Well, isn't this a delightful surprise? Riot will be doing a graphical overhaul on Summoner's Rift in the next patch. I guess this is the unannounced project a few of the artists have mentioned in the previous months!
In the next patch we’ll be rolling out some changes to the art of Summoners Rift aimed at bringing you some better aesthetics as well as overall graphical performance. The next time you take to the Fields of Justice, be on the lookout for a few new and improved visuals.
Some of the enhancements you might notice include:
- Updated textures across the entirety of Summoner’s Rift
- Improved animations on many of the monsters, including the Ancient Golem, the Lizard Elder and, of course, Baron Nashor!
- Better game performance at low and mid spec.
- A new, animated shopkeeper to service all of your champion’s item purchases.
This is another improvement aimed at helping you continue to get the most out of your time playing League of Legends.
We’ll see you all out there on the Fields of Justice, summoners!