Riot To Remove Tower Rubble Mechanism From ARAM

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot will soon remove the ARAM Tower Rubble mechanism.

ARAM, or All Random All Mid, is an alternative game mode in League of Legends. It is a fast-paced and chaotic game mode that is loved by both casual and hardcore players. However, one aspect of the mode has caused frustration and criticism over the last few months was the tower rubble mechanism.

The tower rubble mechanism was introduced to the game with the ARAM rework. Riot also introduced Hexgates, Revamped Map, and many changes with the rework. Although most of the changes were a step in the right direction, the tower rubble system is where Riot missed the mark.

When a team destroys an enemy tower, the tower turns into a pile of rubble. This rubble can block movement and vision for both teams, making it difficult to navigate and fight in the area. The mechanism aimed to create more interesting situations on the map that break away from the usual straight line of ARAM. But rather than creating more fun situations, it has become more of a cause of frustration.

To lessen such frustration, Riot is opting to remove the mechanic altogether. They will be removing the tower rubble mechanic on either Patch 13.5 or 13.6.

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Removal of Tower Rubble

Riot Maxw3ll, the Lead Designer of the Modes Team, recently announced that they would be removing Tower Rubble Mechanism. The reasoning for its removal was that the mechanic “Ultimately led to more degenerate states than value it provided.”

The removal of the tower rubble mechanism has been met with mostly positive reactions. Many feel that the change is important to improving the overall player experience and making ARAM more enjoyable for all players. Additionally, some players argue that the tower rubble adds a unique element of strategy to ARAM, and Riot could’ve partially reverted it rather than remove it.

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 He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.