[ Update #2 ] 12/3 PBE Update: "Firstblood" Resources, New Summoner Spell icons, New Summoner Icons, and more!

Posted on at 4:41 PM by Moobeat
[Update #2] Candy Cane Ward skin is now enabled. It is marked as 640 RP. Showdown Mode is also enabled.
Video and more pictures below!

[Update] - A second patch went out, and the server issues have been resolved! Check the post for more content and more tentative balance changes.

The PBE has been updated! New content includes a set of OGN Summoner icons, a handful of new icons for Summoner spells, the limited edition overlays for our returning Snowdown skins, a ton of tentative balance changes, and more!
Continue reading for the latest from the Public Beta Environment!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Here's RiotSeb with a PBE community post on this update:
"The PBE platform will go down in about 15 minutes (around 1445 PST) for daily maintenance. As we finalize the build, we'll provide more information about what has changed with this latest version. 
Today's new PBE testers: You will see errors if you attempt to create your PBE account during this time. Sit tight, we'll have the platform up in a couple of hours
[Update] - Looks like there is a problem with PBE update so hold tight for the rest of the coverage. Problem fixed!

Here's Riot Feithen with more info:
"Hi all,

We've run into some major issues and will be keeping the PBE closed while fixes are deployed. Our current estimate is 2 hours, so around 20:00PDT.

Sorry for the delay, we'll have her back up ASAP!

Fei

Update 20:21: Still working on it, sorry folks!

Update: 22:41: No helpful news for you all, we're still here working on it and don't have an ETA on opening.

Update: 00:14: Our fix just passed QA! We're deploying out to the PBE environment now. You'll see a small patch show up soon and we hope to be open in under an hour.

Update: 00:42: SHE'S ALIVE. Enjoy, and sorry again for the delay. We rarely keep the PBE closed for bugs but this was just too painful to ignore."


"Firstblood" / Showdown resources

** 12/4 UPDATE **: Showdown mode is now enabled - see this post for more info.

Lots of files for a firstblood mode - very likely the Showdown 1v1 and 2v2 featured game mode - have been added!
Here's a few strings::
game_firstblood_tip_text_basefunctions
 "You may shop, heal, and recall to base at any time." 
game_firstblood_tip_text_victoryconditionskills1v1
 "You win if the enemy champion dies once." 
game_firstblood_tip_text_victoryconditionskills2v2
 "You win if the enemy team suffers two deaths." 
game_firstblood_tip_text_victoryconditionslane1v1
 "You win if you destroy a tower or kill 100 minions." 
game_firstblood_tip_text_victoryconditionslane2v2
 "You win if your team destroys a tower or collectively kills 100 minions."


New Summoner Spell Icons

We have new icons for several summoner spells were added in this build!

Ignite, Flash, Clairvoyance, Teleport, Clarity, Barrier, Revive

As I'm sure you've noticed  heal, ghost, cleanse, and exhaust are still missing.

Vintage Edition Loading screen Overlays

Special, vintage edition loading screen overlays for the returning Snowdown skins have been added!




More info on this promotion available here.

New Summoner Icons

A batch of new summoner icons for the various OGN Winter teams have been added! They are currently not available in the store - hopefully we get an official update about them soon!

Alienware Aena, CJ Entus Frost / Blaze,  KT Rolster Bullets/Arrows
KT Rolster Bullets / Arrows , Samsung Galaxy Blue/Ozone, Team NB
SK Telecom T1 K/S, Najin Black Sword / Najin White Shield
Jin Air Greenwings Stealths/Falcons,  Incredible Miracle / Incredible Miracle 2, Xenics Storm

New Ward Skin

A new "Candycane" Ward skin is now available for testing! It's current price is set at 640 RP.


New Player Features

Here's RiotIniquitee with info on some new player features and how you can volunteer to temporarily level down your PBE account to try them out!
"Hey PBE Community! 
As part of our ongoing effort to examine the way people learn League of Legends for the first time, we’re taking a look at a couple of the first things new players encounter. Current testers will need to request access to this content by asking to be leveled down, but new testers will be exposed to it for a few hours before they're auto-leveled to 30. 
The landing page
The landing page is a critical space that we can use to deliver information and content to players. For veteran players, things like news articles and featured matches are easy to understand, but not much of that is relevant to a brand new player. For low-level accounts, we’re trying to customize this space to convey content that is informational and interesting to someone new to the game or the MOBA genre. We plan on exploring and iterating on this content over time, but would appreciate your feedback on this first pass. 
Early champion choices
The Free to Play rotation is a great tool to give players access to different champions every week. There are some champions, however, that are simply not meant for a first time League of Legends or MOBA player to pick up and play immediately. We’ve identified champions that are better at introducing the mechanics of the game to a first-time player and implemented a tool that allows us to offer this alternative list to players under a certain level. By segregating these champion choices, we can make sure that the Free to Play rotation caters to the needs and desires of veteran players while offering new players access to champions with more straightforward mechanics. 
This test on the PBE will not necessarily be using the optimized list of introductory champions since we know testers are veterans of the game, but we appreciate you testing the transition from the new player champion pool to the Free to Play rotation. 
If you are a part of the new batch of PBE testers seeing this content for the first time, please take a look and give us your feedback - make your best attempt at viewing it from the eyes of a new player! The Onboarding team will be keeping an eye on this thread and addressing questions, concerns and speaking to our approach of teaching new players to play League. 
If you are already a tester on the PBE and would like to have your level reset to be able to experience this content, please post in this thread and it will be reset. 
Thanks!"

