Riot Games Put Plans Of Removing Little Legends From All Random All Mid On Hold For Now

Riot Games Put Plans Of Removing Little Legends From All Random All Mid On Hold For Now
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League of Legends fans complained and Riot listened.

League game director Andrei “Meddler” van Roon explained today that Little Legends won’t be removed from ARAM and the team is “putting any changes on hold for now.”

“Based off your feedback we agree our current approach isn’t hitting the mark,” Meddler said. “Will reassess and get back to you folks with an alternative.”

Riot initially planned to remove the Teamfight Tactics avatars from ARAM because they “undermine visual clarity” and “make it harder to track champions and their spells.” And since few players specifically bought Little Legends to use in ARAM, removing the feature wouldn’t be too harmful. This would also help developers create Little Legends with more artistic freedom because they don’t have to think about how they fit in with the Howling Abyss.

It seems like the Howling Abyss is no place for adorable Little Legends.

League of Legends game director Andrei “Meddler” van Roon informed fans of the unfortunate news in the dev blog, explaining that Little Legends are being removed from ARAMs in Patch 10.15.

“[Little Legends] on ARAM meaningfully undermine visual clarity, with the motion and brightness they add making it harder to track champions and their spells,” Meddler said. “We’d hoped to avoid that being an issue by having [Little Legends] usually avoid central areas where combat happens. That hasn’t been sufficient however.”

Little Legends act as avatars for players in Riot’s autobattler Teamfight Tactics, dancing and emoting their way into our hearts. Devs decided to throw them into ARAMs so players could spend more time with their adorable and cuddly buddies. But they appear to be adversely affecting gameplay.

Meddler explained that tons of players purchase them for TFT, but almost no one specifically bought a Little Legend to use in ARAM.

While some players might be sad to see them leave the Abyss, this will give Riot more freedom when creating future Little Legends. Now, devs won’t be limited in their design creation because Little Legends don’t have to be created with ARAMs in mind.

Many fans didn’t appreciate the removal, however.

One fan explained that they “hate TFT” but played through the whole pass to get a third tier of their Little Legend to dance with in an ARAM. The same fan claimed to have “wasted” event tokens on Little Legends instead of other content at the time and now “find themselves with nothing.”

While Little Legends will remain in ARAM for now, Riot appears to still be considering a “modified approach” to solving this issue.