Patch 4.10 is on it's way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's Pwyff with the notes:
It's patch day! There are a lot of things to be covered, but our two major themes are: gameplay updates and help for the marksmen. Focusing on the gameplay updates first, we're finally ready to roll out Nidalee and Skarner, two of the highest priority projects for the champion update team. For Nidalee, she's always been one of the best at forcing low counterplay games through her long-range spears and high evasiveness. You'll be hearing more of the same in her individual context, but Nidalee's been a big challenge for us as we try to maintain her satisfying gameplay without coming at the cost of 9 other players forced to play her way as well. Skarner's a bit of a different story, as our last gameplay update for him in 4.2 might have made him a more balanced champion but didn't leave enough to be an exciting pick for you scorpion fans out there. These changes make Skarner a stickier, more disruptive arachnid, so we hope this'll give you a good reason to pick him back up.
As for the help for the marksmen, we've got a whole pile of attack damage, lifesteal, and attack speed itemization changes that should open up early to mid game item builds as well as bridging the gap between burst-focused AD marksmen (looking at you, Lucian) and the more traditional auto-attack focused marksmen (Vayne / Tristana / etc). You can get the full rundown of the changes below, but the overarching goal is to give more strength back to the marksman role while also leveling the playing field in terms of champion viability. There are a lot of changes to digest here (we've removed the passive movement speed debuff on Randuin's Omen!), so make sure you get informed before hopping into your next ranked game.
Oh, and did I mention Bloodthirster got a different passive and we're adding two new items? Well, I just did! Read on for the 4.10 patch notes!"
Chris "Pwyff" Tom
Additional Points of Interest in 4.10Here's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 4.10 either mentioned above or previewed in the 4.10 PBE cycle.
( Warning: These images are taken off the last PBE build in the cycle but may not reflect exactly what makes it to live. Be aware these are NOT part of the official patch notes. )
New SkinsWhile likely not right away, the following skins are schedule to be release sometime after patch 4.10 is deployed! As usual, I'll have full previews available once they are released.
We also have FIVE new football themed skins to celebrate the World Cup! These skins will be permanent additions to the store ( meaning they are ALWAYS available and NOT legacy skins )
Red Card Twisted Fate
Skarner Texture UpdatesTo go along with his kit work and new passive, Skarner has also received updates to his textures!
New Summoner Icons
Several new icons are included in 4.10 PBE build. While they all have obvious connections to other content, no official release details have been announced.
Fighter, Mage , Marksman, Support, Assassin, and Tank
New Ability icons for Nidalee, Skarner, and TryndamereNidalee, Skarner, and Tryndamere all have receieved updated abilitiy icons!
[ Human form: Passive, Q , W ,E ,R ]
[ Cougar form: Passive, Q , W ,E ,R ]
( Passive, Q , W , E , R )
( Passive, Q, W , E ,R )
New Ward Skin - Futbol Ward
In addition to the five champion skins and icon, there is also a new Futbol Ward skin!
[ Click here for PBE Coverage or here for a preview video! ]