Patch 4.6 is on it's way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's Pwyff with the full notes and context on changes:
Since this is the patch the 2014 All-Star tournament will be played on, we’re taking it a little easy on the changes. After 4.5’s laundry list, here’s what we’re tackling next.
Reworks: We've released a number of reworks over the past few patches and we're committed to following up to get these champs to a better place. We saw quick opportunities to polish up Kassadin, Gragas and Rengar. We also have plans for Skarner, but we're going to keep him in the lab a little longer. You can read about our specific design intentions below, but the general theme (for all of the above) is to make these reworked champions more unique within their role while still preserving game health.
Top lane: We're particularly aware of low champion diversity - especially in competitive play. The current state of top lane is a couple of champs go to fight on an island and that makes the balancing act tricky. We know that nerfs won’t work because taking down today’s bullies (hi Renekton!) means that others would rise to the spot. Instead, we're going to be buffing(!) champions over time that have teamfight-oriented, healthy gameplay. In this vein we have changes in store for Jarvan IV, Malphite, Rumble and more, but Rumble is the only one shipping because he’s the only one done. Stay tuned, as this will be an ongoing project.
Onward to the patch notes!
Points of Interest in 4.6Here's a short look at a few of new things included in patch 4.6, either mentioned above or previewed in the 4.6 PBE build.
( WARNING: These were taken off the latest PBE build and may not reflect exactly what makes it to live. These previews are NOT part of the official patch notes. )
Twitch Visual Update
As mentioned in the notes, Twitch has received a visual update in this patch!
SKT T1 Skins and Atlantean Syndra
These six new skins will be included in the patch files but are not listed above as official patch notes traditionally do no mention new cosmetic content. Full previews will be posted once the skins are released and available for purchase ( sometime after the patch hits, not immediately with the deploy. )
SKT T1 Skins + Ward Skin
To celebrate their S3 World Championship Victory, we have new SKT T1 skins for Jax, Lee Sin, Vayne, Zyra, and Zed.
( For a better look at these 5 upcoming skins check out this post )
video preview of this new ward skin. )