For all League of Legends (LoL) fans and players, the minion bounties mechanism right now is a problem. Normally, when you have a lot of kills in a match, your enemies will gain more gold from killing you. That is the kill bounty Now, besides the existing kill bounty, when you have more farm than your opponents to a certain amount, there will be a bounty bonus for your head, although your KDA is 0/0/0.

Having a bounty on your head just because you farm better than your opponents itself is a problem since some champions in the game naturally have better farming ability than others. Not to mention that this mechanism makes good players feel unsatisfied. Just because of having better skill in last-hitting, the good players now have to play safer because they have a bounty on their head now.

Of course, the minion bounties mechanism has its reasons for its existence. This is a pathway for losing teams to come back in both regular and professional matches. But overall, the mechanism is ridiculous and need to be removed from the game. Need more evidence? Take a look at the match between TSM and OpTic Gaming. With a KDA of 0/0/0 and have less farm than TSM’s mid-laner Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg, still OpTic mid-laner Lee “Crown” Min-ho still had a bounty on his head at that match. This happened just because Lee “Crown” Min-ho got some turret plate (each gives you 160 gold if you destroy it on your own). At this point, we have to ask why bother giving players gold bonus for each turret plate they earn? The game will give a bounty on their head right after that.

Crown had a bounty on his head, though he had KDA of 0/0/0 and down 7cs at that moment

The answer to our questions has partly been revealed. A post on Riot’s forums by the lead gameplay designer Andrei “Meddler” van Roon said that the whole minion bounty system is bugged at the moment. Andrei “Meddler” van Roon even pointed out that there are intentional bugs, and these bugs are hard to foresee and. tackle But Riot Games would keep the system since it had the potential to stop complete snowball and give ways for losing team comeback. And while he noted that Riot Games is working hard on a fix patch, there is currently no certain date saying when the fix will be released.

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Up 11cs, down a kill, team being bullied, and there was a 450g bounty?

So if you watch or play LoL and see an apparently random minion bounty, stay calm. Riot Games at the moment does not know who should be having bounties and who should not either.