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Matchmaking available on the Howling Abyss

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Brackhar

Features Designer

04-29-2013

<div class="cs-body"><div class="article-large-media" ><a href="http://competitive.na.leagueoflegends.com/sites/default/files/upload/HowlingAbyss_Article.jpg" target="_blank"><img width="575" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://competitive.na.leagueoflegends.com/sites/default/files/styles/wide_content_full/public/upload/HowlingAbyss_Article.jpg?itok=mo0EPmgl" alt="" /></a></div> <p>It's official! All Random All Mid matchmaking on the Howling Abyss is available this patch. What you started as a community movement quickly became one of the most popular game types in League of Legends. Now your ARAM battles will feature an icy new aesthetic, complete with new shopkeepers and destructible environments. We've also upgraded the tutorial map to the new look. Hit the Play button and select the Howling Abyss to queue up for your first matchmade ARAM game.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Spanning the deepest point on Runeterra, the bridge over the Howling Abyss is the subject of countless stories and legends. They say when the winds are high you can hear an unnatural howling emanating from deep within the chasm. Perhaps it's just some trick of the air. Or perhaps its source is something more sinister, lost long ago to the depths of the earth.</p><p><a href="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS144.jpg" target="_blank" style="float: left;"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS144_thumb.jpg" /></a><a href="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS161.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS161_thumb.jpg" /></a><br style="clear: both;" /><a href="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS151.jpg" target="_blank" style="float: left;"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS151_thumb.jpg" /></a><a href="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS127.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss_SS127_thumb.jpg" /></a></p><h3>Rerolls</h3><p style="margin-bottom: 20px;"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/HowlingAbyss__Rerolls_SS_thumb.jpg" alt="" style="float: left; height: 153px; margin-right: 10px;" />While the random element is a really fun part of the Howling Abyss, we know there are times you really don't want to play a particular champion. For this reason we've added a reroll feature to ARAM matchmaking. Each game you play on the Howling Abyss will earn you points toward a reroll. When you're really not pleased with the particular hand you're dealt in the game lobby, you can spend your points to receive a different random character.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>You can learn more about the Howling Abyss along with the new reroll feature in the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nVa8sbFuuY" target="_blank"><strong>patch preview</strong></a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>You can read more about how rerolls work <a href="http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3227822" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/LOL.com.HowlingAbyss.FooterSS.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/April_2013/29_04_2013_Howling_Abyss_Announcement/LOL.com.HowlingAbyss.FooterSS_thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <style type="text/css">.cs-body p { margin:1em 0;}.cs-body img { border: 2px solid #cd8e2f;padding: 1px;margin: 0;max-width: 100%;height:auto;}.cs-body img.borderless {border: 0 none;padding: 0;}.cs-body a {font-weight: bold;}</style></div>


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Kaddo64

Senior Member

04-29-2013

It's pretty satisfying seeing how a community started game mode has come so far.

Very nice looking map too


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mikanda

Member

04-29-2013

Simple stupid question maybe

Is this linked to you MMR in SR or do you "start at 0" so to speak


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Rerdan

Senior Member

04-29-2013

Will there be a hidden elo?


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Feriath

Member

04-29-2013

Holy jeez, finally! ^.^ I was waiting for this moment since season 1! Yay! Thank you Riot :3


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Kwinji

Member

04-29-2013

Two words : good job.


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IM LEG4LLY BLIND

Member

04-29-2013

SICK


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Aimaros

Member

04-29-2013

11/10


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Coomode

Junior Member

04-29-2013

is it a new map???? And will there be an epic monster


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Coomode

Junior Member

04-29-2013

I love it so awesome!!!!!!!!
im going to play so much!!!!
will there be an epic monster????