(Welcome to the first installment of Weekly League, which will be a weekly segment on what has been going on in the League of Legends PBE scene! Though we won’t be able to talk about all of the new changes, we’ll be giving you the most important updates concerning the game in its public beta state! Eventually, we’ll be attempting to bring Weekly League as a video segment, but until then, you’ll have to read all about the new updates for yourself!)
As some of you may know, new skins are incoming for both Jayce and Blitzcrank, currently named Debonair Jayce and iBlitzcrank, respectively (the latter of which you can see above). As of right now, the splash art for iBlitzcrank is up, but the actual model is not available for play at the moment. On the opposite end, Debonair Jayce is available for play testing, but a splash art has yet to be released.
In the splash art update department, Sona is getting an incredible update, which just looks phenomenal. You can see the new splash art, set to release soon, here!
Quinn, the next upcoming champion, has been detailed within the PBE forums, but has yet to be released in the PBE. It’s estimated that the new champion should be coming to the PBE in just a few short weeks, but to tide you over, you can read some artful journals to guess which position he/she is! The one that made the announcement is Riot’s senior concept artist, IronStylus, and you can find the images on his post here!
A new command, /equalize, is being tested. The function is set to serve as a form of “mercy” from a team that has farmed and killed their way so much so that it could be impossible for the opposing team to fight. By using the /equalize command in your chat box, a voting process will open up for your team. If your team agrees to help equalize the game state, gold and levels will be given to the opposing team. This function will, of course, probably not be used for ranked gameplay, however, this is being aimed to function for fun-based game modes like all-random-all-mid (ARAM).
Lastly, a major aesthetic change is incoming for health bars (an possibly mana bars). For the health bars that hover over any champion, bars now represent 200 points of health, rather than the current representation of 100 points of health per bar. At the 1000 points of health level, a small black divider will appear, separating one set of 1000 points of health from the other health, continuing for each set of 1000 points. Currently, a bug makes it so that the mana/fury/energy bar cannot be seen in the main section located underneath your abilities, so we cannot confirm if this change will take in effect for mana/fury/energy as well.
To keep up-to-date with all of the latest PBE stuff, you can check out the official League of Legends PBE forum here!
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Do you have or are interested in a League of Legends club at your school? Well then, you might want to listen up! The guys at Riot have officially announced their collegiate program, which will allow you to search or create a League of Legends club at any college! With the new program, you’ll be able to complete challenges, request some event support, or even win some cool… swag.