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League Of Legends Season 13 Start Date and New Changes

League of Legends Season 13 is right around the corner. Here's everything you need to know about what's going to hit the Rift and when.
League Of Legends Season 13 Start Date and New Changes

We've already seen the 2023 preview for League of Legends preseason 2023, and it looks like a ton of interesting new content, mechanics, and updates are on the way for Season 13.

The return of the Chemtech Drake, visual upgrades for certain characters, and tons of new champions are set to hit the Rift sometime soon. This article will cover when players can expect to see the Season 13 changes implemented and what new mechanics they can start gearing up for in the months to come. 

What Is The League Of Legends Season 13 Release Date?

League of Legends Season 13 is right around the corner (Picture: Riot Games)

League of Legends preseason 13 is set to start on November 16, 2022, alongside the launch of patch 12.22. Usually, we have about two months of the preseason so that players can acclimatize themselves to the new mechanics and various updates. 

Previous League of Legends season releases follow the following timeline:

  • Season 8: January 16, 2018 - November 12, 2018
  • Season 9: January 23, 2019 - November 19, 2019
  • Season 10: January 10, 2020 - November 10, 2020
  • Season 11: January 8, 2021 - November 15, 2021
  • Season 12: January 7, 2022 - November 16, 2022

Based on these recent trends and taking into account the end date of Season 13, we can likely expect the League of Legends Season 13 start date (ranked) to be sometime in early January.

What Is Coming In League Of Legends Season 13?

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Tons of new updates are heading to the Rift in Season 13 (Picture: Riot Games)

Not much is known about League of Legends Season 13 aside from what Riot Games have already revealed in their preseason rundown. You can check out the full video below:

Highlights of the video include:

  • The return of the Chemtech Drake.
  • Updates to Jungling.
  • Updates to Pings.
  • New and updated items.
  • Changes to Top Lane.

For more information, be sure to check out our full breakdown of the 2023 preview.

Since the release of this video and the follow-up article, we've also received lots more information, which is broken down into sections just below:

New Champions

K'Sante, The Pride of Nazumah, is a new Top Lane tank that will be released before the end of the season. After K'Sante, we were teased with a new Darkin Assassin that will be coming sometime soon, as well as a male enchanter from Ixtal that is under development. 

New Updates

Aurelion Sol is confirmed to be having a CGU (comprehensive gameplay update) that will completely rework the character's gameplay and abilities. Ahri is also confirmed to get a visual update before the end of the season. 

Season 13 Leaks

Riot Games have been pretty open about what is coming to League of Legends in season 13. The initial Jungle update was leaked before release but was quickly revealed in the preseason rundown video. If more leaks surface about new champions, items, or gameplay updates, we will update this article to bring you the news. 

Check out our dedicated League of Legends section, featuring news, guides, updates, and esports coverage.

Featured image courtesy of Riot Games.