Riot Plans to Change Minions in League of Legends 2024 Preseason

Shadman Sabik Zaim
By Shadman Sabik Zaim
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In a new dev blog, Riot talks about potentially changing minions in League of Legends in the future.

As things go, Riot has made massive changes in every preseason to spice up League of Legends. Massive changes like the Teleport changes, Dragon Souls, map changes due to Dragons, etc., have occurred quite a bit.

In Preseason 2023, there was the addition of jungle pets, the return of the Chemtech Dragon, and more. More Mythic items were added as well as some tier changing amongst items occurred. Amongst some of the popular additions are Rod of Ages, and Jak’Sho, The Protean.

Moving onto the current state, Riot has been making quite a number of changes. For Patch 13.7, Riot came out with a new Quick Gameplay Thoughts as Riot Phroxzon and Riot Axes talked about the state of the game. In that, Riot mentions expanding to changing minions to individualize the different roles. Here is what we know so far.

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Riot Potentially Changing Minions

In the Quick Gameplay Thoughts blog, Riot talked about changing minions as a potential change in the future. Nothing is concrete, but this is one of the options Riot is looking into. This came as a response to balancing the different roles and classes of champions in the game.

This led to Riot exploring the possibility of differentiating minions in each lane to tune roles at a more base level. It sounds very dangerous to tread those waters, but Riot Phroxzon feels that it might be necessary. He mentions that the current set of tools for balancing might be too restricting and reverting past changes will not fix the issues, but there create a new set of them.

So Riot is now exploring other options, including changing minions. This will definitely be an interesting experiment for them as they try to balance the game in different ways. It will be quite something to see if Riot can pull this off.

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By Shadman Sabik Zaim Deputy Editor
Shadman is a Deputy Editor of League of Legends and other Riot IPs (excluding VALORANT) at GameRiv. He is a computer science and engineering graduate who got into games pretty early. Also, he takes pride in trying multiple types of games and got into League of Legends pretty early. Games, Board Games, Writing, Music, and Sports are his passions and hobbies.