LoL Patch Schedule 2022 | When is the Next Patch Update?

The 2022 League of Legends patch schedule has been released. When will the patches go live in Season 12?

LoL Patch Schedule
Let's check out when we get new patches in 2022! | © Riot Games

Are you a League of Legends enthusiast? Do you want to finally get out of the hellfire that is Gold I? Well, then you’ll probably have a lot to read up on. Not only are there multiple pre-season changes, but Riot also releases patches quite often throughout the season.

So, to make it all easier on you, we’ve decided to list all the patches and the LoL patch schedule right here, so you know when to expect which changes to hit the rift. No matter if you’re in Europe, Vietnam or North America, these changes are global, so it’s important to keep up!

What Is The Current LoL Patch?

Currently, we're on League of Legends Patch 12.23. In this patch we got some major updates to our beloved ARAM map. The map has been made a bit wider and we've got some new mechanics as well, like hexgates, as well as new brush placements. Oh, and towers can now obscure the patch as well once they fall making for more interesting situations.

This is the final patch of the 2022 season and in the upcoming patch we're going to be in 2023 and moving into Season 13 of League of Legends. Are you guys ready for another year of ranked? Well, Riot is making some huge ranked changes so be sure to read about those before you start your ranked adventures.

Patch Schedule 2022
Class is in session guys, study those patch schedules. | © Riot Games

All Patch Release Dates for LoL in 2022

These are all the dates for the upcoming patches throughout season 12. LoL Patch 12.18 is going to be the most important patch of the year since it'll be the one for the 2022 World Championship, while patch 12.8 is the Mid-Season Invitational patch.

These are all patch dates for 2022:

PatchPatch Release Date
LoL Patch 12.1Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022
LoL Patch 12.2Thursday, Jan 20, 2022
LoL Patch 12.3Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022
LoL Patch 12.4Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022
LoL Patch 12.5Wednesday, March 2, 2022
LoL Patch 12.6Wednesday, March 30, 2022
LoL Patch 12.7Wednesday, April 13, 2022
LoL Patch 12.8Wednesday, April 27, 2022
LoL Patch 12.9Wednesday, May 11, 2022
LoL Patch 12.10Wednesday, May 25, 2022
LoL Patch 12.11Wednesday, June 8, 2022
LoL Patch 12.12Thursday, June 23, 2022
LoL Patch 12.13Wednesday, July 13, 2022
LoL Patch 12.14Wednesday, July 27, 2022
LoL Patch 12.15Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022
LoL Patch 12.16Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022
LoL Patch 12.17Thursday, Sept 8, 2022
LoL Patch 12.18Wednesday, Sept 21, 2022
LoL Patch 12.19Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022
LoL Patch 12.20Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022
LoL Patch 12.21Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022
LoL Patch 12.22Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022
LoL Patch 12.23Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022

How Often Are Patches Released?

Patches are usually released every two weeks. This gives players time to enjoy their favorite champions before Riot deems them too strong and nerfs them out of existence. The two-week patch plan ensures that players are able to get the most out of their champions and Riot Games can continuously work on champion balance and system balance changes.

Does it always feel balanced? Hell no, but with over 157 champions, 6 Dragons and too many items to name, it’s a pretty big feat to have everything balanced.

So sorry Susann, Fiora’s damage isn’t getting a nerf, just because you don’t know how to counter her.

Fiora and Nami Patch Schedule 2022
Sorry Susann, Fiora isn't getting nerfed. | © Riot Games

Why Are There Patch Updates Every 2 Weeks?

Well, when we said that patch updates are every two weeks we weren’t completely truthful. Some patches also last 3 weeks. This is often due to holidays or other events where Riot gives their balance team a break from all the salty comments they get from the community, or when bigger changes were implemented and the team needs more data to see how to balance these changes next patch – like before the 2021 World Championship or during pre-season.

Patches are updated (almost always) every two weeks, due to the sheer magnitude of balance issues. By patching every two weeks Riot Games is able to quickly make adjustments whenever needed. This way the balance team can keep the game fresh and not feel overly repetitive.

Before a patch goes live, players get to test all the upcoming changes, as well as upcoming skins and other system changes on the PBE server. Through this data, the balance team can make a few more adjustments accordingly before shipping any patch.

Does this stop any and all bugs from landing in the patch notes and in your games? Hardly, League isn’t perfect, but the continuous change keeps the game interesting. How else did League manage to become 12 years old already?