Future updates to League of Legends will include a new game mode where four teams of two players compete against one another in a round-based deathmatch-style scenario. Since a 2v2v2v2 mode differs significantly from anything Riot Games has ever included in League, a new map will also be required to accommodate the four separate teams.
Though we’re still some time away from seeing the real deal and receiving the new game mode, Riot recently teased gamers with some early explorations of what that new map might look like.
The tease above was included in the devs’ most recent video, covering topics like improved bot experiences, new champions, and reworks. Near the end of that video, League’s lead gameplay producer Ryan “Reav3” Mireles, discussed the new maps and the mode.
“Now I want to give a little update on the 2v2v2v2 game mode, which we’re going to ship with the big summer event this year,” Mireles said. “We’re also building a completely new map from the ground up to support the mode. We can’t wait to hear what you think about it when you get to play it in a few months.”
Some League accounts also posted an image to Twitter later to help others who couldn’t see the entire film fully grasp the ideas. It’s unclear if or how the map would vary as a battle progresses, given that the game mode relies on declining numbers of teams as players are removed, but these concepts give an idea of what Riot is considering for this new map.
Here are some early explorations of the brand new map for the 2v2v2v2 mode.
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Several discussions have already been had on the 2v2v2v2 game mode. Riot stated at the time of the mode’s first announcement that it did not have many specifics regarding what the mode will entail beyond the squad makeup but did provide some general information on what was anticipated.
“Enter our hero, a 2v2(v2v2) mode where four teams of two will pick champions and be paired against another team in several deathmatch-style rounds,” Riot said.
“Champions will progress in power over the game, gaining items, levels, and special powers called Augments in between the combat rounds. Teams are eliminated after losing enough rounds, allowing you to queue up immediately. If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve played TFT’s Double Up mode, which was our inspiration… just League-ified.”
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Ahead of the debut of this new game mode in a few months, more information about it and its new terrain will likely be published.