Patch 4.13 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's good ol' Pwyff with the full patch notes:
Welcome to patch 4.13! With the World Championships on the very near horizon, we're ramping up our efforts to promote more diversity in competitive play (boy are you going to hear this a lot). While this patch might seem really big - and it is! - it's more about the breadth of changes than any deep shakeups. What that really means is we've got about 40+ patch entries, but each change alone isn't going to be very significant in isolation.
So with strategic diversity as our target in 4.13 (and this will be the same for upcoming patches leading to worlds), we've gone ahead and divided up our sections based on specific groups or themes. Under each category you can see our overarching goals and philosophies as well as deeper context on each individual champion, item, or summoner spell. Remember you can navigate through it all via our table of contents on the top right of the screen!
Included in patch 4.13 is also a gameplay update for Sona! While Sona hasn't been on the very strong or very weak ends of the support spectrum, we saw a cool opportunity to give her more meaningful (and recognizable) gameplay without heavily changing her aura-focused playstyle. We'll have more context below in her gameplay update, or you can check out theSona gameplay update page! Regardless, on with the patch notes!"
Chris "Pwyff" Tom
Additional Points of interest in 4.13Here's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 4.13, including things mentioned above in the patch notes and things discovered during the PBE cycle!
New skins - Debonair Ezreal and Debonair Vi
4.13 features two upcoming skins, Debonair Ezreal and Debonair Vi, that will be released sometime ( typically not immediately ) after the patch is pushed to live.
Sona Update - Gameplay, VFX. Models/TexturesIn addition to her gameplay rework that is listed above, Sona has received significant updates to her textures, model, and visual effects! All this information and more can be found on Riot's dedicated gameplay update post!
Check out her new visual effects in this video!
All of her skins also received updates, including the addition of an arm tattoo to Pentakill Sona and updated VFX for Arcade Sona!
Silent Night Sona
As you may have noticed in the preview videos, Sona also has new ability icons!
Updated Skin Splash ArtsThirty three different skin splash arts have been updated from the original arts to splash arts already in use in different regions. You can find more information and a full list of the skins by [ Clicking this link ] or you can simply looked at the pretty pictures.
New Summoner IconsThis patch also features the addition of two new summoner icons!
On the left is the Debonair Icon and on the right is an icon for the OGN team Bigfile Miracle!