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League of Legends is getting another update this week to prepare for the arrival of Milio, the brand-new champion being added to the MOBA game’s roster. As usual, that entails a lot of balance changes to some of your favorite characters.

The biggest of those affect Yuumi this time around, as she’s finally getting her rework. Riot Games is also walking back some of the mechanical adjustments made to the jungle in an earlier update after hearing more feedback on it from the community.

We’ll break down the League of Legends patch notes for update 13.5 for you here.

LoL 13.5: balance changes

Aside from Yuumi’s rework, there have been several buffs and nerfs to other champions. These characters have received some boosts to help them out on Summoner’s Rift:

  • Aatrox
  • Fizz
  • Jinx
  • Kennem
  • LeBlanc
  • Qiyanna
  • Rumble
  • Samira
  • Tryndamere

On the other side of the coin we’ve got the following champions, who were punished for being a bit too strong:

  • Aurelion Sol
  • Caitlyn
  • Gangplank
  • Rammus
  • Twitch
  • Xayah
  • Yorick

LoL 13.5: jungle changes

Welcome to the jungle, where changes are once again occurring – in this case it’s a change of a change made in the previous patch. That update was supposed to make invading the opposing team’s jungle more difficult, which worked a bit too well, leading to some hard snowballing due to unstoppable early game power spikes.

Things have been toned down a bit, so there’s still a boost to the damage you do against your own side’s camps, but it’s not as significant as before.

LoL 13.5: AFK penalties

Having a player go AFK – away from keyboard – during any kind of game simply sucks, but even more so for competitive titles like League of Legends. Accordingly, Riot Games wants to try and discourage behavior like that by punishing offenders more frequently.

This will be done in the form of a one-minute queue delay for anyone who goes AFK or leaves games early – the message is pretty clear: if you waste everyone’s time, the game will waste yours as well.