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A patch (otherwise known as a new client version) is a modification to the game files of League of Legends. Every patch will contain one or more of the following materials:

  • New game content: new or remade champions, items, and skins.
  • Balance changes: changes made to even out the power balance between champions.
  • Bug fixes: changes made to correct unintended behaviour in the game.
  • League of Legends and PVP.net features: Anything new that you will experience on PVP.net or in the game.
  • Backend/development changes: technology or configuration changes that go on behind the scenes.
  • Patch Notes: Riot Games' official documentation of the changes made.

Below is a summary table noting the recognizable events from each patch, their date and a link to their Patch Notes.

List of Patches

Patch Date New Champion Other Link
V4.12 July 15th, 2014  Lucian kit tweaks. A new audio handler and Intro Bots for a better rookie experience. 4.12
V4.11 July 2nd, 2014 Jungle tank item overhaul - Quill Coat added and buffs to specific jungle tanks. Minor snowballing-related changes. New ranked duo queue restrictions. 4.11
V4.10 June 18th, 2014 New FIFA World Cup 2014 skins, new  Draven skin. Kit reworks for  Skarner and  Nidalee and significant Marksman itemization overhaul. 4.10
V4.9 June 4th, 2014  Karthus's Visual Upgrade. Pentakill Skin Updates. Balance changes for  Braum,  Kha'Zix. More important Bugfixes. 4.9
V4.8 May 22nd, 2014 Balance changes for  Soraka,  Blitzcrank,  Cho'Gath and  Malzahar. Twisted Treeline changes: Turrets and Jungle monsters. 4.8
V4.7 May 8th, 2014  Braum, the Heart of the Freljord Balance changes for  Jarvan IV,  Kha'Zix,  Malphite, Trinket item, and Jungle items. More important Bugfixes. Updates to several Summoner spells. 4.7
V4.6 April 21st, 2014  Twitch's Visual Upgrade. SKT T1 Skins. Balance changes for  Gragas,  Kassadin,  Rengar,  Rumble and Heal. Wriggle's Lantern's transformation to Feral Flare is changed. 4.6
V4.5 April 3rd, 2014  Gragas,  Miss Fortune, and  Rengar reworks. Wriggle's Lantern upgrade. Feral Flare, Aether Wisp and Forbidden Idol added. Boot enhancement and rune reworks. 4.5
V4.4 March 18th, 2014  Kassadin rework and  Heimerdinger visual update. 4.4
V4.3 Feb-27-2014  Vel'Koz the Eye of the Void Team Builder queue added. Fear reworked into Flee. 4.3
V4.2 Feb-10-2014  Skarner and  Xerath reworks. 4.2
V4.1 Jan-15-2014 Lunar Revel 2014: new summoner icons and skins. Numerous balance changes. 4.1
V3.15 Dec-13-2013  Yasuo, the Unforgiven Snowdown 2013: new summoner icons and the return of additional Limited Edition skins.  Anivia texture update. Various balance changes. 3.15
V3.14 Nov-21-2013 Preseason Four patch.  Nasus visual update. Overhaul of the support class of champions and the addition of multiple support-oriented items. Objective and support/jungler gold income overhaul. Warding and vision system overhaul. The addition of a new jungle camp and masteries, and the pruning of brush layouts across Summoner's Rift. 3.14
V3.13 Oct-29-2013 Harrowing 2013: new summoner icons and wards and the return of several Limited Edition skins.  Sivir visual update.  Heimerdinger kit rework. 3.13
V3.12 Oct-1-2013  Jinx, the Loose Cannon  Garen visual update. Various UI updates. 3.12
V3.11 Sep-4-2013 Undo shop button added. Crystal Scar and Twisted Treeline specific changes. Slight bug fixes. 3.11
V3.10a Aug-22-2013  Lucian, the Purifier Champions and item balancing changes.  Phage changes. 3.10a
V3.10 30-Jul-2013  Master Yi rework. Spectre's Cowl added. Runic Bulwark removed. Locket of the Iron Solari now builds out of Aegis of the Legion. Jungle changes. Twisted Treeline item changes. 3.10
V3.9 11-Jul-2013 Champion balancing and changes. Minor UI changes and item changes. 3.9
V3.8 10-Jun-2013  Aatrox, the Darkin Blade Champion balancing and changes. 3.8
