9-7 PBE Update: New GP, Jax, Gragas Skins and more!

Posted on at 8:13 PM by Moobeat
The Public Beta Environment servers have been updated! For those who are unaware, the PBE is a testing grounds for Riot to try out new content before it is pushed to Live servers. This means everything below is tentative and could change or not even make it to live servers.
Included in this update are new skins for Gangplank, Gragas, and Jax, new splash arts for Miss Fortune, Morgana, and Tryndamere, small tweaks to the model minions, updated profile badges, an increase to the amount of possible mastery pages, anad a mysterious Tryndamere file that popped up in the sound banks, and more!

Three new skins made their way onto the PBE this patch, Special Forces Gangplank, Oktoberfest Gragas, and Nemesis Jax. Special Forces Gangplank is purchasable & playable on the PBE, while Oktoberfest Gragas and Nemesis Jax are not ready just yet.

Special Forces Gangplank
Where or where have I seen this splash before? Also, take a gander at all those shadow figures... is Riot teasing more "Special Forces" skins?
The skin includes a new recall animation and tons of new particles. His ultimate shoots missles. HOLY CRAP!
 

Oktoberfest Gragas 

Nemesis Jax



Speaking of skins, Justicar Syndra is now available for testing. Her splash art is still not ready but you can hop in and check out her model and new particles.

Justicar Syndra

The dreaded PLACEHOLDER IMAGE strikes again!
Here is a video preview of the skin for those who may not have scene it in the previous PBE post.

Minion's have been changed a bit. The old models were one big clump and it looks like the new ones have been split apart from their weapons.
While it's nothing major, it is strange Riot would fiddle with something this small unless they had something up their sleeves. Maybe prepping for minions to hold new weapons for this year's Harrowing event? Speculation HOOOOOOOOOOOO!



A few champions got a makeover splash art wise. Check out the updated and fancy looking new splash arts for Tryndamere, Morgana, and Miss Fortune!
Tryndamere
 Miss Fortune
 Morgana


The graphic "medals" for achieving certain goals, ranging from ELO tier to normal wins or minions slain, have been updated.

All Bronze bro!
Platinum, Silver, and Gold.
It's hard to find people who have played ranked on the PBE but I found a few and they only have a bronze medal with 1400 rating, which is concerning because a 1400 is silver rated on live servers. This is PROBABLY just be a weird PBE interaction/bug/whatever though. Icon is just a wee bit different from the other bronze icon as well.
A few players keep telling me everyone's ELO, even those below X amount of rating, is now visible but I believe that is only for you and viewing your personal elo. I have no ranked games played and no badges on my account but I've seen other profiles still listed as "unranked".
edit: DERP. It seems ranked ELO shows in Custom Games. On live servers, it is hidden if below 1250.
Thanks to redditor ivorcosta for the image!


Just as  RiotKiddington said a few days ago, the number of maximum available mastery pages has been increased from 10 to 20!
I didn't even think about checking this! Props to the fan email for pointing it out to me.

Finally, There was something interesting lurking in the audio banks . It seems we may have a new Tryndamere skin coming up soon.
Conqueror Tryndamere
( no model / splash ) 
Picture taken from sound banks.Also note that like PaxSona, Jayce_Sentinel is just a name for a skin on live.

I wouldn't get too excited though. We saw an early leak of the Dreadknight Tryndamere skin a while back, so unless that and this are one in the same, this could just be updated sound files with a weird name.

143 comments

  1. i just bought jaximus 10 minutes before server went down -.-

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    1. u can ask for a refund, send a ticket to riot =P

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    2. You can request a refund

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    3. Why would you request refund on pbe...

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    4. thats what i was wondering too o.0 i mean i can wait 2 days for more rp and ip

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    5. I think he meant he bought it on the normal servers 10 minutes before he found out about the skins existence, but idk

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    6. he said before the server went down.. he means PBE im pretty sure

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    7. This new skin will cost 10 rp when it comes out. Unless you don't even have that much, you're good to go.

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    8. wait, when will the new nemesis jax skin be available cause i was so close to getting jaximus or temple jax skin. so happy he finally got a new skin all ways wanted a new skin for jax. :D. so happy. and how much rp will the new skin will be? is it a legendary skin for jax

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  2. I saw Justicar in the files too so maybe we can use it soon?

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    1. Who is justicar?

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    2. Syndra...and i hope you are right!

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    3. Justicar Syndra.

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    4. I would love to see the Justicar splash...

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    5. no splash but she is available to be bought

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    6. And there goes my chance to replace my wallpaper. Dammit!

