Why TFT mid-set updates are going away

By Nicholas James


Mar 22, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Riot Games has announced that TFT mid-set updates will be going away entirely in the near future, and here’s what you need to know.

Riot Games has gotten into a smooth release rhythm when it comes to its flagship auto-battler Teamfight Tactics. Twice a year, a brand new set releases, and halfway through each set’s lifespan, it gets a quality-of-life update to keep things fresh. These updates are called mid-set updates and include new units, traits, and mechanics to keep TFT from getting stale. However, the game’s developer has recently announced that TFT mid-set updates will be going away in the near future.

Riot Games says goodbye to TFT mid-set updates

Riot Games posted a video to social media in which big TFT news was dropped. In it, Game Design Director Riot Mortdog and Game Director Riot Legendary Ferret talked about the future of mid-sets. In the video, the Riot Games developers announce that TFT will be moving away from two full sets a year to a three-set annual cycle. This means that fans will get a half-life reinvigoration for Teamfight Tactics: Monsters Attack and the upcoming untitled Set 9. After that point, fans can say farewell to mid-sets. According to Riot Games, data shows that casual and competitive players alike prefer wholly new sets to partial refreshes.

As a result, the Teamfight Tactics team has been expanding its ranks to create three entirely separate development pods. Each of these groups will work on one of the yearly sets separate from the other teams to create new TFT sets. This will be a 50% increase in the number of sets fans can look forward to. More sets and less mid-sets means more entirely new content and a fresher-feeling game. If you’re a TFT fan who got tired of how long sets stuck around, Riot Games has you covered.


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