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PBE 09/01

 

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All Updates for Patch 51 Cycle

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A new login screen will hit live with Patch 5.1 to celebrate a new season of competitive play.

 

 

 

New Splash Arts

 

Challenger Ahri


For a full preview of the skin, check here.

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El Tigre Braum


For a full preview of the skin, check here.

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Alistar


For a preview of Alistar’s visual update, check here.

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New LCS Summoner Icons

LCS icons for the new season are now available for all participating teams.

 

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

 

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PBE 05/12

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

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Blood Moon Elise Color Changes

Blood Moon Elise has gone back to being mildly pink-colored.

 

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New Splash Arts

 

Blood Moon Elise

Check here for a full preview of Blood Moon Elise’s abilities and here for her color tweaks.

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Eternum Rek’Sai

Check here for an in-game preview of Eternum Rek’Sai.

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Poro Rider Sejuani

Check here to see Poro Rider Sejuani in-game.

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Snow Day Malzahar

Check here for an in-game preview of Snow Day Malzahar.

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Blood Moon Thresh

Check here to see Blood Moon Thresh in-game.

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Item Changes

 

Enchantment: Devourer

  • Base magic damage on-hit decreased from 40 to 25 [revert on the changes in this PBE update]

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

 

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PBE 13/11

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

[ Note ] The Preseason changes are up on the PBE. They’ll be live with Patch 4.20.

 

All PBE Updates from Patch 4.20 Cycle:

[ 12/11 ] Changes to Fiora and Kalista

[ 12/11 ] Ward Skin Gifting, Preseason Icons, Nerfs to Amumu, Kha’Zix, Lee Sin and Warwick

[ 10/11 ] Maokai Visual Update – Textures, Abilities and Skins, Nerf to Gnar

[ 07/11 ] Maokai Visual Update (Unavailable), Updated Graves Splash Art, New Maokai Spell Icons

[ 07/11 ] Nerfs to Gnar, Katarina and Rammus, Buffs to Sona, Texture Rebalances for Riven and Jax

[ 05/11 ] Kalista, Six New Skins, Balance Changes, Texture Rebalances

 

 

Kalista Login Theme

 

Kalista, the new Champion coming with next patch, got her login screen in this update.

 

New Splash Arts

 

Battlecast Kog’Maw

Check here for a preview of the skin.

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Classic Maokai

Here’s an in-game preview of the visually updated Maokai.

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Blood Moon Kalista

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Battlecast Alpha Skarner

Check here for a preview of the skin.

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Battlecast Ward Store Image

 

The new Battlecast Ward has received its store icon.

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

 

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PBE 22/08 Contents:

 

Reminder: The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

Want to keep up with news on the Public Beta Environment?

Here’s a list of the updates for Patch 4.15:

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New Splash Arts

 

Cyber Ops Yasuo, Final Boss Veigar, Shyvana and Vayne all got new splash arts!

 

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Final Boss Veigar


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Cyber Ops Yasuo Preview

 

 

Final Boss Veigar Preview

 

 

 

Champion Changes

 

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  • Base damage in both mini and mega form decreased by 3 [ revert on the changes in this PBE update ]
  • Base health regen in both mini and mega form increased from 0.5-per-second to 0.9

 

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  • Maximum damage vs monsters decreased from 100/150/200/250/300 to 75/125/175/225/275 [ revert on the changes in this PBE update ]

 

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  • Bonus AD ratio decreased from 0.5 to 0.2 [ revert on the changes in this PBE update ]

 

 

Summoner’s Rift Visual Update has been removed from the PBE and will not be shipping with Patch 4.15.


 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

 

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PBE 30/05: New Pentakill Splash Arts

Official Announcements: Pool Party & Winter Warriors Bundles in Store

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Previous PBE Updates for Patch 4.9 Cycle:

 

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Pentakill Splash Arts

 

  • Pentakill’s roster, Yorick, Karthus, Mordekaiser, Olaf and Sona, are all getting new Splash arts!
  • New art for the cover of the album, “Smite and Ignite”, has been teased on the PBE!

 

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OK, I was kidding about the last one, but the rest are real. Also, if you have Pentakill Sona or Pentakill Mordekaiser, check here to see how their new models look like on the PBE.

 

 

Pool Party & Winter Warriors Bundles


 

A song of ice and fire is coming for your wallet this week!

 

 

Craving something new at champ select? Get fed on these limited time bundles. They’re flexible in cost, meaning the final bundle price will automatically adjust to reflect only what’s new to your collection.

 


Pool Party bundle – 50% off at 2813 RP (5060 RP if you need the champions)

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With the sun beating down and the water heating up, the gang’s getting back together. Who brought the hot dogs?

