Riot to make League’s Stopwatch unpurchasable after player’s upgde to Zhonya’s Hourglass or Guardian Angel as of Patch 12.8

One of League of Legends’ most controversial items, Stopwatch, is receiving a relatively impactful tuning change in the game’s upcoming Patch 12.8. Moving forward, players will not be able to buy another Stopwatch after upgding their first Stopwatch to Zhonya’s Hourglass or Guardian Angel. 

Previously, players had been able to use the active abilities of Zhonya’s Hourglass and Stopwatch in quick succession, giving them sustained immunity in teamfights. In Patch 12.8, you’ll be committed to either the active effect of Zhonya’s or the passive effect of Guardian Angel throughout a game, without having an ext chance to “go golden” for 650 gold.