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This is a list of unreleased content. Only official content, confirmed in the client or leaked by Riot, is listed. As development of League of Legends is highly iterative and mostly confidential, whether or not an item or feature will be released is highly speculative.

  • Pending - A piece of content which is being prepared for future release.
  • Delayed - A piece of content which is being held for technical or other issues, but will probably still be released in the future.
  • Shelved - A piece of content that has been set aside indefinitely, and may or may not ever be released. Models and/or entries usually remain in client.
  • Scrapped - A piece of content that has been abandoned due to thematic, copyright, commercial or other issues. Not likely to ever be released. Models and/or entries usually removed from client.
  • Unknown/Speculation - No reliable information or the only information is indirect, speculative or conjectural.

Events

Name Previews Status Notes
The Invasion of Bandle City Unknown Bandle City vs. Noxus is one of many Thunderdome projects made in 2015 (one example being the officially released Butcher's Bridge). The Katarina artwork used for this project would later resurface as her card art for Legends of Runeterra.

Champions

Name Previews Status Notes
Tripwire Unknown It is currently unknown what this champion was supposed to be. The only known remnants of it are 3 files found in the tournament realm files from the end of Season 6, and Season 3 for Live and PBE. RADS patch 0.0.0.191 for Live, 0.0.1.150 for PBE.[1]
Unknown Speculation A champion accompanied by a swarm of insects.
Unknown Speculation A champion with a more permanent and significant pet.
Unknown Speculation Creator Viktor's Creator Viktor's recall animation, Battlecast Skarner and Battlecast Kog'Maw's reveal page, as well as both Battlecast Vel'Koz's Battlecast Vel'Koz's and Battlecast Urgot's Battlecast Urgot's splash artwork feature an airborne champion first seen in the Battlecast promo blueprint.

Scrapped Champs

Name Previews Status Notes
Ao Shin Ao Shin Scrapped Eventually released as Aurelion Sol Aurelion Sol. Direct tribute to the original concept was released as Storm Dragon Aurelion Sol Storm Dragon Aurelion Sol.
Avasha Avasha Scrapped Probably re-designed as either Katarina Katarina or Riven Riven.
Averdrian, the Astral Guardian Averdrian, the Astral Guardian Scrapped
CeeCee, the Hextech Engineer CeeCee, the Hextech Engineer Scrapped Released as early concept artwork for Braum Braum.
Cyborg Cowboy Cyborg Cowboy Scrapped
Eagle Rider Eagle Rider Scrapped Theme re-explored with Quinn Quinn and Valor Valor.
Elemental Hydra Scrapped
  • Originally hinted by Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam.[2]
  • The concept got passed up early on, as a personality couldn't be found for the idea.[3]
Ruby Scrapped Released as early concept artwork for Vi Vi.[4]
Gavid, the Plant King Gavid, the Plant King Scrapped
  • Cancelled because he 'didn't fit with the game's artistic theme'.
  • Treant theme re-explored with Maokai Maokai.[5]
  • Plant-growing theme re-explored with Zyra Zyra, who coincidentally re-used some ability names.[6]
Husk, the Hive Commander Husk, the Hive Commander Concept Scrapped Was eventually released as both Camille Camille and Kai'Sa Kai'Sa.[7]
Ink Mage Scrapped Has slipped into the game data and swiftly removed. No known concept art. Confirmed to be scrapped by Meddler on Beyond the Rift.
Iron Engineer Iron Engineer Scrapped Concept art likely incorporated in Blitzcrank Blitzcrank or Rumble Rumble.
Ivan, the Mad Bomber Ivan, the Mad Bomber Scrapped Concept art later incorporated in Nautilus Nautilus and Ziggs Ziggs.
Komachi Scrapped
Omen Omen Scrapped
  • Shelved concept that Riot couldn't find a suitable personality for.[9]
  • Concepts were recycled for Rek'Sai Rek'Sai.[10]
Paper Mage Scrapped At first, it manipulated words to create effects. It then became a 'rune mage' that would detonate runes. It was scrapped for being too much of a unique source of power and because of trouble making him look cool.[11]
Priscilla, the Spider Queen Priscilla, the Spider Queen Scrapped Eventually released as Elise Elise.
Rob Blackblade, the Dashing Rogue Rob Blackblade, the Dashing Rogue Scrapped Canceled because he 'didn't fit with the game's artistic theme'.
Seth, the Sand Mage Seth, the Sand Mage Scrapped Codename for an unnamed Sand Mage that Riot couldn't get the concept just right in the allotted time.[12]

