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Riot Disables the Chemtech Drake

News 25-01-2022 15:08
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Who hates the chemtech dragon? Almost everyone who has touched League of Legends since the pre-season took its hold on Summoner’s Rift. Sure, the Hextech drake is fun and the gates are hilarious, but her sister, the Chemtech Drake hasn’t received much love from the community.

It’s gotten to the point where Riot might be willing to take drastic measures in regards to the Chemtech dragon. When might we see big changes hit the rift once more? Let’s find out!

You forgot what the Chemtech drake is because you’ve been taking a break? Check out our video below!

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[Update January 25, 2022] 

Chemtech Drake Has Been Removed

In a statement by the Summoner's Rift Team it was announced that after listening to community feedback on social media and through various survey's they've made the decision the disable the chemtech drake, the chemtech sould and the chemtech terrain. 

Does this mean that we will never see the chemtech drake again? 

While the Chemtech Drake and its corresponding systems are disabled, we'll be iterating on design changes to solve the issues with the current versions

It seems like the Summoner's Rift team will continue to work on the chemtech drake to release a more balanced version in the future. A timeframe for how long this could take was not given. 

If you're interested, you can read the whole statement on the official League of Legends page

[Original Article]

Riot to Remove the Chemtech Drake

This information regarding the Chemtech drake comes from Reddit – where most of the Chemtech dragon haters have come together. There, in a thread, developer GreaterBelugaWhale and Bryan “Axes” Salvatore have hinted at the removal of the Chemtech Drake.

We're fielding a survey. It'll be a bit before we get results. The reddit and English-speaking social media backlash is clear, but that hasn't always meant players overall disliked a feature in the past.

Of course, Riot isn’t basing this data merely on the English-speaking community, nor Reddit, but the survey will encompass a large part of the player base to find out whether the Chemtech drake really is causing such problems that she has to be removed.

How is Riot Fixing the Chemtech Drake?

Right now, Riot is monitoring the drake, its buff, the terrain and the soul. In the upcoming League of Legends Patch 12.02 the soul and the terrain are being nerfed and one of its biggest sufferers – Rengar – is getting an adjustment to try and survive on the Chemtech terrain.

So, Riot knows that the Chemtech drake is a bit too powerful, but they aren’t going to remove it right away from the game. Come on, they haven’t removed Zoe or Seraphine yet and there are petitions out there asking for their removal, you think Riot is going to be removing the drake that quickly?

That’s what we call wishful thinking.

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...