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League of Legends getting colourblind mode in upcoming patch

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This is a nice bit of news from the League of Legend site . Riot Games are planning to introduce a colourblind mode aimed at helping players with red/green colourblindness.

The NHS say that colourblindness affects one in 12 men and one in a hundred women, which means the update will help out a significant number of League of Legends 11 million active players . The new colourblind mode is just the sort of thing we'd like to see more from developers, especially in games like League of Legends where mistaking one ability for another can mean the difference between life and death (in the game).

Riot have posted some interesting images that demonstrate what League of Legends currently looks like for red/green colourblind players, and how the new vision mode will solve the problem. They also say they're planning to update the alternative colour schemes for those with other forms of colour blindness in future patches. You can find those images below.

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Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.