First Look At League of Legends’ Updated Summoner’s Rift, Open Beta Coming Soon

The oldest and most played Field of Justice in League of Legends is Summoner’s Rift and the map is getting a visual overhaul this year. The upgraded 5v5 map is almost ready for a beta test on live servers.

How far Summoner’s Rift has come in terms of visuals? Check out the video above to find out!

Riot Games stated that they would keep optimizing the map, and they are happy with where they are right now. Open beta is expected to kick off soon, but the exact date is yet to be announced.

According to a post on the League of Legends website, here is how Riot will handle the visual overhaul:

Once the 2014 season is officially wrapped, we’re going to use a staggered rollout during preseason, pushing the updated map onto live in stages to help ensure server stability. Here’s the order for our planned rollout:

Stage 1: Team Builder and all bot games
Stage 2: All normal modes and custom games
Stage 3: Ranked

During the beta, Riot Games will keep rolling out patches to make changes and improvements to Summoner’s Rift. And eventually, the old one will be completely replaced by the new updated version of the map.

So what do you think? Excited to test out the revamped Summoner’s Rift? Let us know in the comments below!