Patch 7.8 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Here's the full 7.8 patch notes:
Midseason is coming up soon and balance will be a bit wobbly for a patch, so consider this patch more of a setup. That being said, we’re focusing on changes that either need to happen now, or will have evergreen results going forwards.
First, we’re taking this chance to look at the way latency interacts with gameplay. Obviously, nobody likes playing on high latency, but some champions suffer far more from the impact. We’re putting in some Quality of Life changes to make those champions less punishing when your inputs aren’t quite as responsive.
Then, there’s the pro scene. With MSI coming up, there are a few strong outliers we’d like to make sure aren’t completely dominating pick/ban phase, so we’re making appropriate changes as needed.
On the other end of the spectrum, now is the perfect time to show love to some underpowered champions who need playstyle love. Aatrox is getting some extra power in the aftermath of his update, while Udyr is getting a tiny update of his own.
Finally, we’re taking this chance to retune some of the game systems in Twisted Treeline and ARAM to give some of our quicker game modes a cleaner experience.
So get out there and toss some Poros,
Points of Interest from the 7.8 PBE CycleHere's a brief look at many of the new things included in patch 7.8, including things mentioned above in the patch notes and things discovered during the last PBE cycle! This coverage includes preview screen shots and video taken during the 7.8 PBE cycle and may vary slightly from what is pushed to live.
New Champions - Xayah and Rakan
Xayah, the Rebel
To go with Cosmic Dawn Rakan, Xayah's release skin is Cosmic Dusk Xayah!
Cosmic Dusk Xayah
Rakan, the Charmer
Learn more about Rakan's gameplay with his champion spotlight:
Release Skin - Cosmic Dawn Rakan
To go with Cosmic Dusk Xayah, Rakan's release skin is Cosmic Dawn Rakan!
Cosmic Dawn Rakan
New Champion SkinsTwo new champion skins have debuted this cycle, including Conqueror Karma for MSI 2017 and the new 1350 RP tier Cosmic Blade Master Yi!
Cosmic Blade Master Yi
New Ward SkinAlong with the new Karma skin, a new Conqueror Ward skin headed our way for MSI 2017:
New Summoner IconsA handful of new summoner icons will be available this cycle, two themed around Rakan and Xayah and one for Conqueror Karma. A second set, themed around the Cosmic skin line, will also be available.
New MSI Content - Summoner Icons, Emotes, & moreIn addition to Conqueror Karma, a slew of Mid-Season Invitational cosmetic content will be available assumedly around MSI time - including summoner icons and in-game emotes. There are also Summoner's Rift Decals, and Team Base decorations (seen on stream!). .
Finally, a new MSI 2017 login screen theme will also be available during that time: