Upcoming changes to League’s early surrender vote may decrease the prevalence of in-game hostage situations

It may soon be a bit easier to successfully leave a League of Legends game that seems unwinnable from the start without penalty.

Riot Aubeun, producer on League’s Game Loop team, revealed that the team will be testing changes to the early surrender function in Patch 13.2, which is scheduled to release on Jan. 24. Starting with this patch, early surrenders in blind pick and normal dft will only require four votes yes instead of five unanimous, though as the change is in testing, it may not last longer than this patch.