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  3. I find that tryndamere splash to be inaccurate he only holds his sword with his fap hand

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    1. isn´t he´s arm where he holds he´s weapon ment to be alot more muscly=

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  4. GP's skin look cool and is that MF hanging behind him? ;)

    Hate to say it but from the model view, Jax's new skin looks kinda basic?

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    1. Based on the splash, there may be some nifty particles.

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    2. That'd be awesome if more champs than just GP got a Special OPs skin! I love themes for skins and this is a pretty cool one. Miss Fortune's skins are always epic.

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    3. I think it's Kat behind GP in the splash not MF.

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    4. Definitely MF. Look at her HEELS!

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    5. Nope, that 3 are Lux Garen and Jarvan. Remember those 3 got the commando skins, and that fits the theme so they are probably those 3.

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    6. If they're all Commando-related skins, where's poor Xin? He also has Commando but if he's not included in the background, then it kind of defeats the purpose of linking the two themes together. Plus, the girl's hair looks too red and long to be Lux's so it's possibly MF.

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    7. I think it is MF because of the heels the color of the hair and their weapons are guns so its probably MF.

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    8. One of the 2 guys is probably Graves.

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    9. My guess is 2 females and 2 males, and since we have 3 from Bilgewater and Kata spends some time there. My bet is on these 4

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    10. GP, MF, Graves, they have all have guns, the last one on the back may be Shen? or some other knife/blade user. Special Forces Shen would be cool.

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    11. when did lux have red hair... its definetly MF those big ass and boobs, the high heels, it cant be kat too cause when did kat had a gun?

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    12. my guess wud be zyra, jayce or varus.
      since these champions only have 1 skin each.

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    13. I think it's not about the amount of skins but the theme. Commando Jarvan, Garen, Lux, Xin and Galio are all Demacian. If Special Forces Skin is a themed skin the next should be the "bad guys" from Noxus, Katarina, Graves, Talon, etc.

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    14. Besides, if you look at the girl in the back, her hair is red, high heels, and has a huge cleavage, sounds like MF to me xD

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    15. "If Special Forces Skin is a themed skin the next should be the "bad guys" from Noxus, Katarina, Graves, Talon, etc."

      No, GP , MF and Graves are all from Bilgewater , and Katarina have a relationship with Bilgewater , so i think SP forces are for ppl in Bilgewater

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    16. LoL that's what I said, but there is just a small problem, the guy behind GP has a small gun and last time I checked Graves has a big ass gun. So who else uses small gun in the league ? or is a new champ ?

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    17. MF is kinda after Gangplank, so I hardly see them in one team.

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    18. How can you be so blind and stupid ? they all have guns in their hand except the left guy which is probably talon since he got some kind of kathar and a cape. it can be champ like katarina -_- it's totally mf ( how can she be lux she's not blond LOL)

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    19. Its Zyra in the background on the GP skin.... not MF, not Kat, but Zyra, or did you forget she has red hair.

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    20. I can tell that's Miss Fortune not Kat, if it was Kat would she be using a gun you stupid dumb retards? And that guy behind GangPlank looks kind of like Talon, but that one person all the way in the back is confusing, the weapon he/she is using is either a sword or a rifle/gun, and can't really tell if it's a chick or a guy. My guess? Caitlyn or Graves, reason? Both got guns. Problem?

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    21. MF will be the one behind GP. I think the one on the left may be Talon (dagger like weapon on the right arm.) Right behind could be shen idd. maybe garen. something with big shoulders at least, lol.

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    22. If you look the Special Forces seem to include GP, MF, Graves, Talon, Just missing one.

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    23. It is MF, probably Talon. The gun in the other guys had is too small for Graves.

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  5. that would be an awesome mf skin XD ahha updated particles for her too XD ahhaa bullets instead of cannonballs

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    1. skin does exist, secret agent miss fortune

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    2. nah in gangplank art she has a hat so its not secret agent(if its mf to begin with...)

      so maybe a mf special forces...

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  6. MF's new splash art is soooo cute! <3

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  7. They updated the images for number of wins etc.
    -Para

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  8. Servers back up...but the skins cost full 975 and now 10 RP. GRRRR.

    Also, only Justicar Syndra and SF Gangplank can be bought.

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  9. Even the minions got some love <3

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  10. Yo, i'm really happy for your minions and imma let you finish updating but where is Justicar Syndra?

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    1. You dumbass, they already did a post on that skin.

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    2. It wasn't there before bud.

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  11. Not all the skins are shown... Do we get a refresh of RP?

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  12. I can see my normal game ELO now in this update.

