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This is a list of unreleased content. Only official content, confirmed in the client or leaked by Riot, is listed. As development of League of Legends is highly iterative and mostly confidential, whether or not an item or feature will be released is highly speculative.

  • Pending - A piece of content which is being prepared for future release.
  • Delayed - A piece of content which is being held for technical or other issues, but will probably still be released in the future.
  • Shelved - A piece of content that has been set aside indefinitely, and may or may not ever be released. Models and/or entries usually remain in client.
  • Scrapped - A piece of content that has been abandoned due to thematic, copyright, commercial or other issues. Not likely to ever be released. Models and/or entries usually removed from client.
  • Unknown/Speculation - No reliable information or the only information is indirect, speculative or conjectural.

Events

Name Previews Status Notes
The Invasion of Bandle City Unknown Bandle City vs. Noxus is one of many Thunderdome projects made in 2015, one example being the officially released Butcher's Bridge.

Champions

Name Previews Status Notes
Unknown Speculation Shapeshifter that isn't Gnar Gnar
Unknown Speculation A champion accompanied by a swarm of insects
Unknown Speculation A champion with a more permanent and significant pet
Unknown Speculation A champion revolving around interactable units a la Dark Passage.png Dark Passage
Unknown Speculation ViktorSquare.png Creator Viktor [S|L]'s recall animation and Vel'KozSquare.png Battlecast Vel'Koz [S|L]'s splash art feature an airborne champion. The champion is featured on the Battlecast Skarner and Kog'maw reveal page and the new Battlecast Urgot splash art - identical to the Battlecast promo page blueprint.
Unknown Speculation In Lee SinSquare.png Knockout Lee Sin [S|L]'s splash art, a woman with white fur, blue eyes, and short black hair can be seen together with GragasSquare.png Gragas, Esquire [S|L].

Scrapped Champs

Name Previews Status Notes
Ao Shin Ao Shin Scrapped Eventually released as Aurelion Sol Aurelion Sol
Avasha Avasha Scrapped Re-designed as Riven Riven
Averdrian Averdrian Scrapped
CeeCee CeeCee Scrapped Released as early concept artwork for Braum Braum
Cyborg Cowboy Cyborg Cowboy Scrapped Original concept art for Kindred The Bounty Hunter

Visual theme later inspired Jhin Jhin, and was released as JhinSquare.png High Noon Jhin [S|L].

Eagle Rider Eagle Rider Scrapped Theme re-explored with Quinn Quinn and Valor Valor
Elemental Hydra Scrapped Originally hinted by Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam [1]

The concept got passed up early on, as a personality couldn't be found for the idea [2]

Ruby Scrapped Released as early concept artwork for Vi Vi [3]
Gavid Gavid Scrapped Canceled because he 'didn't fit with the game's artistic theme'

Treant theme re-explored with Maokai Maokai [4] Plant-growing theme re-explored with Zyra Zyra, who coincidentally re-used some ability names [5]

Iron Engineer Iron Engineer Scrapped Concept art likely incorporated on Blitzcrank Blitzcrank
Ivan Ivan Scrapped Concept art later incorporated on Nautilus Nautilus and Ziggs Ziggs
Komachi Scrapped A pure tank, scythe Champion in development by Kuo-Yen 'Xypherous' Lo [6]

Concepts were recycled into Thresh Thresh

Omen Omen Scrapped Shelved concept that Riot couldn't find a suitable personality for [7]
Priscilla Priscilla Scrapped Eventually released as Elise Elise
Rob Blackblade Rob Blackblade Scrapped Canceled because he 'didn't fit with the game's artistic theme'
Seth Seth Scrapped Codename for an unnamed Sand Mage that Riot couldn't get the concept just right in the allotted time [8]

Eventually released as Azir Azir [9]

Tabu Tabu Scrapped In the Prehistoric grouped splash art, a shaman-like character can be seen in the foreground, either controlling one of the creatures or being protected by it.
Tempus Scrapped Was put on 'indefinite hold' [10] and then on 'permanent hiatus' [11]
Tiki Tiki Scrapped
Twin Yordles Scrapped One had bombs and the other had a rocket launcher while being on a motorcycle + side car