V3.7 15-May-2013 Custom item sets added. Loss of Control UI indicators added. Consistent visuals for Silence, Taunt, Stun, Fear and Suppress effects. 3.7
V3.6 30-Apr-2013  Lissandra, the Ice Witch Reworks for  Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath and  Trundle, the Troll King 3.6
V3.5 (Balance Update) 09-Apr-2013 General balance changes.  Karma buffs. Changes to some items. 3.5 (Balance Update)
V3.5 28-Mar-2013  Zac  Karma rework. Increases to turret damage. 3.5
V3.04 19-Mar-2013 Restricted chat mode available. Bugfixes to spectator mode and balance changes to items runes and champions 3.04
V3.03 01-Mar-2013  Quinn Valor General balance changes. The radial menu has been added. 3.03
V3.02.0.30 13-Feb-2013 A new artwork for  Sona. General balance changes. 3.02
V3.01 01-Feb-2013 The new League System has arrived for ranked play!  Annie has received a visual upgrade. General balance changes. 3.01
V1.0.0.154 16-Jan-2013  Thresh General balance changes. Jungle monster changes. Remake of The Lightbringer. Several item recipe changes. New HUD functionalities. 154
V1.0.0.153 14-Dec-2012  Vi Snowdown Showdown 2012: holiday champion skins, ward skins, tentative introduction of the Gifting Center.  Nidalee visual update. Balance changes. 153
V1.0.0.152 4-Dec-2012  Nami Preseason 3 patch. Remake, removal and addition of several items. Jungle and mastery remake. Addition of Boot Enchantments. New splash arts for  Brand,  LeBlanc,  Master Yi and  Mordekaiser 152
V1.0.0.151 13-Nov-2012  Zed End of Season Two. Light item reworks and general balance changes. 151
V1.0.0.150 25-Oct-2012  Elise Twisted Treeline Remake, added Harrowing Ward Skins. New splash arts for  Galio,  Kassadin and  Vladimir. Various fixes to Co-op vs. AI. Honorable Opponent will now be displayed to the player and his teammates during champion select lobby and the loading screen. Balancing of various champions. 150
V1.0.0.149 17-Oct-2012  Twisted Fate has received a visual upgrade and new splash art. Numerous bug fixes for several champions. Intermediate bots now have a chance to use a random skin. Attack speed buffs / debuffs will now immediately take effect instead of having to wait for the next autoattack. 149
V1.0.0.148 27-Sep-2012  Kha'Zix Added new particles to wards. Updated tool-tips for  Ashe,  Cho'Gath,  Ryze and  Sona. Updated lore and graphics for  Soraka and lore for Warwick. Added The Hunt Is On! event and Head of Kha'Zix item. On rare occasion, players may now be asked for their feedback at the end of a game. 148
V1.0.0.147 13-Sep-2012  Syndra New Elo tiers. Spectator mode customization. Maximum number of mastery pages increased. New splash art for  Miss Fortune,  Morgana and  Tryndamere 147
V1.0.0.146 30-Aug-2012 Champion balancing. 146
V1.0.0.145 15-Aug-2012  Rengar Champion reworks:  Garen,  Katarina. Model and icon update for  Katarina. Bonetooth Necklace added. 145
V1.0.0.144 01-Aug-2012  Diana Lore revised and updated for  Fiora and  Shyvana. Art overhaul for  Ashe,  Cassiopeia,  Ezreal,  Kassadin and  Mordekaiser. 144
V1.0.0.143 19-Jul-2012  Zyra Champion reworks:  Evelynn,  Twitch, and  Xin Zhao. 143
V1.0.0.142 7-Jul-2012  Jayce Several bug fixes. Nerfs to global ultimates. 142
V1.0.0.141 17-Jun-2012 Art overhaul for several champions. Addition of new pet controls. Changes to IP reward formula. 141
V1.0.0.140b 5-Jun-2012  Draven 140b
V1.0.0.140 23-May-2012  Darius Summoner's Rift graphics update.  Ashe model and art update. Athene's Unholy Grail added. 140
V1.0.0.139 1-May-2012  Varus New Spectator Mode release. Light reworks on Deathfire Grasp and Morello's Evil Tome. 139
V1.0.0.138 18-Apr-2012  Hecarim New HUD features: floating combat text and announcement system improvements.

Magic resist runes nerfed, magic penetration runes buffed. Champion XP/Gold rewards adjusted.

V1.0.0.136 20-Mar-2012  Lulu New Item: Maw of Malmortius. Hexdrinker remade. 136
V1.0.0.135 28-Feb-2012  Fiora  Blitzcrank added to Co-op vs. AI, monster camps now restore up to 30 mana in addition to health, champion kill messages are now more specific. 135
V1.0.0.134 14-Feb-2012  Nautilus  Shen remake, improvements to allied ultimate HUD interface. 134
V1.0.0.133 01-Feb-2012  Ziggs Co-op vs. AI improvements, Emblem of Valor rework, Stark's Fervor remade and renamed to Zeke's Herald, Locket of the Iron Solari added. 133
V1.0.0.132 17-Jan-2012  Sejuani

Colorblind mode added.  Jax rework, Sword of the Divine replaced with Ionic Spark, Ninja Tabi rework.

V1.0.0.131 13-Dec-2011  Ahri and  Viktor 2011 Snowdown Showdown and Lunar Revel 131
V1.0.0.130 29-Nov-2011  Volibear  Sivir rework, jungle remake.


V1.0.0.129 15-Nov-2011  Fizz Revamp of summoner spells and masteries, introduction of ranked teams, draft mode now has 6 bans. 129
V1.0.0.128 01-Nov-2011  Shyvana 128
V1.0.0.127 19-Oct-2011  Graves 2011 Harrowing 127
V1.0.0.126 05-Oct-2011  Xerath 126
V1.0.0.125 14-Sep-2011  Riven End of Season One 125
V1.0.0.124 24-Aug-2011  Talon 124
V1.0.0.123 09-Aug-2011  Skarner 123
V1.0.0.122 26-Jul-2011  Wukong  Kayle and  Tryndamere reworks. 122
V1.0.0.121 08-Jul-2011  Leona 121
V1.0.0.120 22-Jun-2011  Yorick

Several changes to compatibility with absorption shields.  Kayle Animations and sound effects updated.  Morgana art overhaul.

