In the world of League of Legends, everything can change at any moment. Tension is building as players eagerly await the release of new champions in 2024 (and honestly, they’re also hoping for some proper work on the old ones).
Riot Games, the developers of the globally beloved multiplayer game League of Legends, have unveiled their roadmap for champions in the upcoming year, giving players a glimpse into where our game is headed in terms of meta development, the competitive scene, and everything else closely tied to champions.
Immersed in this thrilling world, we will explore the future champions and try to understand if they will change the game for the better.
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Smolder opened this year
The year 2024 kicked off with a “fiery” announcement as Riot Games introduced Smolder, the latest addition to the roster of champions in League of Legends. This fiery little dragon entered the arena on January 31, 2024, quickly capturing the attention of players worldwide. The arrival of Smolder also injected new dynamics into gameplay and strategies for players, adding more depth and fresh emotions to the gameplay experience.
Looking ahead, naturally, many wonder who will follow in Smolder’s footsteps and join the extensive list of champions in League of Legends.
Freljord Huntress: Ice Huntress
One of the most anticipated releases is the enigmatic Huntress of Freljord, whose arrival is also expected in the near future. Hailing from the icy expanses of Freljord, this champion is poised to make a splash in the development of the top/bottom lane, dealing physical damage with a unique and completely new weapon. While specifics are scarce, League of Legends fans can’t help but speculate about the design and abilities that will define this champion.
“Big Bad Bear,” known for their insights and leaks within the League of Legends community, hints at the release of additional information about the Huntress in late April or early May. This champion has caused quite a stir, especially among fans from the corresponding region, who have eagerly awaited a new addition since the release of Ornn, which was nearly seven years ago.
Vastaya in the Freljord: The Lonely Wanderer
The League of Legends universe is also gearing up to welcome a new champion, Vastai, who resides deep within the forests of the ever-mysterious Freljord. There is scarce information available about this champion at the moment, but it’s highly likely that this enigmatic character may assume the role of a hunter, venturing into the woods in search of their “prey.”
As the release date draws near, fans eagerly await what this new champion will bring and how they will impact the current meta-game.
Skarner’s mysterious rework
Skarner, eagerly awaiting his rework, where not only his visual appearance but everything else, including a VGU (Visual and Gameplay Update), is set to be refreshed. This project was driven by the League of Legends community’s desire to see the evolution of Skarner, and Riot Games has responded positively to these requests. Recent updates provide a sneak peek at Skarner’s abilities and his transition from Shurima to Ixtal. His notable changes include the removal of certain elements from his design, a shift to earth magic, and an enticing update to his primary ability, which will have an area-of-effect (AoE) effect and the ability to hit multiple enemies at once.
The transformation of Skarner into an earthy rune scorpion endowed with the ability to manipulate the very ground promises a fresh and exhilarating gameplay experience for LoL players. Fans can expect the release of the updated version of Skarner in early 2024.
The glimpses offered by Riot’s plan for releasing new champions in League of Legends 2024 undeniably evoke a sense of excitement and anticipation for what these characters will bring.
With the dynamic debut of Smolder and the promise of champions like the Huntress of Freljord and the enigmatic Vastai, summoners can expect truly interesting shifts in the meta. The long-awaited rework of Skarner, with his ground-shaking abilities, adds an intriguing element to the future competitive landscape of LoL.
Fans of League of Legends can’t help but look forward to an exhilarating year filled with new challenges and champions to master. Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this thrilling journey through the League of Legends universe.