League of Legends Ranked 2024 to Feature Three Splits

Riot Games

League of Legends Ranked 2024 is set to undergo a major change with the introduction of three Ranked splits.

Riot Games announced the changes in the latest developer blog post. Here's the key information listed in the post:

  • Ranked 2023 Split 2 to be extended until Jan. 3, 2024
  • Season 2024 changes will go live on the PBE on Nov. 20
  • Gameplay changes will hit at the start of Season 2024 with Patch 14.1 on Jan. 9, 2024
  • Ranked Split 1 will start Jan. 9, 2024
  • Ranked Split 2 will start in May 2024
  • Ranked Split 3 will start in September 2024

"We split this year's (2023) season into two splits to make Ranked meaningful across the whole year, rather than players plateauing halfway through and either leaving Ranked or switching to smurfs. With the mid-year reset behind us, more players are still playing Ranked in the current middle-of-the-year window than in previous years. By adding November and December to the season and shifting to three four-month splits, we think we'll see even more improvements," Riot Aether said in the announcement.

League of Legends Ranked 2024 to Feature Three Splits

The blog post also addressed potential issues that Riot Games will assess and monitor throughout the season. Those issues include Ranked and esports stability, responding to feedback, incentives to play during downtimes (November and December) and the rate of major changes throughout the year.

As well, players should expect three Victorious skins throughout 2024 if the same system is implemented once again. Players recently received the Victorious Anivia skin for hitting the appropriate thresholds for Ranked Split 1.

League of Legends Season 14 Start Date

Ranked Season 14 will begin on Jan. 9, 2024. That means only six days of downtime between the end of Ranked Split 2 and the start of the new season. Players will want to get on the PBE to try changes before the update goes live.

When Does League of Legends Season 13 End?

League of Legends Season 13 will end on Jan. 3, 2024. Players should receive their rewards in the coming days.