League of Legends: Preseason 2020 guide – All Rise of the Elements changes explained
All Preseason Changes
Here’s a roundup of all the changes hitting League of Legends in Season 10:
Riot’s official Pre-Season breakdown contains all of this info too, so keep an eye on their page for all the latest updates as well.
Elemental Drakes will change the landscape of the map
- Infernal Drake - Sunders the Rift, creating new pathways through buff camps and burning away their brush. The walls at the mouth of the pit will also crumble away, opening up greater opportunities for quicksteps, flanks and fights.
- Ocean Drake - Causes existing brush to expand, fresh patches of brush to grow around the dragon pit and the environment to flood with pools of water. Honeyfruit will also sprout up in each jungle quadrant.
- Cloud Drake - Spawns air currents which flow through the jungle and the dragon pit, speeding up champions in the vicinity.
- Mountain Drake - Triggers a seismic shift throughout the Rift. Rock erupts out of the earth and create chokepoints and ambush locations.
Riot’s message about these changes:
”We wanted to make sure the Elemental Rifts are fair to both teams regardless of whether one team is ahead on drakes. Keeping your head in the game if you fall behind early can be hard enough as-is; we didn't want to make it feel like the map itself was trying to make you lose, too. When creating new layouts for the Rifts, we wanted to make sure each of them would be as exciting and fair as the base SR map. Both teams have the opportunity to exploit and master the new terrain equally, so the outcomes are still in players' hands regardless of which Elemental Rift takes shape.”
”Additionally, we wanted to ensure the Rifts feel intuitive, even in your first game. We avoided creating new gameplay mechanics in favor of expanding the SR elements you're already familiar with. We also made sure the changes always occur in the jungle near buff camps and dragon pit so that no matter which element you get, you'll interact with the layout changes around the same areas.”