The new player images we saw a few patches ago now greet new players instead of the traditional landing page.


Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out!

* Note *: New Changes from the second update are marked with an *

Champions
Brand
  • Conflagration ( E ) range reduced to 625 from 650 [ His current E range on live is 625 ]

Fiddlesticks
  • Crowstorm ( R ) mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 150/200/250.*
  • Terrify ( Q ) mana cost reduced to 65 at all ranks from 65/75/85/95/105*
  • Terrify ( Q ) duration lowered to 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25 from 1/1.5/2/2.5/3*

Garen
  • Judgement ( E ) now reads "Judgement deals 25% less damage to minions" instead of "minions and monsters"*

Lucian
  • Piercing Light ( Q ) damage lowered to 60/70/80/90/100 from 60/75/90/105/120
  • Piercing Light ( Q ) range reduced to 550 from 570

Rammus
  • Puncturing Taunt ( E ) duration changed to 1.25/1.5/1.75/2/2.25 from 1/1.5/2/2.5/3*
  • Puncturing Taunt ( E ) mana cost reduced to 50 at all ranks from 50/60/70/80/90*
  • Tremors ( R ) mana cost reduced to 100 at all ranks from 120 at all ranks*

Soraka
  • Base movemend speed increased to 340 from 335
  • Armor per level back to 3.8 from 3.6*
  • Base armor increased to 13 from 11.4*

Taric
  • Shatter ( W ) armor reduction ratio reduced to .05 from .1 of Taric's armor
  • Shatter ( W ) base armor reduction reduced to 5/10/15/20/25 from 10/15/20/25/30
( Shot taken with 20 armor )

Items 

Doran's Ring, Doran's Sword, Doran's Shield
  • "Showdown" ( upcoming featured mode ) versions of these items have been added

Farsight Orb
  • Range increased to 3000 from 2500
  • Tooltip now reads "enemy champions found will be visible for 5 seconds"

Greater Lens
  • Cooldown decreased to 60 from 90

Greater Orb
  • Range increased to 2500 from 2000
  • Tooltip now reads "enemy champions found will be visible for 5 seconds"

Oracles Lens
  • Cooldown increased to 60 from 50
  • Cast range increased to 450 from 400
  • Duration reduced to 8 seconds from 10

Scrying Orb
  • Range increased to 1500 from 1100

Spirit of the Ancient Golem
  • No longer has Spirit Drain Passive
  • Now has 14 hp5 and 7 mp5 again

Spirit of the Elder Lizard
  • No longer has Spirit Drain passive
  • Now has 14 hp5 and 7mp5 again

Spirit of the Spectral Wraith
  • No longer has Unique Oassive: Gain 100 movement speed and ignore unit collision for 3 seconds upon killing a unit
  • Now has 14 hp5 and 7mp5 again
  • Spirit Drain passive reduced to 8% from 9% and AoE spells have 1/2 effect from 1/3 effect.
  • Spirit Drain passive now only returns spell damage as health and mana.


Spirit Stone
  • Now has 14 hp5 and 7mp5 again
  • No longer has Spirit drain passive
  • Butcher damage reduced to 20 from 25
  • Now has Unique Passive Maim- "Basic attacks against monsters deal 10 bonus magic damage and heal 5 health on hit" again.

Sweeping Lens
  • Cooldown reduced to 120 sec from 180 sec.

Mastery Changes
( will need to check these in game )

Arcane Mastery ( Offensive, Tier 3 )
  • Reduced to 6 AP from 8
Legendary Guardian ( Defensive, Tier 6 )
  • Renamed Tenacious

Martial Mastery ( Offensive, Tier 3 )
  • Reduced to 4 AD from 5
Perserverance ( Defensive , Tier 4 )
  • Regeneration reduced to .7% missing health from 1%
Runic Shield  ( Defensive, Tier 5 )
  • Renamed to Runic Blessing
Tenacious ( Defensive, Tier 5 )
  • Renamed Legendary Guardian

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Catch up with the links below or check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the balance changes currently in this PBE cycle!

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