Champions in Season 2020 | Dev Video – League of Legends


I’m Ryan “Reav3” Mireles, the Lead
Producer on the Champions Team at Riot and I wanted to talk a little about our
plans for 2020. We will be kicking off the year with
Sett, The Boss. Sett is a new Juggernaut releasing today. He is a bad boy from the Ionian underground,
but don’t tell his momma what he really does for a living it would break her poor little heart. What his Momma doesn’t know
is that Sett actually spends his time breaking the faces of his enemies,
with a defining new mechanic that builds up any damage he has recently taken as grit. Sett can then unleash this pent up Vastayan energy,
dealing extra damage based on how pumped up he is. He can also pick up an enemy champion
and body slam them into their whole team, doing extra damage based on the
health of the target he grabs. I mean, who doesn’t want to grab
a 5,000 health Cho’Gath and smash it into a squishy marksmen like a damn boss. But enough about Sett, let’s talk about
what else we have planned for 2020. Up next after Sett, will be the two
champion updates you voted on for last year: Fiddlesticks and Volibear. With Fiddlesticks our goal is to really
deliver on its horror thematic as well as revamping his kit to be more
centered around fear both mechanically and psychologically. You can read more about the progress on
Fiddlesticks in a new Dev Blog coming out today. Now let’s talk a bit about Volibear. After the last Roadmap, many players
thought the latest Volibear concept was cool but not as exciting as Fiddlesticks. So we took that feedback and we worked on
him more, beefing him up a bit and making him even more savage. We also saw that some players were disappointed
that we didn’t take Volibear in a more… “Eldritch Horror” direction he has been portrayed as
in some of our recent lore. While we thought that direction was interesting
and it definitely excited some of us on the team as well we ultimately felt it didn’t stay true enough to live Volibear. So here’s what we are going to do. We’re going to take the demonic concept
of Volibear across the finish line and make a kind of “Eldritch Horror themed Volibear” skin. And when Volibear’s VGU launches we are going to
give it to anyone who owns Volibear already or picks him up during his launch patch
for free. After that it will join his collection
as a regular, purchasable skin. This isn’t something we plan on doing for future VGUs
but in this case we felt like it was the right decision. We’ll have more to share in a Dev Blog later this year
that will really deep dive into Volibear’s production. One last thing on the topic of VGUs,
we are planning to do another champion update poll where we let players decide on the champion
we will update in 2021. Keep an eye out for the vote later this year. After the Voli & Fiddle updates, we will primarily be
focused on New Champions for the rest of 2020. We’ve tried a few new tactics with Champions
over the last couple years. One thing we tested with Kai’Sa was taking
a character players knew from the lore and fully realizing them in game as a playable Champion. Bringing the legends to life
that we’ve only heard tales about has led to Champions with impactful stories,
but also made the whole world of Runeterra feel more alive. Since we felt it went well with Kai’Sa, we started
working on bringing Senna out of the Lantern for League’s 10 year anniversary. We have heard loud and clear
that you all want more of this accompanied by exciting new stories
that drive the world of Runeterra forward so expect to see another familiar face
hit the Rift later this year. Another tactic we tried in 2019
was tying all New Champions to big events like Lunar Revel, Battle Academia,
Arcade, True Damage and lastly
Aphelios in Night and Dawn. A big part of events is having
something new for players to experience. Outside of game modes Champions are one
of the biggest gameplay experiences we release so adding them to events made a ton of sense. This is something we are going to continue to do in 2020 as we feel that grouping a lot of content together
creates bigger and more memorable moments throughout the year. On the topic of events, Champions team
has been hard at work on two Champions that will be part of a big event this summer. The event will blossom
with a new Jungler to fawn over followed by a masked Champion
who refuses to die. We know it’s been a while since we
dreamed up a new Jungler but we were split
on what we wanted to make. Early on we didn’t know if we wanted
the Champion to be a team fight focused bruiser or an agile, prancing Assassin. It felt like every 5 minutes
we went back and forth. So did we shy away from the decision
or meet it head on? You will have to wait
until the summer festival to find out. And as for the masked stranger, well…. some demons should remain in our past. Apart from those 2 Summer releases and
Sett, we still have a few more Champs up our sleeves for 2020, but you will have to wait
until later in the year for details on them. One last thing before I go. Some of you might have shown Sett that
you’re worthy to fight in his Arena. Over the last month, players who
consistently got first blood in their games received a unique but mysterious invitation. If you did impress Sett
and got one of these unique calling cards make sure you go into your inventory and open it now to unlock Sett for free! So get out there, and smash some heads
with Sett on the Rift today.

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100 Comments
  1. hao zhao

    Riot droppin cliff hangers now

  2. Elimater

    is this pink ward abosolut no emotions..

  3. TheDrakeBoom

    2:43 And yet, they misspelled Shyvana

  4. Harriz

    That haircut tho

  5. Munteanue Veronyka

    You need League of Legends on LINUX — UBUNTU in 2020.

    You are 11 years late. Common.

    Thank you.