V1.0.0.119 01-Jun-2011  Orianna Art overhaul for  Kassadin,  Taric,  Twisted Fate and  Vayne. 119
V1.0.0.118b 24-May-2011 Addition of Mastery system 118b
V1.0.0.118 10-May-2011  Vayne Introduction of the tenacity stat: Cloak and Dagger, Eleisa's Miracle, and Moonflair Spellblade. 118
V1.0.0.116 26-Apr-2011  Rumble  Alistar,  Fiddlesticks, and  Gangplank remakes. 116
V1.0.0.115 12-Apr-2011  Brand  Sivir art overhaul. 115
V1.0.0.114 29-Mar-2011  Lee Sin 114
V1.0.0.113 15-Mar-2011  Nocturne  Sona rework. 113
V1.0.0.112 01-Mar-2011  Jarvan IV Various death, minion and tower changes. 112
V1.0.0.111 16-Feb-2011  Maokai Morello's Evil Tome,  Ryze remake, addition of Co-op vs AI mode, XP/IP rate changes. 111
V1.0.0.110 01-Feb-2011  Karma Mana regeneration changes. 110
V1.0.0.109 18-Jan-2011  Renekton Critical and Dodge Chance system tweaked. 109
V1.0.0.108 04-Jan-2011  Caitlyn Ionian Boots of Lucidity, separation of Zhonya's Ring into: Zhonya's Hourglass and Rabadon's Deathcap. 108
V1.0.0.107 14-Dec-2010  Cassiopeia 2010 Snowdown Showdown, Improvement of Leaver Buster system, and removal of Innervating Locket. 107
V1.0.0.106 01-Dec-2010  Trundle 106
V1.0.0.105 16-Nov-2010  Irelia Hexdrinker added. 105
V1.0.0.104 02-Nov-2010  LeBlanc  Mordekaiser rework and ranked gaming requirements changed. 104
V1.0.0.103 19-Oct-2010  Lux The Harrowing 103
V1.0.0.102 05-Oct-2010  Swain Solo ranked matchmaking improved. 102
V1.0.0.101 21-Sep-2010  Sona Kindlegem & Shurelya's Reverie, matchmaking algorithm improved. 101
V1.0.0.100 08-Sep-2010  Miss Fortune Manamune added. 100
V1.0.0.99 24-Aug-2010  Urgot 99
V1.0.0.98 10-Aug-2010  Galio Matchmaking algorithm improved. 98
V1.0.0.97 27-Jul-2010  Vladimir 97
V1.0.0.96 13-Jul-2010  Xin Zhao Wriggle's Lantern added. Beginning of Season One. 96
V1.0.0.94(b) 29-Jun-2010 New Energy runes 94(b)
V1.0.0.94 08-Jun-2010  Olaf 94
V1.0.0.87 24-Jun-2010  Kog'Maw Needlessly Large Rod added.  Kayle rework. 87
V1.0.0.86 01-Jun-2010  Malzahar Added Bilgewater Cutlass, Hextech Revolver, Hextech Gunblade & Will of the Ancients. New Report-a-Player function. 86
V1.0.0.85 11-May-2010  Akali 85
V1.0.0.83 27-Apr-2010  Garen Added Youmuu's Ghostblade and Randuin's Omen. Matchmaking improved and new secondary assist system added. 83
V1.0.0.82 24-Mar-2010  Kennen 82
V1.0.0.81 08-Apr-2010  Shen 81
V1.0.0.79 16-Mar-2010  Ezreal  Twisted Fate remake. New framerate normalization. 79
V1.0.0.75 24-Feb-2010  Mordekaiser 75
V1.0.0.74 09-Feb-2010 2010 Winter Games Celebration 74
V1.0.0.72 02-Feb-2010  Pantheon and  Gragas 72
V1.0.0.70 13-Jan-2010  Poppy 70
V1.0.0.63 17-Dec-2009  Nidalee 63
V1.0.0.61 02-Dec-2009  Udyr Deathfire Grasp (re-added). Added Haunting Guise, Leviathan, Quicksilver Sash, Sword of the Divine, and Sword of the Occult. 61
V1.0.0.58 20-Nov-2009 Riot Store enabled 58
V1.0.0.52 11-Nov-2009 Help System added. 52
V1.0.0.32 21-Oct-2009 Open Beta Launch, Twisted Treeline added. 32
V0.9.25.34 10-Oct-2009  Heimerdinger and  Shaco PvP.net Store, reworked Summoner Progression system.
V0.9.25.24 01-Oct-2009  Nasus Added Deathfire Grasp and The Brutalizer. New tutorial, new announcer system.
V0.9.25.21 19-Sep-2009  Corki and  Katarina Added Heart of Gold, Guinsoo's Rageblade, Madred's Bloodrazor, and Trinity Force.
V0.9.22.18 10-Sep-2009
V0.9.22.16 02-Sep-2009  Blitzcrank,  Janna,  Malphite, and  Dr. Mundo
V0.9.22.15 19-Aug-2009  Gangplank and  Taric Executioner's Calling added.
V0.9.22.9 12-Aug-2009
V0.9.22.7 07-Aug-2009  Kassadin Added Malady, Nashor's Tooth, and Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
V0.9.22.4 30-Jul-2009
V0.8.22.115 24-July-2009  Veigar Release Notes v0.8.22.115
V0.8.21.110 17-July-2009 Release Notes Beta - Build v0.8.21.110
July 10, 2009 Patch 10-July-2009  Anivia and  Rammus Added Negatron Cloak, Rune system Release Notes 7/10/09
June 26, 2009 Patch 26-June-2009  Cho'Gath and  Amumu Release Notes 6/26/2009
June 19, 2009 Patch 19-June- 2009 Release Notes 6/19/2009
June 12, 2009 Patch 12-June-2009  Karthus Added Force of Nature Release Notes 6/12/2009
June 6, 2009 Patch 6-June-2009 Added Frozen Heart, Mercury's Treads and Fiendish Codex Release notes 06/06/09
May 29, 2009 Patch 29-May-2009 Matchmaking introduced,  Master Yi rework Release notes 05/29/2009
May 23, 2009 Patch 23-May-2009 Release Notes 05/23/09
May 15, 2009 Patch 15-May-2009 Release Notes 05/15/2009
May 9, 2009 Patch 9-May-2009  Cardmaster,  Morgana Le and  Sion reworks. Added Banshee's Veil, Doran's Blade, Doran's Ring, Doran's Shield, Lich Bane and Vision Ward. First Bots added. Release Notes 05/09/09
May 1, 2009 Patch 1-May-2009  Tryndamere,  Evelynn and  Twitch  Tristana rework Release Notes 05/01/09
April 25, 2009 Patch 25-April-2009 Release Notes 4/25/2009
April 18, 2009 Patch 18-April-2009  Singed and  Zilean  Teemo rework Notes 4/18/2009
April 11, 2009 Patch 11-April-2009 Launch of League of Legends closed beta Notes 4/11/2009
Alpha Week 7 April 2009 Week 7 Release Notes
Alpha Week 6 March 2009 Week 6 Release Notes
Alpha Week 5 March 2009 Added Kage's Lucky Pick and Soul Shroud Week 5 Release Notes
Alpha Week 4 March 2009 Week 4 Release Notes
Alpha Week 3 March 2009 Alpha Week 3 Release Notes
Alpha Week 2 February 2009 First patch of League of Legends Closed Alpha Alpha Week 2 Release Notes

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