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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 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 recall animation, Battlecast Skarner and Battlecast Kog'Maw's reveal page, as well as both Vel'Koz BattlecastCircle Battlecast Vel'Koz's and Urgot BattlecastCircle Battlecast Urgot's splash artwork feature an airborne champion first seen in the Battlecast promo blueprint.
Unknown Speculation In Lee Sin KnockoutCircle Knockout Lee Sin's splash art, a woman with white fur, blue eyes, and short black hair can be seen together with Gragas Gragas,Esq.Circle Gragas, Esquire.

Scrapped Champs

Name Previews Status Notes
Ao ShinSquare Ao Shin Scrapped Eventually released as Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol.
AvashaSquare Avasha Scrapped Probably re-designed as either KatarinaSquare Katarina or RivenSquare Riven.
AverdrianSquare Averdrian, the Astral Guardian Scrapped
CeeCeeSquare CeeCee, the Hextech Engineer Scrapped Released as early concept artwork for BraumSquare Braum.
Cyborg CowboySquare Cyborg Cowboy Scrapped
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, the Plant King 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, the Hive Commander Concept Art Scrapped Was eventually released as both CamilleSquare Camille and Kai'SaSquare Kai'Sa.[6]
Iron EngineerSquare Iron Engineer Scrapped Concept art likely incorporated in BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank or RumbleSquare Rumble.
IvanSquare Ivan, the Mad Bomber Scrapped Concept art later incorporated in NautilusSquare Nautilus and ZiggsSquare Ziggs.
Komachi Scrapped
OmenSquare Omen Scrapped
  • Shelved concept that Riot couldn't find a suitable personality for.[8]
  • Concepts were recycled for 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 because of trouble making him look cool.[10]
PriscillaSquare Priscilla, the Spider Queen Scrapped Eventually released as EliseSquare Elise.
Rob BlackbladeSquare Rob Blackblade, the Dashing Rogue 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, the Voodoo Shaman 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 the concept turned into ZiggsSquare Ziggs.[17]
UrfSquare Urf, the Manatee Special An April Fools' Day joke.
WellSquare Well Soterios, the Hydrosoul 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 for both 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 Dominated Dominion profileicon 'Dominion' months before its official unveiling.
    • Could be a card game.[23]
      • Could also refer to Featured Game Mode icon Ascension ('supremacy' is synonym with 'ascendancy').

Skins

Champion Skin Previews Status Notes
AmumuSquare Amumu Amumu SewnChaosCircle Sewn Chaos Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'.
BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank Blitzcrank SewnChaosCircle Sewn Chaos Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'.
CaitlynSquare Caitlyn Futuristic PAX Aus Art Demo Scrapped Reworked into Caitlyn PulsefireCircle Pulsefire.
DianaSquare Diana Unnamed Annoucement Scrapped Reworked into Diana LunarGoddessCircle Lunar Goddess.
EvelynnSquare Evelynn Unnamed Loading Screen Scrapped
  • Predates, but likely became Evelynn MasqueradeCircle Masquerade.
  • Found in the patch right after launch.
  • No known mention of this content.
EzrealSquare Ezreal Rick Roll

Rick Astley

Texture 1 Texture 2 Scrapped
  • Found in the game files somewhere around Trundle OriginalCircle Original Trundle's release.
  • No model data matches these textures but they share similarities with his Beta model (like the coat).
  • Oddly, the faces map onto his original 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
KatarinaSquare Katarina Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into Katarina PROJECTCircle PROJECT
LeonaSquare Leona Unnamed Unknown Several skins (including an 'Ancient Solari' one)

Eventually released as Leona SolarEclipseCircle Solar Eclipse Leona and Leona LunarEclipseCircle Lunar Eclipse Leona

Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune Special Forces Silhouette Unknown
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser Dark Crusader Model Scrapped Reworked into Mordekaiser KingofClubsCircle King of Clubs.
MorganaSquare Morgana Skin 6 Unknown
  • Extracted from game files.
  • Assets imply fire theme.
OlafSquare Olaf Russian Knight Texture Shelved Extracted from game files.
SejuaniSquare Sejuani Queen Unknown
SivirSquare Sivir SKT T1 Scrapped Requested by playerbase and by SKT T1 Bang to be replaced by Kalista SKTT1Circle SKT T1 Kalista.
SonaSquare Sona Disco Texture Unknown Extracted from game files.
SorakaSquare Soraka Battle Priestess Screenshot Scrapped Reworked into Soraka CelestineCircle Celestine.[24]
SorakaSquare Soraka Unnamed LoadScreen Scrapped
  • Predates but likely became Soraka DryadCircle Dryad Soraka.
  • Found in the patch right after launch.
  • No known mentions of this content.
TristanaSquare Tristana Arm Cannon Unknown Extracted from game files.
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere Dreadknight Files Scrapped Reworked into Tryndamere NightmareCircle Nightmare.
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
ZedSquare Zed Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into Zed PROJECTCircle PROJECT.
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 Chromaskins 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
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)
LeBlancSquare LeBlanc - Visual Update[26]
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser - Visual Update
  • He's on the list, but he's not currently being looked at.[27]
TeemoSquare Teemo - Visual Update
VeigarSquare Veigar - Visual Update[28]
Run Animations
  • Andrei 'Meddler' van Roon mentioned that Riot was currently getting some work underway to improve the run animation of some of the older champions. They are targeting champs who either aren't in need of a full VGU or aren't likely to get one in the immediate future. Walk/Run anims are being focused on here since they're played more than any other animations.  

References