Chemtech’s Dragon has been officially removed. Riot agreed with LoL players

The most controversial dragon in LoL is turned off.

We have written several times that Riot may decide to disable this particular dragon. Hardly anyone believed it, but in the end, it turns out again that we were actually right. Riot officially admitted that it did not live up to expectations.

A decision has been made to turn off the Chemtech Dragon. It may return in the future, but in an altered form. However, its re-enablement is by no means a foregone conclusion.

The Chemtech Dragon is gone

Probably everyone who plays League of Legends for several years and follows the changes knows perfectly well that Riot does not like to withdraw the content that has already been introduced. Even if they are criticized by the community. In such cases, players simply adapt to new conditions and stop complaining over time.

It did not happen this time. The Chemtech Soul and the terrain did not have too many fans and was simply too strong, which was well shown by the statistics of the matches won by the team collecting the buff. Therefore, three months after the introduction of the new content, this content was disabled.

Here’s the official reason given to players:

When we introduced the Chemtech Drake, Soul, and Terrain in preseason, we shared our intent for it to have a higher impact on games than the original four elemental drakes. Over the past few months, we’ve heard your feedback across social media and surveys that, even with this goal in mind, the Chemtech addition has just been too frustrating to play with—especially if you’re on the losing team.

Effective today, we’re disabling the Chemtech Drake, Soul, and Terrain.

While the Chemtech Drake and its corresponding systems are disabled, we’ll be iterating on design changes to solve the issues with the current versions, while maintaining the spirit of what we were originally trying to achieve. Our primary focus will be on the terrain. This may take time to do right, meaning there’s a chance we won’t bring the Chemtech Drake back for a while.

Our goal, as always, is to make Summoner’s Rift the best it can be, and it was clear that we missed the mark this time. Thanks for sharing all your feedback and for the patience you afforded us while we gave Chemtech Drake its shot in the wild.

This means that for the next few updates, we will no longer meet this dragon on Summoner’s Rift.