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League of Legends Patch 12.2: What to Expect

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The League of Legends Patch 12.2 notes have been previewed, showing what players can expect with the upcoming update.

A designer for Riot Games, @RiotPhlox, posted a preview of Patch 12.2 on Twitter, which will be released on Jan. 19, showing players the upcoming champion buffs and nerfs along with system buffs and nerfs.

Patch 12.2 will bring many new changes to the game that could possibly change the dynamic of League of Legends. Many champions will be receiving buffs and nerfs, and a few will be reworked. As Season 12 started Jan. 7, these big updates are to be expected as Riot closely monitors the start of seasons in order to balance League of Legends as much as they can.

It's important to keep in mind that these changes are not set in stone. Riot will continue to look for any other adjustments and listen to players' feedback in order to add or take away any updates that will be released with Patch 12.2.

League of Legends Patch 12.2: What to Expect

Here are a few highlights that players can expect with the Patch 12.2 update:

1. Zeri's Release

The new AD Carry, Zeri, will be released on Jan. 20. Zeri is a kinetic marksman who has a strong connection to electricity. Her mobility is the biggest highlight of this champion. Players have predicted that she will be overpowered in the game because of her speed and damage.

2. Champion Buffs

  • Nocturne
  • Volibear
  • Yasuo
  • Yone
  • Veigar
  • Tristana
  • Senna
  • Samira

3. Champion Nerfs

  • Zed
  • Talon
  • Qiyana
  • Lulu
  • Shen

4. Item Buffs

  • Lich Bane
  • Rylai's Crystal Scepter

5. System Nerfs

  • Lethal Tempo
  • Hextech Soul
  • Chemtech Soul
  • Chemtech Terrain

6. Champion Reworks

  • Janna
  • Rengar
  • Tahm Kench

Specific details of what changes will be made to the above list can be found here.