TFT: Why the Mid-Set Update for Galaxies is Fantastic

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Riot announced new mid-set updates for Teamfight Tactics. Here’s why these changes are fantastic for TFT going forward.

Most of us Tacticians are somewhat comfortable with the pacing of TFT at this point. Seasons/sets last about three or four months before a new cast of characters come in and we re-learn the game all over again. But for Set 3, Riot is changing things up with a mid-set update.

In a /dev post, Riot gave TFT players a sneak peek at what changes they are going to be making later on in the set. Some of them, like mobile performance upgrades and new Little Legends, are small, but welcome, changes to the game. But one change is huge.

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Riot announced that, in mid-June, they will have a new “Ranked act” which will effectively divide Set 3 into two distinct seasons. This change will likely come around Patch 10.12, at which time Riot will also add and remove some units and traits at that time, but the core theme and gameplay will remain.

At the end of the first act, you will earn rewards and your rank will be reset to one tier below your ending tier. If you hit Gold in one act, you’ll get an emote based on the rank you earned, but if you hit Gold or higher in both sets you will get the Galaxies Victorious Little Legends at the end of the Set. And, if you hit Gold in Sets 1 and 2 and are still salty about not getting your Victorious Legend, Riot says in the post that those rewards should finally be coming.

This change means that we can expect to continue playing with the Galaxies for at least another four months, likely into September. Riot also confirmed in the second act there will be a brand new Galaxy Pass (and Pass+) so you can earn even more rewards for TFT!

Personally, I think this is a fantastic change and is great for the health of TFT going forward. Teamfight Tactics has evolved so much in Set 3, with new comps and counter comps arising at a frantic pace. The balance team has done a fantastic job enabling multiple comps to be viable and really putting an onus on players to learn and adapt their play from game-to-game.

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Giving players more time with the Galaxies (and rolling out more, new Galaxies for us to play in), opens TFT up to even more opportunities and diversity. Plus, with the rumored esports scene coming for TFT, it makes sense that Riot would want their launch to be on a Set that most players understand.