New Game Mode: Dark Star – Singularity

A few weeks ago, some coding was found for a possible new game mode coming into the game. Last week, that game mode was officially revealed to be Dark Star – Singularity. If you’re a fan of Thresh, get ready for a whole lot of him, and an experience unlike any other in League of Legends.

Game Mode

Dark Star – Singularity will be a 3v3 round-based game mode that will take place on a BRAND NEW MAP called “Cosmic Ruins.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds gorgeous to me. And it is.

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Each player will play as Thresh, the Chain Warden. The goal of the game is to hook and flay players as Thresh and feed them to the Dark Star. When fed enough souls, a Singularity will be caused and the universe will end. Exciting!

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A player cannot be any other champion besides Thresh. The win condition is in Bo3 format, meaning the best of three rounds. To win a round, 100 points must be gained.

Ability Changes

For this game mode, Thresh’s abilities have been modified as follows:

Q – Death Sentence

  • Cooldown decreased and range increased
  • If a Death Sentence is thrown into the Dark Star, it will be lit on fire, causing it to deal bonus damage
  • The more health an enemy is missing, the further they will be pulled

W – Dark Passage

  • An allied team member will not have to click on a lantern to be saved – this will be done automatically
  • Cooldown has been increased and the ability will not grant a shield

E – Flay

  • The cooldown has been decreased
  • The more health an enemy is missing, the further they will be launched
  • The passive of this ability will charge faster and does more damage

R – The Box

  • This ability is disabled while on the Cosmic Ruins map

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Earning Points

Point will be earned by hooking and flaying enemies into the Dark Star.

  • Champions are worth 5 points
  • Abyss Scuttlers are worth 1 point

Other Details

  • Hooking an flaying enemies into the Dark Star will instantly kill them
  • Enemies can ONLY be killed by being thrown into the Dark Star
  • The lower an enemy’s health is, the further they will fly – keep that in mind when planning your strategies
  • The player spawns around the edge of the map and must walk into the Cosmic Ruins from wherever they’d like
  • The player is untargetable while in the spawn area and cannot attack or cast spells until entering the arena
  • Three gravity anchors are positioned around the map. Hooking one of them will automatically pull Thresh to it
  • Elements of progression such as experience, gold, and items are disabled in this game mode
  • The player begins at level 3 and automatically has skill points distributed

Wrap-Up

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So what do you think, Summoners? This has me really excited. It seems promising and fun, and also unlike any other game mode we have ever received in the game. I am looking forward to it. It can’t hurt to try, and kudos to Riot for trying something new. We will be seeing this game mode in Patch 7.9, which is about a week or so away! Get ready to end the world!

 

*Photos via Surrender at 20

Welcome to Summoner’s Rift

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Whether you’ve been a Summoner for years or are not one at all yet, welcome to Summoner’s Rift! League of Legends is an immersive experience filled with excitement, joy, and sometimes a sprinkle of rage. Well, who am I kidding? More than a sprinkle of rage and more than sometimes! But it is all part of the fun. If you have never played the game, the purpose of this blog is to inform you of everything that will be coming into the game, from new skins to new champions to new game modes and new items. If it’s new, you will find it here! Let’s go over the kinds of content that is usual to League of Legends.

New Champions

In League of Legends, the characters that the player controls are called champions. In some games, these sorts of characters may be referred to as heroes or saviors, but in League, champions do the fighting and rescuing.

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About three or four new champions are released each year, each bringing a new gameplay experience to Summoner’s Rift. Champion reveals are arguably the largest and most anticipated new pieces of content that come into League of Legends.

New Skins

Character customization is a desired feature in most games, and in that regard, League of Legends does not fail to deliver. Skins offer the ability to make your desired champion look cosmetically different. They are sort of like a different outfit for champions. Just like there are fashion lines in the real world, there are skin lines in League, with one of the most popular being the Star Guardian skin line, featured in the photo above. It is worth mentioning that skins do cost real money, but when an amazing new outfit is released for your favorite champion, they are too hard to resist! Skins do not alter gameplay at all, they are strictly for cosmetic purposes, so they are not required to play the game.

New Game Modes

There are several different maps that are offered in League of Legends. Maps are where the League matches take place. The most frequently used map is Summoner’s Rift. This map is used for most 5v5 games. In League, though, there are different game modes that can be played. Game modes offer different and unique gameplay experiences.

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Some examples of game modes include Ranked, URF (Ultra Rapid Fire) Mode, and Ascension. These game modes each take place on a map, whether that map is completely new or already existing. For instance, URF mode takes place on Summoner’s Rift, but Ascension takes place on a map that is specifically designed for that game mode. Game modes are fun, and everyone has a favorite. What is yours?

New Items

Just like there are specific tools that certain professions require, there are specific items that certain champions require. In League of Legends, items are extremely important. Each champion is required to purchase six items throughout the course of a match that make up a build. These items differ from champion to champion. Occasionally, new items are inducted into the game. These items may have certain stats, passive abilities, or active abilities that make them desirable.

All of these news and more will be located in this blog. Another great resource for League of Legends news and updates is Surrender@20. This site is packed with information and will not disappoint!

I am looking so forward to beginning this journey with all of you! What other content might you like to see?