League of Legends developer Riot Games is bringing back the beloved One For All mode. However, they've made some important changes to the mode.
"Last time you tangoed with One For All, you could nuke the enemy team with five Final Sparks or chain together a series of Unstoppable Forces," Riot said on LeagueofLegends.com today. "Some teams even achieved immortality with back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back Chronoshifts. Now it’s time for One For All: Mirror Mode!"
One For All: Mirror Mode is set on Howling Abyss, the single lane 5v5 map. Instead of each team picking a champion to use, now both teams use the same champion. The character used depends on votes by all players.
"For this iteration of One For All, champ select is determined by the combined nominations of both teams. A vote tracker shows the nominated champions - if one champ achieves a strict majority, they’re chosen. If not, we base the choice on a weighted random from all the nominated champs, so if four people vote for Amumu, three people pick Blitzcrank and the last three all pick different champs; there’s a 40% chance everyone plays Amumu, a 30% chance everyone plays Blitz and a 10% chance for each of the remaining champs!"
Players will unlock the One For All Icon for their account after playing one match with this mode. Don't be alarmed if it doesn't show up right away. Riot says the icon will be unlocked within a "few days" of that match.
One For All: Mirror Mode players can purchase a Battle Boost for their team for 150 RP. In doing so, your team will get temporary access to every skin for the match's chosen champion. Your teammates also get a 100 IP boost.
Riot originally released "One For All" for a week last fall. It was the first of many experimental "Featured Modes" for the game. Other temporary modes released for the game include the 6v6 "Hexakill" and 1v1/2v2 "Showdown." Riot pledged in March that they would bring back "One For All" because of its popularity among players. Other well-received modes have a chance of coming back in the future as well, though probably with some kind of twist.
"This game mode was inspired by feedback from you guys, so let us know what you think! One For All: Mirror Mode will be live from May 29 through June 8 and we’ll be hanging out on the Community Beta looking for your thoughts and awesome ideas!"