In a Reddit post, League of Legends’ lead champion producer, Ryan “Reav3” Mireles, discussed the game’s upcoming champion schedule.
This year, players can expect a jungler associated with the Void as well as a non-traditional bot laner, both of which were teased in a developer’s vlog in January. Udyr is also scheduled for a minor rework, though the exact date of these changes is unknown.
On Elise Mains’ subreddit, Reav3 outlined the timeline for the upcoming changes.
“Right now, the release order is Jungler>Botlaner>Udyr,” he explained. In the same post, the champion producer stated that players will receive more official information next month because Reav3 “[is] writing the [Champion] roadmap right now, aiming for a release sometime in April.”
The Riot dev also revealed some details about the upcoming Skarner VGU update, which is expected to hit live servers later this year. “Skarner dev blog is still a ways off, probably in the second half of the year,” Reav3 explained. “But I am going to talk about it and show some early dev work on it in the next Champion Roadmap.”
The “mystery VGU,” which was teased earlier this year, was also discussed on Reddit. “It looks like I’ll talk about the mystery project this month, but it all depends on how far along it gets this month.” “It’s not exactly a VGU, but it’s something completely new that we haven’t done before,” Reav3 explained.