The behavior of the community of League of Legends is always one of the most interesting elements of the Riot Games title. Players have a changing attitude and, as expected, are also affected by different psychological phenomena. Throughout history, several of them have been demonstrated. A scientific study showed that choosing a certain champion can change our attitude and a failure of developers the existence of the placebo effect within the game. With the UDYR Rework just around the corner, we have the opportunity to see live an equally interesting effect.
The last goodbye to the League of Legends champions
The theory is simple and says the following: in the patches prior to the arrival of a great reWork, even the least beloved champions suffer a great rebound of popularity . It is a usual situation, which only happens when visual and playable updates arrive complete that Riot Games even named the last alive! (The Last Hurrah). A special farewell that groups the players who mean by the character before their changes, those who do not finish understanding the reasons of the ReWork and those who attract the attention that the hero in question is so present today of the video game.
The imminent arrival of the UDYR Rework, which will land in the game in the next 12.16 patch, allows us to observe this real-time phenomenon. Riot Games has just officially made the arrival of the relaunch to League of Legends, but in the days that have passed since then a great rebound can be observed. The hero has gone from being used in 1.7% of the qualifying items to be chosen by approximately 2.5%. The increase is very remarkable in percentage terms by assuming an improvement of almost 50% and shows an upward trend that probably continues to increase as we approach its launch.
In addition, if we want to focus on the case of UDYR we must take into account that There have been no remarkable changes for him in the last patches . The champion was present with all the members of the League of Legends squad in the durability patch, but his last improvement before these changes came in version 11.20 that was still launched in 2021. In this sense, there is no other factor to point out. In addition, his performance is still quite discreet being unable to achieve victory or in half of the games in which he is chosen.
Although it is an interesting phenomenon, it is also one of the most foreseeable of League of Legends. The champions who receive a Rework are usually heroes that have accompanied us for years. In recent times we have not paid attention, but they have probably been important to us. UDYR, for example, is one of the jungles that players were recommended who wanted to start in that position during the first seasons of League of Legends. An old friend who is renewed to the one we are not going to miss so much. It must be remembered that his update has been very continuous and respects all the character’s identity signs.