Patch 5.10 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's the full 5.10 patch notes with an introduction by Pwyff:
Welcome to the 5.10 patch notes - the one where supports get some lovin'. As we traverse the land in our diversity dirigible, we're still sussing out what impact the Cinderhulk changes had on the feasibility forest, so we've now turned our sights to sustain / utility-focused supports who have languished a bit in the diversity metrics. That said, rather than kicking all of the aggressive supports in the shins (except a small adjustment for Leona's E width to match the visuals), we realized we could probably introduce some new possibilities with utility mastery changes, sustain support item improvements, and some utility-focused buffs for champions more inclined to those ways.
Second thing - while we are still watching those Cinderhulk changes shake out, this doesn't mean we're going to be passive about the jungle in the meantime. We've seem some meaningful diversity improvements so far, but it's also clear that there were a few outlier champions who were just strong, so we're taking some additional action this patch (see: Gragas, Sejuani, Rek'Sai). Aside from some small follow-up for champions we adjusted in previous patches, that's the gist of 5.10!
P.S. Scarizard's out trying to find a better form of transportation than the diversity dirigible (frankly I think we've reached the pinnacle of design transportation here), so you get slightly less sass in the champion contexts. That's about it.Chris "Pwyff" Tom
Points of Interest from the 5.10 PBEHere's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 5.10, 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 5.10 PBE cycle and may vary from what is pushed to live.
New Champion: EkkoAs mentioned above, 5.10 includes our latest champion Ekko, the Boy Who Shattered Time!
Check out the Ekko champion spotlight for a run down of Ekko's abilities and playstyle!
We also have Ekko's release skin Sandstorm Ekko !
Got time to spare? Check out these links for more on Ekko:
- Ekko: Seconds
- Champion Reveal: Ekko, the Boy Who Shattered Time
- Ekko PBE coverage
- Ekko: Chronobreak Comic
- Ekko Q&A
As usual, we'll have a full coverage post on Ekko once he is released! In the mean time, check out the 5.10 PBE coverage for a better look.
Upcoming Champion SkinsPatch 5.10 is set to include a total of THREE new champion skins - Order of the Lotus Irelia, Nightmare Tryndamere, and Knockout Lee Sin. As usual, no release dates for any of these but we'll have complete preview posts ready when they launch!
Order of the Lotus Irelia
Knockout Lee Sin
More screen shots can be found in our 5.10 PBE coverage.
New eSports summoner iconsWhile we have no details on their release or their availability from server to server, 5.10 also includes over 30 new esports summoner icons.
[UPDATE - LCS Summer Split icons will be available when 5.10 goes live]
NA LCS - Team Dragon Knights and Enemy eSports
Turkey - Besiktas e-Sports Club (first two), Crew e-Sports Club, Oyun Hizmetleri
LAS - Rebirth eSports, Last Kings, Kaos Latin Gamers, Furious Gaming, Bencheados, Isurus Gaming
LAN - Revenge eSports, Lyon Gaming, Gaming Gaming, Dash9 Gaming, Havoks Gaming, Meet Your Makers
Russia - Team Just (first two) Dolphins of Wall Street, SolarWind, Your Exit, Team Dragon
Brazil - CNB e-Sports Club, G3nerationX, INTZ e-Sports, INTZ Red, Kabum Orange, Kabum Black, Keyd Stars, Pain Gaming
OCE - Absolute, Sin Gaming
- The featured game mode Hexakill: Twisted Treeline should return during 5.10
- Several easter eggs have been added to Summoner's Rift
- A Poro has been added to Summoner's Rift. File name is "SRU_Poro". He seems to spawn in each base if that team has a champion from Freljord on their team.
- If you load into a game with five Pool Party skins (or Rumble in the Jungle or Surfer Singed), a yellow rubber duck will spawn on Summoner's Rift near the bottom Middle part of river.
- They've added a glow to the runes around Baron's pit.
- There is a new "Hide Eye Candy" menu option. More information available here.