Riot's "practise tool" for League of Legends has had an interesting history. First, it was announced. Then, it was axed. This was followed by a resurrection after the developer admitted the previous decision was a little short-sighted. And now, it's been nixed again! No, I'm only joking -- it'll actually let you break the game in fun and fantastic ways to help you refine your skills as a pro laner, jungler or cannon fodder.
As you may know, League of Legends already features as single-player mode / co-op mode, where players can face off against bots and curate their abilities for the "real" online game, so to speak. Riot deemed this an insufficient way for players, new or old, to go about things.
The developer recognised players want to practise specific skills, or replicate certain situations, which is pretty impossible when going through a regular game. And so, the idea of a dedicated Practise Tool was born.
Our initial approach with a practice tool is going to be low-scope, simple, and straightforward -- close to a punching bag and weights for practicing execution. We are doing our best to make this tool inclusive to people at every level. Everyone from Bronze to Challenger should see value in a single-player training mode to practice mechanics and map movement, but we're currently not looking to develop a multiplayer training tool for organized team drills or pro-play specifically.
To this end, the tool will feature the following buttons:
- Infinite Gold
- Reset your Cooldowns
- Lock your level
- Freeze minion spawns
Riot states this isn't the final list and more capabilities will be added, though these look like a good place to start. It's still prototyping, with no mention right now of a public testing phase or release date, though it does mention it'll be "paying close attention" for missing features once it is available.