Riot Games has now announced the release date and notes for update patch 6.5 of League of Legends.
The release date for update patch 6.5 for League of Legends is March 9th, 2016. As always, some maintenance will be done to the servers.
The press release said: “On 03/09/16, starting at, 01:30 Pacific Time (09:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 6.5. At 03:00 Pacific time (11:00 UTC), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 3 hours.”
Cho’Gath Ability Icons: The icons for Cho’Gath’s abilities have received a visual update, see the whole lot here (left to right: Passive, Q, W,E, R)
Kog’Maw Changes: In patch 6.5, the void puppy’s attack speed growth has increased to 3.5 from 1.5, while Bio-Arcane Barrage now deals a flat rate of 10/15/20/25/30 magic damage while active, but it now longer gives the champion a passive 15/20/25/30/35% attack speed.
Nautilus’ Riptide: The damage dealt by tanky sea-dweller Nautilus’ Riptide ability will also be lowered in this update, and will be 55/85/115/145/175 down from 60/95/130/165/200.
Soraka Changes: League of Legends patch 6.5 also brings a huge set of changes to Soraka. This includes Starcall which now has a mana cost of 40 (at all ranks, down from 70/75/80/85/90), its cooldown is now five seconds (down from 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 seconds) and it slows down all enemies hit rather than just those in the centre. If any enemy gets hit then Soraka also gains Rejuvenation “which restores up to 14-22 (+10% AP) health per second and grants 15% movement speed when not moving toward enemy champions”. Astral Infusion’s heal now heals for 80/110/140/170/200, down from 120/150/180/210/240 and if she casts it while Rejuvenation is active “Soraka will grant her target its benefits for 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds”.
Be on the look out for the new League of Legends update patch sometime tomorrow. We’ll be sure to let you know about upcoming new features as well.