Riot organized a small meeting with the developers which featured some interesting topics.
The lucky chosen ones were able to ask the Riot developers a few questions about season 2022 a few days ago. Of course, there were dragons, runes, item changes, etc. The questioners were also interested in the topic of awards for achievements.
Let us remind you that the mechanics that allow for a comeback are already a fact. Riot confirmed it in its official announcements.
“Objective Bounties activate only when a team is sufficiently behind and are highlighted on the minimap for both teams. If a losing team takes an objective with an active bounty, every member of the team receives the objective bounty gold, split amongst the team. Objective Bounties are calculated based on four factors: XP lead, Gold lead, Dragon lead, and Turret lead.”
Riot answers questions about rewards
HuzzyGames, one of the YouTubers having the opportunity to ask questions asked about these rewards. The developers responded in a way that doesn’t really explain anything and shows why this idea is controversial.
Rioters are well aware that this can irritate some players.
“(…) let’s say that you win the game, and it is your opponents who will still win by using this mechanic, then you will definitely be angry. They know it, but they also pay attention to the other side. You will be sad to lose through achievement rewards, but you will also win matches where those rewards helped you. “
In short, according to Riot, people who lost because of it will complain but don’t worry, because the team that won thanks to these awards will be happy and maybe we will be on this team. This is what it sounds like.
Youtuber himself mentions that it may seem a bit pointless as a whole, but that’s how it is explained so far. Riot also says that these rewards will give you a chance to come back, and getting them doesn’t guarantee that suddenly losers will be able to make up for the loss. There are several elements to make a comeback.
Developers are to look at this system and although they expect more criticism of, for example, a jungler who allowed the baron to be stolen, they clearly indicate that this is supposed to be a chance.