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The League of Legends: Wild Rift Patch 2.5 comes with many new additions of champions, skins and better gameplay. The new Wild Rift champions include Veigar, Caitlyn and Jayce. While Veigar will be useful for mid laners and supports, dragon lane players will enjoy the inclusion of Caitlyn into their lane. Meanwhile, Jayce will be the new baron lane champion.
Moreover, the new skins include:
- Storm Dragon Aurelion Sol
- Fae Dragon Ashe
- Divine Sword Irelia
- Valiant Sword Riven
- Splendid Staff Nami
- Bewitching Janna
- Underworld Wukong
- Solar Eclipse Leona
- Head hunter Caitlyn
- Superb Villian Veigar
New Rift Herald
Wild Rift Patch 2.5 will feature a second Rift Herald for the first time in the game. This is to draw players attention to the Baron part of the map. This second Rift Herald gives players an objective to win before Baron spawns. It also ensures more team fights around the area.
The second Rift Herald will also increase player carry potential; just one player is enough to take a Rift Herald. With the addition of a second Rift Herald, Baron spawn time will be delayed but its respawn time will remain the same. Apart from this, there will be an increase in the time non-buff camps used to respawn while boosting the gold offered. This change is being done to make farming on Wild Rift for junglers less stressful than it is at the moment.
Guilds on Wild Rift Patch 2.5
The Wild Rift Patch 2.5 will also introduce Guilds, a new way to progress in-game with friends and earn rewards while doing so. All players from Level 9 and above can use the Guild tab to create their own Guild and invite friends. All players in the guild can start playing to earn exclusive rewards. Players need 400 Poro coins or 200 Wild Cores to create a Guild. Product Manager of Wild Rift Catarina Macedo stated that the team designed the Guild system as a place for players to gather and forge friendships. With this system, players will be able to fight amongst themselves in the Guild vs. Guild mode. Rewards here include new ways to customize Guilds, baubles, player emblems and poro coins.
Additionally, there will be ARAM improvements on Patch 2.5 with Scryer’s Blooms appearing in the Howling Abyss.
Starting from Wild Rift Patch 2.5, games will be based solely on a player’s matchmaking rating and not their rank. This will allow for fairer matches but players will experience a broader rank gap in games. From this new patch, lower-ranked players will possess an icon on their loading screen card indicating that they were involved in games above their normal rank. The Wild Rift team will release more information on these matchmaking upgrades later in Oct.
Jimoh Rashidat is a freelance esports writer with over two years of experience. She covers FIFA, League of Legends and general gaming content.