8/5 PBE Update: Critters, Maokai & Morgana changes

Posted on at 3:49 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! In addition to a few critter models for the new Summoner's Rift update, we have Gnar's champion select quote, another set of tentative balance changes for Maokai and Morgana, 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 Summoner's Rift Update Assets

Looks like lots of files for butterflies, snails, lizards, and more have been added. The snail also has files that say "SPLAT". While these little guys will eventually be found crawling around the updated Summoner's Rift, they don't seem to be implemented in-game just yet
I'm also seeing files for "Footsteps", which reference both Dirt and the River, but there does not appear to be any different in game. Don't get too excited just yet.

Gnar Champion Select Quote & Portrait

Gnar's English champion select quote has been added.

He also now has a proper champion select portrait instead of a blank square.

[Testing] Futbol Login temp back on PBE

If you logged in to the PBE since the update, you may have noticed the "Futbol" login screen is back.

Here's Riot Ve1vet with more info:
"Hey Summoners!We are performing a quick test of the login screen using the Futbol login today so you’ll see that in the patcher. It’s not coming back to live environments and once we are done testing we will replace it. 
Any issues you encounter with the login feel free to report here! 

New Launcher Reverted

The launcher visual refresh has been reverted back to our normal launcher in this update. The new landing page and in-client frame remain updated.

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.


  • Spiderling base HP reverted to 80 from 40
  • [Context: Just a revert to a change from earlier this cycle. Back to live values]

  • Twisted Advance (W) % of target's maximum health as magic damage reduced to 9/10/11/12/13% from 9/10.5/12/13.5/15%
  • Twisted Advance (W) AP ratio lowered to .03 from .04
  • Vengeful Maelstrom (R) maximum duration lowered to 10 seconds from 12 seconds.
  • [Context: Maokai's R was given a max duration of 12 seconds in an earlier patch, down from no max duration on live.]

  • Black Shield ( E ) shield absorb strength lowered to 70/140/210/280/350 from 95/160/225/290/355

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the links below !

Reminder: The Summoner's Rift update is currently on the PBE  for testing!

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