League of Legends Game Modes: What Can You Play in LoL?

URF Mode
League of Legends Game Mode | © Riot Games

Summoner’s Rift and ranked are all terms LoL players are used to. But are there other games you can play? We’ll take a look at the current League of Legends game options, as well as rotating ones that you might enjoy every so often. 

League of Legends offers many options for players to have fun in their game. Ever since LoL came out in 2009, several game modes have been released and some of were later removed. This overview will give you an overview of all game modes. League of Legends game mode currently has to offer and some of the games that appears in Riot’s featured game mode rotation. 

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League of Legends Game Modes-How Many Are There?

You can categorize the League of Legends game modes into several categories. The first is the constant PvP games. These are games that you can play all the time and are not part Featured Game Rotation. League of Legends offers different practice modes Here you can practice champions against bots and with a dummy. We also have the Rotation of featured games. You will find games Riot Games has previously tested but decided they were too difficult to maintain. These games are now available in the Featured Game Mode Roundup. That’s enough for now. Let’s now look at the favorite game and what games it offers.

Normal Game

Summoner's Rift
Normal games take place on the Summoner’s Rift. (c) Riot Games| © Riot Games

The Summoner’s Rift has a Normal game mode that is a 5v5 match. Both teams must compete to destroy the enemy’s nexus. The game lasts between 20-40 minutes. It does not end when either the nexuses have been destroyed or a team surrenders.

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You have the option to play with four premades, or you can choose to play by yourself. You will be matched up with four other players of the same skill level if you choose to play solo.

You will be awarded XP depending on the length of the game and whether you win. In an average 30-minute winning game, you will earn 200 XP and loser’s averaging 170 XP.

There are two types of League of Legends regular games: Draft Pick or Blind Pick. These two types of game do not differ in-game, but they have a different set up for the pick or ban phase.

Draft Pick

Draft Pick allows you to select every player You are assigned a job Everyone takes turns choosing and banning their champions. The game’s development can be affected by banning certain champions. You can also remove Yuumi. Draft Pick is available to you. Must be level 10 and have at least 20 champions

There are Four phases are included in a Draft Selection. First, you must have the Pick Intent phaseThis is where each person selects the champion that they want to play. You have the second. Phase of Ban. In Ban Phase, everyone bans one champion each – Viego must be banned

You can now start the Ban phase. Choose Phase. The players then take it in turns to choose which champion to play. The blue team picks the first champion. The red team then chooses two champions. The process continues until everyone has chosen their champion.

The last but not the least is the Finalization Phase. This is the phase where you prepare for your match by selecting your summoner spells and runes. 

Blind Pick

Blind Pick does not assign roles The players can ban champions. Players usually write what role they wish to play in chat. If you have a particular role, it is best to act quickly as it is first come first served. Once you reach the maximum number of players, you can choose blindly. Niveau 3.

Ranked Mode

League of Legends
League of Legends Ranks (c) Riot Games| © Riot Games

League of Legends’ Ranked Game Mode is played on Summoner’s Rift This game is very similar to a Normal one. Only the difference is that ranking takes place in a competition queue. This is where you can climb up the ladder to compete against the best. League of Legends offers nine different ranks: Iron (Bronze, Silver), Gold, Platinum and Diamond, Master, Grandmaster and Challenger).

If you’re new to ranking or Season change You must play 10 provisional matches (aka “promos”) before you can start. These matches will determine which rank you will be assigned. You rank up after your promos. League Points. You lose a match and lose LP. You can read more about the ranked system at:

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Only Draft Pick is available for RankedThis means that each person is given a role and must take turns choosing and banning champions.

You can play solo (Solo Queue), or with another person (Multiple Queue).Duo Queue). If you’re good enough to reach master or higher, then you must start playing solo. This rule was introduced in season 11 to prevent duo players from having an advantage.

