League of Legends Preseason 2021 Items Revealed

by in League of Legends | Sep, 30th 2020

The League of Legends preseason for 2021 is right around the corner, which is why Riot has started giving us an early preview of what they’ve been working on over the last couple of months. Riot always changes one significant segment of the game with each new preseason, and now they’re taking a crack at League of Legends items — a segment that’s generally been overlooked and is long overdue for an update. Still, with so many items getting changed, you should prepare yourself for a lot of reading, adaptation, and a fair bit of chaos come preseason!

While it might be daunting at first, things will quickly settle into place, much like they always do. Changing the game in important and nuanced ways keeps it fresh for millions of players across the globe. Heck, some of us have been playing it for nearly a decade. It’s still as fun as ever — a true testament to Riot’s proactive approach and balancing. They’re not always perfect, but they’re certainly trying their hardest.

Here’s What You Can Look Forward To

Much of the game, as we know it, will change come 2021. Certain champions and classes are itemized. Their biggest power spikes will also shift in an unknown direction. Naturally, this will heavily affect both casual and professional players alike. Once these changes ship, the game will immediately enter a state of flux. That is at once both exhilarating but also quite frightening. As reported earlier, Riot’s plan for the entire League item system is relatively simple: retain one-third of the items that are currently in the game, change/adjust an equal amount, and ship a ton of new ones to round things out.

Oh, and you’ll be seeing a lot of Mystic Items as well. These items alone are bound to heavily affect the game in ways we’ve never seen before.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the many item changes Riot is planning for the 2021 preseason, make sure to go over the official developer post. We won’t go into specifics here because Riot did a far better job explaining things than anyone else ever could, with an in-depth breakdown that’s nearly four thousand words long! So if you want to learn more about what’s to come, grab a cup of coffee and make sure you don’t have anything planned for the rest of the day because going over everything will undoubtedly take a while!

These updated items will soon be hitting the PBE for an “extended six-week testing period,” so if you’re into trying stuff out and getting an early preview of the future of League of Legends, make sure to log in and start experimenting to your heart’s content! Figuring out new tricks and synergies could provide you with a noticeable upper hand once the preseason comes around. Just keep in mind that these items are still a work in progress and will inevitably change (balance-wise) over the comings weeks and months as we inch closer to 2021.


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