riots League of Legends fighting game, still currently codenamed Project L, had its longest run ever on Monday. A new video shows off the game’s combat mechanics with a particular focus on the Tag and Assist systems, which are now central to the game. The video includes some new moves from champions like Darius, Ekko, Ahri, and Jinx, and an update. day on Illaoi, which is also on its way to the game.
Project L started development as a one-on-one fighting game, Riot’s Shaun “Unconkable” Rivera says in this latest video, but shifted gears along the way to a two-fighter tag team system who can help each other in different ways throughout the game. Although Riot announced this change a while ago, it was unclear until now how well the beacon characters would interact with each other.
This video gives many examples of interactions, including Jinx setting a trap that Ekko throws at enemy Darius, or Ahri knocking down enemies for her ally Darius to knock him down with his axe. The game also features a system that allows players to quickly switch between their current character and their assist character if they are both on screen at the same time, as well as a team-based combo breaker to help players get out of particularly tight traffic jams.
Aside from the tag dynamics being the correct direction of play for Project Lthe video also compares it to team fights in League of Legends correct. Teamfights are a huge percentage of a League of Legends‘ matches the biggest moments, as different champions on each team combine their abilities and attacks for huge combos on enemies.
Sadly, while this new latest video is the most we’ve seen of the game so far, Riot has still been quiet about when we can expect it. Project L be released – or even get a real name.