League of Legends: Wild Rift to Bring Back ARAM Game Mode in June
The four-week testing phase for the All Random All Mid (ARAM) game mode finally ended and the developers at League of Legends: Wild Rift have released a summary of notes to clarify the good, bad and more that they observed through the period. Along with the feedback and observation, the developers have announced that the ARAM game mode will return in the month of June for another four-week siesta, albeit with some more balancing, tweaks, improvements and more.
The developers were thrilled with the fact that the game mode faced no major issues apart from minor tweaks during the time it was available for testing. Along with it, they were taken aback, albeit positively, by the popularity of the ARAM game mode, with the mode accounting for nearly 20% of the total number of games played in some regions during the period of four weeks it was available. The game length is something they will be looking at closely, with games running longer on average than their expectations of keeping it to 12 minutes at the maximum. However, with the visible popularity of the game mode, the League of Legends: Wild Rift developers will also take an analytical view to judge whether the longer game duration is something the players are content with and whether it is a contributor to the popularity.
As far as the negative observations are concerned, the developers did come to the conclusion that champions with stealth and camouflage abilities were just too overpowered in the ARAM game mode. However, the developers will use the time before June to find a way to lessen the impact of the invisible units while not nerfing them to oblivion. ARAM does need more balancing in terms of specific builds, items and champions along with their abilities. The developers will tweak things a lot and find balance before releasing it back for a four-week period in June. The main focus will now shift towards making the players feel like the ARAM game mode is an integral part of the Wild Rift, which will need some working and perks for players, like rewards for playing, specific missions and achievements along with more things to connect the ARAM experience to the Wild Rift on PC experience in general.
While the ARAM mode is unavailable for now, the developers have released another new Champion in the form of Renekton along with Nemesis Duel, another new game mode, and more as part of the 2.2c patch while also nerfing Rengar’s Base AD and Level 15 AD to make it more balanced.