Skins included:

  • Pool Party Ziggs
  • Pool Party Leona
  • Pool Party Lee Sin
  • Pool Party Renekton
  • Pool Party Graves

Champions included:

 


Winter Warriors bundle — 50% off at 2438 RP (3722 RP if you need the champions)

Winter Warriors Bundle

South of the equator, a Pool Party is less than appropriate. Survive the season by chilling with these champs and skins.

Skins included:

  • Frost Queen Janna
  • Snow Day Singed (Legacy)
  • Snowstorm Sivir (Legacy)
  • Frostfire Annie
  • Frostblade Irelia

Champions included:

 

 

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Pentakill’s debut album is just a few days away! Learn more about the musicians starring in it and check out their awesome new songs!

 

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Two more Pentakill songs have been uploaded!

 

Pentakill – Deathfire Grasp

 

 

Pentakill – Ohmwrecker

 

 

 

Q: How do you get musicians on board with your idea for a Pentakill album?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: We just ask them. 😉

It’s often very tricky, since, you know, a video game developer comes around the corner and says “Ayo we’re writing a metal album, wanna trust us blindly that it’s legit and sing it?” – I myself would be rather hesitant to believe that it’ll work out without having the musical context. 😉 But all of the musicians that we collaborated with on the Pentakill album are very passionate musicians and really cared about creating something awesome, so after spending some time with them on a creative level, we were able to gain their trust.

 

 

Button Rioter fizznchips: Also we kidnapped their families.

 

 

Q: Will you post more of these songs on Youtube before the album is released?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: All of the songs will be available on youtube, yes. once the album goes live, or once we leak them. 😛

 

 

 

 

Q: Will the album also be available on Spotify?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Yes it will be.

 

 

 

 

Q: Will it be available via Google play?

 

Button Rioter viranimal: Yes, it will 🙂

 

 

Q: Will there be a download link on the Pentakill page for the whole album?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: Yes.

 

 

 

 

Q: Do you think the lyrics of “Deathfire Grasp” take away from the song?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: That’s fair. It’s definitely the song on the album that refers to the game the most in such a style, it’s a direct homage to playing the game. Lightbringer and Thornmail are very different, they rather tell a tale. I think you will probably really dig Thornmail. All of the songs have a pretty different approach lyrically.

A lot of our musical / lyrics writing approach for the whole album was to create something that is very diverse, and is a true homage to metal as a whole, so all the songs will be touching sub-genres of metal.

 

 

Q: Will you sell a physical copy of the album?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: There will be a physical copy, once we figure it out. ;P should be available within a few weeks.

 

 

 

Q: Is the singer from “Deathfire Grasp” ZP Theart, ex-singer from Dragonforce?

 

Praeco Button Rioter Praeco: ’tis.

 

 

 

 

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A recent Reddit thread sparked some discussion about Evelynn’s need for a VU.

 

 

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IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: So, we did a proxy model from a concept I did for Eve. (Proxy meaning a low-rez, less detailed, more dirty version of a final in-game asset) At first glance it actually looked decent. It was cool to see the new “base” in Eve’s signature pose. However, as soon as we began to run her around the problems were overwhelming. Her rig is a mess. Animations are clunky. She was made before we had as many bones as we do now in our rigs, and it wouldn’t accommodate any new animations for a new base or a new skin. The tassels maybe have.. 5 bones? That’s not enough for an animator to make as nice looking cloth as we’ve been able to do on Karthus.

So yeah. Chances are she won’t get a new skin until we get that VU in order. We’re currently still in early ideation for her, and actually we’ll be having a meeting soon to see where she will fall in our slotting priorities.

 

 

Q: When will we see Evelynn’s new visuals?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: I doubt she’ll happen this year, but that’s just a guess. We’ll have a better idea during our slotting sessions where we’ll prioritize what’s next.

 

 

 

 

Q: Why is Evelynn problematic to update, visually?

 

IronStylus Button Rioter IronStylus: There are a lot of champions that suffer from ailments aside from not looking good. Taric, Eve, Sion, etc, all have some fundamental thematic questions that need to be answered before we can throw them into production.

One of the reasons Karthus was straight forward is because he’s essentially an undead lich death-pope. Not a lot of thematic tinkering there.

 

 

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Battle Boosts in the new One-for-all Mode have sparked a lot of controversy. Are they a good addition to League? 

 

 

 Q: Aren’t we supposed to be refunded the Battle Boost RP cost in the case of a queue dodge?

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Yes – no RP is supposed to be charged for dodged games. Please submit a ticket if this bug happens!

 

 

 

 

Q: Where can I see the bonus IP I’ve earned from a Battle Boost?

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: I think the IP you earn is indicated in the little symbol next to the IP bar. This is unclear but changing the bar was a surprisingly big undertaking (thanks old code!). Noting this to improve for next time.

