Wild Rift 2.3 Patch Notes on June 2 | Two New Champions

Riot has just released Wild Rift Update 2.3 and we have the complete patch notes for you to read. The new update includes two brand new champions alongside the usual balance changes, bug fixes and stability improvements.

With Riven and Irelia headlining the patch, Akali’s getting nerfed to oblivion with ARAM back for another round of testing. There’s also tons of small changes being made to the game in Wild Rift Patch 2.3 which will be coming out over time.

Wild Rift 2.3 Patch Notes

Here are the complete patch notes for Wild Rift 2.3:

wild rift 2.3 patch overview

NEW

NEW CHAMPIONS

RIVEN, THE EXILE

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Once a swordmaster in the warhosts of Noxus, Riven rose through the ranks on the strength of her conviction and brutal efficiency, and was rewarded with a legendary runic blade and a warband of her own. However, on the Ionian front, Riven’s faith in her nation was tested and ultimately broken. She severed all ties to the empire, seeking to find her place in a shattered world, even as rumors abounded that Noxus had been reforged. Now forced to return in chains, she faces the judgment of her former homeland…

Riven will be released on June 3 at 0:01 UTC.

IRELIA, THE BLADE DANCER

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The Noxian occupation of Ionia produced many heroes, none more unlikely than young Irelia of Navori. Trained in the ancient dances of her province, she adapted her art for war, using the graceful and carefully practised movements to levitate a host of deadly blades. After proving herself as a fighter, she was thrust into the role of resistance leader and figurehead, and to this day remains dedicated to the preservation of her homeland.

Irelia will be released on June 3 at 0:01 UTC.

NEW FEATURES

CLOSE FRIENDS

You and your closest friends can now level up together and earn new friendship titles! You can invite up to 20 friends to be a close friend through one of these titles:

  • Perfect Partners
  • The Might of Family
  • Inseparable Allies
  • Best Buddies
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Once your friend accepts your invitation to become a close friend, you will be able to increase your friendship level up to 4 different tiers by playing together and gifting each other.

You can also browse a timeline of your memories together while playing Wild Rift. Some of the other perks of upgraded friendships are shared champion poolsonline notificationsfriend status streaks and showing off your status to other players!

FRIEND SUBSCRIPTIONS

You can now subscribe to any three friends in your list to be notified when they come online or finish a match. They’ll also show up on the top of your friends list.

ALL RANDOM ALL MID (ARAM) RETURNS

All Random All Mid is back for its second round of testing. Based on your feedback, we’re bringing it back earlier than we originally planned. Wrap up warm, it’s time for another go around on the Howling Abyss!

ARAM will be available from June to July.

CHAMP SELECT

In Ranked champ select, players can switch their draft order to better accommodate comfort picks and counter-picking.

NETWORK TOOLS

You’re now able to check your connection before you get into a game through the icon in the top right of the home screen. Additionally, you can run a network test based on the game you just played. Use this to diagnose any issues that are impacting your gameplay!

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4G/WIFI

We’ve added a dual-channel 4G/Wi-Fi option for players that want to turbocharge their in-game connection.

Please note: with this option enabled, you may use a small amount of mobile data when connected to Wi-Fi.

RUNES

Patch 2.3 introduces a range of changes to runes to accommodate more varied pre-game decision making. Read more in the Patch 2.3 runes preview, or keep scrollin’!

SKINS

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  • Order of the Lotus Irelia
  • Arcade Riven
  • Arcade Kai’Sa
  • Arcade Sona
  • Battle Boss Ziggs

All skins will be released throughout the patch. Future 2.3 skins will be released in subsequent patches.

ACCESSORIES

You can earn or purchase accessories from a bunch of different sources. Please check the relevant page in game for more information on how to get ‘em!

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Baubles: Sharp and Deadly, You’ve Been Exiled, Button Masher, Snax Break, Squishable Fluft

Icons: Maidens of the Blade, Fury of the Blade

Recalls: Toppling Tufts

All accessories will be released throughout the patch.

