Riot Ghostcrawler, League of Legends’ Design Director, has shared his opinions about League of Legends’ patches, and the possibilities of making major LOL’s updates every month and minor ones every two weeks like we are used to see all these years.
In an exclusive interview for Russia’s CyberSport, Riot Ghostcrawler said that Riot is considering on switching on a system that releases a patch every month and some minor updates every two weeks, thus updating League of Legends seldom. He also mentioned that there is a possibility that this new system will come by the new upcoming season 8, meaning that we could soon have 12 patches instead of 24.
This is Riot Ghostcrawler’s full statement translated into English:
Patches are issued every two weeks. Do you want to release updates less often, in order to test things more thoroughly?
- We have patches between the seasons and among them, which players perceive better because they do not go out during professional tournaments. We always wanted to update League of Legends regularly: it’s unpleasant for players to wait a whole month if they play every day. But many players say that we change LoL too often. We are considering a system in which a large patch is released once a month, and every two weeks a small update that completes the previous one.
Is there a chance that you will switch to this model in 2018?
- Yes. We can try and see how it is perceived by the players. The risk is that players will start saying something like: “Ezreal is too strong, I do not want to wait a month.” Let’s see how it works out.
In my opinion, having small balance updates every two weeks, and new content every month sounds nice. The only problem with that would be that we wouldn’t get new skins, champions updates, and new champions frequently, but rather slowly. It is okay though, the game’s health is more important than having new skins and updates.
Tell us your opinion in the comments section! Would you like this change to be applied? If not why?