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LoL Patch 12.16 COUNTDOWN: Release Time, Date, Patch Notes & Latest News

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With only a few updates left in League of Legends' summer, there's plenty of anticipation around LoL patch 12.16.

This new update is set to introduce the long-awaited Udyr VGU, make some meaningful changes to various top lane champions, give Zeri her 13th change since launch, add new Steel Valkyries skins, and more.

That being said, here's what's in store for LoL 12.16 as we count down to its release time.

UPDATED - LoL 12.16 has been pushed live!

Nearing 12 hours since its release, LoL 12.16 has implemented numerous changes, one of them being the highly anticipated Udyr rework.

For more information on what changed in the update, go check out the official patch notes here.

LoL 12.16 Release Time & Date

Adhering to the official League of Legends patch schedule, LoL 12.16 hits live servers on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

As always, players can expect League of Legends servers to go down for maintenance at 6 am EST before going live with the new update at 9 am EST.

This means that once release time comes all of the new skins, buffs, nerfs, and everything in-between will all be live.

LoL 12.16 Release Time


For a more accurate timeframe, follow our countdown below to make sure you don't miss out on the fun!

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LoL 12.16 Patch Notes Highlights

This update is one of the more marquee ones thus far this summer as although it doesn't take a look at a specific group akin to LoL 12.14's enchanter nerfs or LoL 12.15's Energy champion buffs, it welcomes yet another rework in Season 12—the Spirit Walker.

Here's a small rundown on the highlights of the LoL 12.16 patch notes:

  • Udyr, the Spirit Walker receives his rework
  • 13 Champions receive buffs, nerfs, or changes
    • Specific buffs to top lane champions Malphite, Irelia, Jayce
    • Diana champion adjustment
  • Item Buffs
    • Evenshroud receives slight buffs
  • New skins (which you can check out below)

For the full breakdown of the LoL 12.16 patch notes, visit here.

LoL 12.16 Skins

In a League of Legends alternate reality that had its galaxy scarred by war, reinforcements are in dire need. Criminals, bounty hunters, mercenaries, assassins, and more are filling the gaps and they have become too hard to handle.

LoL Patch 12.16 COUNTDOWN: Release Time, Date, Patch Notes & Latest News - Cyber Halo Janna Prestige Edition
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CYBER SUPPORT: Janna shows off her supportive moves in her Cyber Halo Prestige Edition skin

Knowing the galaxy is in dire need, the Steel Valkyries have bolstered their ranks with the likes of Janna, Nasus, Camille, and Lucian.

All champions will be rocking one Steel Valkyries skin, each with its own name. Additionally, Janna will have a Prestige Edition of hers. The official pricing for the skins has not yet been unveiled but it is expected that most of these skins will rock a 1350 RP price tag, with Janna's Prestige skin likely being priced at 125 ME.

For more information on the skins visit here.

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