As Wild Rift patch 4.3 is on the horizon, some leaks have revealed all the upcoming champions.
Riot released three new champions in patch 4.3. They are Swain, Ornn, and Volibear. Moreover, they also massively reworked Olaf in this update. Riot also removed the active sprint mechanic from boots and made them base movement speed buff, similar to their PC counterpart. Additionally, Riot added two new items for the marksmen class, Immortal Shieldbow, and The Collector.
In this patch, Riot also added the first Wild Rift exclusive dragon, Ice Drake. It is slightly similar to the Hextech and Wind Drake found in the PC version. Furthermore, they changed recall, bounties, Baron Nashor, and elemental dragons to ensure the game ends faster and remains fast-paced.
Even though players are still getting used to all the new changes, and the next patch is more than a month away, massive leaks have already revealed all the champions coming to Wild Rift.
Prominent Wild Rift leaker, ChowZ posted on Twitter about all the upcoming champions of Wild Rift in patch 4.3.
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Wild Rift Patch 4.3: Upcoming Champions
These three champions will be released in the next major Wild Rift update.
Nilah is one of the newest champions released in the PC League of Legends. She is a low-ranged marksman similar to Samira. To be fair, she is another variant of Samira with slight differences.
Firstly, she synergizes well with enchanter support, whereas Samira excels with engage support. Nilah also levels up quicker, thanks to her passive. Overall, her playstyle is precisely the same as Samira’s. So if you are a Samira main, and Samira is banned, then Nilah is your best option.
Hecarim will be the second champion released in this patch. In the PC community, Hecarim is known as the perfect jungler. He has the kit that makes him a menace in all situations.
Hecarim has consistent damage output, CC, displacement, fast jungle clear, easy snowball, etc. Additionally, he is so strong that, Hecarim holds one of the highest ban rates in the PC version.
Vladimir is one of the oldest champions released in PC League of Legends. He is the only vampire-type champion in the game. That is why he has a unique resource type called Bloodthirst. In-game, he is primarily a mid-laner in the battle mage class. Even so, his playstyle is more similar to a burst mage.
Thanks to his kit, Vladimir can drain his opponent’s health, be untargetable, and can easily burst down anyone thanks to his combo. On the right hand, Vladimir might be one of the strongest champions in the game. But if he falls behind in the early game, it is hard for him to keep up in the later stages of the match.
Patch 4.3 Release Date
Nilah, Hecarim, and Vladimir will be added to Wild Rift in patch 4.3, scheduled to be released on July 19, 2023.