  6. KM5K

    SHYVANNA 💀💀

  7. KM5K

    SHYVANNA 💀💀

  8. ItzSkittles666

    2:41 New Champ Shyvanna xddxxddxxdd

  9. kei e

    SOMETHING TO FAUN OVER…SUMMER FESTIVAL…

  10. Vítek Stolle

    BRING BACK DOMINION !!! 🙁 I WANT TO PLAY HIDE AND SEEK 🙁

  11. Guillermo Obregón

    You should do a champion with a chainsaw. Just an idea

  12. Enstopable

    This guy sounds high

  13. justTrick

    nerf morde

  14. Venthos

    in my opinion, champs should not have been made as frequent as you did last season. No one wants a champion with rehashed moves from original champions that end up being overtuned. It simply does not make the game fun at this rate everyone should have 2 bans at banning phase. You should be investing time on champion reworks more than anything and maybe there would be no such thing as "unpopular champions"

  15. Ania Fenger

    When does volibear come out

  16. Gianni F.

    THE ruined king is coming in our lands. BEWARE rabble.

  17. Acyros Riven

    Can't wait for the ShyvaNNa Rework

  18. Anna M.

    Um. This was one of the coolest dev videos I've ever seen. I have so many questions and so cannot wait to see everything that happens this year. I've been playing this game for 6 years and this kind of evolution in the game has kept me around and even excited for what's next — that's crazy.

  19. K.A. Medium

    This guy is dead inside. Or his face has just one expression and his voice one tone.

  20. Hurvínek A válka

    I got lot of first bloods but i didnt get sett card
    Just 10 years in evolution

  21. Justin Greger

    YONE?!?!?

  22. 4& 19

    REVERT AATROX

  23. へりこかる

    Finally some love for Voli..

  24. Christian Paul Guray

    Please make a new jungler champion.

  25. Jakob Pedersen

    I feel in such competent hands, now that I know the balance team collectively has over 200 years of game design experience…

  26. isac olsson

    2:37 It's shyvana not shyvanna, just a reminder

  27. First Name

    Can you guys make a 3d MOBA to rivel smite already? thanks!

  28. macrofa go

    Kusho is going to be the masked character. calling it right now.

  29. Vic

    he doesn't blink

  30. Hernan Coronel

    i just want 3 things this year:
    1) see you with a better haircut
    2) the posibility to change the voices from the game to japanese to se Dio in LoL
    3) the ruined king: ad atk speed ghastly champ; like a master yi with the jax E as pasive

  31. NoT A kAyN mAin

    "A mass champion that will never die" Sigh guess it was gonna happen sooner or later

  32. Der WarmeSemmelMann

    I dont like the concept of reworking.. I miss a lot of my old champions. My wish that wont come true is that you put your rework ideas into comolrtely new champions and dont put the old ones into the void. I also dont like the fact that your new champion releases are op or break the fundamental game mechanics like walking through walls for example. I sometimes wish I could play the game in a past season with fewer champions, bacause I think too many champs destroy the game. Thanks for reading 🙂

  33. Johnny Peña-Gomez

    RELEASE YASUO’S BROTHER NEXT!

  34. Snow

    So we gonna get nexus blitz and actual other game modes aside from summoners rift or nah?

  35. Jederic Ybanez

    when is the new voli gonna pop out?

  36. Devastator

    Did anyone notice the difference between VoliBlock and the one they showed? I can't really tell with the image they used

  37. Bear

    They spelled shyvana wrong

  38. tai pham van

    event riot forgot their champ name ,it shyvana with 1 N :))) 2:38

  39. mimi mimi

    2:45

    ShyvaNNa

    Riot don’t even know the champ D: IT’S SHYVANA NOT SHYVANNA

  40. Ryan Sauer

    "were bringing characters from our lore into the game."

    Me with my old brain: "High Councilor Reginald Ashram??" (that's a reference to the old league of legends lore for you new comers)

  41. Jacoby Jones

    Is it volleybear or vowlibear I don’t know anymore

  42. Bryce small

    3:20 who killed YASUOS MASTER!!!?

  43. Berry No More

    5 bucks, Yasuo's brother in 2020

  44. Rage Quit Gaming

    can ufuckking just fix the game and stop releasing champions?

  45. Cao Sơn Nguyễn

    Tahm kench grey heath. With true damage. And still being a shield

  46. james luna

    this dude look like a peanut m&m

  47. Spicy Burrito

    would love to see Doran as a champ from lore brought life. Aol always hinted at it I thought.

  48. Cường Nguyễn Huy

    "Some demons should remain in our past". May be a new Daarkin champion???

  49. Duco vh

    Fat Warwick?

  50. Gespenst Der Verzweiflung

    I like the new voli look, he looks… .. cuddly..

