Great news were revealed for League of Legends: Wild Rift during the last days, as with the arrival of Patch 2.2 and the start of the open beta in the Americas, new champions, skins and content will arrive to the game.
Among one of the most anticipated since the game's launch, and being officially announced at the end of the Riot’s presentation, the famous All Random All Mid or ARAM game mode will debut in Wild Rift with this new update.
So in this article we bring you a deep guide so, in case you are not familiar with ARAM, you can prepare for this new experience, and you can even discover how its champ select works
Wild Rift ARAM: Schedule
Wild Rift ARAM will be available, at first, for a three day trial starting on the 5th April.
If all is will the game mode will run for a month from 15th April to 19th May.
Wild Rift ARAM: The basics
Unlike a standard game, the matches of the ARAM mode take place in the Howling Abyss, an ancient war field located in the coldest and most cruel part of the Freljord, a site of great battles that took place trying to defend the region from ancient enemies.
Like encounters in Summoner's Rift, two teams of five face off against eachother, with the key difference being that there will only be one lane available to fight, and everyone's champion is randomly chosen.
In case your random selection is not comfortable for you, all players will have up to two rerolls, which will allow them to choose another random champion, while the discarded selections will be available to the other members of your team. Rerolls regenerate after a few games.
Another difference that ARAM brings is the integration of two unique summoner spells. The first called Mark/Dash, allows you to throw a snowball towards an enemy target.
- Mark/Dash: A two-part spell. Mark throws a snowball in a line, dealing damage and marking the first enemy hit. Reactivate to Dash to the enemy to instantly get the party started. It’s sort of like Lee Sin’s (1), but with a frosty edge.
Another is Clarity.
- Clarity: Clarity is joining from the League PC lineup. Using Clarity grants a burst of mana back to you and nearby allies.
As ARAM games will have fairly close confrontations between both teams all the time, the duration of these is usually around 15 minutes.
However, it is important to note that not all the features present in the PC version will be available because this game mode is still in development, although it is expected this will evolve as the game’s updates progress.
ARAM: How does its champion select work?
In a recent Ask Riot blog, Kurt “Mojibake” Glastetter, the Tech Lead of the Modes Team on Wild Rift, revealed part of the workings of the ARAM champion selection, after some users asked if it was really totally random.
What he revealed was that ARAM’s champ select uses a service called TeamBuilder, which knows what champ every player has rolled, what’s on the bench, etc., for both teams. Preventing any player from rolling a champion that someone else has rolled.
All of this works through backend programming within the TeamBuilder server, which lists and determines the available champion options for any player.
In questions of whether the selection process is random, this depends more on the player's account, since for the options available in the game the TeamBuilder collects a list of always-free-to-play ARAM champs, the current free-to-play rotation of champs, and the set of champs any player owns.
With so many possibilities, it is practically impossible for a player to receive a random champion that isn’t already on a team or bench. Now, it may be the case that you will have the same champion two or more times in a row, however this depends more on your luck than on the TeamBuilder.