3/12 PBE Update: Surprise Party Amumu, Myrmidon Pantheon TR, Friend Discovery back on PBE, and more!

Posted on at 1:34 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! In today's post we have an up to date look at Surprise Party Amumu's happy/sad R vfx and sound effects now that he's available for testing, as well changes to Hunter's Machete, a texture rebalance for Myrmidon Pantheon, 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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Surprise Party Amumu available for testing

The new Surprise Party Amumu is now up in the PBE shop and ready for testing, including his head candle that goes out when W is toggled on and happy/sad face visual effects for his R!

Surprise Party Amumu

1350 RP
[When you toggle W on, his candle goes out :c ]
[Happy face ult vfx if you hit an enemy with your R]
[Sad face ult vfx if you fail to hit anyone with your R]

Here's an updated video preview, complete with his new sound effects:

Texture Rebalance

Following yesterday's massive set of over 25, today's update includes a texture rebalance for Myrmidon Pantheon! Remember, texture rebalances are texture tweaks to align older champions and skins with the current art style and are NOT replacements for larger scope visual updates!

Myrmidon Pantheon

Friend Discovery Feature back on PBE

Here's MattEnth with a post regarding re-enabling the previously announced Friend Discovery Hub on the PBE:
"Hey everyone, 
We’re going to activate the previously announced Friend Discovery Hub on the PBE over the next couple of days. There’s a few things you should keep in mind though, so here we go: 
We’re still in the middle of developing this feature. So… there are still a few incomplete pieces. Also, we want to make sure we point out the hub won’t be hitting live servers in the next patch (obviously, since it’s not done yet!) This is a pretty complicated feature on the server-side, and we’ll be testing out a few of our behind-the-scenes privacy safeguards in addition to just the normal Facebook authentication flow (reminder: it’s opt-in!) 
If you do want to temporarily opt-in and hitch your Facebook account onto your PBE LoL account, we’d appreciate it! Having that said, we also think it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll see any friend recommendations just due to the small number of players with PBE access (although if you have Facebook friends who are also on the PBE, that’s awesome!) 
We’ll have more details on how you can help us focus when testing friend recommendations in a future post. For now, let us know if you have any questions, feedback, comments, or bug reports! 
• MattEnth"

As for when we can expect this feature to be enabled, MattEnth commented
"Not on yet. Current plan is for tomorrow morning."

More information available in the original announcement .

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.

  • Massacre  (R) [New Effect added "increasing Blood Well's pool by (20%?) for each champion hit]"

  • Summon: Tibbers (R) Tibbers AOE damage now 20/30/40 from 35 at all ranks

  • Righteous Gust (E) cooldown changed to 13/12/11/10/9 from 12 at all ranks

  • Baleful Strike (Q) range increased to 900 from 850
  • Event Horizon (E) range increased to 750 from 700

Hunter's Machete
  • [Note: Tooltip bugged on PBE atm]
  • Passive - Jungler:
  • Health regen lowered to 6 from 7.
  • New Effect: The amount of health gained per second increases to 12 while below 50% health (no regeneration is gained while in combat with cowardly monsters)
  • [Context from Riot Reinboom:
(1)"Cowardly monsters means rift scuttler. This is because heal now starts when you are dealt damage OR deal damage to a monster." 
(2)"More context: This is specifically targeted at your first few camps. This takes off about 1/2 potion of health to the top top junglers 1/2 "
(3)"but adds 2 to 3 effective potions of health the weakest of junglers and should enable more junglers to pass the first clear."]

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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