Play ranked with your friends to see who is the best. The flex queue is another option. The Flex queue has its own competition queue. This means that you can have one rank in solo/duo queuing that differs from your Flex queue rank.

Once you reach the max level, both Ranked Solo/Duo or Flex will be available to you for play. Level 30 and have at least 20 champions


Howling Abyss
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ARAM stands for “All Random All Mid”, which pretty much sums up the game mode. ARAM is a single-lane game played on Howling Abyss. This is a 5v5 match where you must destroy the enemy Nexus to win. You cannot choose your champion in champion select. Instead, you’ll be assigned a random one from either the free rotation or any champions you have. You can also swap champions between your teammates.

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ARAM does not allow you to return to the base to purchase items or to heal up.. Only after you die and are respawned can you buy items.

There are several options when it comes to healing. You will find one inner and one outer healing relic on each side. You can recover some of your mana and health by taking a healing relic. The inner relics will spawn at 2:45, while the outer one will spawn at 1:45. After a relic has been taken, it takes 90 seconds to return to its original state.

Teamfight tactics

Teamfight Tacticts
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Riot’s latest addition to the game is Teamfight Tactics. Although it is quite different than the League of Legends, it still features many of the same champions or monsters. Teamfight Tactics is PvP strategy game where the goal is to draft the best team.

A full match consists of ten players. Every player then meets up for 1v1 matches, until there is only one remaining. The battle phase is automatically a 1v1 match. You can also sit down and observe the battle. The way you win is through drafting the best team from a champion pool  shared amongst all the players in the game. 

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By giving your team different items, you can build your team. It is crucial to consider battle formation and gold income when trying to win. There are many ways you can win the game. Each map has its own champion pool, so you need to be able adapt your play style to match your opponents. 

You don’t get to play any champions during the game. Instead, you are a little legend. The little legend is in charge of buying champions, equipping them with items, and positioning the champions to optimise your composition.

Co-op vs. AI

League of Legends Group
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Co-op with AI is a game similar to League of Legends Normal. However, instead of playing against five players, your team will play against bots. Summoner’s Rift is the game platform. There are three difficulty levels: Intro, Beginner and Intermediate.

The amount of XP a player gains each match depends on their level and the time they’ve played.

  • Level 1-9: Grant 100% XP.
  • Level 10-19: Grant 90% XP.
  • Level 20-29 : Grant 80% XP after 180 minutes of each day
  • Level 30: Grant 75% of XP (5% after 180 minutes each night).

You can queue up up to four people for Co-op Vs. AI. You have the option to choose from either the champions in the list or one of the others. Weekly champion rotation.

Custom Game

You can play a custom game on Summoner’s Rift, or on Howling Abyss. You have the option to play against or with other bots. You can create custom games to test out new things or just have fun with your friends.


The League of Legends Tutorial was created in season eight and is intended to help new players learn the basics of League of Legends. The entire tutorial is composed of three tutorials. Every tutorial gives you 150 XP upon completion. You will also receive a capsule with 3000 blue essence when you complete all three steps. This capsule can be used to purchase champions. These are the steps: 

Step 1: Welcome to League

The tutorial’s first step places you on a modified Summoner’s Rift. You can only play in lane three. This step allows you to try out the various champions: Miss Fortune or Brand, Darius or Lux, as well as destroy the enemy tower.

Step 2: Get Powerful

Power Up is the second section of the tutorial. This tutorial teaches you how to upgrade your champion, abilities, and how to move.

Step 3: Buy Gear

The third and final section of the tutorial shows you how to purchase items from the game’s shopkeeper. You will also learn how to farm gold through killing minions, champions, and monsters.

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Use the Practice Tool

The Practice Tool lets you test different champions and their combinations. Summoners Rift can only play the game mode. This means that you must play solo. You can enable various cheats in Practice Tool. They are all listed below.