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  13. 20 masteries page <3 yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees :D

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    1. We need more Runes Pages to compensate those 20 masteries O_o

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  14. Lu Bu Jarvan IV where ? :(

    I'll have to buy this new Gragas Skin as a long time Gragas player..

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  15. Any balance changes?

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  16. is it me or the champion selection page is bug or something usually when you pick a champion they will play sound right??....but in this patch they aren't im so sad!!....booooo... :,(

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  17. Are the minions supposed to look the same?

    I just went in-game on PBE and noticed no difference whatsoever.

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    1. I jumped the gun on the rest trying to cram it all in but the standard miniions got their models split. It seems they hold separate weapons instead of being one clump of model.

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    2. Maybe I'm just naive, but I have no idea why that would matter.

      I just wish Riot would update them completely. :C

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    3. They have several times updated the minions.

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    4. Like was said in the post the update on the minions weapons will make easier for further customization i.e. harrowing or winter versions, allowing to jus make separate models and just put them together instead of the whole model all over again.

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  18. Aw, man! :/ I was hoping for more Harrowing skins.

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  19. Why do they redo these classic skins that have already been redone?
    Tryn and Morg already got new ones. Why don't they look at others i.e. Akali, Cait, Cho, Nidalee....?

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    1. As long as any champ gets a splash update, it's fine with me. Doesn't matter what order as long as they're all done in the end :P

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    2. I think he means Tryn and Morg is updated AGAIN.

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  20. Love the generic updates, skins and splash arts and icons and minions make everyone better off! :D

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  21. What is this Jayce Sentinel? new skin?

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    1. I was thinking the samething. Im pretty sure Full metal isnt nicknamed that.

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  22. why the hell does the new jax skin stil say 'if i had a real weapon'

    riot should change that.. this time he 'has a real weapon.

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  23. Why is everyone with like 5 skins getting more.. what the hell about champs that haven't recieved a 3rd skin yet?

    It seems only the popular get love while others are left out in the cold.

    So very sad!

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    1. Gragas doesn't have many skins, nor Gangplank. Jax probably didn' need one though. All in all, your statement is just silly.

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    2. Gangplank has 5 skins including this one
      Gragas has 6 including this one
      Jax has 7 including this one

      In what way is his sentence silly? It's kinda true

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    3. it's not 'kinda' true. It's a fact.
      ^^just too stupid to look up how many skins those have.

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    4. Hmmm....Coulda sworn Gragas only had two. Memory failed me for all those champs sorry, it can happen. Anon, please don't insult me for my mistake. :(

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    5. Actually I'm not sorry for calling your statement silly, as all three champs have several locked up legacy skins. I knew I didn't remember incorrectly; each champ has at most three current skins, a 4th is by no means too many.

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    6. Not counting Legacy skins, they still all have 4 and these upcoming is the 5th. Do you not have the same store as me?

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    7. I don't consider a 5th skin too many at all.

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  24. incoming wave of Gangplank players out of the blue.

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  25. GP's new skin = The Expendables.

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  26. Looks like Jax finally gas an actual weapon!

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  27. They look like Talon and Katarina to me (the buds behind GP in his OP splash art) Kat -> Hair. Butt 2 stronk for being MF
    Talon -> What's dat weapon. Looks like him. The other guy looks big, so if he's an already released champ he must be Darius/Graves/JarMan.

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    1. Didn't know Kat wears high heels.

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    2. I just know that the woman there, is MF not Kata ..
      Kata weapons are blades and in the splash art the woman weapon is a gun

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  28. Am I the only one that thinks Gangplank's skin looks just like Graves in the face???

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  29. So Conqueror Trynd = "Dreadknight" Trynd 2.0?

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  30. On Gangplanks Special Force splash art we can see a woman behind him
    Maybe Miss Fortune?

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  31. Moobeat, under the Special Forces Gangplank, you've miss-typed a word. "The skin includes a nw..."

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  32. Anyone feel like the new trydamere art is worse than old one? Also i liked the morgana splash art too, this one is kinda meh not bad tho, but previous is better.

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    1. totally agree. Have no idea why they start to remake those again when some Champs still have OLD one.

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  33. I wanna drink an Rengarbräu - Beer :D

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  34. This is awesome news. I love the 3 new splash arts. Also the skins look fucking amazing.

    But the medals though... maybe it'll take some time for me to love em like the current ones.

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  35. Special forces: Gangplank , MissFortune and Graves.

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  36. The one on the far left looks like talon.

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  37. I hope the special forces is actually a teaser for more Pirate heroes.

    (Also, I'm going to go with the consensus of MF being the next to receive a Special Forces skin)

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  38. That GP skin... I think MF and GRAVES is on the SPLASH ART TOO?

