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.

Comments (100)

  1. Volibear: Your child call me daddy now

  2. We fricking want YONE in the game

  3. Hey what about wild rift?

  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. New Champions
    NightBlue3: It will be JG Champ

  6. Tang ina parang nag sasalitang itlog amputa

  7. Supp mains say thank you for the "first blood" gimmick/quest …….

  8. they didnt count star guardian as an event
    cries in stardust

  9. So Udyr still isn't getting an full VGU?

  10. look at the top of his head!

  11. Now that is a prime exampleof an Egg head

  12. Im still reading APHILEOS GUIDE

  13. How many skill does the new champion like 20 ?

  14. Can Udyr be updated too?

  15. 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!

  16. Vote for veigar rework please!!!

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

  18. 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

  19. Can you update vladimir's VFX it's so clunky and his bug on his Q is so annoying

  20. Whys his head so cricular

  21. Yone!!!
    Bring yas's brother to dis game

  22. Udyr vgu never happening

  23. "some demons should remain in our past". Why does it sound so familiar….

  24. don't you dare destroy fiddle's laugh. if you do that i'm going to unistall you forever.

  25. ahhhhhh its yasuo`s brother

  26. I saw this too late and bought the Sett 🙁

  27. Hahah yeah my vote this year goes for a new haircut for this guy. Im not being hateful. Its more of an intervention.

  28. 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.

  29. yeah, champs and rework are cool and all but bro, whats up with your hairstyle?

  30. So Veigar cant have his ult scale with enemy AP but Sett can have his ult scale with enemy HP?

  31. Fcker where is wild rift


  33. D'ya know what's I love in League? It's like living game.

  34. Lore champions will be coming out

    Me: Is annie's step sister going to be a champ. What happened to her?

  35. Y does he sound so dead like he did this video 1am in the morning

  36. Riot: lets bring characters to life
    Beatrice the crow: so your saying is, theres a chance?

  37. Where is that fiddle video???

  38. What a good choice of cut👏👏👏

  39. Here in the philippines sett realsed like a week ago

  40. me waiting for magickarpusedfly play new fiddlesticks :v


  42. 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

  43. Where is the Fighting Game!?????!!??

  44. when they releasing yuumi’s yordle

  45. Why there are no Turkish subtitles

  46. 4:52
    Cant wait for
    To make a video of who it could be

  47. YOU guys are Harnagea 🙅🏽

  48. you couldn't have picked a worse hairstyle for the shape of head

  49. sure more fuktard op mechanics pls. Hello rito.Can u stop taking cocaine pls.

  50. league of legends have enough champions.

  51. 0:28 what a surprise…

    Im so glad that I've overcome my league addiction a few months ago

  52. 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

  53. He looks like Chunk from The Goonies

  54. liberez pas sardoche svp

  55. 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?

  56. Can we make a poll on which champ you have reworked to go back to what it was aka kayle

  57. Revert Aatrox :<
    Or atleast preserve the champ

  58. Anybody remembers shaco? HELLO??

  59. Ao Shin is coming to League!

  60. where is ryans hair. why he look like humpty dumpty

  61. Id like less CertainlyT Champs or just give me more banns so I can actualy bann all of his cancer. Thats all. Tyvm:)

  62. SHACO UPDATE FOR 2029 maybe ?

  63. I hope they bring the ruined king into the rift!!

  64. "demonic concept of volibear"

    me: ermmm okay?

  65. Que no me cuentes tu vida y hazle un rework a anivia me cago en dios

  66. Still waiting for Wild Rift (lol in moba(

  67. Bring back Dominion, fam! Ty!

  68. I'm actually so hyped for that mystic Wood jungler

  69. 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

  70. Where is Wild Rift😑

  71. didn't get Sett's invitation reeeeeeeeeeeee

  72. 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.

  73. The new darkin coming 2020

  74. This foods hair is off center

  75. Please make another darkin champion

  76. the champion pool is getting out of hand. how much champ lol will have on 2030? 124000?!

  77. Volibear main here

    please please at least let him keep his 2nd and his cc-power.

  78. So is that yasuo shoulder armor lol

    When will LOL mobile release

  79. Yo! When's Yasuo's Bro Playable?


  81. If they are really going to put in the game the people only mentioned in the lore I'm craving to see Jinx's sister

    for the ones who don't know or doesn't remember, one of her standard game lines sounds kinda like "you think I'm crazy? You should see my sister" and just the idea of having someone more crazier than Jinx around is enough to make me shiver with antici…pation

  82. No one thought voli was "eldritch" except the Satanists and Masons on the design team…

  83. Update talon to more cool plz

  84. sett : inspired by tyler1

  85. blossom fawn prancing

    people like deer champions right? I keep hearin somethin about da dyr?

  86. i love you sett that i hate you

  87. Nocturne needs a really big Rework

  88. Katarina’s father, the one swain killed

  89. Give me back the old Sejuani ultimate


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