League of Legends Patch 11.4 is set to release on Thursday, Feb.18. Although Riot Games typically releases patches on Wednesdays on a biweekly basis, the latest patch will arrive a day late.
Patches to the game generally incorporate improvements, fixes, and new content. This typically includes buffs and nerfs to champions and items, the release of new skins, and the introduction of new game modes.
League of Legends Patch 11.4 Release Date Set for Feb. 18
Patch 11.4, which arrives on Thursday, introduces several changes to the game. These updates include a variety of nerfs and buffs which will shift the League of Legends meta towards a new direction.
One of the biggest changes arriving with Patch 11.4 is a system nerf to the jungle role. Jungle camps will essentially provide less XP and gold, and Razorbeaks and Gromps will receive a buff to their base health. These updates should certainly have an impact on the jungle meta, and consequently, on the general meta of the game.
Some items that will be buffed include Everfrost, Cosmic Drive, Guinsoo's Rageblade, Chempunk Chainsword, Mortal Reminder, and Morellonomicon. Caitlyn, Fiora, Soraka, Varus, Braum, Jinx, Veigar, Talon, Lee Sin, Tryndamere, and Amumu will receive buffs, while Samira, Kai'sa, Skarner, Renekton, and Camille will be nerfed.
It will be interesting to see how Patch 11.4 shapes the League of Legends meta. In particular, the system nerf to the jungle role should have a great impact on how the game is played at both the casual and professional level. Ultimately, we might see a slight decline in the jungle carry role and can expect to see certain champions fall from priority.