It only comes around every once in a while, but when it does, League of Legends’ One For All game mode proves to be very popular among players.
In One For All, you play a 5v5 game on Summoner’s Rift as normal, but everyone on your team plays the same champion. You can play it right now on the PBE.
It creates some wacky moments, and it’s not exactly going to be seen in esports any time soon since balancing is impossible, but it’s certainly a lot of fun as a break from the standard game.
One For All is making its return this month, it’s LoL where everyone plays the same champion
Riot Games is also making some changes to One For All this time around, which they say will make games quicker and accelerate players to the more fun part of the game.
At the start of the game, everyone will be level 3, and players will earn gold and experience much faster.
In addition, shield and most buffs now stack on top of each other. Slows do stack, but only the strongest single value is applied.
In champion select, each player on the team votes for who to play. Previously you needed three votes to get the majority, but now you need four. Another change to champion select includes now having five bans for the enemy team.
Zoe is a relatively new champion, so hasn’t been seen in OFA before, expect to see a lot of her
‘During playtests, we found that the midgame was, by far, the most fun part of a game of OFA,’ said a Riot representative. ‘Thus, most of the changes we made in this vein are intended to accelerate both teams into the midgame quickly, blend into the late-game for a while, and then tip decisively in the winning team’s favor.
‘As an extra benefit, being out-voted into a champion you don’t like or accidentally winding up in a really bad matchup isn’t a big deal — you can move onto the next game pretty quickly.’
They’re aiming for 20-25 minutes per game, which is certainly a lot shorter than most Summoner’s Rift matches.
It’s been over a year since the last time we saw OFA in LoL, and as such there are a handful of champions who haven’t seen play in the mode before: Camille, Xayah, Rakan, Kayn, Ornn, Zoe, Kai’Sa.
A number of champions have also had reworks since the last time we played OFA: Warwick, Galio, Urgot, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, Swain.
No one will be seeing Teemo or Karthus in One For All though, as they’re totally imbalanced
Not all champions will be available for selection though. Karthus and Teemo are permanently disabled, because they’re simply not fun to play against. Global high damage ults and a map covered in mushrooms are things Riot wanted to avoid.
One For All is on the PBE right now, and is scheduled to make it onto the live game with Patch 8.6 on March 21.
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