League of Legends' most popular map goes live with huge update
League of Legends' redesigned Summoner's Rift map — the most-played mode in the multiplayer battle arena game — is now available following a live rollout that will give users access to limited game styles.
The update is currently only available for Team Builder games and all bot modes, with plans to bring it to all game modes at a later date.
"The update to Summoner's Rift is live on the Team Builder queue and all bot modes! Once these modes test well, we'll be enabling the update on Normal and Custom queues at a later time," reads a statement from Riot Games. "Thanks for participating in the updated Summoner's Rift rollout!"
Riot's goal with the map's overhaul is to make all information available to players more readable on-screen, the goal being to have players drawn to the most important information at the moment it is important — like breakout fights and special particle effects. Color, lighting and saturation effects have been balanced.
Players should be focusing on attacking their enemies, not trying to see around obscuring objects in the environment. Flashable walls have been added to allow players to better see what's behind them, such as ward placements.