Nothing quite kills the joy of online gaming like latency. We’ve all experienced the pain of lag spikes during a pivotal, game-deciding moment, and it always sucks. But just how big of an impact does ping have, and which champions get hurt the most by high ping? We dug into the data to find out.
We’re introducing an all-new way to build a team and enter a game of League during the 2016 season. Delve into the design behind new champion select with three of the game designers who brought it to life.
Reworking Poppy was a chance to tune up the biggest, baddest aspects of her character. We knew the hammer, her signature weapon, would be critical in solidifying both her identity and her new play patterns.. Like Jinx’s rocket launcher, Nautilus’ anchor, or Riven’s sword, Poppy’s hammer is an integral part of both her kit and her personality; we had to get it right for both to ring true. In short, it was hammer time.
Adding a spectral companion to League of Legends isn’t as simple as stopping by the local ghost shelter and picking the one with the biggest, cutest eyes. Delve into the creation of the pup we affectionately refer to as “Ghost Dog.”
Riot’s engineering blog offers an inside look at some of the tech that powers League of Legends. In this post, we’ll explore the challenges we face in maintaining a real-time online game with the internet’s current architecture -- which wasn’t built with games like League in mind.