Patch 5.4 is on its way to live and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's the full patch notes, this time with an introduction by Pwyff and Scarizard:
Points of interest in 5.4Here's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 5.4, 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 5.4 PBE cycle and may vary from what is pushed to live.
Upcoming Champion SkinsPatch 5.4 includes our next ultimate tier skin, DJ Sona!
[Discounted to 2450 RP on Release] 3250 RP
Be sure to check out Riot's DJ Sona promotional page for a feature rundown, including three different forms, evolving in-game music for allies, summoner icons, profile banners, and much more!
New Splash Art
5.4 also includes new splash art for Katarina and Tristana, as well as tweaks to Kayle's splash.
[Loading Screen Slice // Portrait]
Tristana also has a new splash art to better match the visuals of her recent champion update!
Kayle's splash art has also been tweaked a bit - comparison GIF available here.
Zilean Updated Ability VFX and Icons
As mentioned above, Zilean has received significant kit changes this patch as well as a sew of new ability icons and visual effects !
[Passive, Q, W, E, R]
Here's a video preview:
Updated video previews for the rest of Zilean's skins can be found here.
Veigar E Warning Particle
With Veigar's E now having a short delay before the ring pops up, Veigar has a new E warning particle.
Leprechaun Veigar, Bad Santa Veigar, and Final Boss Veigar all have their own unique warning particles for E.
Here's a video preview of the new Warning Particles:
Updated video previews for all of Veigar's skins can be found here.
"New" Summoner IconsThe soon to be handed out Nemesis Draft summoner icon has been re-designed for 5.4!
Use Relative Team Colors OptionThere is a new "Use Relative Team Colors" option in the Options > Game menu!
Here are a few examples of the option on and off with me playing as the default Red team.
Option Off - "Top Side" is red, this is normal.
blue and all the structures are blue .
red and all of the structures are red .
"Semi-Locked" Camera Lock OptionAs mentioned above, the "semi-locked" camera option has been added to the Game Options menu.
While selected and camera lock enabled (either via the button or holding space), it will let you pan a bit away from your champion but will not let them leave the viewing area.
Here's a brief video showing off the range of the new "semi-locked" option:
[Footage taken on the 2/17 PBE]