Rotation of free champions

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The free champion rotation is the calendar of champions that are available for everyone to play, no need to purchase them with Riot Points o Blue Essence.

Summary

  • 1 Free Champion Rotation
  • 2 Programming
  • 3 Trivia
  • 4 File
  • 5 References

Rotation of free champions

  • Classic
  • ARAM
  • New accounts



September 14, 2021 - September 21, 2021
  1. Alistar
  2. Aurelion Sol
  3. Cho'Gath
  4. Thread
  5. Gnar
  6. hecarim
  7. Jarvan IV

  8. Kennan
  9. Lucian
  10. malphite
  11. Mordekaiser
  12. Senna
  13. Sylas
  14. Tristana
  15. Viego
  16. Xerath



Games in ARAM allow players to roll dice and earn champions from a roster of 65 champions who are always available to play in ARAM, in addition to the current weekly free rotation. Duplicate entries are not more likely.


Last change: V10.7
  1. Aatrox
  2. Ahri
  3. Akali
  4. Amumu
  5. Annie
  6. Ashe
  7. Brand
  8. Brew
  9. Caitlyn
  10. Cho'Gath

  11. Darius
  12. Draven
  13. Echo
  14. Ezreal
  15. Fiora
  16. Fizz
  17. Thread
  18. Graves
  19. Irelia
  20. Janna

  21. Jarvan IV
  22. Jax
  23. Jhin
  24. Jinx
  25. Karma
  26. Karthus
  27. Katarina
  28. Kayle
  29. Kha'Zix
  30. The White

  31. Read without
  32. Leona
  33. Lucian
  34. Lulu
  35. Luxury
  36. Master Yi
  37. malphite
  38. Maokai
  39. Miss Fortune
  40. Mordekaiser

  41. Morgana
  42. Nautilus
  43. Nidalee
  44. Pantheon
  45. Pyke
  46. Quinn
  47. Renekton
  48. Riven
  49. Ryze
  50. sivir

  51. Sona
  52. Soraka
  53. Thresh
  54. Tristana
  55. Tryndamere
  56. Twisted fate
  57. Twitch
  58. Varus
  59. Vayne
  60. Weighs

  61. Vel'Koz
  62. Vladimir
  63. Wukong
  64. Xayah
  65. Zed



Before summoner level 11, players have access to a different free rotation. This is updated less frequently than the standard rotation, so the following information might be out of date.

Last checked: July 2021
  1. Ezreal
  2. Kayn
  3. Read without
  4. Morgana
  5. Riven
  6. Sona
  7. Tristana

  8. Weighs
  9. Warwick
  10. Zed



Program

  • 15 champions (approximately 10% of the champion roster) are available to play for free at any given time.
  • The selection process is in fact random, causing some champions to appear more often in rotations than others. Some champions don't even appear in the rotation for an entire season.
  • Each champion group is generally available for one week, starting on Tuesday.
  • Next week's champion rotation generally launches on Monday between 5pm - 10pm PST.
  • New champions are added to the free champion rotation in the third week after launch.
  • The European (EU) rotation is aligned with the United States (USA) rotation.

Trivia

  • Riot has occasionally changed the rotation date to avoid rotating on US holidays.
    • One such case was on the Labor Day weekend of season 1 (2010), during its ninth week. The rotation shifted forward one day to Tuesday, September 7, causing the rotation for the week to be short, as rotation shifts normally resumed the following week.
  • Champions were sometimes added to the rotation due to special events or to compensate for champions in the rotation that had been temporarily disabled.
  • Poppy and Udyr are the only two champions to go into the champion rotation on the same day they were released.
  • For different reasons, some champions were not included in the cycle for a longer period of time:
    • Some had a serious case of "balancing reasons" Yorick being one of those examples.
    • Some were already available in promotional materials, such as Tristana and Alistar
    • Some had potential reworks coming in, so they were removed before that. Poppy, Sion, Twitch, Evelynn y Karma made this happen before his rework.
  • For some of these eliminated champions, they were also removed from special sales cycles.
  • Historically, champions were added to the rotation after they were released. Once the roster got bigger, its additions to the rotation were delayed a week after its release.
    • Riot Games has stated that their policy is to "allow players to preview all champions eventually", and it is generally understood that new champions are temporarily left out of free rotation out of respect for players who purchased them earlier. .
    • Since the launch of Fiora, new champions are added to the free champion rotation in the third week after launch.
      • Sylas breaks tradition, being in free rotation only after 10 days after launch.
  • In patch V7.16, the number of champions in the free champion rotation increased from 10% to 10% of the maximum roster. With 137 champions at patch time, the number of champions in the free rotation increased by 4 to 14.
  • The format for the champion rotation has changed over time, along with their rankings.
    • From Season 1, Week 33 onwards, the champion classification was changed, with Melee DPS split into Melee DPS and Fighter (melee champions with some survivability). Also, some champions changed types. The champion rotation selected a roster of champions in the following format:
      • 1 or 2  Fighters
      • 1 or 2  Melee
      • 2  Magi
      • 2  Distance
      • 1  Drivers
      • 2  Tanks
    • From season 2, from week 1 onwards, the champion classification was changed, with a name change from  Melee DPS a  Annihilators, and  DPS distance a  Carry. Also, some champions had their type changed. The champion rotation selected a roster of champions in the following format:
      • 1 or 2  Fighters
      • 1 or 2  Annihilators
      • 2  Magi
      • 2  Carries
      • 1  Drivers
      • 2  Tanks
  • Champion rankings are not intended to dictate how the champion is played, but rather to provide a very quick and simple overview of what kind of attributes the champion has, so that players who are new to the character are not overwhelmed. by the question of "What is your general approach to the game".

Archive

Main article: Champion Rotation File

References



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