10/13 PBE Update: ELEVEN New Champion Splash Arts, Preseason changes reverted, and more

Posted on at 12:34 PM by Moobeat
[Update: The little symbols that float out of Victorious Morgana are now gold instead of blue!]

The PBE has been updated! In addition to all of the experimental preseason changes being removed from the PBE, we also have new splash arts for Ahri, Blitzcrank, Ezreal,  Janna, Kayle,  Shen, Talon, Tristana, Veigar, Wukong, and Zilean - eleven in total!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

New Splash Art

To go along with the other six updated champion splash arts from earlier PBE updates this cycle, today's patch features ELEVEN MORE!












Victorious Morgana updates

The little symbols that float out of Victorious Morgana are now gold instead of blue like her default skin!

Preseason Changes REMOVED

Looks like  ALL OF THE PRESEASON CHANGES HAVE BEEN REVERTED in today's update. This means the new & modified items, base stats & regen, objective changes, jungle changes, summoner spell, etc. that we saw added on October 9th's update have been removed and the Summoner's Rift update is back to the same mechanics and gameplay as on live.

Here's Pwyff with the low down on the testing windows for the Summoner's Rift update and the Preseason changes:
"[EDIT] Looks like we were able to switch completely between the two. Basically there will be two testing windows: one for the 2014 updated Summoner's Rift, and one for the updated Summoner's Rift on the 2015 preseason changes! 
Hey all, 
Just wanted to give a heads up about some... unique testing we'll be doing on the PBE.
Specifically we've got two big projects we want to throw onto the PBE - the 2015 preseason changes, and the updated Summoner's Rift - but both require very different forms of testing. Because of this, we're going to try something different: for the next couple weeks, we'll be splitting testing phases into separate sections. 
So here's what you can expect: On some days you'll be able to play the updated Summoner's Rift with most of what the live environment currently has. On other days, you'll be able to play on the updated Summoner's Rift along with all of our major 2015 preseason experimental changes, including the updated turrets, jungle changes, dragon changes, and more. We'll be flipping between the two for a few weeks to get extra testing coverage on both, so don't be surprised if things change on the fly. 
It's also worth mentioning that stability is one of our core focuses here, so you may not see much iteration between 'phase' shifts. Currently we can't really pin direct PBE dates to when you can expect 2015 season changes + the updated Summoner's Rift vs. just the updated Summoner's Rift, but if you keep checking back here, we'll keep you posted on the switches. 
You'll see our testing schedules going back to normal roughly after October, but we just wanted to try something new for this month. We appreciate your patience and happy playing!"

FOR CLARITY: This does NOT INCLUDE the other new splash arts, the Singed changes and model & texture updates, the 2014 ranked reward wards / icons, or anything else.

Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.

  • Zephyr (W) cooldown reverted back to 12/11/10/9/8  from 12 at all ranks
  • [Context: Back to live values]

  • Attack range reverted back to 525 from 550
  • Movement Speed reverted back to 335 from 330
  • [Context: Back to live values]

  • [TOOL TIP] Arcane Mastery (Passive) tool tip now states that Ryze's abilities scale with his mana.
  • Rune Prison (W) mana scaling reverted back to 4.5% from 0.
  • Spell Flux (E) mana scaling reverted back to 1% from 0.
  • [Context: Back to live values]

  • Heightened Learning (Passive)  reverted back to live functionality of  "Zilean and his allies receive 8% additional experience".

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the links below !

Reminder: The Summoner's Rift update is currently on the PBE  for testing!

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