League of Legends Update 6.5 Release Date Announced

League of Legends update 6.5 now has a release date. It will go live with a range of different changes, additions and improvements.

Riot Games has shared the final release date for League of Legends update 6.5. The long awaited update will release on March 9 at the following timings.

On 03/09/16, starting at, 01:30 Pacific Time (09:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 6.5. At 03:00 Pacific time (11:00 UTC), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 3 hours.

We also know about some of the changes, additions and improvements this patch will bring to League of Legends, so let’s take a look.

Cho’Gath Ability Icons: Cho’Gath’s ability icons have received a visual overhaul.

Left to right: Passive, Q, W,E, R


Kog’Maw Changes: Void puppy’s attack speed is increased by 3.5 in League of Legends Patch 6.5. It was previously 1.5. Meanwhile, Bio-Arcane Barrage magic damage is now 10/15/20/25/30 when active, but there is no attack speed of 15/20/25/30/35%.

Nautilus’ Riptide: League of Legends Update 6.5 nerfs the damage dealt by tanky sea-dweller Nautilus’ Riptide ability. It is down to 55/85/115/145/175 from 60/95/130/165/200.

Soraka Changes: Starcall now has a mana of 40 and its cooldown time is five seconds. It slows down all enemies rather than only those in the center. Hit an enemy and Saroka will gain Rejuvenation “which restores up to 14-22 (+10% AP) health per second and grants 15% movement speed when not moving toward enemy champions”. Astral Infusion’s heal now heals for 80/110/140/170/200, down from 120/150/180/210/240 and if she casts it while Rejuvenation is active “Soraka will grant her target its benefits for 3/3.5/4/4.5/5 seconds.”

League of Legends update should start to go live in many regions today, while others will get in tomorrow. For more on League of Legends, stay-tuned!

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