Teamfight Tactics finally gets a cooperative mode
Earlier this year, Riot Games deployed labs to Team combat tactics. This new feature playlist was a way for Riot to experiment with new ways to play. TFT by offering alternative modes with slight twists on the auto-battler.
The first Lab to launch was Hyper Roll. The idea behind this mode was to create a shorter gaming experience while still giving players everything they love about TFT – team building, rolling, etc. The mode has been such a success that it will stay put in the next set to come with some improvements. designed to make it “less hectic”.
However, we’re also getting a new lab, and this one will meet one of the biggest community requests – the ability to play Teamfight Tactics with a friend in co-op. While you can currently line up with friends to play Teamfight Tactics, you still play against them in the game. This new lab will allow you to actually work in a two-person team.
There is no official name yet, but this cooperative partnered mode will allow you and a friend to line up and work together to defeat three other teams (so 2v2v2v2). Each player will still control their own board, however, teams will share a health pool. Many mechanical details still remain secret, but you can help your teammate through the Assistance Armory.
This new partnered mode will launch shortly after the release of the new set. It will continue to work for a few fixes before Riot brings it back to the store to make adjustments based on player data and feedback. The end goal, it seems, is to turn this into a more “full” and hopefully permanent mode at a later date.
Set 6 is slated to launch in November, so depending on the exact date, the new partner cooperative lab could arrive this month or maybe December.
This is easily one of the best modes Riot could have announced. As someone who plays Teamfight Tactics with a friend, it often sucked having to face them as the only way to play with them. This will allow us to play cooperatively, share strategies and work together to rise through the ranks as a team. It also gives me a built-in excuse to blame him when I inevitably finish eighth.