League of Legends’ new ARAM tower adds several advantages to the map, but the most prevalent is that it blocks visibility in MOBA’s Wild mode
League of Legends ARAM is undergoing some pretty significant changes for 2023. Adding new spice to the MOBA’s most chaotic (and at the same time polarizing) game mode: new structures are added to Howling Abyss, and many changes to Champion. Amidst all this, there is one thing going on under the hood that will make these collapsed towers incredibly powerful.
While Ashe, the Freljordian archer, has received a pretty big nerf, and Assassins like Akali have received an amazing buff. One of the biggest changes to Howling Abyss is that the tower now generates rubble when it collapses.
As Riot’s ARAM 2023 preview shows, when a turret is knocked down, it crumbles to the ground and its debris blocks part of the collapsed map. This is shown in a small video in which the minions circle around the once-proud structure and then return to their normal, regular path after passing it.
In response to this announcement, several players asked whether the fallen columns would obstruct their view. In response, Lead Modal Designer Daniel ‘Maxw3ll’ Emmons confirmed that the bodies do indeed obstruct the view.
One fan asked why Riot made the decision to knock the pillars to the side instead of straight down. The middle of the lane, and Maxw3ll explained, “We tried dropping them at different angles. But unless you restrict player movement in this way, the terrain does not change the game. Most of the movement in Howling Abyss is toward or away from the nexus (nexii?). Falling in the middle or at an angle did not make for cool vision play.”
ARAM 2023: PREVIEW
League of Legends ARAM is undergoing major changes in 2023. Adding new spice to the MOBA’s most chaotic (and at the same time polarizing) game mode. New buildings are being added to Howling Abyss, and champions are being massively changed. These certain things that have made Fallen Towers incredibly powerful are underway under the surface.
Ash, the Freljordian archer, has received a pretty big nerf; assassins such as Akali have received great buffs. One of the biggest changes to Howling Abyss is that the tower now generates debris when it collapses.
As Riot’s ARAM 2023 preview shows, when a turret is knocked down, it crumbles to the ground, its wreckage blocking part of the collapsed map. A short video shows minions wandering around the once-proud structures, passing by and then returning to the normal regimental path.
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He then asked, “Does the wall block vision?” was asked, and Maxw3ll quickly clarified, Yes, it blocks. A full view of the collapsed turret can be seen here.
In other words, the pillars not only change the linear landscape of Howling Abyss. But they also allow players to play more flamboyantly. Have you ever jumped over a wall and missed a one-hit kill on a Leblanc? Or have you ever had a Lux bound by that annoying laser?
If you are a player who likes to play with your vision and sneak up on people, you will feel uncomfortable with the new ARAM if you’re squishy support main like me. You probably won’t like it, but that’s beside the point.
It’s not just ARAM that will be overhauled in 2023 – the same goes for Jungle. Be sure to check out the League of Legends preseason 2023 rundown for the latest changes. You could look up how much you’ve spent on League of Legends, but that’s probably a bad idea given that Christmas is approaching, and we’re all going to be broke.