League of Legends Preseason 2021 Previewed, Major Rework for Items Announced
Riot Games has previewed changes coming to the League of Legends 2021 preseason early. They have announced the items system will receive a major overhaul in the next season.
Every game with a long history needs change. Mechanics becoming out of date, systems becoming overly complicated and power creep are all issues long running games have to deal with. Instead of adding a flashy new gameplay mechanic, Riot Games will "invest in League’s future by building up and refining one of League's foundational gameplay systems."
League of Legends passed its 10 year anniversary last October, and over that decade Riot Games have added a veritable universe of content. Adding new things to the system over such a long time is sure to lead to overcomplexity, something Riot Games is striving to fix in the coming Preseason.
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