ARURF 2022: Release, Details & More

ARURF is live on the PBE server. Just a few more days and LoL Patch 12.02 will go live. You'll then be able to witness true chaos once more.
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ARURF is back on Summoner's Rift! | © Riot Games

LoL Patch 12.02 is knocking and bringing quite a few presents with it. New skins? Check. Lots of champions updates for Janna and Rengar? That too, but what we're most excited for is the return of the most chaotic game mode known to man – URF.

In the next patch, players will get to enjoy the even more chaotic version of URF – ARURF. Want to know what this is all about? Read on!

What is ARURF?

ARURF refers to All Random Ultra Rapid Fire – what a mouth full... and it is a recurring game mode in League of Legends. Ultra Rapid Fire (URF) are the words you'll be keeping an eye on for this mode since ARURF follows the same rules.

What changed though? Well, while in URF you're able to choose your own champions, ARURF incorporates the randomness of ARAM. Other than that, you've got the same low cooldown and the never-ending supply of mana while playing. Hope you get the champion you desire.

What Changes Are there for ARURF in 2022?

These are all the changes in ARURF:

  • +300 ability haste, summoner spell haste, and item haste.
  • +25% tenacity.
  • +60 movement speed.
  • Bonus attack speed is doubled on ranged champions, 1.5 times for melee champions.
  • If you’re a mana champ: Bonus mana is converted to HP (40% rate) and bonus mana regen is converted to HP (100% rate)
  • The gold per 10 items will be disabled though. Their minion gold penalty they give is at such an extreme penalty that it is difficult to perceive that not having them available would ultimately lead to better experiences, especially for newcomers to URF.
  • Higher-level cap: The level cap is increased to level 30.
  • Early surrender: Can now unanimously surrender at 8 minutes, or normal surrender at 10 minutes.

If you're an avid URF fan you'll also know that:

  • Mana and Energy consumption reduced by 100%.
  • Smite charge rate reduced to 30 seconds from 75 seconds.
  • Cooldown between charges reduced to 10 seconds from 15 seconds.
  • Teleport is disabled.
  • Baron Nashor’s initial spawn time is on 10 minutes.
  • Dragon’s initial spawn time is on 4 minutes.

Are you ready for the challenge? Well, all you have to do is prepare all champions, since you won't be able to choose your champion this time around. Warm-up your fingers and continuously spam Q, W, E and R. This game mode is perfect for Sona mains!

When Will ARURF 2022 Go Live?

ARURF will be released along with the rest of LoL Patch 12.02. According to the official patch schedule of 2022 that should be Thursday, January 20, 2022. So you won't have to wait long until you get your first true taste of chaos this year.

Okay, but one thing is for sure, watch out for those dodge timers. The last time ARURF was part of the client, I had to wait hours sometimes to get added back into a game after dodging a few bad match-ups. Well, all I could do then was sit back, watch some Attack on Titan and wait until my time in queue lockout ended.