Get ready to raise 'em because Heimerdinger will soon be getting a visual upgrade!
Here's the more info, taken from the official announcement:
Updating a champion like Heimerdinger requires all the rigor of the scientific method. Given his upcoming PBE launch, more and more evidence from the experimentation is surfacing.
The first major discovery proved the mass previously known as Heimerdinger’s brain is actually hair. After what must have been days of cutting, styling and shaping, Heimerdinger returned to his lab to experiment with his new do."
With his hair density significantly reduced, Heimer implemented a long languishing invention: the D.I.N.G.R., a neural-engaged robotic arm. This schematic shows the arm of the D.I.N.G.R. lying in wait for Heimerdinger’s supercharged grey matter to raise the apparatus and launch a bevy of rockets and grenades at the enemies of science and progress.
But Heimer can’t call anything an upgrade if his turrets aren’t included. Whether sporting original ‘Dinger, Piltover Customs, Alien Invader or entering the Blast Zone, there’ll be no mistaking these death devices for ye olde pitching machines."
"Heimerdinger’s update is subject to peer review, so experiment with the diminutive scientist on the PBE while the kinks are worked out. As always, provide feedback to the team in the form below!"
For those fearing the loss of Heimerdinger's trademark run, Riot Blackrook commented:
"Swag walk is now the first ever toggle-able taunt. Secure that penta and walk away in style!Ququroon elaborated:
Great job everyone on team VU!"
"Super serious! Any emotes will cause Heimerdinger to swap between two different run cycles. One with 100% more swag!"
Ququroon also confirmed he will have an updated voice over:
[ Tweet 1 ] " It does. Don't freak out too much! His script is significantly larger now."
Grumpy Monkey also shared high def versions of the video and DINGR schematic.
[ Tweet 2 ] "Higher Rez of the Heimer Sculpt video, and a high res of the D.I.N.G.R. schematic: https://vimeo.com/87628082 http://imgur.com/dxnfeEJ ENJOY!"
As for why he's getting a VU now instead of with his kit rework last year, Ququroon commented:
"Correct! We'd normally get them out together, but the Heimer kit was ready far earlier. We wanted the kit to be out sooner, so we uncoupled the releases. This isn't something we'll be doing more than necessary."