8/26 PBE Update: PROJECT: Yi Login, "They are Coming", & more

Posted on at 10:40 AM by Moobeat
[8/27 Update: Small patch went out on 8/27, including revert to Abyssal Scepter and a change to Gangplank's E. Rather than making a new post, I've just updated this one. Look for the **]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes the PROJECT: Yi login screen, a mysterious "They are coming" mark & files, Master Yi's fast dance moves, and more!
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. )

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To go along with the upcoming PROJECT skins, we have a PROJECT: Yi login theme!

Here's the still image:
Here's the music track:

"They Are Coming"

Several files named "TheyAreComing", including visuals and and sounds. While we don't know exactly what this is referencing yet, we've seem similar mysterious files pop up teasing Tahm Kench and Bard prior to their releases.

Here's what the mark from these new files looks like:

 While we haven't figured out exactly how to trigger it, here's a few observations:
  • It seems to be random and It will NOT happen for you every game.
  • The symbol seems to show up around 15-25 seconds in.
  • Seems to work with every champion (personally triggered it on Graves, Gnar, Kassadin, Janna, Rammus, Nautilus)

Here's a few screen shots and a video preview of "They Are Coming" in action:


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.

** Gangplank
  • Powder Keg (E) ignore armor increased to 50% from 45%*
  • [*NOTEThis is a nerf vs live, which is 60%]

Tahm Kench
  • **[Reverted 8/28] Devour (W) mana cost lowered to 70 from 90

** Abyssal Scepter
  • [Tentative rework reverted. While this has been testing on the PBE and the last several cycles, it is currently iceboxed and not actively being iterated on.]

Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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