Patch 4.6: Twitch Visual Update

Posted on at 3:46 AM by Moobeat
[ The Rat Pack bundle is available until April 28th! ]

Aged like a fine egg - Patch 4.6 is here and it includes the Twitch visual update! He's now stinkier than ever with a smelly new model, expanded voice over, and deadly new VFX.
Continue reading for more on Twitch's new look, including a preview of all of his updated skins, his new special interactions, new lore entry,  the limited time "Rat Pack" bundle, and more!

From the release announcement:
"Twitch’s visual update has snuck his way out of PBE and appeared on live! A new animation rig, along with models, voice work and effects have turned the Plague Rat and his various skins more maniacally noxious than before, while a host of quality of life updates bring the verbose vermin up to speed with today’s champions. Head over to the PBE announce article for the full details."
On to our better look!

Twitch, the Plague Rat

3150 IP or 790 RP

Before and After
Auto attack
Four stacks of passive
Six Stacks of Passive
Q stealthing
Q attack speed buff
E on one target
E on multiple minions.
For his ult, Twitch rears back and uses one hand to shoot out massive bolts!

Updated Load In and Portrait

With an updated splash comes a full set of updated in-game assets, including a load in screen and a new champion portrait!

Updated ability icons:

Left to right: Deadly Venom [Passive], Ambush [Q], Venom Cask [W], Contaminate [E], Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat [R]

Updated and Expanded Voiceover: 

Special Interactions

Twitch's updated voice over comes with several special interactions, including when he steps  Caitlyn's Traps and when taunting JannaLeonaSinged, and Zac.

Note: On the last PBE update before 4.6, some of these were not hooked up in game. I'd expect them to be enabled soon ]

Caitlyn Traps:
  • "Must take food!"
  • "D'oh, it's not even stale yet."
  • "OH! That almost caught my tail!"
  • "Now I have to gnaw my leg off. Oh, no, I'm good."
  • "This is entrapment!"
  • "Oh, not again."
  • "Phew, this tastes awful!"
  •  "Stop moving my stench!"
  • "The only thing the sun's good for is what it does to milk."
  • "Wooh, Singed, you smell nice!"
  • "I have this uncontrollable urge to follow you."
  • "I see why everyone chases you."
  • "You remind me of home."
  • "I thought this place could use a little gooping up."

He also has several interactions when buying items!

Buying Potions
"My ears are tingling. My... tail is tingling."
"Needs more... sludge."
 "You drink this?"
"Ooh, this'll put hair on your tail."
Buying Last Whisper
  • "My last whisper will be street bacon."
  • "My last whisper will be maggot pie."
  •  "My last whisper will be curdle pops."
  •  "My last whisper will be yogurt mold."

Buying a Ward
  • "Nobody sneaks into my turf."
  • "I need these for my stash."
  •  "Trespassers will be shot, then looted, then... chewed on for a while."

Placing a ward
  • "I'm watching."
  • "Keep out."
  • "Trespassers will be gnawed."

New Lore

Twitch also has a new lore entry, themed around an Incident Report for MURDER!

TO "H.I.V.E. Incident Report"
Code Violation: Industrial Homicide
Casefile Status: Unsolved
Investigating Agent: Rol, P.

Team responded to report of suspicious character, criminal activity; proceeded to Sump Works, Sector 90TZ. Sector 90TZ notably absent. In its place: sinkhole, smoke, noxious fumes. Interviews with private security indicate urgent need for better private security.

Response team entered sinkhole. Toxic runoff had melted away building wreckage. Two survivors located, one partially liquefied and dripping off catwalk. Six deceased bodies found among wreckage, three of them partial; two appear to predate incident. Suspect seems to have removed jewelry, accessories, and dental implants, then sorted them into piles by color. Causes of death include acute deceleration, caustic liquidation, and/or fatal crossbow wounds. Unclear if lab's destruction was itself the perpetrator's motive or an attempt to cover tracks.

Survivor #1 (Ra Qintava, facility researcher) brought up for interview, but unable to provide statement due to 1) post-traumatic stress and 2) liquefaction of tongue and lower jaw. Awaiting toxin screen and prosthesis fitting.

Search-and-rescue discovered apparent shantytown constructed from refuse. Recovered items include:
57 waterlogged romance novels, illegible, with edits made in crayon 
108 bottles, unlabeled (possible toxic runoff or discarded shampoo remnants) 
200 pounds chewing gum (possible installation art project) 
1 jar toenails, labeled by toe/finger, date, and mood
Survivor #2 (Valori Olant, Sludge Analyst) in recovery; regained lucidity following prolonged therapeutic electrocution. Statement transcript excerpt follows:
NURSE: She's lost so much blood --
P.R.: Her co-workers lost a lot more than that --
P.R.: Ma'am, I need you to focus. Tell me what he looked like.
V.O.: LIKE A RAT! (pause)
NURSE: Like a what?
P.R.: You mean, small? Beady-eyed? Sorta rat-faced -- ?
P.R.: (to nurse) Can we moderate her painkillers?
P.R.: Nurse?
NURSE: (injecting Olant's arm with sedative) On it.
V.O.: We were just scientists, working on refining human waste into inexpensive baby formula... [EDIT] I saw it! I don't know how else to this crazed, enormous RAT screaming at us! Kicking over vats! Spitting on food! [EDIT] The lab was sealed. Nowhere to run. Chemicals flooded in through the sprinklers [EDIT] I woke up in the dark. Well, the acid had melted my eyeballs. I could SMELL the twitchy bastard inches from my face. It said, "NOBODY STEALS TWITCH'S JUICE!" cackled wildly, and skittered off. I can still smell it in my mind. OH MY GODS, I CAN STILL SMELL IT!!
End transcript. At this point victim began screaming; has yet to stop.

[UPDATE: Qintava, Written Testimony]
Suspect summary, as reported:
SEX: Male(unconfirmed).
AGE: Unknown.
HEIGHT: 4'9" (hunched)
WEIGHT: < 99 lbs. (wet).
STATUS: At large; armed, extremely dangerous; DO NOT ENGAGE.
H.I.V.E - "Enforcing Progress!" 

Updated Skins

Kingpin Twitch

520 RP - Legacy skin
Before and After

Whistler Village Twitch

520 RP - Legacy skin 

Before and After

Vandal Twitch

975 RP

Before and After

Gangster Twitch

975 RP

Before and After

Medieval Twitch

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Rat Pack Bundle

A new, limited time "Rat Pack" flexible bundle is also up!

For 2835 RP ( 25% off the normal price ), you can pick up Twitch, Kingpin Twitch, Whistler Village Twitch, Gangster Twitch, and Vandal Twitch -  the price will automatically  adjust based on what you already own.

Here's the official scoop from the Twitch VU launch announcement:
"Bask in Twitch’s putrescence with a special Rat Pack bundle. This flexible cost bundle clocks in at 2835 RP (25% off), is available until April 28, and includes the following content:
  • Twitch
  • Kingpin Twitch
  • Whistler Village Twitch
  • Gangster Twitch
  • Vandal Twitch"
Looking for more on Twitch's VU? Let's take a stroll down memory lane:

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