Riot Explains Why Nexus Blitz Is Not Returning In 2022

After promising that the most beloved experimental game mode, Nexus Blitz, will return in 2022, Riot clarifies why it won’t be coming back this year.

In League of Legends, there are many game modes. 5v5 Summoner’s Rift and 5v5 ARAM are the current permanent game modes. Other than those two, there have been various limited-time modes such as URF, Ultimate SpellbookOne for All, etc.

There used to be extra permanent modes as well, that being Twisted Treeline and Dominion. Later down the line, they got removed for having low player counts and being very buggy. However, those permanent game modes offered unique maps instead of playing on Summoner’s Rift. Aside from these variations, numerous other game modes were set on different maps. And the most beloved of them all is Nexus Blitz.

Nexus Blitz is an experimental game mode released in season 8 for alpha testing. Furthermore, it was later brought back in season 10 in the Spirit Blossom event. In addition, this game mode took place on the map, The Temple of Lily and Lotus.

The main gimmick of Nexus Blitz was the random events. These events happened once every 3 minutes of a game. Some random events included Bardle Royale, Push the Cart, King of the Hill, URF Deathmatch, etc. Moreover, Winning these events would grant the winning team various buffs, like spawning the Poro King, equipping the Turrets and Canon Minions with Blitzcrank’s Q, etc.

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Why Nexus Blitz Won’t Return In 2022

In late 2021, Riot mentioned in their dev log that Nexus Blitz is still part of the current rotation, and they planned to bring it back in 2022. Moreover, Riot also brought back Spirit Blossom in 2022. While players were expecting that Nexus Blitz might return around that time, unfortunately, Riot released URF instead. And at the same time, they received a lot of backlash for that decision.

Recently Riot finally responded on Twitter about why they didn’t release Nexus Blitz in 2022. They explained that “pieces” of Nexus Blitz’s user interface were broken by unrelated work of different game parts. Moreover, Riot lost some key members working in the game modes department, and it would take a long time to rehire new members.

Riot Games ended the thread by stating that they would publish an even more detailed update in early 2023. So around that time, we can say whether Riot will be bringing back Nexus Blitz in the future.

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