EVENTS

BROKEN BLADES

Seek to mend what once was broken. Complete missions featuring Riven and Irelia, and unlock one of them for free!

The Broken Blades event begins June 3 at 1:01 UTC.

CHAMPION CHANGES

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AKALI

Akali is frustratingly strong in the early game, but also a bit difficult to play. We’re giving a nod to our friends at PC who recently addressed this by re-balancing her base stats and simplifying her energy regeneration mechanics. By reducing her early game tankiness, her laning success isn’t guaranteed, but on the shuriken flip side, her overall net buff with later dueling payoff will be deadly when she strikes. With her new Maximum Energy mechanic, Akali will no longer be punished for activating Twilight Shroud (2) at the wrong energy levels.

Base Stats

  • Base HP: 650 → 570
  • HP per Level: 115 → 125
    • Total HP at level 15: 2260 → 2320
  • Armor: 35 → 30

(1) Five-Point Strike

  • Energy: 95/90/85/80 → 130/110/90/70

(2) Twilight Shroud

  • Restores 80 Energy
  • Increases Total Energy by 80 when shroud is active

(3) Shuriken Flip

  • Shuriken base damage: 40/80/120/160 → 30/60/90/120
  • Shuriken AD ratio: 0.35 → 0.25
  • Shuriken AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.3
  • Dash base damage: 40/80/120/160 → 70/120/170/220
  • Dash AD ratio: 0.35 → 0.5
  • Dash AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.8

(Ult) Perfect Execution

  • First Cast: Physical damage → Magic damage
  • [NEW] First Cast AP ratio: 0.3
  • Second Cast AP ratio: 0.5 → 0.4
    • Max AP ratio: 1.5 → 1.2
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BLITZCRANK

Blitzcrank’s been running a bit sluggish, so this change will help him run smoother without overclocking him.

(P) Mana Barrier

  • Cooldown: 80s → 50s

(2) Overdrive

  • Cooldown: 15s → 12s
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CAMILLE

We are making Camille a bit easier to play by causing her tapcasted Hookshot (3) to auto-target walls. This way, the Steel Shadow can spend her efforts fully focused on engaging foes rather than hunting for suitable terrain.

(3) Hookshot

  • Tap cast now detects terrain in front of Camille and fires towards it
  • Tap cast will not cast if there is no terrain in front of Camille
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DARIUS

Darius has been cutting his way through enemies too easily in the early game. We are axing the Attack Damage he gains when reaching full stacks of his Noxian Might (passive) during his first few levels to ensure he doesn’t get carried away too fast.

(P) Noxian Might

  • Attack Damage gained at Full Stacks: 29/43/57/71/85/99/113/127/141/155/169/183/197/211/225 → 22/30/38/46/58/70/82/94/112/130/148/166/186/206/226
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DIANA

With her recent buffs, Diana has been enjoying her time in the moonlight a little too much. We are reeling her in so she has to work a bit harder if she wants to snowball through her opponents.

Base Stats

  • Health: 610 → 570

(P) Moonsilver Blade

  • AP ratio: 0.6 → 0.5

(Ult) Moonfall

  • Minimum Base Damage: 175/225/275 → 150/200/250
  • Maximum Base Damage: 350/450/550 → 300/400/500
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FIZZ

The Tidal Trickster doesn’t want to be anchored to just one swim lane, so we’re giving him a small buff to make him better suited for the jungle to increase his role flexibility. In addition, Fizz’s Playful/Trickster (3) is now more rewarding when used right and less punishing when misplayed.

(P) Seastone Trident

  • Passive Damage Over Time now deals 200% damage to neutral monsters

(3) Playful / Trickster

  • Mana: 95/100/105/110 → 85/90/95/100
  • Cooldown: 16/14/12/10s → 15.5/13.5/11.5/9.5s
  • Base Damage: 70/140/210/280 → 85/150/215/280
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GAREN

Garen is too good at attritioning out his opponents with his tankiness and low ultimate cooldown. We are toning this down so he doesn’t become the absolute king of Baron lane.

