The PBE has been rolled back but a few new things have sneaked in - including splash art for High Noon Yasuo and several new store images, including shots of a new S3 Ward!
Over the past week the PBE has experienced significant problems ranging from broken AI behavior to crashes to disabled champions, ultimately forcing us to disable most of our game queues. Despite our efforts up to this point, we haven't found a solution that fully restores the health of the environment, so we’ve come to the conclusion that our best option is to restore the PBE to its last "known-good" state from Tuesday, November 26th. The revert will roll back a significant number of changes. As some examples:
We'll be moving forward with this plan tonight. Over the course of the next few days – and into the weekend – you can also expect to see more patches than normal, resulting in more downtime. We’ll get features and content rolled back out safely and update you as things become available.
- Standard queues will be re-enabled
- Snowdown Showdown game mode will remain disabled at first
- Balance changes are being reverted
- Bug fixes are also being reverted
- Particle and model updates (both for skins and abilities) will be rolled back
- New Player Experience content will be missing
- Tooltips and localization could be out of sync
As always, thanks for your patience and continued help testing on the PBE.
Fei"As noted above, the PBE is being rolled back to the 11/26 build - the debut of Snowstorm Sivir.
"You’ve shot off five Final Sparks and achieved immortality through constant Chrono Shifts, but now it’s time for a Showdown
For the next Featured Gameplay Mode, you’ll be able to duel it out with friends and foes alike on an icy battlefield that promises contests of epic proportions.
With three paths to an honorable victory, will you go full ham and draw first blood, waveclear your way to 100 CS or channel your inner Ziggs and demolish the turret before your opponent?
If you queue up with a buddy for the beatdowns, you’ll notice that you need two kills to earn the dubya, or the two of you can combine to hit that century CS mark.
Sharpen your swords and ready your hextech revolvers. The Showdown approaches this Snowdown."
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