Game state commands

Jungle commands
Auto-refresh cooling downs Invulnerable turrets can be enabled/disable Respawn jungle
Auto-refresh HP Disable/enable turret fire Spawn Dragon (can choose dragon type)
Auto-refresh mana, energy, rage, etc Minions can be disabled/enabled
Add gold Jump forward 30 seconds into-game
Step up Reset game
Lock level to current level of XP Spwy enemy target dummy
Teleport to the target Spawn an allied target dummy
Revive Eliminate all target dummies that have been spawned

League of Legends Game Modes- Rotating Game Modes


League of Legends game mode: (c) Riot Games| © Riot Games

ARURF is a part of the Rotation of featured gamesThey are not always readily available. The name is the symbol of All Random Ultra Rapid Fire” It is available on Summoner’s Rift. The game mode was introduced for the first time on April Fools Day and returned to League of Legends’ 10th anniversary. The original name of the game was “…”URFRiot made the game mode similar to ARAM to accommodate champions that were too powerful and banned them from every game. A random champion was assigned. The game is in some ways similar to a normal game on the summoners rift, but in other ways, it is very different. URF’s greatest feature is the buff that all players receive, called “The Esports Pro”.Awesomely Awesome Bumping: The Awesome Bouff“:

  • Mana and Energy Costs Reduced by 100%
  • Reduced health costs by 50%
  • 300+ Ability haste and summoner spell havete, item haste increases 
  • 25% tenacity
  • 60+ Bonus movement speed
  • Bonus attack speed multiplied by 1.5 in melee champions, and 2 in ranged champions
  • Additional 25% damage for critical strikes

These buffs make every ability, champion, and basic attack more powerful. The game is also very fast-paced. You can spam all your abilities without stopping because you don’t have to pay any mana or energy costs.

One for All

One for All was introduced for the first time in 2013. It is now part of the Mode for featured games Rotation. The game works just like a normal game. Everyone on the same team must play the same champion. A Vote pick is the champion selection in One for all. Vote Pick is where everyone bans a champion and then chooses the champion they want to play. 

After each player has picked a champion to play, the client selects the champion selected by the team. Your chances of being chosen as your champion depend on how many times you have selected your champion. For example, Yuumi is 80% likely to be picked if Yuumi is selected by four of your teammates and Pyke is chosen by one of them. Pyke only has a 20% chance. 

Ultimate Spellbook

Ultimate Spellbook is not always available but can be found on the Rotation of featured games. The game mode works in a similar way to a normal game, but each player has the option to select an additional ultimate as their summoner. The game gives them the option to choose from four random ultimates. Your mission is to find ultimates that fit your champion (my personal favorite is Nautilus). Ahri ultimateThen, you will win the game. You can use the ultimate you choose before level 6 and it has an initial cooldown time of 135 seconds.

League of Legends – Nexus Blitz

Nexus Blitz Map
LoL Game Mode: Nexus Blitz | © Riot Games

Nexus Blitz was one of the first experimental game modes Riot Games released. It is now part of the featured rotation. The game is meant to have a shorter duration than a normal game and has its own special map. 

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The map is made up of two lanes separated by a jungle. The bases of each team are located on either side. The goal of the game is identical to normal games, where you need to destroy your enemy’s nexus. Apart from the differences in lane and jungles, the role assignment differs from a normal one. The two roles you can choose from are Jungle and Lane. The total number of members in a team is There are three laners and two junglers. 


To earn strong rewards and help your team win, the game mode offers some fun mini-games that players can play during the game. Some of the mini games includes URF Deathmatch, Loot Teemo, various types of Bardle Royale, Scuttle Racing and Sudden Death.

Are We able to expect more featured game modes?

At the moment, the main games in this featured game mode include ARURF, One for All and Nexus Blitz. The Ultimate Spellbook is the last. Other game modes have been discovered, such as Ascension, Black Market Brawlers and Dark Star, the Riot developers doubt they will have a comeback because these games takes a lot of resources to uphold and they believe these games are more fitting as a one-time thing.

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