10/19 PBE Update: New Masteries assets, Centered Splash Assets re-added, & more

Posted on at 4:24 PM by Moobeat
[NOTE: Slayer Pantheon, Slayer Jinx, and Zombie Nunu WILL BE LEGACY SKINS.]

A small patch has been pushed to the PBE! Today's update includes the re-addition of the "centered splash art" assets we saw in an earlier update, balance changes for Riven, new masteries assets, 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. )


Table of Contents


New Masteries Assets

While nothing in-game to mess around with yet, today's update includes a new Mastery related file called "keystoneMasteriesView"!  This new file contains several new masteries page assets, including a set of background panels.
Here's the rest of the assets, which also includes a few variations of frames for each part of the tree.
At the moment, these new assets are not observable in the client. With preseason right around the corner, wouldn't be surprising if these were a part of that set of changes!

"Centered splash art" Assets re-added.

[NOTEFor those just joining us, these new assets were all added in the 10/16 PBE update then removed in a second update a few hours later. As of today's update, they are back and we are still uncertain exactly what they are for - speculation is these are for either the new champion select experience (formerly TB draft) or just for the new client.]

Over 500 "Centered splash art" assets have been added to the PBE. These arts are zoomed in versions of the original splash with a focus on the middle rather than the right as we see in the champion pages. Here are two examples with Koi Nami and Nasus base.
 They are not replacements for the normal splashes but a new asset. There were also few Chinese arts or outdated art (such as Gangplank or Fiora) sprinkled in.

Click the galleries below to preview each image:

 (NOTE: Several are outdated or alternative arts and even more totally missing. NOT EVERYONE HAS ONE ATM. Don't panic! LOOK I PUT THIS NOTE TWICE READ IT. )

Perhaps more interesting, there was  what appears to be a new Swain base splash art in the mix! Please note that Swain's actual splash has not been updated yet, all we have is this "centered splash" asset showing a unique art.

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.

Champions
Cho'Gath

Riven
  • Blade of the Exile (R) cooldown increased to 130/95/60 from 110/85/50

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