The League of Legends 2015 World Championship series is nearing its conclusion. This weekend, one team will walk away with the coveted title, all the glory that comes with it, and of course, a whack of cash. Those pros are so patch 5.18 though. While they’ve been duking it out to see who’s the best on an older version of the game, the rest of us have moved on with life, and recently, on to a more improved LoL thanks to patch 5.21.
Welcome to patch 5.21, the one that’s finally old enough to drink. You’ve heard it a lot by now, but we’re nearing the end of our smaller patch cycles as Preseason work nears its conclusion – busting the doors wide open on the things you thought you knew about League of Legends.
But first, Riven nerfs.
If you look beneath you’ll find similar content to 5.20 and 5.19. A bugfix for Caitlyn’s basic attack desync (IT’S HAPPENING), and a few power-ups for our some of our less-potent void buddies (Cho’Gath, Kassadin) while we continue to trim down our high-performing outliers (Gangplank, Mordekaiser). This patch might not be flashy, but it’s wiser and more responsible. Let’s go with that.
Even though the patch notes this time around aren’t too long, I know some of you despise reading (how you ended up here in the first place is beyond me if that’s the case). Thankfully, good ol’ Blakinola is here to save the day! Here’s his TL;DR video for patch 5.21, which highlights only the important stuff you need to know.
With Worlds concluding this weekend, I don’t think it’ll be too long before we start seeing giant patches again. Riot are never a company to shy away from mixing up the meta drastically, so I feel when patch 5.22 rolls around (in about 2 weeks or so), it’s going to be huge.
Last Updated: October 29, 2015