Base Stats

  • Health Growth: 135 → 125
  • Armor Growth: 6.4 → 5.8

(Ult) Demacian Justice

  • Cooldown: 65/60/55s → 80/70/60s
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GRAGAS

Gragas’ drinking is becoming a problem. He is shrugging off too much damage while dishing out too much himself. These changes should help the Rabble Rouser sober up into a more reasonable state.

(2) Drunken Rage

  • Base Damage Reduction: 10/13/16/19% → 8/11/14/17%
  • Target’s Maximum HP Damage: 8% → 7%
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KENNEN

After his electrifying debut, Kennen is now struggling to keep his spark alive. We are giving him a small voltage boost so he can maintain his shock value a bit longer.

(1) Thundering Shuriken

  • Base Damage: 65/120/175/230 → 75/130/185/240

(2) Electrical Surge

  • Cooldown: 15/12/9/6s → 12/10/8/6s
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KHA’ZIX

The Void Reaver has a unique mechanic we believe needs a bit more massaging to match Wild Rift’s faster pace and smaller map. We are making it easier for targets to become isolated so Kha’Zix can live out his predatory dreams more frequently.

(P) Unseen Threat

  • Isolation Radius: 400 → 300
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PANTHEON

We are bringing Pantheon’s Grand Starfall (Ult) to be more similar to League PC as a way to help him out and give the Unbreakable Spear more options to itemize pure AD without investing into AD penetration.

(Ult) Grand Starfall

  • [NEW] Armor Penetration: 10/15/20%
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RAKAN

Rakan is struggling to perform compared to his counterparts, so we are buffing his base stats and lowering his shield cooldown. This should allow the Charmer to dance his way into battle later in the game more often.

Base Stats

  • Base Magic Resistance: 30 → 34
  • Magic Resistance per Level: 0.8 → 1.2
    • Total MR at Level 15: 41.2 → 50.8

(P) Fey Feathers

  • Shield Cooldown Reduced at Level 15: 17.6 → 14.8s
    • 40/38.4/36.8/35.2/33.6/32/30.4/28.8/27.2/25.6/24/22.4/20.8/19.2/17.6s → 40/38.2/36.4/34.6/32.8/31/29.4/27.4/25.6/23.8/22/20.2/18.4/16.6/14.8s
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RAMMUS

Rammus’ early jungle clear was too slow for comfort while his damage scaling was too high. We’re adjusting his base stats to help him gain momentum faster early on while dulling his spikes a bit to make him less tanky in the late game. This way, we hope players don’t start hatin’ when they see him rollin’.

Base Stats

  • Base Armor per Level: 5.1 → 4.7
    • Armor at Level 15: 117 → 111

(2) Defensive Ball Curl

  • Spiked Shell base damage: 5/10/15/20 → 8/10/12/14
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RENEKTON

This toothy, psychotic crocodile did not have a full meal before escaping his entombment, so we’re giving Renekton some juicy damage and healing buffs. Who knew that being trapped underground for thousands of years would hinder one from reaching their full potential?

Base Stats

  • Base AD: 64 → 70

(1) Cull the Meek

  • On-Hit Heal: 4/6/8/10 → 6/9/12/15
  • Base Damage: 60/110/160/210 → 70/120/170/220
  • Bonus AD ratio: 80% → 90%
  • Enhanced Base Damage: 90/165/240/315 → 105/180/255/330
  • Enhanced Bonus AD ratio: 120% → 135%
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TWISTED FATE

Another buff is in the cards for Twisted Fate as he continues to feel inconsistent in the late game. We are returning a portion of his Attack Speed from Stacked Deck (3) back to a passive always-on version.

