Nexus Blitz returns to League of Legends

Good news for Nexus Blitz fans — the game mode is returning to League of Legends during the summer event. Riot Games confirmed the return of the mode during its last Riot Pls. If you aren’t familiar with Nexus Blitz, here’s what you need to know.

What is Nexus Blitz?

Nexus Blitz was an experimental game mode Riot had players test back in 2018 from July to September. Since then, players have not had the opportunity to play Nexus Blitz until recently, when it returned to the Public Beta Environment (PBE).

The game mode has a unique map with one lane that splits in the middle of the map and a jungle. Players can choose to lane or jungle. Each team has three laners and two junglers that work together to fight enemies and complete events around the map. Winning events grants random bonuses for the team. If a team hasn’t won by 18 minutes, there is a sudden death where each Nexus will begin walking towards the enemy base. Whichever team destroys the enemy Nexus first wins.

What’s new this time around?

Nexus Blitz has been off the radar for a while, and it’s getting some changes upon returning. Perhaps the most notable change is happening to the map. The new map is designed to look like an Ionian forest. While it will be similar in nature to the original, the visuals will be a lot different.

The game mode will also feature several new events and event rewards for the mode. Here’s what they are:

New Events

  • Protect the Soraka – Two Soraka bots appear in lane and players must protect the one on their team.
  • DPS Check – Players must do more damage to a Teemo dummy than the enemy team.

New Rewards

  • Elder Dragon – Allows members of a team to execute enemies under a certain health threshold.

Be sure to check out the changes to Nexus Blitz and give it a try when it hits live League of Legends servers during the summer event! At the very least, the new map looks beautiful.

Nick Tassen
Nick enjoys playing video games and watching esports. His favorites are Valorant and Overwatch, which he plays and watches regularly. He also loves Pokemon, Chess, and playing guitar.