Riot Games‘ League of Legends has officially begun its Season 2023 with the 13.1 Patch Update and with it comes a lot of new things for the players to experience in this brand new year.
From a Comprehensive Gameplay Update (CGU) for Aurelian Sol, Art and Sustainability Update (ASU) for Ahri and the new Mid-Year Ranked Reset, here is what you can expect from League of Legends in the year of 2023.
Start of Season 2023 Missions
With the start of the new ranked season, participate and complete the brand new Season 2023 Missions to earn lots of amazing rewards including:
- 2 Hextech chests and keys
- 6 icons
- Precision Icon
- Domination Icon
- Sorcery Icon
- Resolve Icon
- Inspiration Icon
- Rune Book Icon
- 3000 Blue Essence
- 8 Champion shards
- Season 2023 Kickoff Icon and Season 2023 Icon
- Mark Maker Ward skin
Aurelion Sol Comprehensive Gameplay Update
In League of Legends Season 2023, Aurelian Sol will have the entirety of his ability kit updated. For a rundown of each of his new skills, you can check them out down below:
|Aurelion Sol's damaging abilities grant Stardust, permanently improving his abilities. Each ability's bonus is listed in its respective section.|
|Cosmic Creator||Aurelion Sol's damaging abilities grant Stardust, permanently improving his abilities. Each ability's bonus is listed in its respective section.|
|Skill Default Button||Base Ability Description||Stardust Bonus Effect|
|Q||Channel toward the cursor for a few seconds, damaging the first enemy hit and splashing reduced damage on nearby enemies. Each time an enemy takes 1 cumulative second of channeling, Breath of Light deals an additional burst of damage. Bursts against champions grant Stardust. Breath of Light deals increased damage to champions and its range increases with Aurelion Sol's level.||Stardust increases the burst's damage.|
|Breath of Light|
|W||Aurelion Sol flies over terrain toward the target location, but is revealed through Fog of War to nearby enemies while flying. Aurelion Sol can cast other abilities while flying. During this time, Breath of Light has no cooldown or maximum channel duration and deals increased damage. Astral Flight's remaining cooldown is reduced whenever an enemy champion Aurelion Sol recently damaged dies.||Stardust increases Astral Flight's max range.|
|E||Summon a black hole for a few seconds, damaging enemies and slowly pulling them toward the center. Singularity grants Stardust per second for each enemy champion in the black hole. The center of the black hole executes enemies below a percentage of their maximum health, granting Stardust based on the type of enemy executed.||Stardust increases Singularity's size (including the center zone) and execute threshold.|
|R||Crash a star into the earth, dealing magic damage and stunning enemies hit. Falling Star grants Stardust for each enemy champion hit.||Stardust increases Falling Star’s size. Gathering 75 Stardust transforms Aurelion Sol's next Falling Star into The Skies Descend.|
|R||Drag a giant star down from the heavens, significantly increasing the size of the impact zone, increasing damage dealt, and knocking enemies up rather than stunning them. A massive shockwave spreads from the edge of the impact zone, damaging and slowing champions hit.||Stardust increases the size of the impact zone.|
|The Skies Descend|
Ahri Art & Sustainability Updates
Season 2023 in League of Legends will have Ahri getting an overall update on her animations and VFX for all of her skins along with updated splash arts. Listed below are all the splash arts that have been visually updated.
|Old Splash Art||New Splash Art|
Ranked in 2023
Starting with Season 2023, the two Ranked Splits will have a Ranked Reset in between with the reset in Split 2 to not be as heavy as Split 1. It’ll also be even less punishing if players had not played many ranked games since January when the Mid-Year reset starts on Summer.
As with the two Ranked Splits, there will now be two skins for Ranked this year awarded on each split along with other ranked rewards such as Icons and Borders. In addition, Gold is no longer the required rank to obtain the skins and instead will based on a rank-dependent number of Ranked games played.
However, Chromas for the Ranked skins will still be based on your final rank at the end of each Split.
Upcoming Skins in 2023
Players can expect champions like Kalista, Aurelian Sol, Ivern and Kled to be getting new skins in this new season. In addition, a new skinline will be arriving soon with its theme centering around Faerie Realms along with the return of the Cats vs Dogs skinline.
For this year’s New Year event, new Lunar Gods and Mythmakers skins will be available for players to purchase, which includes:
|Lunar Empress Ashe||Lunar Empress Qiyana|
|Lunar Guardian Kha Zix||Lunar Guardian Malphite|
|Lunar Guardian Thresh||Mythmaker Galio|
|Mythmaker Garen||Mythmaker Irelia|
|Mythmaker Zyra||Prestige Porcelain Lissandra|
|Mythmaker Sivir||Prestige Mythmaker Sivir|
Season Kickoff Event
Starting from January 10th, 2023, all nine leagues in League of Legend’s Esports will host a special two-day broadcasted event previewing the 2023 season and a peak at what is in store for LoL Esports in 2023.
This Kickoff Event will replace the League of Legends All-Star Event and will see all pro teams from the nine leagues compete against one another in a best-of-3’s with no champion bans or repeats.