Now that gamers have had a couple of weeks to really feel out the Set 2 adjustments, Ranked matchmaking returns to a Teamfight Tactics with patch 9.23. A brand new season brings a clear slate, resetting everybody’s ranks and bringing some vital adjustments to the way in which climbing the ranks works. More importantly: TFT added three lovely new Legends to its lineup with a banging new music video. Welcome to the battlefield, QiQi, Ossia and Melisma.
One day Riot will cease pretending to be a videogame firm and go arduous into music movies. TFT’s tiny trio arrives courtesy of a brief new video from League of Legends’s kinda-in-universe hip-hop supergroup True Damage. It slaps.
The crux of this week’s replace is the return of ranked matchmaking. With substantial adjustments made to the TFT format with Set 2, everybody has been introduced again right down to Iron, wiping the slate clear for a brand new season.
That’s not all, although. Riot defined among the greater steadiness adjustments arriving with in the present day’s replace within the patch 9.23 notes posted earlier in the present day.
“The big news this patch is the return of the ranked queue. On the balance front, we made a host of small changes and fixed a bunch of game-altering bugs. The method to our madness focuses on shifting some power into Tier 2 and Tier 3 three-star Champions while pulling some power from the stronger Tier 1 Champions. We’re glad we took the extra patch to get all of the new-set jitters out, but overall we’re really excited about the state of Rise of the Elements.”
While everybody’s rank has been arduous reset, a corresponding MMR do-over hasn’t been fairly so extreme. Riot’s Richard Henckel defined that it was necessary to go away sufficient of a niche between high gamers and recent newbies to maintain issues considerably honest in a forum post earlier this week.
“We don’t want someone totally new to ranked ending up in a game with all of you former challenger players, just like we don’t want a challenger player finding themselves in a lobby with a bunch of players in Iron (and me). Since we’d changed SO much about the game however, we went with a soft reset to reflect the learning process we are all going through while maintaining the competitive nature of the queue.”
They’ve additionally tweaked how gaining and dropping ranks works in TFT. Your first 5 placement matches won’t ever see you drop in rank, when you can not lose LP by ending games in fourth place. Riot known as the latter a “clear pain point” final season, with gamers complaining that it felt fairly tough dropping factors for simply scraping beneath that top-three end.
A full changelist of this week’s steadiness adjustments, bug fixes and extra could be discovered over on the patch 9.23 notes.