League of Legends experiments with 6 vs. 6 mode

Six-a-side Featured Gameplay Mode, Hexakill, coming to League of Legends on February 20.

The upcoming Hexakill mode for MOBA League of Legends will change the game's dynamic by allowing six players on each team, developer Riot Games has announced.

Hexakill is the popular online game's latest Featured Gameplay Mode, and will kick off on February 20. The mode keeps all the other elements of a standard Summoner's Rift match intact, but a sixth player adds all kinds of new possibilities for teams--do you commit more to roaming, jungling, or use that extra player for an aggressive early push on enemy towers?

Particularly aggressive players will likely relish the opportunity to score their own Hexakill, too, although I'm certainly not a capable enough player to take out an entire enemy team of five players, let alone six.

Featured Gameplay Modes in League of Legends are temporary modes that incorporate a variety of experimental twists. Previous modes included One For All, which had every player on a team all using the same Champion, and 1v1/2v2 duelling mode Showdown.

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20 comments
demaffe
demaffe

Well the game mode is not bad. Yet more chaos. The more of a chance that feeders will be in the games xD Why not deal with just 1 or 2 feeders when you can have moooooore!!! Yes now i want to play it even more.

altairdarius
altairdarius

yeah right... ganging will be very easy now :p

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

People comlplain about Titanfall being 6v6 but LoL is 5v5; it's getting 6v6 now.

EmperorSupreme
EmperorSupreme

We were just chatting about this last night for DOTA, it would be interesting to see how it all plays 

RealKilla_789
RealKilla_789 moderator

Finally no more arguing who's going what lane. 2 top 2 mid 2 bot

normanislost
normanislost

Such a simple change and yet going to be so awesome

poromenos
poromenos

I may have to boot up league to give it a shot, but im so bored after 2 years, i wonder if riot will do other games with the franchise, it must be the most popular F2P at the moment. Maybe an MMO, they got the player base , they just need to keep them and i trust them on the Free to play mechanics i was never felt inferior to paying customers.

Shatilov
Shatilov

its gonna be crazy teamfights :)


dante116
dante116

more chaos in team fights :D

Daian
Daian

@Aelfredus  Apples and oranges. Heck it's apples and sinks, not a damn thing in common.

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

@RealKilla_789 and let the other team double jungle?  They'll have 3 (possibly 4 if the 2v1 lane doesn't get raped) people out leveling you.  GG, you just lost.

normanislost
normanislost

Theres a fan made beat em up that riot have personally approved

Jaxith
Jaxith

@Tigerbite2 @soccerpzn@RealKilla_789 I think this sort of argument pretty well illustrates what's wrong with the typical MOBA meta.  Do things ONE way, or you lose.  No room for questioning.