6/17 PBE Update: Hazmat Heimerdinger & Soulstealer Vladimir

[ The Summoner's Rift update is coming in a second patch! HYPE. ]

With 4.10 moving to live, a new 4.11 PBE cycle has begun! The PBE has been updated with new Hazmat Heimerdinger and Soulstealer Vladimir skins, references to a Headhunter Caitlyn skin, lots of "Nightmare Bots" tooltips, 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. )

New Skins

This update brings with it two new skins, Hazmat Heimerdinger and Soulstealer Vladimir! There is also mention of a "Headhunter Caitlyn" skin but her model and assets were not included in today's update.

 Hazmat Heimerdinger

975 RP

Before we get to far, here's Nurse Flan with a feedback thread and details on the new Heimer skin!
"Hazmat Heimerdinger is suited up and ready to take on any dangerous PBE substances! 
Armed with a Geiger counter and a flask of mysterious goo, Heimer's ready to wreak some havoc on the Fields of Justice! Check out what he's got! 
  • A new suit and gas mask! 
  • New ability models and particles (turrets, rockets and grenades!) 
  • A new recall (relaxing on his lawn chair with his mechanical arm buddy!) 
Note: A couple new sounds are not quite in just yet! 
As players who get the first look at this in-progress skin, it would be wonderful to hear your thoughts and feelings on Hazmat Heimer's new skin! The feedback and bugs you leave here will help us get a better idea of things we may still have to take a look at. :] 
See you on the Rift!"
Now let's take a better look!
the VFX that plays when he activates his R. 
R + Q 

 Soulstealer Vladimir

1350 RP 

Galetta also has a feedback thread and details for Soulstealer Vladimir!
"Watch your back summoners, Soulstealer Vladimir is ready to claim some souls on the PBE! 
  • New purple robes with demon skull details! 
  • New sound effects! (Spooky scary!) 
  • New particle effects!(Spectral soul magic!) 
  • New recall animation!  
We would love to hear about any feedback you have or bugs you may have found! Let us know what you think about this new Vladimir skin! :3 
See you on the rift! 
Note: His new audio isn't in at the moment, we'll update you when it is!"
Auto attack
W - ( incomplete )
E multi
Initial Ult
Ult ticking down

[ Note: His new audio isn't in yet! Expect it in a future PBE patch ] 

"Headhunter Caitlyn"

Nightmare Bots

Lots and lots of files for Nightmare Bots ( and Doom Bots of Doom ) made it in. Nothing seems to be enabled yet. Scary. 

New Mini Map Icons for Baron and Dragon

LeBlanc VFX changes:

In today's update, LeBlanc received minor changes to the VFX of her W and E. 

New Audio Engine on the PBE - Continued Testing This Week

Here's BelligerentSwan with a notice that this PBE cycle features continued testing on the new audio engine!
"Hey Summoners! 
For the next few days or so we'll be turning on our new audio engine again for another round of testing on the PBE! With each patch we are getting a little bit closer to activating the new audio engine, and we want to continue PBE testing to ensure the switch goes smoothly! 
If you find a sound that doesn't work, or if you want to leave feedback about the way things sound, just leave a comment on this thread! We’ll be actively monitoring it and replying to your questions and concerns. Please let us know what equipment you’re using for audio (Stereo headphones vs. 5.1 surround sound speakers, Sound Blast Zx vs. Realtek HD Audio) so we can help narrow down the cause of the issues. 
If you’re unsure how to get that your system info, here’s a handy guide for PC and one for Mac
Why are we changing audio engines? We’re looking to create a more immersive and engaging in-game league of legends audio experience, and this new engine will allow us to do a lot of cool things in the future. You can find a more in depth post about what to expect here."

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.


  • Sweeping Blade (  E ) each cast's dash base damage increase cap lowered to 50% from 100% max. 

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