New icons for items are part of the big pack of changes scheduled for the 2021 League of Legends preseason.
As you know we’re upgrading our item icons this preseason. You’re going to see a slice of that work in progress coming a bit early with TFT: Fates.
Current plan is to keep everything the same on SR until preseason and do the full update all at once.
(BF, Bramble, Deathcap)Mark Yetter, designer for Riot Games (@MarkYetter)
The new icons will look as follows:
Riot Games employees have already stated that they are particular with the fans’ opinions on certain icons. Therefore, a lot of the official looks will depend on the community feedback – and the opinions are split. Some people believe the new item icons are a bit too “smooth” and don’t live up to their names. For example, the Bramble Vest is lacking details suggesting it’s a tank item. On the other hand, the Deathcap seems to gain the most supporters, even though some of them may miss the old face of the hat.
The icons are only the beginning of a great item haul prepared by Riot Games in order to keep the meta more diverse and entertaining. It will include the rework of some items and will also welcome absolutely new items to the Summoner’s Rift. With the 2020 season slowly coming to a close, the following months will bring even more details on the whole event. Follow us for more information on this topic and the whole League of Legends arena to stay updated!