For 2022, mid-scope updates are all the style in League of Legends. Will this continue in the upcoming season?
League of Legends offers a huge range of champions from which to face the Summoner’s Rift. With 162 champions to choose from, it’s no surprise that many are hesitating over who to play. Champions represent a diverse spectrum of identities, characteristics, playstyles, and more, to guarantee that everyone may relate with a champion.
Despite the excellent representation, the large number of champions implies that the developer team will have to put in a lot of effort to keep up with the meta with mid-scope updates.
Mid-scope updates in League of Legends
A few months ago, during a podcast session with the League of Legends developer team, it was revealed that champion releases will be limited. This indicates that releases will decline and finally cease in the game. Developer Matt ‘Phroxzon’ Leung Harrison did attempt to add that the team still has a lot of ways to go because there are a few aspects that make a lot of champions unsustainable.
With additional mid-scope updates coming to the game in the 2023 season, the community is wondering whether this will become the new approach of introducing champions.
Mid-scope updates are an excellent approach to alter older champions without starting from scratch. With dozens of mid-scope updates in 2022 and more on the way in 2023, League communities are debating whether the drop in champions will result in a rise in mid-scope updates in the future years.
We’ve already seen small mid-scope adjustments for Jax in the first patch of the 2023 season. More updates, such as Neeko, should be added to the live game later in upcoming patches. However, we do not yet have an official release date for this update. Additionally, there have also been leaks and information of the Rell updates.
The overall view appears to be that Riot Games made a wise decision. Having new champions is always exciting, but with hundreds of champions to choose from, it may get a bit daunting.