In an unexpected move, Riot Games is shaking up the League of Legends landscape by bidding adieu to the once-revered League of Legends Mythic Items.
The upcoming changes for the preseason are set to bring about a tectonic shift in gameplay dynamics, leaving players eagerly awaiting the new era on the horizon.
Why are League of Legends Mythic Items being got rid of?
Back in the good old days of early 2021, Riot Games introduced Mythic Items to the League of Legends scene. These power-packed items were meant to level the playing field, ensuring champions could ramp up their strength and simplify their gear selection. But like any spicy gaming concoction, it stirred up its fair share of debates.
You see, the community wasn’t exactly holding hands and singing kumbaya over these Mythic Items. Some champions found themselves with builds as clear as a cloudy crystal ball, while others were shoehorned into less-than-ideal gear choices. The rift ruckus was real.
Fast forward to the recent dev update, which dropped on August 28 like a surprise event skin. Riot Games spilled the beans: Mythic Items are getting the boot, and not just temporarily. Game Director Pu Lui got real about the situation, admitting that these items just didn’t land the way they had hoped.
“Hey, we gave it a shot,” Pu Lui mused, “but Mythic Items turned out to be a bit like that questionable in-game dance move—sounded cool, but didn’t quite gel with everyone.” So, here’s the scoop: come January 2023, Mythic Items will be out of the League of Legends arena for good.
Lui was candid about the system’s shortfalls. It worked like a charm for roughly half the champions, but the other half? Well, let’s just say they were left feeling like a mismatched team comp. The item builds just weren’t vibing, leaving players wondering if they’d accidentally queued up for a different game.
But hold your minions, folks! Not all Mythic Items are destined for the abyss. Riot’s not about to strip away your beloved gear like a villain monologue. Favorites like Infinity Edge and Trinity Force are here to stay, just without the Mythic label.
Details about the incoming item overhaul and which items are getting benched will drop with the latest patch notes on August 30. So mark your calendars and get ready for a new era of itemization in the League of Legends universe. It’s time to bid adieu to the old League of Legends Mythic Items and embrace the promise of more diverse, satisfying builds. Your champions will thank you for it.
With the dust still settling from this groundbreaking announcement, all eyes are on Riot Games as they prepare to unveil the specifics of the new itemization system. This transformation could redefine the core of gameplay.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t come across the news yet, make sure to check out our article on leaked splash art, abilities, and more about the new LoL champion Briar. However, keep in mind that the content in the article includes spoilers as they are the leaked information about the incoming new hero.
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