LoL Patch 13.9: Riot Adds Feature Fans Have Long Been Asking For
LoL Patch 13.9 is going to go live in two weeks, but there are already some big changes on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) for fans to test out. There are new skins, as well as balance changes and one tiny adjustment that has fans pretty hyped.
At the start of the 2023 season, Riot introduced additional pings, hoping to better communication between teammates without having to add in voice chat. This had some fans wondering why Riot won't adjust the emote wheel, well it's happened and is currently on PBE.
LoL Patch 13.9: More Emotes On The Emote Wheel
Until now, we've only had five emotes on the emote wheel, as well as four situational emotes that pop up whenever specific things happen in the game. At the start, end, when a team scores and ace, as well as a Pentakill. Well, these situational pings could be removed in favour of expanding the existing emote wheel.
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On the PBE server, the emote wheel now has nine emotes rather than the usual five. Yes, four more emotes can be added to the wheel on the PBE and it looks like this change is going to go live in LoL Patch 13.9.
Fans on Reddit have said that they're happy with this change and don't mind that the situational emotes will have to go for this feature, since players do prefer to choose when to use their emotes rather than have them randomly pop up in game situations.
As we have witnessed, emotes can be used in sneaky plays to sus out vision, as well as just to tilt the enemy team whenever you get the third kill in a row on them. They can also help with communication in some cases, so emotes are actually quite versatile and useful.
This change is set to go live in LoL Patch 13.9 which will be the patch with the brand-new Inkshadow skins as well as the MSI 2023 in-game event. This means the patch is going to go live on May 3, 2023 a day after the first MSI match.
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