(3) Stacked Deck

  • [NEW] Passive Attack Speed: 15/20/25/30%
  • Active Bonus Attack Speed: 55/70/85/100% → 40/50/60/70%
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WUKONG

Wukong was monkeying around too much and underperforming in lane. We are giving him some more laning power to encourage him to play outside the comfort of his jungle. Also, we are adding a refund mechanic to his Golden Staff (1) so the Monkey King needs to stick on targets longer instead of aim to blow them up instantly.

(1) Golden Staff

  • Cooldown: 8/7/6/5s → 8/7.5/7/6.5s
  • [NEW] Now heals for 10% Bonus HP
  • Attacks from Wukong and his clone now reduce Golden Staff’s cooldown by 0.5 seconds

(2) Warrior Trickster

  • Cooldown: 16/14/12/10s → 18/17/16/15s
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XIN ZHAO

Xin Zhao’s kit is a bit outdated; however, our friends in League PC had a successful mini-rework for him.. We are bringing some of those changes over to help match the Seneschal of Demacia to a more modern champion design.

Base Stats

  • Base AD: 64 → 58

(P) Determination

  • Base Heal Amount: 9.6 to 60 → 6.8 to 60o

(1) Three Talon Strike

  • Base Damage: 25/30/35/40 → 20/25/30/35

(2) Wind Becomes Lightning

  • Sweep and Strike now hit slightly behind Xin Zhao
  • Strike Range: 6 → 8
  • Cooldown: 12/11/10/9s → 12/10.5/9/7.5s
  • Second hit AD ratio: 0.8 → 0.7
  • Strike now Challenges Champions/Monsters and provides vision of the target for 3s
    • If multiple targets are hit, the furthest from Xin Zhao is the one that is challenged
  • Minion damage reduced by 50%

(3) Audacious Charge

  • Cast Range on Challenged Targets: 5.5 → 8.5
  • AP ratio: 60% → 80%

(Ult) Crescent Guard

  • Damage: 75/175/275 → 75/150/225
  • [NEW] AP ratio: 80% AP
  • Duration: 3s → 5s
  • [REMOVED] Basic attacks and spells extend Crescent Guard’s duration
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ZIGGS

The Hexplosives Expert is getting too carried away with damaging structures, so we are turning down his explosive impact just a bit.

Base Stats

  • Passive Damage to Structures: 200% → 150%

ARAM CHANGES

ARAM CHANGES

ASHE

  • Damage dealt: 0% → –10%

GALIO

  • Damage received: -15% → –5%

JHIN

  • Damage dealt: 0% → –10%

JINX

  • Damage dealt: 0% → –5%
  • Damage received: 0% → 5%

KHA’ZIX

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 15%

NASUS

  • Damage dealt: 0% → –10%
  • Damage received: -15% → -5%

RENEKTON

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 10%

RENGAR

  • Damage dealt: 0% → 15%

SERAPHINE

  • Shielding: 15% → 20%
  • Healing: 15% → 20%

SINGED

  • Damage received: -15% → -5%

SONA

  • Damage dealt: -15% → –20%
  • Damage received: 15% → 20%

ZIGGS

  • Damage dealt: -10% → –15%
  • Damage received: 10% → 15%

GAMEPLAY CHANGES

ITEMS

BLACK CLEAVER

Black Cleaver is being overshadowed by Trinity Force too often. We are giving it a bump to help it keep up with the faster pace of the game and to diversify item build paths.

  • Attack Damage: 30 → 35
  • Armor Reduction per stack: 4% → 5%
  • Max stacks: 6 → 5
  • Total armor reduction: 24% → 25%

DEAD MAN’S PLATE

Dead Man’s Plate is too strong overall given its high utility, so we are tuning down some of its generic tank power to lighten its impact.

  • Health: 300 → 225

DUSKBLADE OF DRAKTHARR

AD Assassin play styles are missing their marks, so we are giving a small nudge to their primary damage item to balance to increase their viability.

  • Attack Damage: 50 → 55

MAW OF MALMORTIUS

The Maw feels underwhelming as a hybrid defense and offense tool, so we are bumping it up to make it worth the purchase.

