January 12, 2024

TFT Patch 14.1: Heartsteel Buff and TFT Galaxies Return to the Stars

Have you ever heard a remix of a remix? Well, get ready to start off 2024 with a bass boost as Teamfight Tactics Patch 14.1 introduces huge changes to TFT Set 10: Remix Rumble. From the long-awaited Spectator Mode to game-changing trait reworks. Oh, and, for the first time ever, Riot is bringing back a previous set during the Lunar Festival event! TFT Galaxies: Return to the Stars will be available from patch 14.02 to patch 14.03.

TFT Patch 14.1 Notes

Here's a breakdown of all the major updates Riot just released!

System Changes and New Features

Patch 14.1 brings several system changes to TFT, including balancing streaks, reworking ties, and adjusting the Headliner rule. The best feature, however, is Spectator Mode, allowing players to watch their friends in action and streamlining tournament broadcasts for a better experience.

Streaking now requires you to hit a higher streak to make gold, so going Open Fort will stop being so strong early on in the game, as opposed to preserving your tactician’s health.

Heartsteel Trait Rework

The econ trait, Heartsteel, got an exciting makeover in TFT Set 14.1. Previously falling short of the hype surrounding other econ traits, Heartsteel now features a high-risk, high-reward dynamic. Every four turns, players can choose to cash out or raise the stakes. If you choose to hold on, the box will turn golden, entering high-risk mode with a huge boost: double the hearts you earn every round. However, winning a combat lowers your total by 50%. Lose eight times in a row, and you get an additional 80 bonus hearts.

Champion Changes

Nearly every champion in TFT Set 10 is getting a stat adjustment in Patch 14.1. The most noteworthy buff is for Twisted Fate, who is finally becoming a well-balanced magic damage carry. Lucian scales appropriately with Attack Speed now, and Sona got a buff to solidify her role as a top-tier utility champion at the five-cost level.

Augment Overhauls

Patch 14.1 took away the Consistency augment, aligning with the new changes to streaking. In addition, the developers reworked Submit to the Pit to enhance the Mosher trait, which was somewhat neglected in the previous patch.

Item Tweaks

In the item department, AP items received a boost, meaning your magic damage carries can finally build raw damage items (welcome back, Jeweled Gauntlet). Meanwhile, the True Damage emblem lost its Bling Bonus, since slapping it on any champion made them a beast.

TFT Galaxies: Return to the Stars

TFT Galaxies: Return to the Stars

Later this year, in February, we can expect a temporary game mode to come to Teamfight Tactics, with TFT Galaxies: Return to the Stars taking us back to the fan-favorite third Set of the auto-chess battler.

TFT Spectator Mode

Spectator Mode is the star of the show, and it’s already available in the live client with a 1-minute delay.

After asking Riot for this feature for years, Teamfight Tactics players can finally watch each other’s games. This also means TFT tournaments will be boosting the quality of their live streams with a more dynamic broadcast flow.

TFT Spectator Mode

Spectator Mode is the star of the show, and it’s already available in the live client with a 1-minute delay. After asking Riot for this feature for years, Teamfight Tactics players can finally watch each other’s games. This also means TFT tournaments will be boosting the quality of their live streams with a more dynamic broadcast flow.

How can I spectate in TFT?

Players can now right-click on a friend from their friend list to spectate their matches, offering a front-row seat to victories or providing moral support in defeat. Spectate is initially available in official Riot Regions only for this patch.

Teamfight Tacticians, get ready to DJ your way into the highest ranks in TFT with Patch 14.1, and divert all power to your spaceship’s thrusters as we return to the stars with TFT Galaxies! Dive into the remix rumble and stay tuned for more TFT news!

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