Riot is fixing the most-hated ARAM feature

By Nicholas James


Mar 12, 2023

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Riot Games is fixing the All Random All Mid mode’s most-fated recent addition, here’s what changes are coming to ARAM.

ARAM is a more casual game mode for League of Legends where all ten players are randomly assigned champions. Then both teams of five players play a match on one single large lane. Recently, Riot Games made several changes in order to improve this game mode. One of those changes has earned more ire than praise from the community.

Luckily, Riot has announced it will be removing the much-hated feature, here’s everything you need to know.

Riot Games to remove ARAM turret rubble

One of the changes added to ARAM in late 2022 was the addition of turret rubble. Turret rubble occurs when a team destroys an enemy turret. The destroyed turret falls to the ground on one side, randomly determined, and creates a permanent wall of terrain that cuts off half of the map. Ideally, this was meant to give more terrain interaction in ARAM and allow teams that were behind to punish enemy teams for funneling into choke points.

That’s not at all what happened. Shortly after their release, the community was vocally upset with how stifling the terrain felt.

Even LCS commentators Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley and Mark “MarkZ” Zimmerman talked about how awful the terrain felt. ARAM turret rubble ended up giving winning teams a safe area to hang out behind and launch waves of offense. At the same time, it was channeling losing teams into tight areas if they wanted to advance up the map.

Combined with erratic minion behavior around the rubble, there were many reasons why the experiment was more failure than success. Riot Games has announced that turret rubble will be removed in Patch 13.5 or 13.6, arriving very soon to live League of Legends servers.


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