Capture-and-hold mode coming to League of Legends with Dominion

By Stephany Nunneley
4 August 2011 15:36 GMT

Riot Games has announced League of Legends: Dominion, a new capture-and-hold game mode.

Capture-and-hold has players battling for control of five strategic targets, capturing points from the opposing team and defending them against enemy intrusion. It all takes place on a new map in the Crystal Scar, a “highly contested, war-torn mining village,” with an accelerated version of classic League of Legends gameplay.

Matches will last around 20 minutes so players can power through the mode as compared to the strategic pace of Summoner’s Rift. Summoners can also participate in one-on-one and small team fights with late-game comebacks possible.

Like the core game, Dominion will be free and players will be able to use all their existing masteries, runes, champions and skins.

Attendees at gamescom will get hands-on time with Dominion, and PAX Prime attendees will get their chance next month.

A release date is expected “soon”.

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