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Lol 13.1 Patch Notes Preview: Release Date, Skins, And PBE Changes

Check out all the new changes coming in the next League of Legends update patch!
Lol 13.1 Patch Notes Preview: Release Date, Skins, And PBE Changes

If you've played the game before, you probably know what to expect with the launch of a new League of Legends patch. But for those who don't know, here's the gist: Every new patch is first released on the game's PBE test server, and then this is normally released two weeks later on live servers.

On this page, we'll give you a full rundown of what you need to know about the game's next patch. Initially, there won't be a whole heap of news or changes, but as we approach its release, we should get more patch notes, champion changes, skins, and more from the Summoner's Rift development team.

December 15 Update - Checked for the latest news and leaks.
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Tons of new changes are on their way to Summoner's Rift.

Latest League of Legends 13.1 Patch News

Check out all the latest information about the next League of Legends patch below!

December 2, 2022 - Jax Mid-Scope Update Hits PBE

It was initially revealed that Jax and Rell would be receiving some kind of an update in the future. Jax's mid-scop update is now available to be tested on the PBE. His ult has been made "more exciting/interesting to cast," and his AP build will be able to deal more burst damage. 

December 2, 2022 - Udyr Changes Confirmed

A Riot developer has confirmed on Twitter that Udyr will be receiving several changes in patch 13.1 (brought on by his currently overpowered kit). Udyr will still retain his versatility as an AP Fighter, Tank, Fighter, and Lethality Champion. 

League of Legends Patch 13.1 Release Date

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Riot Games usually reveal the entire patch schedule for the year on their official site.

At the start of a new LoL season, Riot Games revealed the League of Legends patch schedule for the current year.

This spells out precisely when every patch would arrive throughout the course of the year, and whilst it might change every now and again, it broadly sticks to the dates set out by the schedule.

As of now, there is no confirmed release date for League of Legends Patch 13.1. Although it seems likely it will release during the first week of January 2023, likely on January 4.

League of Legends Patch 13.1 Downtime

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League of Legends patches typically occur at the same time.

Riot Games hasn't announced any maintenance times and rarely does with any patch. That being said, we typically see new game updates released at the following times on the main LoL servers:

  • 3 am PT (NA servers)
  • 5 am GMT (WEU servers)
  • 3 am CET (EEU servers)

Following server downtime, the new patch will be released on live servers.

League of Legends Patch 13.1 Balance Changes (Buffs & Nerfs)

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Champion buffs and nerfs will happen during League of Legends patches.

Several abilities and items are seeing changes in League of Legends 13.1. You can check out the full list of system changes below:

  • Unsealed Spellbook:
    • First Shard gained reduced: 6:00 - 0:30
    • Initial Shard cooldown reduced: 300s - 30s
    • Cooldown reduction per shard reduced 25s - 1s 
  • Stormrazor:
    • AD: 40 - 45
  • Lord Dominik's Regard:
    • Bonus Damage: 0%-15% at 2000 HP difference - 0%-25% at 2500 HP difference]

In addition, Jax midscope update is planned to arrive in 13.1 too. Jax's update is currently on the PBE and can be seen below:

Jax midscope update for Patch 13.1

Leap Strike (Q):

  • AP ratio removed (was 60%)

Counter Strike (E):

  • Damage changed to 55-175 +4% maximum health (+100% AP) magic damage from 55-155 (+50% bonus AD) physical damage
  • Damage bonus per attack dodged changed to 20% of base damage from 20% of total damage

Grandmaster's Might (R):

  • Passive damage decreased to 100-150 (+60% AP) from 100/140/180 (+70% AP)
  • Added VFX and SFX when passive attack is ready
  • New active: Jax swings his lantern around him, dealing 150-350 (+100% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies. If he hits a champion, he gains 10-40 (+0.1 bonus AD) armor and magic resist, plus 14-22 (+0.1 bonus AD) per champion hit for the next 8 seconds. During this time, the passive damage applies every 2nd attack instead of every 3rd.

League of Legends Patch 13.1 New Champion Skins

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New skins are on their way with the next patch!

Two sets of skins will be coming to the Rift in Patch 13.1 that we know of so far.

These are the Mythmaker and Lunar skins. You can check them out below.

Chromas & Updated Prestige Skins

Mythic Storm Dragon Lee Sin Chroma

Prestige Porcelain Lissandra

All Lunar Skins

Lunar Empress Ashe

Lunar Emperor Thresh

Lunar Guardian Kha'Zix

Lunar Guardian Malphite

Lunar Empress Qiyana

All Mythmaker Skins

Prestige Mythmaker Sivir

Mythmaker Irelia

Mythmaker Garen

Mythmaker Sivir

Mythmaker Galio

Mythmaker Zyra

League of Legends Patch 13.1 New Splash Art

At the time of writing this, there are no confirmed new Splash Arts to report. We will update this as soon as new information is released.

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One of the best things about a new League of Legends patch is seeing all the new splash art.

For the time being, this is everything we know about the next League of Legends Patch coming to the game.

We will keep updating this page as more information is made available on the PBE servers, either from official sources or dataminers such as Surrenderat20

And that's all. For more on the game, check our section dedicated to League of Legends news, guides, updates, tips, and more.

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