  51. David Dave

    UPDATE LUX !!! Riot has a lot of money and it’s too slow to update old warriors

  52. thebossofbox

    so we are getting "announcer packs" cool

  53. VaultBoy 1300

    2:38 can't even spell their own champions' names ffs
    Shyvana not Shyvanna

  54. Blank _

    Yay fiddlesticks main! I knew fiddlesticks will be change one day , it's finally coming soon 🤘🏻♥️😍 excited can't wait to see and play

  55. Michael Dominguez

    I just want a ORIANNA FIGHT CINEMATIC ONLY HER

  56. Goodbrew84

    Pls don’t take away my fiddle crows on aram. The pain they cause is the only thing that brings me joy.

  57. Mega Charizard

    Hmm i hope wild rift coming on next month 🙁

  58. sus gordo

    Galio

  59. Godwin Borre

    OOF I'm excited i can't wait

  60. Hysterical Savant

    Just realized something a day or 2 after I watched this the first time. Could he be referencing Helmet Bro? He is literally the only none stated or named character who is in almost every splash art with him getting a beat down

  61. Komandarm Knuckles

    Sett was impressed, I wasn't. Until the pillar men theme from my playlist showed up while I was hammering down a Fiora. Lovely.

  62. Bomvouage

    I'm gonna be honest, while I get it's just regular devs you guys are putting in the videos, and their not actors. Can they at least PRETEND not to be dead inside the entire time?

  63. Silvia Vargas

    Videos. De. Apocalipsis

  64. Silvia Vargas

    Necesito. Videos. De los. Últimos. Tiempos

  65. kokunot XD

    Lol wild or rift

  66. Rishabh Deep Singh

    You forgot to tell champion’s name as changed. from shyvana to shyvanna.

  67. Mr Teabag

    "Followed by a masked champion who refuses to die", "Some demons should remain in our past"….. So basically the Doomslayer yeh?

  68. remmiedoll

    this guy looks like he thinks a kg of steel is heavier than a kg of feathers

  69. grim shadows

    Can i make a request but can jinx get a rework in her kit slightly like just making her utility skills better for use like her chompers set when they land instead of 2 seconds and her zap not show a line or abit more damage and lose sight it would make her less of a drag in early and mid phase of the game

  70. Nan Fan

    He Looks like an egg

  71. 반갑소동무들

    I LOVE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS!!!

  72. The Sky Walker

    Now that is a real BEAR , thank god they change him, he look like an overweight cute dog more than a bear before @@

  73. iciclearms

    2:43 Shyvana*

  74. bitbirdies

    is this the guy that's been breaking champs when they come.

  75. bitbirdies

    please give me avarosa already.

  76. bitbirdies

    are we getting akali's parents????

  77. Infiniite

    On the image of the tree, there are swords scattered on the ground/ in the roots. I don't know any LoL lore but I'm sure this means something. :thonking:

  78. Natnat Aguinaldo

    is this bert from sesame street? Man ive been watching you since i was six man how are you?

  79. NightSky Games

    That Volibear looks like a gorilla… Please, no.

  80. ARGamerYT

    2:59 THICC

  81. Hayabusa Main

    Zed will die …

  82. John Quach

    2:39 Shyvana* Lmao

  83. Noneofyour Business

    I personally think League could use more non-humanoid champions. There is not that many out there and I feel like that design space is still quite unexplored. There are tons of mythological creatures that could have interesting mechanics, such as Chimeras, Hydras, or other lumbering beasts or swift predators.

  84. Jaja Aguado

    I hope anivia gets a rework 😣

  85. Lucy Dawson

    Masked champion that refuses to die… so… Kindred?

  86. Zachy-san

    GIVE ME THE RUINED KING

  87. Ảnh Nguyễn

    The bear though
    COOKIIIIIEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

  88. KingKuro 12

    Mask stranger. Demon from our past.
    Wait. Jhin? I mean he is mask and in zeds story he's called a demon from the zeds past.

  89. Introman 101

    I think Voli will be a more mobile version of Olaf.
    And I play both of them,
    well done RITO. <3

  90. Daphne G

    you heard it folks, now go to that Dev Blog and tell all your friends to update Udyr like y'all been saying for years on end

  91. Ger In The Jungle

    2k20 champs OmegaLUL

  92. Edward Hardaway

    Sorry that this is unrelated to the video notes but I'm kinda of at my wits end with an issue I'm having. Ive been trying to get back on to my league of legends account since my laptop broke on me and I cant remember the account name, password, or the old email that registered with. The only info I do remember is my in game summoner name, my old username and my old password .When i tired get a ticket for the riot support tech it keeps saying oops and send me right back to the main page. if anyone knows how to go about getting my account back I'd be thankful for any help.

  93. Elxzio AQW

    Riot: new champion jungler release

    Warwick: ooh a Warwick snack

  94. Celeste Orchid

    Does anyone else think his voice is suited for ASMR?

  95. Wouter de vries

    Came here to check out the Shyvana typo in the video. Didn't disappoint.

  96. Miguel Dumalag

    What about jayce rework 😩

  97. Red Rey Thegamer

    I wish it is helmet bro you are talking about.

  98. TBH_Disorder

    they should really do more stuff like sett's calling card cool way to show some character traits and you dont have to buy the champ

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