Are you an avid League of Legends enthusiast? Are you looking to escape the hellfire which is Gold I? Then you’ll have plenty to read about. There are numerous season-preparation changes as well. However, Riot is also releasing patches frequently throughout the season.
To simplify things for us, we’ve decided to show all the patches and their LoL patch schedule below, so you know when you can expect the changes to affect the rift. It doesn’t matter if you’re located in Europe, Vietnam or North America. The changes will be all-encompassing, which is why it’s crucial to stay on top of the latest developments!
What is the Current LoL Patch?
Currently, we are on LoL Patch 11.24-B. Because we only have 24 patches for 2021, and the patch that will be finalized is rather lengthy, Riot Games has decided to include a B-patch before the start of the holiday Christmas season.
It’s not our intention to discuss the details of the patch right now, and for all buffs and nerfs to champions, you can look at the separate note on the patch for this – promotional ploy that isn’t a good idea? Nope… But we can assure you that your most beloved champion – and, in fact, Riot’s most-loved champion Lux was nerfed (boooo!). Was it the right choice of nerf? It’s your choice to decide.
However, enough with that now, let’s look at the patch schedule for the next year. When will patches for 2022 be made available?
All Patch Release Dates for LoL in 2022
Here are all dates for the coming patches for season 12. We already know that patches 12.18 (or 12.19 is the one for the coming 2022 World Championship, and Patch 12.09 might become an invitational patch for the Mid-Season Invitepatch.
LoL Patch Schedule 2022
Patch Patch Release Date
LoL Patch 12.01 Wednesday, January 5, 2022
LoL Patch 12.02 Thursday, January 20, 2022
LoL Patch 12.03 Wednesday, February 2, 2022
LoL Patch 12.04 Wednesday, February 16, 2022
LoL Patch 12.05 Wednesday, March 2, 2022
LoL Patch 12.06 Wednesday, March 30, 2022
LoL Patch 12.07 Wednesday, April 13, 2022
LoL Patch 12.08 Wednesday, April 27, 2022
LoL Patch 12.09 Wednesday, May 11, 2022
LoL Patch 12.10 Wednesday, May 25, 2022
LoL Patch 12.11 Wednesday, June 8, 2022
LoL Patch 12.12 Thursday, June 23, 2022
LoL Patch 12.13 Wednesday, July 13, 2022
LoL Patch 12.14 Wednesday, July 27, 2022
LoL Patch 12.15 Wednesday, August 10, 2022
LoL Patch 12.16 Wednesday, August 24, 2022
LoL Patch 12.17 Thursday, September 8, 2022
LoL Patch 12.18 Wednesday, September 21, 2022
LoL Patch 12.19 Wednesday, October 5, 2022
LoL Patch 12.20 Wednesday, October 19, 2022
LoL Patch 12.21 Wednesday, November 2, 2022
LoL Patch 12.22 Wednesday, November 16, 2022
LoL Patch 12.23 Wednesday, December 7, 2022
How Often Are Patches Released?
Patches usually come out at least every 2 weeks. This allows players to play their favourite players before Riot decides they are too powerful and removes them from existence. The two-week patch program will ensure that players maximize the value of their champions, and Riot Games can continuously work to balance the champions and make system balance adjustments.
Does it always feel like it’s balanced? It’s not. However, with over 7 dragons, 157 champions and an array of other items to count, it’s quite an achievement to balance everything.
Sorry, Susann Fiora, you’re not receiving a nerf, but because you don’t know how to fight her.
Why Are There Patch Updates Every 2 Weeks?
We claimed that patch updates happen every two weeks, we were not entirely honest. Patches can also last for three weeks. It is usually because of holiday seasons or other events when Riot offers its balance staff a rest from the negative comments they receive from the public or when larger modifications were implemented. The team needs more data to figure out how to balance the changes in the next patch, for example, before the 2021 World Cup or during the preseason.
Patches are released (almost all the time) at least every 2 weeks because of the massive scale of balance problems. With patches every two weeks, Riot Games can quickly adjust the game whenever required. The balance team will keep the game interesting and not become repetitive.
Before a patch is released, players get to try out all changes coming up along with new skins coming out and other system updates via PBE. PBE servers. The balance team can make adjustments to the system through this data before releasing any patch.
Does this prevent any bugs from appearing in your patch notes as well as within your games? The League isn’t perfect; however, the constantly changing game keeps the game fresh. What else could League get to be twelve years old?