According to the latest Champion Roadmap by lead champion producer Reav3, the next champion to release will be from the icy depths of the Freljord and they’ll be a vanguard.
Vanguards are champions like Malphite, Zac and Sejuani. They’re tanky and they can start fights and engage with the tap of a button. Reav3 described the challenge with creating a vanguard pretty well.
One of the key traits of a Vanguard is that they can choose when and where to start a fight. With that in mind, we wanted to make a new playmaking Vanguard that charged headfirst into tough situations and made the enemy team fight on their terms. We also really wanted to make a very self-reliant champion; expect to see a unique new passive that helps them build more than just character.
Look out for the newest Vanguard, who’ll be heating up one of the coldest regions in Runeterra. Next, let’s look at the updates we have in flight.
The description was followed by this tease of a...horn? We don’t really know what that means for the new champion, but we’re looking forward to it.
The new champ should arrive sometime after Urgot’s rework releases.