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Here’s every update date on Riot’s LoL patch schedule for 2024 season

Mark the dates, players.

The 2024 season arrived in League of Legends at the beginning of January, introducing a bunch of gameplay changes. Developer Riot also revealed the patch schedule for the year.

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Like every year, the 2024 season features a calendar with biweekly changes. These are targeted at both pro play and average players trying to climb the ranked ladder.

Patches are a pivotal part of League since they keep the game fresh. Usually, Riot devs look at the strongest and weakest champions and items, trying to balance as much as possible. But, with over 165 champs and dozens of items, runes, and more, it can be a little tricky. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 League patch schedule.

What is the current League patch?

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New skins and champion changes are added to the game every two weeks. Image via Riot Games

At the moment, players are playing on the latest update of the 2024 season, Patch 14.8. Another update, Patch 14.9, is on its way on May 1, with a total of 24 main patches expected for the 2024 calendar year. Additional micropatches may also be spotted normally after a new champ release or rework.

League patch schedule for 2024

PatchRelease DatePatch Notes
14.1Wednesday, Jan. 1014.1 Main | 14.1 B
14.2Wednesday, Jan. 2414.2 Main
14.3Wednesday, Feb. 714.3 Main
14.4Thursday, Feb. 2214.4 Main
14.5Wednesday, March 614.5 Main
14.6Wednesday, March 2014.6 Main
14.7Wednesday, April 314.7 Main
14.8Wednesday, April 1714.8 Main
14.9Wednesday, May 114.9 Main
14.10Wednesday, May 15
14.11Thursday, May 30
14.12Wednesday, June 12
14.13Wednesday, June 26
14.14Wednesday, July 17
14.15Wednesday, July 31
14.16Wednesday, Aug. 14
14.17Wednesday, Aug. 28
14.18Wednesday, Sept. 11
14.19Wednesday, Sept. 25
14.20Wednesday, Oct. 9
14.21Wednesday, Oct. 23
14.22Wednesday, Nov. 6
14.23Wednesday, Nov. 20
14.24Wednesday, Dec. 11
Official patch schedule via Riot Games

How often does Riot release League patches?

League patches are released every two weeks on Wednesdays or Thursdays. There are some instances where there’s a three-week break, but that’s only occasional. Sometimes, however, patches fail to address issues, and the devs launch hotfixes to tweak them—usually a day or two after the original update.

How to test upcoming League changes

Testing out forthcoming changes before they hit the live servers is a perfect way of preparing yourself for the official launch. This way, you can be three steps ahead of your opponents and excel in the new meta immediately after the update. To do that, you can set up a PBE account.

The PBE is a playtesting server where you can experience the upcoming tweaks firsthand before they are officially added to League. Luckily, setting up your own PBE account isn’t a big deal anymore.


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