The game did not support the VFX required, so was reworked into Azir Azir.[13]

Tabu, the Voodoo Shaman Tabu, the Voodoo Shaman Scrapped In the Prehistoric grouped splash art, a shaman-like character can be seen in the foreground, either controlling one of the creatures or being protected by it.
Tempus Scrapped
  • He could create a zone that would slow down projectiles.[14]
  • Was put on 'indefinite hold'[15] and then on 'permanent hiatus'.[16]
Tiki Tiki Scrapped
Totem Scrapped It would have had one totem, with abilities that could be fired out of the totem regardless of his range from it.[17]
Twin Yordles Scrapped
  • One had bombs and the other had a rocket launcher while being on a motorcycle + side car.
  • Idea was being developed by Brian 'FeralPony' Feeney before half the concept turned into Ziggs Ziggs.[18]
Urf, the Manatee Urf, the Manatee Special An April Fools' Day joke.
Well Soterios, the Hydrosoul Well Soterios, the Hydrosoul Scrapped Re-explored as Azir Azir.[19]
Yordle in a Tank Scrapped
  • In his ultimate, the drill tank would've gone underground, popping up in a targeted area, dealing damage and creating a one way tunnel that his allies could have gone through.[20][21]
  • Ability recycled for both Rek'Sai Rek'Sai and Bard Bard.

Features

Magma Chamber
  • 'Cancelled' (again)[22]
Summoner icons
  • A set that reflect lifetime RP RP RP purchases.
Supremacy
  • Riot has bought up loads of domain names surrounding the word 'Supremacy' in relation to 'League of Legends'.[23] While nothing is known about what 'Supremacy' could mean, a similar 'leak' happened for Dominated Dominion profileicon.png 'Dominion' months before its official unveiling.
    • Could be a card game.[24]
      • Could also refer to Featured Game Mode icon.png Ascension ('supremacy' is synonym with 'ascendancy').

Skins

Champion Skin Previews Status Notes
Amumu Amumu Sewn Chaos Sewn Chaos Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'. Eventually replaced by Infernal Amumu Infernal Amumu.
Blitzcrank Blitzcrank Sewn Chaos Sewn Chaos Scrapped Canceled for 'not meeting quality standards'. Eventually replaced by Lancer Paragon Blitzcrank Lancer Paragon Blitzcrank and Lancer Rogue Blitzcrank Lancer Rogue Blitzcrank.
Caitlyn Caitlyn Futuristic PAX Aus Art Demo Scrapped Reworked into Pulsefire Caitlyn Pulsefire Caitlyn.
Cho'Gath Cho'Gath Elderwood Concept Shelved One of the three concepts for a new Cho'Gath skin made by Riot in collaboration with an individual known as Bryan and the Make-A-Wish foundation, eventually Bryan chose ​Dark Star Cho'Gath Dark Star Cho'Gath.
Cho'Gath Cho'Gath War Drake Concept Shelved One of the three concepts for a new Cho'Gath skin made by Riot in collaboration with an individual known as Bryan and the Make-A-Wish foundation, eventually Bryan chose ​Dark Star Cho'Gath Dark Star Cho'Gath.
Diana Diana Unnamed Annoucement Scrapped Reworked into Lunar Goddess Diana Lunar Goddess Diana.
Evelynn Evelynn Unnamed Loading Scrapped
  • Predates, but likely became Masquerade Evelynn Masquerade Evelynn.
  • Found in the patch right after launch.
  • No known mention of this content.
Ezreal Ezreal Rick Roll

Rick Astley

Texture 1 Texture 2 Scrapped
  • Found in the game files somewhere around Trundle Trundle's release.
  • No model data matches these textures but they share similarities with his Beta model (like the coat).
  • Oddly, the faces map onto his original base model correctly.
Illaoi Illaoi Adventurer Concept Shelved
  • One of the three skins revealed for voting on the next Illaoi skin, however... Battlecast was the most voted of the three and was eventually released as Resistance Illaoi Resistance Illaoi.
Illaoi Illaoi Deep Space Concept Shelved
  • One of the three skins revealed for voting on the next Illaoi skin, however... Battlecast was the most voted of the three and was eventually released as Resistance Illaoi Resistance Illaoi.
Kalista Kalista Dark Star Screenshot of the file Scrapped Found within Dark Star Thresh Dark Star Thresh's audio data. Note: "Black Star" is the internal name for "Dark Star", as well as a localization choice.
Karma Karma Bladestorm Texture Shelved Extracted from game files.
Karma Karma Jade Empress Unknown Extracted from game files.
Karma Karma Lunar Unknown Appeared in the shop accidentally.
Katarina Katarina Crimson Elite Texture Unknown
Katarina Katarina Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into PROJECT: Katarina PROJECT: Katarina.
Leona Leona Unnamed Unknown Several skins (including an 'Ancient Solari' one).