Idea was being developed by Brian 'FeralPony' Feeney before half of the concept turned into Ziggs Ziggs [12]

Urf Urf Special An April Fools' Day joke
Well Well Scrapped Re-explore as Azir Azir[13]

Features

Magma Chamber
  • 'Canceled' (again) [14]
Parties
  • The create-a-team lobby will either be replaced by or accompanied by a new Party system.
  • Invite your friends or strangers to join a party of up to 5 players, which does not persist login sessions.
  • Queueing up will automatically put your whole party into matchmaking.
  • Parties can be open (party members will show on their friend's list that they are in a party/looking for party members - allowing people to join) or closed (invite only)
Summoner icons
  • A set that reflect lifetime RP purchases.
Supremacy
  • Riot has bought up loads of domain names surrounding the word 'Supremacy' in relation to 'League of Legends'.[15] While nothing is known about what 'Supremacy' could mean, a similar 'leak' happened for 'Dominion' months before its official unveiling.
    • Could be a card game.[16]
      • Could also refer to the Ascension featured game mode (supremacy is synonym with ascendancy)

Skins

Champion Skin Previews Status Notes
Amumu Amumu Sewn Chaos Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'
Blitzcrank Blitzcrank Sewn Chaos Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'
Caitlyn Caitlyn Futuristic PAX Aus Art Demo Scrapped Reworked into CaitlynSquare.png Pulsefire [S|L]
Diana Diana Unnamed Annoucement Scrapped Reworked into DianaSquare.png Lunar Goddess [S|L]
Karma Karma Bladestorm Texture Shelved Extracted from game files
Karma Karma Jade Empress Unknown Extracted from game files
Karma Karma Lunar Unknown Appeared in the shop accidentally
Katarina Katarina Crimson Elite Texture Unknown Extracted from game files

Possibly scrapped

Katarina Katarina Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into KatarinaSquare.png PROJECT [S|L]
Leona Leona Unnamed Unknown Several skins (including an 'Ancient Solari' one)
Miss Fortune Miss Fortune Special Forces Silhouette Unknown
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser Dark Crusader Scrapped Reworked into MordekaiserSquare.png King of Clubs [S|L]
Morgana Morgana Skin 6 Unknown
  • Extracted from game files
  • Assets imply fire theme
Olaf Olaf Russian Knight Texture Shelved Extracted from game files
Sejuani Sejuani Queen Unknown Extracted from game files

Became the basis for her Full Relaunch Might return in some capacity

Sivir Sivir Pizza Delivery PAX Prime Monday Art Demo Unknown Described as 'fully possible if the demand is there'
Sivir Sivir SKT T1

Artwork

Scrapped Replaced by KalistaSquare.png SKT T1 Kalista [S|L] at playerbase and SKT T1 Bang's request
Sona Sona Disco Texture Unknown Extracted from game files
Soraka Soraka Battle Priestess Screenshot Scrapped Reworked into SorakaSquare.png Celestine [S|L]
Swain Swain Dragon Master Unknown Was proposed by the playerbase.

Was confirmed for production at first but later deconfirmed.

Tristana Tristana Arm Cannon Unknown Extracted from game files
Tryndamere Tryndamere Dreadknight Extracted from game files Scrapped Reworked into TryndamereSquare.png Nightmare [S|L]
Twitch Twitch Exterminator Shelved Extracted from game files
Zed Zed Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into ZedSquare.png PROJECT [S|L]
Teasers
Victorious Skin Changes
  • Future Victorious skins may be made available to purchase for two weeks at the end of the season. This will not be applied retroactively to former skins.
  • Players who earn Gold+ will receive the Victorious skin for free with a Vintage splash art.
  • Players who receive the skin for free or who purchase the skin will also receive a free Chroma based on their highest rank. Currently unknown if you will also receive the lesser Chromas.
    • To clarify: there is a Bronze and Silver Chroma, it's just not freely given.
    • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master and Challenger Chromas will not be available to purchase separately.

