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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 GnarSquare 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 Dark Passage
Unknown Speculation Viktor CreatorCircle Creator Viktor's [S|L] recall animation and Vel'Koz BattlecastCircle Battlecast Vel'Koz's [S|L] 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 Sin KnockoutCircle Knockout Lee Sin's [S|L] splash art, a woman with white fur, blue eyes, and short black hair can be seen together with Gragas Gragas,Esq.Circle Gragas, Esquire [S|L].

Scrapped Champs

Name Previews Status Notes
Ao ShinSquare Ao Shin Scrapped Eventually released as Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol
AvashaSquare Avasha Scrapped Re-designed as RivenSquare Riven
AverdrianSquare Averdrian Scrapped
CeeCeeSquare CeeCee Scrapped Released as early concept artwork for BraumSquare Braum
Cyborg CowboySquare Cyborg Cowboy Scrapped Original concept art for KindredSquare The Bounty Hunter

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

Eagle RiderSquare Eagle Rider Scrapped Theme re-explored with QuinnSquare Quinn and ValorSquare 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 ViSquare Vi [3]
GavidSquare Gavid Scrapped Cancelled because he 'didn't fit with the game's artistic theme'

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

HuskSquare Husk Concept Art Scrapped HuskSquare Husk, the Hive Commander was eventually remade into CamilleSquare Camille and Kai'SaSquare Kai'Sa[6]
Iron EngineerSquare Iron Engineer Scrapped Concept art likely incorporated on BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank
IvanSquare Ivan Scrapped Concept art later incorporated on NautilusSquare Nautilus and ZiggsSquare Ziggs
Komachi Scrapped A pure Tank icon tank, scythe Champion in development by Kuo-Yen 'Xypherous' Lo [7]

Concepts were recycled into ThreshSquare Thresh

OmenSquare Omen Scrapped Shelved concept that Riot couldn't find a suitable personality for [8]

Concepts were recycled into Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai[9]

Paper Mage Scrapped At first it manipulated words to create effects. It then became a 'rune mage' that would detonate runes. It was scrapped for being too much of a unique source of power and for trouble on making him look cool. [10]
PriscillaSquare Priscilla Scrapped Eventually released as EliseSquare Elise
Rob BlackbladeSquare Rob Blackblade Scrapped Canceled because he 'didn't fit with the game's artistic theme'
SethSquare Seth Scrapped Codename for an unnamed Sand Mage that Riot couldn't get the concept just right in the allotted time [11]

Eventually released as AzirSquare Azir [12]

TabuSquare 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 He could create a zone that would slow down projectiles.[13] Was put on 'indefinite hold' [14] and then on 'permanent hiatus' [15]
TikiSquare Tiki Scrapped
Totem Scrapped It would have had one totem, with abilities that could be fired out of the totem regardless of his range from it.[16]
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 ZiggsSquare Ziggs [17]

UrfSquare Urf Special An April Fools' Day joke
WellSquare Well Scrapped Re-explored as AzirSquare Azir[18]
Yordle in a tank Scrapped In his ultimate the drill tank would've gone underground, popping up in a targeted area, dealing damage and creating a one way tunnel that his allies could have gone through. [19] [20]

Ability recycled into Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai and BardSquare Bard.

Features

Magma Chamber
  • 'Cancelled' (again) [21]
Summoner icons
  • A set that reflect lifetime RP icon RP purchases.
Supremacy
  • Riot has bought up loads of domain names surrounding the word 'Supremacy' in relation to 'League of Legends'.[22] 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.[23]
      • Could also refer to the Ascension featured game mode (supremacy is synonym with ascendancy)

Skins

Champion Skin Previews Status Notes
AmumuSquare Amumu Amumu SewnChaosCircle Sewn Chaos [S|L] Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'
BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank Blitzcrank SewnChaosCircle Sewn Chaos [S|L] Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'
CaitlynSquare Caitlyn Futuristic PAX Aus Art Demo Scrapped Reworked into Caitlyn PulsefireCircle Pulsefire [S|L]
CamilleSquare Camille Unnamed Pending Announced to get a skin by the end of 2018. [24]
DianaSquare Diana Unnamed Annoucement Scrapped Reworked into Diana LunarGoddessCircle Lunar Goddess [S|L]
EvelynnSquare Evelynn Unnamed LoadScreen Scrapped Predates, but likely became Evelynn MasqueradeCircle Masquerade Evelynn [S|L]. No known mentions of this content. Found in the patch right after launch.
EzrealSquare Ezreal Rick Roll, Rick Astley Texture 1 Texture 2 Scrapped

Found in the games data somewhere around the release of Trundle OriginalCircle Trundle [S|L]. No model data matches these textures, but shares similarities with his Beta model like the coat. Oddly, the faces map onto his base model correctly.

