LoL Patch 12.18 COUNTDOWN: Release Time, Date, Patch Notes & Latest News

LoL Patch 12.18 COUNTDOWN: Release Time, Date, Patch Notes & Latest News - Fright Night Draven

LoL Patch 12.18 COUNTDOWN: Release Time, Date, Patch Notes & Latest News - Fright Night Draven

The next update for League of Legends, patch 12.18, is on its way!

In what will be the official patch of the year's international tournament, Worlds 2022, the new update will forgo making game-breaking changes, but it does make some significant adjustments ahead of the massive tournament.

This includes balancing touches for champions such as Miss Fortune, Hecarim, the recently adjusted Maokai, and more. Additionally, it gives the newly reworked Udyr a look, and Lee Sin some new buffs, priming him for the World Championship.

That being said, here's what's in store for LoL 12.18 as we count down to its release time.

LoL 12.18 Release Time & Date

Adhering to the League of Legends patch schedule, LoL 12.16 is set to release on Wednesday, September 21, 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 12.18 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 12.18 Patch Notes Highlights

Due to the nature of the patch's timing, LoL 12.18 will not make any drastic changes, instead, it'll look to add or tune what's already there.

Here's a small rundown on the 12.18 patch notes:

  • 13 total champions receive buffs, nerfs, or changes
    • Maokai, Hecarim, and Udyr extra adjustments
    • Lee Sin buffs
  • ADC Meta adjustment
    • Ashe, Kalista, Miss Fortune changes
  • Eight total new skins (which you can view below)
    • Fright Night - Goth Rework
    • Ashen Slayer Sylas
    • Worlds 2022 Azir

For the full breakdown of the early LoL 12.18 patch notes, visit here.

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LoL 12.18 Skins

Joining in patch 12.18 will be a total of eight new skins: a rework for the Goth line, a new addition to Ashen Knight, and the official Worlds 2022 skin.

The Goth line, now dubbed Fright Night, takes on a more horror-filled theme to it, accentuating the usage of black and other colors that look to emphasize itself on the Summoner's Rift. It's all put together by the fact that some of the skins in the line seem to reference the work of Tim Burton, a renowned filmmaker known for his work and influence in the horror genre.

LoL 12.18 Countdown- Fright Night Urgot
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Champions such as Annie, Draven, Nautilus, Trundle, Renata Glasc, and Urgot will be taking part in the spooky skins, with the latter too seemingly making direct reference to two of Burton's films, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice.

Apart from Fright Night, two new standalone skins will also join, namely Ashen Slayer Sylas, and Worlds 2022 Azir. With his new skin, Sylas will join the likes of Pyke and Pantheon in the Mythic Essence-exclusive line, while Azir will be the official mascot for the World Championships.

All of the skins are expected to be priced at 1350 RP, with Ashen Slayer Sylas priced at 100 ME.

For more information on the skins including animations, and more visit here.

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