JustTheJazziest here! We’ve all had those games of ARAM (All Random, All Mid) where neither team seemed to be able to end the game, and so what we hoped would be a short game ends up taking over half an hour. According to Meddler, the Lead Gameplay Designer for League of Legends, “ARAM’s intended to be a notably faster game mode than SR, some (not all) games can really stall out though.”
To address this problem, Riot recently implemented several changes to make ARAM games go faster. These changes included more cannon minions. faster minion spawn time, and stronger and faster super minions.
So have the changes paid off? According to WWG, Feral Pony, Lead Live Designer for League of Legends; “There are noticeably less games running really long and more in the low to mid 20 minutes territory.”
So now even with bad teammates, we hopefully won’t have to suffer through any more 40 minute ARAM matches.