Emote Wheel Rework LoL Patch 13.9

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot is finally updating the Emote Wheel.

When it comes to Esports titles, communication is crucial, and League of Legends is no exception. But despite being one of the most successful esports titles in the world the game has some issues when it comes to communication. Unlike most modern esports titles League of Legends does not have voice chat functionality in Ranked matchmaking. Thus players must use the in-game chat functions, Pings, or Emotes to communicate in-game.

That said, League players are notoriously toxic when it comes to in-game chatting so most players avoid it and use Pings and Emotes instead. However, both the pings and emotes systems were released many years ago and thus are pretty outdated. But this preseason Riot announced many quality-of-life changes they are bringing to the game and one of them was to improve the Ping system and the Emote Wheel.

Riot delivered on one of the promises in Patch 12.22 and gave us the reworked Ping system. But due to some issues, Riot delayed the Emote Wheel. Now after months of waiting Riot is finally bringing us the reworked Emote Wheel.

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Emote Wheel Rework

The previous iteration of the mote wheel had five emotes that can be used in the game. It also had four additional emote slots for the Game Start, First Blood, Ace, and Victory. Now for the reworked emote wheel Riot is combining the five emote slots with the additional four new slots, totaling nine slots. Meaning players will be able to use use the emotes that were put on the Game Start, First Blood, Ace, and Victory slots.

That said, the current iteration of the emote wheel is not final and Riot might add more options to customize the emote wheel. We will update this article if it happens.

Release Date

The Reworked Emote Wheel will hit live servers on Patch 13.9, which will be released on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Shahriar is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.