Champions in Season 2020 | Dev Video – League of Legends

Champions in Season 2020 | Dev Video – League of Legends


I’m Ryan “Reav3” Mireles, the Lead
Producer on the Champions Team at Riot and I wanted to talk a little about our
plans for 2020. We will be kicking off the year with
Sett, The Boss. Sett is a new Juggernaut releasing today. He is a bad boy from the Ionian underground,
but don’t tell his momma what he really does for a living it would break her poor little heart. What his Momma doesn’t know
is that Sett actually spends his time breaking the faces of his enemies,
with a defining new mechanic that builds up any damage he has recently taken as grit. Sett can then unleash this pent up Vastayan energy,
dealing extra damage based on how pumped up he is. He can also pick up an enemy champion
and body slam them into their whole team, doing extra damage based on the
health of the target he grabs. I mean, who doesn’t want to grab
a 5,000 health Cho’Gath and smash it into a squishy marksmen like a damn boss. But enough about Sett, let’s talk about
what else we have planned for 2020. Up next after Sett, will be the two
champion updates you voted on for last year: Fiddlesticks and Volibear. With Fiddlesticks our goal is to really
deliver on its horror thematic as well as revamping his kit to be more
centered around fear both mechanically and psychologically. You can read more about the progress on
Fiddlesticks in a new Dev Blog coming out today. Now let’s talk a bit about Volibear. After the last Roadmap, many players
thought the latest Volibear concept was cool but not as exciting as Fiddlesticks. So we took that feedback and we worked on
him more, beefing him up a bit and making him even more savage. We also saw that some players were disappointed
that we didn’t take Volibear in a more… “Eldritch Horror” direction he has been portrayed as
in some of our recent lore. While we thought that direction was interesting
and it definitely excited some of us on the team as well we ultimately felt it didn’t stay true enough to live Volibear. So here’s what we are going to do. We’re going to take the demonic concept
of Volibear across the finish line and make a kind of “Eldritch Horror themed Volibear” skin. And when Volibear’s VGU launches we are going to
give it to anyone who owns Volibear already or picks him up during his launch patch
for free. After that it will join his collection
as a regular, purchasable skin. This isn’t something we plan on doing for future VGUs
but in this case we felt like it was the right decision. We’ll have more to share in a Dev Blog later this year
that will really deep dive into Volibear’s production. One last thing on the topic of VGUs,
we are planning to do another champion update poll where we let players decide on the champion
we will update in 2021. Keep an eye out for the vote later this year. After the Voli & Fiddle updates, we will primarily be
focused on New Champions for the rest of 2020. We’ve tried a few new tactics with Champions
over the last couple years. One thing we tested with Kai’Sa was taking
a character players knew from the lore and fully realizing them in game as a playable Champion. Bringing the legends to life
that we’ve only heard tales about has led to Champions with impactful stories,
but also made the whole world of Runeterra feel more alive. Since we felt it went well with Kai’Sa, we started
working on bringing Senna out of the Lantern for League’s 10 year anniversary. We have heard loud and clear
that you all want more of this accompanied by exciting new stories
that drive the world of Runeterra forward so expect to see another familiar face
hit the Rift later this year. Another tactic we tried in 2019
was tying all New Champions to big events like Lunar Revel, Battle Academia,
Arcade, True Damage and lastly
Aphelios in Night and Dawn. A big part of events is having
something new for players to experience. Outside of game modes Champions are one
of the biggest gameplay experiences we release so adding them to events made a ton of sense. This is something we are going to continue to do in 2020 as we feel that grouping a lot of content together
creates bigger and more memorable moments throughout the year. On the topic of events, Champions team
has been hard at work on two Champions that will be part of a big event this summer. The event will blossom
with a new Jungler to fawn over followed by a masked Champion
who refuses to die. We know it’s been a while since we
dreamed up a new Jungler but we were split
on what we wanted to make. Early on we didn’t know if we wanted
the Champion to be a team fight focused bruiser or an agile, prancing Assassin. It felt like every 5 minutes
we went back and forth. So did we shy away from the decision
or meet it head on? You will have to wait
until the summer festival to find out. And as for the masked stranger, well…. some demons should remain in our past. Apart from those 2 Summer releases and
Sett, we still have a few more Champs up our sleeves for 2020, but you will have to wait
until later in the year for details on them. One last thing before I go. Some of you might have shown Sett that
you’re worthy to fight in his Arena. Over the last month, players who
consistently got first blood in their games received a unique but mysterious invitation. If you did impress Sett
and got one of these unique calling cards make sure you go into your inventory and open it now to unlock Sett for free! So get out there, and smash some heads
with Sett on the Rift today.

100 thoughts on “Champions in Season 2020 | Dev Video – League of Legends”

  1. All fiddle needed was vsual update. Idk why they need to change my support cheese/pocket pick. Same goes for my favorite assassin Nocturne , all they need is update his visual not whole new kit.

  2. 2 champ updates in a year with billions and loads of people… Lmao there are over 140 champs Riot gotta work faster than that.. 😀

  3. "Some demon should remain in our past" sounds like the old aatrox and the new champion is also decribe as hard to kill or doesn't die so maybe they're gonna bring back the old aatrox's kit or maybe only the revive

  4. Shyvana is spelt with one 'n'. Is no one going to acknowledge they spelt it wrong as Shyvanna. Is the rework for her name or what.

  5. This guy: maaan do I really have to do the dev video on youtube?
    Riot: Yea. And make sure you wear this ORANGE shirt, goes great with your hairstyle.
    This guy: What do you mean…?
    Riot: just do it.

    Everyone: PINEAPPLE!

  6. Stop releasing new champs like some crazy OC maker on DeviantArt and actually balance the gameplay and update the game for weaker PCs.
    Thanks.

  7. Hmmm, how to get stats biased in the first week about sett ? Give it to people who have consistently first blood in their game , then apply Nerf hammer

  8. GodTheChaoticEvil Narcissist

    can you please make sure that the people who are actually playing a champion (a lot) don't have their favorite champion reworked because someone else who never played the champion voted to have them reworked. Maybe let the people decided yes or no per champion and take into account how many mastery points they have on the champion.

  9. The masked champion made me feel like it’s kindred-like for example Kindred is death with 2 ways of dying, and the masked champ is like good & evil. Idk i just like the concepts of something that you can’t see when they’re with people but yourself

  10. delete XIN or change his W u can mack it wider and toller at least compare him with the new champs
    1.he cant escape easily
    2.lait game he is bad bcz he can't horas either kill or enter the fight and die
    3. R is countered by silence and this macks him more useless

  11. Me: playing enchating support
    Riot: you could get a pass to get sett by taking first bloods
    Support mains: are we a joke to you?

  12. That feel when you are a support main with insane winrates that plays way more than the average play and on 2-3 accounts and didnt get the sett token once lol, ah well

  13. Vol-i-bear, (a bear who volleys) who tf is volviere ? Also the new concept looks trash compared to the old 'armoured bear' style a-la dark materials rip, new one just looks like a pissed off bear.

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