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Here’s every update date on Riot’s LoL patch schedule for the 2023 season

Get all 24 of these updates in your calendar.

League of Legends has built up a culture of regular updates, with Riot Games releasing new patches chock full of changes, fixes, and new content every second week—and it’s a tradition that’s continuing in 2023.

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The biweekly updates include everything from solo queue tweaks to sweeping pro play changes, with champions, runes, items, and spells all under the microscope.

League patches also give Riot a chance to inject new content into their 13-year-old game. New champions arrive every few patches, as well as larger character reworks and mid-scope updates. Players can also expect to regularly see new League skins for all their favorites. Game-wide events roll out in updates too.

How often does Riot release League patches?

Game-changing patches hit League servers every two weeks. The Riot Games development team has kept a similar 14-day turnaround for most of the lifespan of their flagship MOBA title, with the objective simple: keep the decade-old game fresh every fortnight with new changes, buffs and nerfs, character releases, and more. Every so often there are short delays for holidays and Riot office shutdowns, but mostly you can expect a two-week timespan for every League update.

How to test upcoming League changes

While most League players are happy to get their hands on patch changes when they hit live servers every two (or so) weeks, some eager gamers want to sink their teeth into exciting new characters, all-new reworks, and champ changes as soon as possible. And who can blame them?

To test out League updates early, you’ll have to sign up for the League PBE server. There are a few steps involved: Here’s how to download and play on the PBE.

What is the current League patch?

League is currently being played on Patch 13.16. The first August update dished up Caitlyn buffs, a shock Naafiri backflip, and huge Duskblade of Draktharr nerfs after the item’s power slowly began bleeding into unexpected places. Overall, there were 10 buffs and five nerfs for characters, as well as another half-dozen item changes.

Here’s the full 2023 League patch schedule from Jan. 11 to Dec. 6.

PatchRelease DatePatch Notes
13.1Wednesday, Jan. 11Read the League Patch 13.1 notes here.
13.2Wednesday, Jan. 25Read the League Patch 13.2 (13.1b) notes here.
13.3Wednesday, Feb. 8Read the League Patch 13.3 notes here.
13.4Thursday, Feb. 23Read the League Patch 13.4 details here.
13.5Wednesday, March 8Read the League Patch 13.5 details here.
13.6Wednesday, March 22Read the League Patch 13.6 details here.
13.7Wednesday, April 5Read the League Patch 13.7 details here.
13.8Wednesday, April 19Read the League Patch 13.8 details here.
13.9Wednesday, May 3Read the League Patch 13.9 details here.
13.10Wednesday, May 17Read the League Patch 13.10 details here.
13.11Thursday, June 1Read the League Patch 13.11 details here.
13.12Wednesday, June 14Read the League Patch 13.12 details here.
13.13Wednesday, June 28Read the League Patch 13.13 details here.
13.14Wednesday, July 19Read the League Patch 13.14 details here.
13.15Wednesday, Aug. 2Read the League Patch 13.15 details here.
13.16Wednesday, Aug. 16Read the League Patch 13.16 details here.
13.17Wednesday, Aug. 30Read the early League patch 13.17 details here.
13.18Wednesday, Sept. 13
13.19Wednesday, Sep. 27
13.20Wednesday, Oct. 11
13.21Wednesday, Oct. 25
13.22Wednesday, Nov. 8
13.23Thursday, Nov. 21
13.24Wednesday, Dec. 6

Keep up with all the upcoming League buffs, nerfs, balance changes, and new champion releases and reworks throughout Season 13 right here on Dot Esports.


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