 

 

 

Follow-up:

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Hem not sure what I can add beyond my explanation just above – there should be a green arrow next to the IP bar and mousing over it will show that you were credited the IP. But there does seem to be a potential for bugs with transferred accounts

The IP happens regardless of outcome.

I appreciate the patience but it would be a big deal if we said it’d grant IP and then it didn’t! Let me know if it’s still unclear or not working.

 

 

Q: Why don’t we have the option to pay for Battle Boosts with IP?

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: I don’t think we have ever offered access to skins for IP. I hear ya that there is demand but it’s a really really big bridge to cross and this didn’t seem like the right time or place. 

We always want purchases priced to be a fair value, if not better – what part makes it feel unfulfilling to you? I’d love to hear any thoughts you might have on how would you have priced this and what you would base it on.

Thanks for the feedback! Hope you enjoy the game mode all the same 

 

 

Opinion: The Battle Boost is worth it only if you’re playing with premade friends

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Thanks for the responses guys – one thing I noticed is that people who judge this as a single game skin trial for themselves find it really really not worth – Noted. This wasn’t really the goal, but since there is no way of trailing a skin and players want that, it’s judged against that standard.

IRXS’ explanation is much closer to what we had in mind – Our intended goal was to complement the ‘team’ side of one-for-all. We’ll be collecting feedback more systematically from purchasers and nonpurchasers but I appreciate you all sharing your thoughts!

 

 

Suggestion: Allow players to test skins for free in custom games with bots

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo: Ah my apologies if this came off as it’s impossible – I meant to acknowledge that no such method is available right now.

I think your story is a legitimate example and one that many players can relate to. Thanks for the suggestion as well!

 

 

Q: Why is feedback on Battle Boosts neglected?

 

BuboBubo Button Rioter BuboBubo:I deeply appreciate all the feedback and will take it lumps and all because it’s core to us getting better. But sometimes player feedback comes in pretty harsh packages and it’s not uncommon to see some pretty cynical viewpoints which takes some getting used to. Not to absolve myself of blame either – we do make mistakes and earn our share of ire. Hopefully we can continue to get better to the point where we earn your trust and the benefit of the doubt. I’ll personally keep chipping away at this and every other Rioter I know is working towards this too.

 

 

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Forums are getting a rule makeover . Live services Rioter Tamat has you covered on what the new requirements are.

 

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Hello superfriends,

I’d like to make you aware that there’s a new thread on the beta boards about the rules we’re going to be implementing as part of our new approach. I post this in GD because I know that many of you will have strong feelings on this subject, so I’d like to invite you to come over and check out the discussion. 

Fair warning, some of the rules we’re discussing are in full effect, so please take heed before posting.

LAST THING! If you do decide to go over and post, if you can use the up / down vote to rate content by how valuable you think it is for the discussion, that’d help us test some stuff!

Thanks in advance!

 

 

Q: Will you properly communicate the issue with punished players?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised. We’re putting a lot of thought into our approach here.

 

 

 

 

Q: What does the “overly sexual art” rule imply?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: I’ll cross-post a reply that I made in the Rules WiP thread.

Art that shows partial or full nudity (by social standards) or is heavily sexually suggestive. The intent of the rules is to spell that out in a way that everyone can understand. I’m not sure if it is right now. What do you guys think?

 

 

Follow-up Q: Does that include the Splash arts of Zyra, Evelynn, Leblanc, Elise, etc.?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: No. None of those come anywhere close. Does that make it clearer?

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Why don’t you make a sticky thread with the new rules on GD?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Because we’re not equipped to moderate these boards by that strict a standard at the moment. You have to remember that the volume of posts in these forums is much, much higher than the CB boards. If you consider how much of that volume would currently be in violation of these rules, we’re talking serious business. We’re figuring our approach for moderation here, but nothing has been decided yet. Would love to hear your thoughts.

 

 

 Q: Why must the community beta forum replace the existing ones? Can’t they both be used by players?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: Real talk for a second here guys. These forums are powered by a system that was originally architected back in the 90’s. The amount of hacked development that we’ve done to get them to where they are today was a herculean effort, and one that accrued a lot of tech debt. There will come a day when these forums could crash and burn. Worse case scenario, who knows what could happen.

We don’t want to wait for that, so we’re trying to solve that problem with the CB boards. Please don’t go torches and pitchforks on me, I’m just giving you some transparency into the reality.

 

 

Q: Will the community beta forum layout be updated?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: We’re actually working on that right now. I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised with an update down the road.

 

 

 

 

Q: Why aren’t these rules worded more professionally?

 

Tamat Button Rioter Tamat: News flash: you can be professional, and use language that you use in your everyday life. Do you want us to be a suit and tie Rito, or a Rito ran by a bunch of gamers with personality? 

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo.