League of Legends Viego Release Date: When is it?

League of Legends Viego Release Date: When is it?
League of Legends Viego Release Date: When is it? | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

League of Legends Viego release date is important to know in order to get the new champion right when he releases.

Viego was recently announced alongside details of the new League of Legends season and players have been anxiously waiting to get their hands on the champion. His ability kit has caused buzz throughout the community, especially his ability which lets him possess slain enemies. 

League of Legends Viego Release Date: When is it?

Viego's release date is unconfirmed as of writing, but there are strong indicators that he will be released sometime in February. League of Legends is slated to have a patch on Jan. 21, and that is likely too soon to see Viego come to the live server. More likely is that Viego will be put on the PBE server in the coming weeks, balanced through playtesting, and released in a subsequent patch.

League of Legends will have two patches in February, one on Feb. 3, and another on Feb. 18. These two dates seem the most likely for Viego’s release.

Part of the buzz behind Viego is wrapped in his connection to the game’s lore. The Blade of the Ruined King has been a staple item in the game for years, and now finally the Ruined King himself will be playable in the game. So far, players don’t know what will happen when Viego buys the Blade of the Ruined King, but it’s sure to be exciting.

Additionally, Viego is set to be the main villain in the League of Legends spinoff game Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. The game will feature popular champions like Ahri, Yasuo, Braum, Miss Fortune, and Pyke in a turn-based RPG similar to the developer Airship Syndicate’s previous release Battle Chasers: Nightwar.