Eventually released as Solar Eclipse Leona Solar Eclipse Leona and Lunar Eclipse Leona Lunar Eclipse Leona.

Master Yi Master Yi Snow Man Prestige Edition Scrapped Dropped in Hextech Crafting because of a bug.
Miss Fortune Miss Fortune Special Forces Silhouette Unknown
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser Dark Crusader Dark Crusader Model Scrapped Shipped to the PBE, removed from the game's files and replaced with King of Clubs Mordekaiser King of Clubs Mordekaiser data years later. There is no known mention of it being reworked into King of Clubs.
Morgana Morgana Skin 6 Unknown
  • Extracted from game files.
  • Assets imply fire theme.
Olaf Olaf Russian Knight Texture Shelved Extracted from game files.
Sejuani Sejuani Queen Unknown
Sivir Sivir SKT T1 SKT T1 Scrapped Requested by playerbase and by SKT T1 Bang to be replaced by SKT T1 Kalista SKT T1 Kalista.
Sona Sona Disco Texture Unknown Extracted from game files.
Soraka Soraka Battle Priestess Screenshot Scrapped Reworked into Celestine Soraka Celestine Soraka.[25]
Soraka Soraka Unnamed LoadScreen Scrapped
  • Predates but likely became Dryad Soraka Dryad Soraka.
  • Found in the patch right after launch.
  • No known mentions of this content.
Tristana Tristana Arm Cannon Unknown Extracted from game files.
Tristana Tristana Galactic Gunner Shelved
  • One of the three skins revealed for voting on the next Tristana skin, however the most voted skin was Little Demon Tristana Little Demon Tristana.
Tristana Tristana Sugar Rush Shelved
  • One of the three skins revealed for voting on the next Tristana skin, however the most voted skin was Little Demon Tristana Little Demon Tristana.
Tryndamere Tryndamere Dreadknight Files Scrapped Reworked into Nightmare Tryndamere Nightmare Tryndamere.
Twitch Twitch Exterminator Shelved Extracted from game files.
Vayne Vayne Unnamed Concept Scrapped Released on twitter by Michael 'IronStylus' Maurino.
Vayne Vayne Vampire Concept Scrapped
Zed Zed Cyber Texture Scrapped Reworked into PROJECT: Zed PROJECT: Zed.
Teasers
Victorious Skin Changes
  • Future Victorious skins may be made available to purchase for two weeks at the end of the season. This will not be applied retroactively to former skins.
  • Players who earn Gold+ will receive the Victorious skin for free with a Vintage splash art.
  • Players who receive the skin for free or who purchase the skin will also receive a free Chromaskins.png Chroma based on their highest rank. Currently unknown if you will also receive the lesser Chromas.
    • To clarify: there is a Bronze and Silver Chroma, it's just not freely given.
    • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master and Challenger Chromas will not be available to purchase separately.
Splash Tweaks

Splash art is often tweaked for final touches between PBE and release, sometimes post-release (File:Ahri PrestigeKDASkin.jpg for example). To find these iterations, refer to the file history on the respective filepage.

Balance Changes

ARAM

  • Possibility of having all champions available in this mode to eliminate 'ARAM smurfs' (reroll system would be reworked)

Champions

Champion Update Schedule
  • Riot will no longer be issuing complimentary refunds on recent purchases that receive significant visual or gameplay changes. Instead, they are now disclosing which champions are set to receive significant changes and are advising players to reconsider their purchases.
Backdating Visually Upgraded Skin Artwork
Artwork Leaks
Ability Icon Updates
  • Andrei 'Meddler' van Roon mentioned that they'd love some feedback on other champions in need of icon updates. He also noted they'll also be updating older non-champion-related icons.[26]
LeBlanc LeBlanc - Visual Update[27]
Run Animations
  • Andrei 'Meddler' van Roon mentioned that Riot was currently getting some work underway to improve the run animation of some of the older champions. They are targeting champs who either aren't in need of a full VGU or aren't likely to get one in the immediate future. Walk/Run anims are being focused on here since they're played more than any other animations.

References