Riot Games and their faithful following have bid U.R.F. Mode a fond farewell, as the limited-time game mode finally leaves League of Legends. Don't fret, though, because Riot has confirmed plans to bring Ultra Rapid Fire Mode back some time in the future as a Featured Games Mode.
Originally released on April 1 as an April Fools' joke, Ultra Rapid Fire Mode (abbreviated to U.R.F.) was originally scheduled for removal from League on April 7. Due to overwhelming demand, however, it stayed active until yesterday, April 13. This is what happens when developers play a prank so hilariously successful it becomes a legitimate part of their game.
Despite pleas by fans for U.R.F. Mode to remain a permanent fixture in League of Legends, Riot noted that it was never meant to be that way.
Like a manatee waving a spatula as he fades into the distance, Ultra Rapid Fire is saying sayonara. U.R.F. was never meant to be more than an April Fool’s gag, but the community’s response has been anything but a joke, so goodbyes need not be final.
Ultra Rapid Fire will come back in one form or another, but like all Featured Game Modes it wasn’t designed to live forever. Later this week, we’ll be sharing more of our philosophy around Featured Game Modes and a behind-the-curtain look at the development of U.R.F. itself. In the meantime, recap all of the top community plays as well as professional Ultra Rapid Fire action.
forever, U.R.F. Mode. Until we meet again. In the meantime, I'd take Riot's suggestion and just look up some U.R.F. highlights for a good laugh.