Riot will be updating the rune system in Wild Rift in the upcoming patch, 4.3.
While champions are a core part of League of Legends and Wild Rift, players can customize their champions in several other ways. Players can amplify their champions to a new height or change their playstyle completely through these methods.
One way players can amplify their champions is through in-game items. With items, players can gain additional buffs, passive and active abilities. But to get these benefits, players must purchase them with gold in the match. However, there is another method that players can gain even more buffs, and that is through the rune system.
Through Runes, players can enhance their abilities in the game. While the rune system was initially added in PC League of Legends, Riot added a simpler version in its mobile port.
In Wild Rift, we have a very simpler version of this system. Unlike picking a path first in the PC version, in Wild Rift, we first have to select a keystone. After that, we can pick up to three secondary runes from each slot. And till now, that’s how the mobile rune system worked.
But recently, Riot has released the preview for patch 4.3. And in that, they have showcased that the current rune system will be revamped.
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Wild Rift Patch 4.3: Updated Rune System
The newer rune system will be similar to what we see on PC. But the difference is the keystones won’t be tied to rune paths. However, the rest is similar to the PC counterpart. Firstly, you pick your first path. There are four paths available: Precision, Domination, Sorcery, and Inspiration. Once picked, players can pick up to three secondary runes from that path. After that, players can pick one more additional path. In that additional path, players can pick only one secondary rune.
Because of this new system change, Riot has added two new keystones to the game. They are First Strike and Glacial Augment. Moreover, they have also added many other secondary runes as well. So after the patch drops, it might be the best time to experiment with your rune builds.
The updated rune system will be added to Wild Rift in patch 4.3, scheduled to be released on July 19, 2023.