Riot May Revert ‘Tower Rubble’ Mechanism From ARAM

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot wants to scale back the ARAM Tower Rubble mechanism or outright revert it in a future patch.

ARAM, or All Random All Mid, is an alternative game mode in League of Legends. The game mode, which was released in 2012, is one of only two permanent game modes that are still available today, the other being Summoners Rift. Unlike Summoners Rift, which emphasizes the competitive aspect of the game, ARAM is aimed more at casual players.

Over the years, ARAM has become quite popular among casual and even hardcore players. It gives these players a break from Summoners Rift while allowing them to have fun with their friends.

What is unique about the game mode is the randomness; unlike Summoners Rift, you cannot choose your champions. Champions are given to each player randomly, leading to different champions and team compositions in every game. This leads to many unique and interesting situations and is why so many players love ARAM.

That being said, it is also the cause of many frustrations. Because getting a bad team comp is quite frustrating and, most of the time leads to some unwinnable situations. Over the years, Riot has tried to mitigate such issues. They made balance changes specifically for ARAM and recently reworked ARAM.

The ARAM rework, which came with Patch 12.23, brought many changes. These include more balance changes, Hexgates, the Tower Rubble system, and a revamped map.

Although the changes were a step in the right direction, the Tower Rubble system is where Riot missed the mark. The Tower Rubble’s obscured vision hampered mobility and was frankly a frustrating addition. So, Riot, after listening to player feedback, has decided to revert the Tower Rubble mechanism.

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Removing Tower Rubble

In a recent Dev blog, Riot shared their plans for Game Modes going into 2023. In addition to more information about the upcoming 2v2(v2v2) game mode, Riot shared some information about the state of ARAM.

According to Riot, apart from the Tower Rubble mechanism, the rework was received very positively. It changed ARAM more than needed and moved the focus away from the team fighting to choke points and vision.

So, Riot plans to scale back the system or outright revert it in the near future.

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