Riot Games has announced that TFT Dragonlands, the 7th set for Teamfight Tactics, will go live with patch 12.11 which, according to the patch schedule, is slated for June 8, 2022. In announcing the date, Riot also confirmed that TFT Set 7 will officially be titled, Dragonlands.
While no other details, such as champions or special mechanics were revealed, Riot did offer a brief hint at what players can expect:
"Our next set, Dragonlands, takes place in a diverse realm of powerful Dragons, some fierce, some friendly and a few who’re everything in between."
What do we know about TFT Dragonlands so far?
Riot briefly touched on Set 7 back in January when Teamfight Tactics Executive Producer Geoffrey Virtue offered a bit more detail on the theme.
"“Our seventh set takes place in the dragon realms, where clans compete for power across various islands, each worshipping their own powerful ancient dragons locked behind the mysteries of dormant shrines.”"
It seems that three distinct ancient dragons will play a part in whatever mechanic Dragonlands features. Entering its seventh set and third year, Riot has undoubtedly learned a lot since Teamfight Tactics first released. They’ll be applying these learnings to Set 7, including building upon the communities’ new favorite mechanic, Hextech Augments.
Hextech Augments were first introduced into Teamfight Tactics with Set 6: Gizmos and Gadgets. They were kept around for the mid-set update, Neon Nights. Hextech Augments were modifiers that players could choose from each match to boost and customize their team. The mechanic quickly became a fan-favorite as it helped each game in TFT feel unique and give player’s agency over how they approach each individual match.
While new sets in Teamfight Tactics typically come with their own unique mechanic, Hextech Augments are just too popular to do away with completely. So Dragonlands will have a feature that builds upon Augments “to bring similar levels of replayability and strategy in a world of dragons that are just as varied as the mechanic’s combinations.”
In teasing Set 7, Riot showed three individual dragons. It’s possible that players will get to select one of these and then throughout the game choose individual powers associated with them. This is just me spitballing though.
With Dragonlands set to arrive on the PBE on May 24th (in the late afternoon), it shouldn’t be long now before Riot starts to drop official details about the upcoming set. Expect a complete champion refresh along with all-new traits and origins.