Patch 5.3 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's the full patch notes, this time with an introduction by Pwyff:
Points of interest in 5.3Here's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 5.3, including things mentioned above in the patch notes and things discovered during the last PBE cycle! Most of this coverage includes preview screen shots and video taken during the 5.3 PBE cycle and may vary from what is pushed to live.
Upcoming Champion SkinsPatch 5.3 includes a total of six new skins Marauder Ashe and Warwick, Warden Nautilus and Sivir, and Heartseeker Varus and Sweetheart Annie! These will be out some point after 5.3 goes to live and we'll have a full preview posts when they are released!
Marauder Ashe and Marauder Warwick
Warden Nautilus and Warden Sivir
750 RP Each
While she was tested during the 5.2 PBE cycle - Sweetheart Annie will also be released during 5.3!
New Summoner IconsWe also have several new Summoner icons in this patch, although no release or availability details yet!
New Ward SkinThe Heartseeker Ward skin will also be making it's debut in 5.3, joining Heartseeker Varus and Sweetheart Annie as this year's Valentine's Day content!
More Texture RebalancesThis patch includes texture rebalances for Kennen, Mordekaiser, Veigar, and Fiddlesticks! These texture adjustments are meant to align older champions with the current art style. They are not meant to replace full visual updates.
- [Video Comparison] - Base, Deadly Kennen, Swamp Master Kennen, Karate Kennen, Kennen M. D., Arctic Ops Kennen
- [Video Comparison] - Base, White Mage Veigar, Curling Veigar, Veigar Greybeard, Leprechaun Veigar, Baron Von Veigar, Superb Villain Veigar
- [Video Comparison] - Base, Spectral Fiddlesticks, Union Jack Fiddlesticks, Bandito Fiddlesticks, Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks, Fiddle Me Timbers, Surprise Party Fiddlesticks
More screen shots and side by side comparisons of Fiddlesticks' updated skins can be found here.
Nemesis DraftWhile the assets were added in 5.2, Nemesis Draft, our upcoming featured game mode that has players select the opposing teams champions, will be making it's debut during the 5.3 live cycle!
L4T3NCY has also confirmed Battle Boosts - a single game IP boost that gives you and your team mates bonus IP after the match and temporary access to skins - will be returning for Nemesis Draft.