGES

AKSHAN
  • COMEUPPANCE
  • Minimum bonus AD ratio: 12.5% → 10% based on missing health
  • Maximum bonus AD ratio: 50% → 40% based on missing health
DARIUS
  • DECIMATE
  • Heal: 15 – 45% based on enemy champions hit → 12 – 36% based on enemy champions hit
GALIO
  • HERO’S ENTRANCE
  • Cooldown: 120/100/80s → 130/115/100s
GRAVES
  • BASE STATS
  • Base health: 610 HP → 570 HP
  • Armor per level: 4.3 → 3.9
  • Base mana regen: 15 → 12
KAI’SA
  • ICATHIAN RAIN
  • Base damage per missile: 50/70/90/110 → 40/60/80/100
    • Max single-target damage:: 112.5/157.5/202.5/247.5 → 90/135/180/225
LUCIAN
  • THE CULLING
  • Bullet damage: 15/35/55 → 20/40/60
NAMI
  • TIDAL WAVE
  • Cooldown: 80/70/60 → 90/80/70s
TRYNDAMERE
  • BATTLE FURY
  • Attack speed from attacking enemy champions: 50/55/65/75% → 45/50/55/60%

GAMEPLAY CHANGES

BLACK CLEAVERBlack Cleaver has been underperforming in comparison to other options like Trinity Force and Death’s Dance in every slot for most fighters. We don’t want to swing too far in the opposite direction, so we’re cautiously giving it a light buff to help it compete.

  • Attack damage: 35 → 40

LAST WHISPERLast Whisper and its upgrades offer extremely powerful anti-armor itemization for physical damage carries. While this is their intended output, they are currently so effective at their purpose that tank defenses are being invalidated by penetration even relatively early in the game. We are reducing the efficiency of these items, particularly Mortal Reminder, and adding per-level scaling to the armor penetration to ensure that tanks have a sufficient window of time to use their defenses before carries scale into a place to cut them down.

  • Armor penetration: 15% → 10%

MORTAL REMINDER

See Last Whisper for context.

  • Armor penetration: 30% at all levels → 16-30% based on champion level
  • Attack damage: 45 → 40
  • Combine cost: 650g → 800g
    • Total cost: 2950g → 3100g
SERYLDA’S GRUDGE

See Last Whisper for context.

  • Armor penetration: 30% at all levels → 16-30% based on champion level
  • Combine cost: 500g → 600g
    • Total cost: 3000g → 3100g
FORCE OF NATURE
  • Magic resist: 45 → 50
SPIRIT VISAGE

See Force of Nature for context.

  • Magic resist: 45 → 50

FREE-TO-PLAY CHAMPION ROTATION

Oct 28 – Nov 3: Amumu, Brand, Jax, Miss Fortune, Rakan, Soraka, Tryndamere, Varus, Veigar, Xin Zhao

Nov 4 – Nov 10: Akali, Corki, Evelynn, Fizz, Leona, Malphite, Lulu, Rammus, Teemo, Varus

Read More: Wild Rift Patch Notes 2.5: Guilds, matchmaking upgrades, a rework in the jungle, and a ton of balance changes

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