Riot Games is gearing up for a comprehensive update to League of Legends’ bots in the upcoming year, following highly successful tests on the PBE servers in recent months.
Riot Games on LoL bots in season 2024
Darcy “DashiJador” Ludington, a developer at Riot, shared insights last week, expressing satisfaction with the results of the Bot Beta tests conducted in September and October. DashiJador hinted at a potential full launch of the enhanced bots in “early to mid-2024,” contingent upon the release of critical gameplay updates.
The anticipated improvements might extend to bots adapting to more advanced MOBA mechanics, with Ludington mentioning ongoing efforts to enhance bot interactions with the map’s minions, particularly highlighting the possibility of champions “driving” the new Rift Herald.
The prospect of a bot rodeo in 2024 adds an exciting dimension to enrich the new player experience. Addressing a long-standing desire among League players, the focus of these upgrades is to make bots more adept at guiding players through the intricacies of the game.
While the League tutorial lays a foundation, many advanced features often remain unexplored. Riot’s development team is diligently reintegrating bots into the learning process, fine-tuning their abilities to better navigate the map and showcase proper League gameplay.
A blog post from August outlined their comprehensive plans, encompassing teaching bots crucial gameplay mechanics like jungling, ganking, and seizing map objectives. This approach aims to empower newer players with a more effective learning experience.
Those eagerly awaiting these developments can expect more detailed information in the coming months. DashiJador confirmed that a comprehensive article and FAQ will be unveiled in 2024 before the upgraded bots make their official debut on the main League of Legends servers.