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ARAM Changes To Add Hexgates & New Terrain In 2023

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Riot Games plans to bring big changes to the ARAM map in 2023, in order to modernize and make the mode even more enjoyable for players that stick to it on a daily basis. Let’s face it, League of Legends is more than Summoners Rift. ARAM is one of its most popular modes with millions of players choosing it for their everyday league enjoyment. As a result, it comes as no surprise that the developers intend to change the mode just a tiny bit.

Let’s take a look at all the changes coming to ARAM in 2023.

ARAM 2023 Changes – Hexgates

How annoying it is to keep going back into the fray after getting one-shotted by the enemy time and time again in ARAM? To tackle that, the League of Legends developer team intends to add Hexgates to the Howling Abyss. These will give players the opportunity to go straight back into battle even after an unfortunate death.

Hexgates will activate at the start of the game and will work exactly like in League of Legends, sticking to the last tower available. This means that if your first turret gets destroyed by the opponents, the Hexgate will move to the inhibitor tower. Also, you’ll be able to use the enemy’s Hexgate as well.

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ARAM 2023 Changes – Turret Terrain

Apart from Hexgates, new terrain is coming to Howling Abyss. These boulders won’t be available at the start of the game and will show up as soon as a tower gets destroyed, leaving its rumble behind as terrain. This will set up teamfights and make champions like Illaoi and Gnar much more useful than before.


ARAM 2023 Changes – New Bush

Following Wild Rift’s theme of having bushes placed on the opposite side of the main lane, ARAM on PC will also get a bush on the right side, giving champions that take advantage of bush mechanics like Rengar, Shaco and Maokai yet another push in this mode.


ARAM 2023 Changes – Stats Changes

  • Omnivamp and Lifesteal against minions will be reduced by 50%.
  • Changing the long-range damage modifier: Currently damage dealt by champions over 1000 units away is reduced by 15%. The reduction will now scale up between 15-30% based on being 1000-2000 distance away.
  • Bonus Magic Resist for Melee Champions will be increased from 10 to 15.


ARAM 2023 Changes – Champion Balance

  • The following Champions will be gaining 20% bonus Energy Regen on ARAM: Akali, Kennen, Lee Sin, and Zed.
  • The following champions will gain 20% Tenacity on ARAM: Akali, Ekko, Elise, Evelynn, Fizz, Kassadin, Katarina, Kayn, Kha’Zix, LeBlanc, Pyke, Qiyana, Rek’Sai, Rengar, Talon, and Zed.
  • Ashe will receive -20 Ability Haste
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ARAM 2023 Changes – QOL Changes

  • Now you can see who purchased a Battle Boost
  • No “last second” Battle Boosts will be available
  • Ability to see which champions can give you a Hextech Chest upon achieving S rank


ARAM 2023 Changes – ARAM Clash

Yes, ladies and gentlemen! The time has come for ARAM enjoyers to show what they’ve learned in Howling Abyss. The last League of Legends Clash for 2022 will be hosted in Howling Abyss. No entry fee will be needed to enter the Clash and 8-team brackets will be formed with each team playing 3 matches, with 2 rerolls for each player.

The unofficial “for-fun” ARAM Clash will begin on December 5th and the tournament will commence on December 10th.


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Katri is an esports enthusiast and spends most of her free hours playing League, TFT and Legends of Runeterra. Always up for a conversation about the art of video games.