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    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 This is updated less frequently than the standard rotation, so the following information might be out of date.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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