Patch 5.11 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the complete notes, including three new Prehistoric skins releasing later in the patch, oodles of changes coming to the Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar maps, and more!
Here's the full 5.11 patch notes with an introduction by Pwyff & Scarizard:
Welcome to patch 5.11 - the one where we buff Caitlyn and roll out some pretty significant changes to Twisted Treeline. That Caitlyn is being buffed isn't a milestone in itself, but when you consider how long it's been since we've given the Sheriff of Piltover any attention (hint: a long time), it's at least worth a novelty mention in the foreword. So here you go, Caitlyn. A foreword mention and a patch note.
As League continues to evolve through the regular season, we remain committed to our pursuit of champion diversity in as many different ways as possible. Today we looked at some of the highs and lows of the champion viability ladder and chose a few we could prod closer to the center. In some cases (like Katarina, LeBlanc, and Hecarim), we had champions putting out high amounts of oppressive (one might say frustrating) power, which ultimately translated to investigation tasks for us to deflate some strengths (or highlight weaknesses) without just kicking them to the curb. On the other end of the spectrum, we wanted to highlight certain unique strengths on undervalued champs with things like Caitlyn's Headshot upgrade, Aatrox's bloodier passive, or Kha'Zix's buffed isolation range (technically it's reduced, but in a good way).
We also have some pretty big updates heading to everyone's favorite (one might say only) Twisted Treeline. We were in the process of doing a large cross-map consistency pass for all alternative map modes in League of Legends (you might remember our work on the Howling Abyss), and felt we could also do some broad balance adjustments while we were here. Check out the Twisted Treeline section of the patch notes for more information, because there's a lot of it.
And that about encapsulates the contents of this patch. For those of you struggling to keep up in your games of League, we're always striving to ensure you won't be stuck up the river without a paddle. That said, if conventional means don't work, be careful who you call when seeking help; there's all sorts of things out there, preying on the wishes of desperate people. Mope, and you mope alone - laugh, and the world laughs with you. Or so they say.
Boy that was cryptic.
Chris "Pwyff" Tom & Patrick "Scarizard" Scarborough
Points of Interest from the 5.11 PBEHere's a brief look at a few of the new things included in patch 5.11, 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 5.11 PBE cycle and may vary from what is pushed to live.
Upcoming Champion SkinsPatch 5.11 is set to include a total of THREE new champion skins - Prehistoric Anivia, Prehistoric Cho'Gath, and Prehistoric Renekton. As usual, no release dates for any of these but we'll have complete preview posts ready when they launch!
More screen shots can be found in our 5.11 PBE coverage.
Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar updatesAs mentioned above, there are a ton of changes coming to the Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar maps in patch 5.11!
From our 5.11 PBE coverage, here's a quick look at some of the larger visual additions:
First up is the new textures for Golems and the updated minions and structures.
Each lane on Twisted Treeline now has an extra turret closer towards the middle of the map.
Similar to the timer for Dragon and Baron on Summoner's Rift, a timer has been added for Vilemaw on Twisted Treeline.
Next up is a set of shots from the Crystal Scar texture updates, including color changes to the bases:
New loading screens for Crystal Scar, Twisted Treeline, and the Tutorial.
Splash Art ChangesThe shared splash art for the recently released High Stakes skin set has been altered, with changes to the throne that King of Clubs Mordekaiser is sitting on.
[NEW (Left) vs OLD (Right)]
- A mysterious laugh can be heard if you walk into the river and do an emote laugh (default control +4 or /laugh in chat). There are a total of five different laughs that can trigger.
- As mentioned above, Malphite's W now has a visual indicator for the cleave range it's on hit effect.
- Several LCS team SR banner assets have been added in this patch. No details or in-game previews just yet, odds are these will be used during the NA and EU LCS games just as they were used during the 2015 Urf Showmatch.
- Several esports summoner icons originally added in 5.10 have been updated or tweaked, including Enemy (NA) , Kabum (BR ), KLG (LAS) , and ROX (RU)
- A Porowl critter has been added to Summoner's Rift. You can find him under the red side, inner top tower in the trees.