The League of Legends community has eagerly awaited a new game mode for some time now. However, the recently introduced 2v2v2v2 mode called Arena has left some players unimpressed. Riot Games has responded to the criticism, shedding light on the relatively short development time of League of Legends Arena while assuring players that it was for a good reason.
Currently available on the PBE (Public Beta Environment), Arena has received mixed reviews. While some players appreciate the departure from the typical LoL format, others have encountered frustratingly long queue times or have been unable to enter a game at all.
In response to a particularly critical comment on the official subreddit, lead modes designer Daniel ‘Maxw3ll’ Emmons addressed the concerns. He explained that the development of this mode began just seven months ago, and it was pushed out quickly so that players would have an exciting feature for the summer event.
Emmons acknowledged that there are areas for improvement and expressed hope that players would give the mode a chance. By doing so, the development team aims to gather valuable feedback and insights to make significant enhancements for a better experience in the future.
As a fellow player who has been eagerly awaiting a new game mode, I can relate to your sentiments. Arena, however, didn’t quite meet the expectations I had nurtured over time. I fondly remember past events like the Gangplank event, where he was disabled due to his storyline, and the initial excitement surrounding the Spirit Blossom event. The Street Fighter-inspired aesthetic of Soul Fighter and Arenas is appealing, but personally, it feels somewhat reminiscent of TFT (Teamfight Tactics).
Nevertheless, I don’t want to come across as complaining. It’s an entirely new mode, introducing a fresh event concept that brings a sense of anticipation. I’m particularly looking forward to experiencing it with my trusted botlane partner, who has endured countless battles by my side. The unexpected appearances of Evelynn in my games add an exciting element to the mix. As Riot Games continues to innovate and refine Arena, I’m genuinely excited to witness its evolution and how it shapes up in the future.
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