  • Price: 3200G → 3000G
  • Magic Resist: 35 → 45

TRINITY FORCE

Trinity Force has been doing its job too well, particularly for champions who rely on Attack Speed. To slow their roll a bit, we are tuning it down.

  • Attack speed: 40% → 30%

NEW RUNES

We’re implementing a number of changes and upgrades to the current rune offering to help increase the variety of pre-game setups. For more information and context on these changes, rune on over to the recent 2.3 preview article.

[NEW] KEYSTONE: PHASE RUSH

Hitting a champion with 3 separate attacks or abilities within 3 seconds grants a large burst of Movement Speed and resistance to slows.

[NEW] RESOLVE: BONE PLATING

After taking damage from a champion, the next 3 champion abilities or attacks against you deal reduced damage.

[NEW] RESOLVE: SECOND WIND

Gain increased health regeneration. Also, after taking damage from an enemy champion, regenerate a portion of your missing health. This effect is doubled for melee champions.

[NEW] RESOLVE: ADAPTIVE CARAPACE

Gain bonus max health, and also gain increased defense when below 50% health.

RUNE CHANGES

DOMINATION: GATHERING STORM

  • Bonus stats: 2 AD or 4 AP every 2 minutes → 2 AD or 4 AP / 5 AD or 10 AP / 9 AD or 18 AP / 14 AD or 28 AP […] every 3 minutes

DOMINATION: CHAMPION

  • Bonus damage: 10% → 8%
  • Bonus damage loss on death: 5% → 4%

RESOLVE: FONT OF LIFE

  • Impairing the movement of an enemy champion marks them. Allies who attack marked champions heal over time → Hitting an enemy champion with an attack or ability marks them. When you or allies damage marked champions, heal those allies and yourself. Each ally can trigger this healing once per mark.

RESOLVE: CONDITIONING

  • [UNCHANGED] Gain 8 bonus Armor and Magic Resist after 5 minutes of game time.
  • [NEW] Every 2 minutes after this gain 2 bonus Armor and Magic Resist.

INSPIRATION: SWEET TOOTH

  • [NEW] Provides bonus gold when you or a nearby ally eat Honeyfruit.

INSPIRATION: MASTERMIND

  • Bonus gold on monster or turret kill: 100G → 120G
  • Bonus XP on monster or turret kill: 500 → 0
  • Damage to turrets: True damage → Adaptive damage

REMOVED

  • Keystone: Kleptomancy
  • Resolve: Backbone
  • Resolve: Regeneration
  • Resolve: Spirit Walker

EXTRA BITS

  • Champion bounties are now displayed on the scoreboard
  • Ally item cooldowns are now displayed on the scoreboard
  • In Ranked, the scoreboard is automatically be sorted based on positions selected
  • Improved the lane guidance UI in Ranked
  • Players will receive a notification in the chat box when allies disconnect from the game
  • Opening the settings menu will now reopen to the page you were last accessing
  • Increased the distance needed to cancel an action by 20% when using the Alternative Action Cancel Method setting
  • Improved loading into game from lobby by approximately 20%
  • Improved video stuttering issue for some low end devices
  • Refactored asset loading and unloading to lower the memory footprint
  • Optimized runtime memory for low-end devices
  • Event page layout has been optimized so that different types of events will be grouped and displayed together for easier access
  • Event page icon is now a dynamic display of the event that’s happening
  • The “turret is under attack” announcement will not be played as frequently if the same turret is being attacked
  • The “turret is under attack” announcement will not be played as frequently if the same turret is being attacked
  • The “turret is under attack” announc… just kidding

FREE-TO-PLAY CHAMPION ROTATION

Jun 3 – Jun 9: Aurelion Sol, Dr. Mundo, Galio, Gragas, Graves, Leona, Nami, Singed, Tristana, Vayne

Jun 10 – Jun 16: Amumu, Fiora, Jhin, Kennen, Lee Sin, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Sona, Twisted Fate, Ziggs


That’s everything you needed to know about Wild Rift 2.3! If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.

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