Balance Changes

ARAM

  • Possibility of having all champions available in this mode to eliminate 'ARAM smurfs' (reroll system would be reworked)

Champions

Champion Update Schedule
Backdating Visually Upgraded Skin Artwork
  • New skin splash artwork for all champions that have previously received a visual upgrade. Skins that use the modern splash art standard will not receive an update but may receive some polishing or small changes. Shared splashes will also not be updated unless the skin receives a new model.
Artwork Leaks
Ability Icon Updates
  • Meddler noted that Amumu Amumu, Ahri Ahri, Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo, Nunu Nunu and Renekton Renekton will be getting new ability icons, he also mentioned that they'd love some feedback on other champions in need of icon updates. He noted they'll also be updating older non champion icons, likely starting with the Red/Blue/Baron buff icons.[18][19]

[20]

Akali Akali - Visual Update
  • Described as low priority.
Cho'Gath Cho'Gath - Visual Update [21]
Caitlyn Caitlyn - Visual Update
  • Caitlyn needs to match the other Piltover champions in terms of appearance and technological equipment (Heimerdinger Heimerdinger, Jayce Jayce, Vi Vi)
Evelynn Evelynn - Full Relaunch [22]
Irelia Irelia - Visual and Gameplay Update
  • A concept for a new model has been approved, but will likely see changes based on prospective gameplay changes. Her iconic weapons should be more of a feature.[23]
LeBlanc LeBlanc - Visual Update [24]
Lee Sin Lee Sin - Gameplay Update [25]
  • Flurry.png Flurry
    • Bonus attack speed changed to 40 / 60 / 80 / 100% from 40% at all levels
  • Sonic Wave.png Sonic Wave
    • Damage changed to 15 / 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 (+ 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% AD) from 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+ 90% bonus AD)
      • Assuming Sonic Wave.png Sonic Wave is maxed first, the effective damage (including Lee Sin's base AD) is 45 / 74 / 105 / 138 / 171 (+ 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% bonus AD) (+ 2.88 per level thereafter)
  • Resonating Strike.png Resonating Strike
    • Damage changed to 15 / 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 (+ 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% AD) from 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+ 90% bonus AD)
    • Removed: 8% of target's missing health bonus damage
    • New Effect: Damage is increased by 0.5% for every 1% of target's missing health (maximum 22.5 / 52.5 / 82.5 / 112.5 / 142.5 (+ 75 / 90 / 105 / 120 / 135% AD)
      • Reaches 8% of target's missing health against enemies with 94 / 219 / 344 / 469 / 594 (+ 313 / 375 / 378 / 500 / 563% AD) maximum health (stronger against enemies with health lower than this amount, weaker against those with higher)
  • Tempest.png Tempest
    • Damage changed to 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 (+ 60% AD) from 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200 (+ 100% bonus AD)
    • Damage changed to physical from magic
  • Cripple.png Cripple
    • Slow decays more fluidly (currently only decays once per second)
  • Dragon's Rage.png Dragon's Rage
    • Damage to target and enemies hit by them changed to 50 / 150 / 250 (+ 75 / 87.5 / 100% AD) from 200 / 400 / 600 (+ 200% bonus AD)
    • New Effect: Target takes 25 / 75 / 125 (+ 37.5 / 43.75 / 50% AD) bonus damage each time they hit another enemy champion (maximum 「 150 / 450 / 750 (+ 225 / 262.5 / 300% AD) 」「 100 / 300 / 500 (+ 150 / 175 / 200% AD) 」)
Lissandra Lissandra - Gameplay Update
  • A new Innate with a more defensive effect.[26]
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser - Visual Update
  • He's on the list, but he's not currently being looked at.[27]
Nunu Nunu - Visual Update
  • A high-res model has been completed, but it's nowhere near 'soon'.[28][29]
Teemo Teemo - Visual Update
Veigar Veigar - Visual Update [30]

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