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TFT Set 10 — How to Play 8-Bit

An in-depth guide on what the 8-Bit trait does in Teamfight Tactics Remix Rumble and how to win with it.

The new Teamfight Tactics set, TFT: Remix Rumble is the game's 10th expansion and is the most ambitious yet. With every origin being music-themed, players will want to have a sound game plan when it comes to each specific trait.

In this guide, Esports Illustrated’s TFT expert takes players on a quick tour of what the 8-Bit trait has to offer along with what the trait does, what each 8-Bit Champion’s role is and some tips and tricks to make the 8-Bit comp the strongest it can be. Here is an explainer on how to play the 8-Bit trait in TFT Set 10.

What Does the 8-Bit trait do?

The retro video game music inspires 8-Bit trait takes the Arcade skinline and throws them into Set 10 with a standard attack damage buff but in a unique twist. Instead of giving a flat amount of AD to 8-bit champions on the board, those champions will be working together to reach a high score.

When the 8-bit trait is active, an arcade machine spawns right outside the board and acts as a damage tracker. Every damage dealt by any champion on the team while the trait is active is kept as score in the arcade machine and once players hit specific “high scores” intervals, 8-Bit champions gain increased damage for each interval hit throughout the game. The amount of AD scaling is based on how many 8-Bit champions are on the board.

Essentially, the key here is to get the trait online as early as possible and slam as many damage items as possible to be able to snowball the damage to make sure that players are always on top of the lobby.

All 8-Bit Champions and their roles

  • Corki (1g 8-Bit/Big Shot)
  • Garen (2g 8-Bit/Sentinel)
  • Riven (3g 8-Bit/Edgelord)
  • Caitlyn (4g 8-Bit/Rapidfire)

Even though he is just a one-cost champion, Corki is going to be vital in every 8-Bit composition in the early game as he will be both the best way to get the trait online and being the primary damage dealer, especially with the Headliner mechanic.

8-bit caitlin tft trait set 10

Garen gives the comp some balance by being a decent frontline option that scales into the midgame well. Don't expect Garen to be doing any heavy lifting but he will buy some time for the main stars to rack up some points.

In the mid-to-late game, players have two options for their endgame carry. The first is the three-cost Riven who has the Edgelord trait. With the Edgelord trait giving extra attack speed, the extra damage from the 8-Bit trait makes Riven a serious potential carry. However, players will need to three-star her if they want to take Riven into the endgame.

For players who want a safer, more traditional carry, Caitlyn is the perfect fit. With the Rapidfire trait also giving bonus attack speed, Caitlyn can dish out fast damage at a distance and doesn't require players to commit to a reroll comp.

Best synergy champions

Even though they wouldn't get the 8-Bit damage bonus, running dual carries makes sense in 8-Bit compositions due to them being able to help stack the damage for the main 8-Bit carry but equally as important, a secondary carry will be able to turn on the secondary trait for any of the three potential 8-Bit Carries.

For Corki, having an Ezreal to turn on Big Shot is a big boon especially if Corki starts to fall off in the late game, having a four-cost secondary carry that can realistically be the main carry is a smart move.

For Riven there is no better partner than Yone. Also a three-cost Edglord, Yone is the perfect compliment to Riven as typically three-cost reroll comps usually try to have two three-star three-cost champions so they can do equal lifting in the late game and not be outpaced by four or five-cost carry compositions.

And finally with Rapidfire, while it's very hard to one-up Caitlyn who is already a premier carry since she is a four-cost champion, Lucian as a five-cost Rapdifire champion gives the 8-Bit comp the most lethal backline in the entire game.