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League of Legends

League is one of the most popular games in the world, and millions of fans follow its competitive scene. The game constantly evolves, and each new season brings changes that can shake up the competitive scene. 

During the preseason players and teams test new strategies and experiment with the game before the competitive season starts, many new changes were also released which many LoL sites speculate to move into season 13. 

The preseason is a time of experimentation and change, and it’s always exciting to see how the competitive scene adapts. This year’s preseason has been no different, and we can’t wait to see how the competitive season plays out.

The return of Chemtech Drake

The Chemtech Drake will return with a brand new buff and soul this preseason! The Chemtech dragon now grants a small amount of tenacity, and the soul passive will give bonus damage at low health. 

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Chemtech Drake

Alongside the Chemtech Drake, the Rift will take on a new Chemtech-inspired appearance alongside new plants. These plants will blast twice as far as before; the fruits will evolve and no longer give a slow. 

Improvements to the Jungle

A massive addition to the Jungler role will include jungle pets. These jungle pets will evolve through monster kills and evolve throughout the game. Once reaching their target they will grant their owners buffs.

Finally, there are a few updates to help out newer players, such as leashing indicators and recommended jungle paths. 

New Communication Tools

The Ping system is also being enhanced with several new pings and an extra Ping wheel for returning pings, engaging pings, and vision pings. 

Players can now choose whether or not to accept objectives by casting a vote. This will make it simpler for you to gauge how other team members feel when it’s time to try and sneak a Baron.

Vision Updates

The appearance of ally wards will change when they have 60 and 30 seconds left, letting players know when they are about to expire. 

Additionally, a precise ward timer will show up until the ward is removed or expires if you ping an opponent ward that was put during the last ten seconds.

Champion Select Changes 

After locking in a champion in champion select, players can now view a recommended runes/loadout page. Names in the champion selection are also covered in ranked games.

Lane Changes

Nothing is more frustrating than leaving your lane with two or three kills under your belt and being prepared to make a difference in the game, only to be confronted by a fed mid or ADC. Due to this, experience for solo lanes has been increased alongside duo lanes.

New and Updated Items

There are 12 new/updated items this preseason, each with different stats and abilities. That’s all for a quick rundown on what you can expect on the new 2023 preseason updates in League of Legends! Best of luck in your games.