KarmaSquare Karma Bladestorm Texture Shelved Extracted from game files
KarmaSquare Karma Jade Empress Unknown Extracted from game files
KarmaSquare Karma Lunar Unknown Appeared in the shop accidentally
KatarinaSquare Katarina Crimson Elite Texture Unknown Extracted from game files

Possibly scrapped

KatarinaSquare Katarina Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into Katarina PROJECTCircle PROJECT [S|L]
KledSquare Kled Unnamed Pending Announced to get a skin by the end of 2018. [25]
LeonaSquare Leona Unnamed Unknown Several skins (including an 'Ancient Solari' one)
Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune Special Forces Silhouette Unknown
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser Mordekaiser KingofClubsCircle Dark Crusader [S|L] Scrapped Reworked into Mordekaiser KingofClubsCircle King of Clubs [S|L]
MorganaSquare Morgana Skin 6 Unknown
  • Extracted from game files
  • Assets imply fire theme
OlafSquare Olaf Russian Knight Shelved Extracted from game files
SejuaniSquare Sejuani Queen Unknown Extracted from game files

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

SivirSquare Sivir SKT T1

Artwork

Scrapped Replaced by Kalista SKTT1Circle SKT T1 Kalista [S|L] at playerbase and SKT T1 Bang's request
SonaSquare Sona Disco Texture Unknown Extracted from game files
SorakaSquare Soraka Battle Priestess Screenshot Scrapped Reworked into Soraka CelestineCircle Celestine [S|L][26]
SorakaSquare Soraka Unnamed LoadScreen Scrapped Predates, but likely became Soraka DryadCircle Dryad Soraka [S|L]. No known mentions of this content. Found in the patch right after launch.
TristanaSquare Tristana Arm Cannon Unknown Extracted from game files
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere Dreadknight Extracted from game files Scrapped Reworked into Tryndamere NightmareCircle Nightmare [S|L]
TwitchSquare Twitch Exterminator Shelved Extracted from game files
VayneSquare Vayne Unnamed Concept Art Scrapped Released on twitter by Michael 'IronStylus' Maurino.
VayneSquare Vayne Vampire Concept Art Scrapped Released on twitter by Michael 'IronStylus' Maurino. Possibly reworked into Vayne SoulstealerCircle Soulstealer Vayne [S|L].
ZedSquare Zed Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into Zed PROJECTCircle 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 not be updated unless the skin in question receives a new model.
Artwork Leaks
Ability Icon Updates
  • Meddler noted that AhriSquare Ahri 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.[27]


CaitlynSquare Caitlyn - Visual Update
  • Caitlyn needs to match the other Piltover champions in terms of appearance and technological equipment (HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger, JayceSquare Jayce, ViSquare Vi)
EzrealSquare Ezreal - Visual Update [28], Visual Gameplay Update [29]
KayleSquare Kayle - Visual Gameplay Update [30]
LeBlancSquare LeBlanc - Visual Update [31]
LissandraSquare Lissandra - Gameplay Update
  • A new Innate with a more defensive effect.[32]
  • Iceborn Iceborn[33]
    • When a champion Lissandra has damaged within the last 3 seconds dies they become a Frozen Statue. Frozen Statues slow nearby enemies by 30%. After 2.5 seconds Frozen Statues shatter, dealing X (+Y AP ratio) magic damage to nearby enemies
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser - Visual Update
  • He's on the list, but he's not currently being looked at.[34]
MorganaSquare Morgana - Visual Gameplay Update [35]
TeemoSquare Teemo - Visual Update
VeigarSquare Veigar - Visual Update [36]

References