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  39. Def looks like MF and Graves in the GP splash art. I can't tell who the other one is, but I'd take a guess and say it's Talon.

    That Gragas skin is epic. I can't wait to see if they're going to release any more Oktoberfest skins. :D

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  40. That Gangplank looks like Captain Price from MW

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  41. The pbe displays now every elo even if its like 900.

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    1. I think that's only on your own profile. I'm looking at someone that says "unranked" right not and I have no games played and no badge on my own profile. That means that dude is sub some number and I can't see it.

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    2. Its not showing in the profile but when you have them in the friendlist or in chatroom

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  42. Whoa nice changes, loving everything... now if only MF would be a viable AD and Jax would get some much needed nerf lol.

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    1. Lol , sure MF is a viable AD , its just you who cant play her XXD

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  43. Shadow on the left side of Spec Ops GP most likely is Talon, judging from the body shape and the way the weapon is held.

    The chick clearly is MF.

    The guy on the right seems to be built like Graves, but his gun doesn't seem big enough.

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    1. +1 for this analysis. That's exactly what I see....perhaps the "graves" is a new champ? Or maybe they just downsized his weapon...

      Also, am I reading too much into this? Between the "Talon" and the "MF" There appears to be another figure in the background...however, that could just be some lines in the background coming together in roughly a star shape...anyone else see that?

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  44. The two figures on the right side of Gangplank's Special Forces's skin are both female judging by their physique. The one closer to him is MF (I don't get how the others are saying it's Kat when clearly the woman is holding a gun). As for the one on the far right, I'm going to assume that it is Caitlyn with her rifle judging by how long the weapon appears to be. The one on the right is Graves, no doubt. It appears that the Special Forces skins are for those with rifles/guns for weapons.

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    1. No .. the one is MF and the other is MAYBE talon , but we just know that its a MAN and not a WOMAN

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  45. So many skins about other champions .. and nothing about Olaf

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    1. He had that Russian Knight skin...Must still be in the works.

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  46. I wonder when kayle will get a new skin..

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  47. They should give LUX some love too! I hate her classic skin :( pls redo!
    but i must say that MF's new skin looks hot. Goddamn shouldnt have bought her agent-skin if i knew her classic whould be this nice :/

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  48. For some reason Special Forces Gangplank reminds me of Jack Black

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  49. For all know
    THis Special Force GankPlank is maded for Brazilian Server Launch.
    And this simbol in

    http://i.imgur.com/FWfDR.jpg
    Is of BOPE, like a SWAT of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

    Champion behind GP i think can be Miss Fortune because weapon.

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  50. hell it is about time something "big" is happening. releasing two skins every 2 weeks and one champ every three or so is ... nice. but somehow since dominion nothing really exciting happens to this game.

    dota 2 and hon are growing with more and more good features ... lol is lacking behind a bit on many aspects.

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    1. the moba market is pretty slow in general. I mean the only recent things that have happened are lock pick and core pool (which i find useless)and as for dota- new draft picking screen and hero swap? Everyone's had tournaments, so no one is doing stuff. Well, rise of immortals is being remade and relaunched, but they are not that big of a game.
      BTW, riot give us that replay mode already. Then you will be on equal standing with the rest of the genre. And even roi is getting a custom item list which you can make for specific chars, and a search engine in the item shop(like we have for champion select)

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    2. Just looked over the recent patch list for hon and dota 2. Its basically just skins and couriers there also.

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    3. HoN is also a boring game. Played it for a while and every Hero became BORING. I much rather play my N64 for 10 hours than play HoN for 10 minutes.

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  51. Anyone Know if gragas skin is holiday only purchase?

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    1. Nah, i think it's here to stay. No reason to make it exclusive (unless it's released in the harrowing period.)

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  52. What about special ops Fizz?, btw that has to be MF and Graves the third one doesnt look like talon because they dont have the cape.

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  53. 1400 is bronze on live. 1401 is the lowest possible silver elo.

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  54. I notice you capitalize Elo. Why?

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    1. cuz It is named after a guy called Elo. im not joking

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  55. What about when syandra reaches lvl 5 on a skill.Its suposed do change the particles

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  56. This means everything "blow" is tentative and could change or not even make it to live servers.

    A really small error but just want to let you know.

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  57. that's why i found the trynd armor on the giant pax statue so odd.. this art looks beast!.. are they gonna remodel him to match with the armor on the splash art?

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  58. about trynd's sword / arm, imo its a bastard sword, can be held with 1 hand or two hands when needed (extra balance to block or spining to win) in the splash his left arm is alot bigger then his right arm (play trynd and type /joke)

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