[Updated] 7/8 PBE Update: Captain Fortune Splash, Black Market Brawlers, and More!

Posted on at 6:08 PM by frostyNinja
[Update: Don't get to check out the new Zeke's Herald & Spellblade VFX changes at the bottom of the post!]

The PBE has been updated! Today's update includes a new splash for Captain Fortune, the new featured game mode Black Market Brawlers up for testing, 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 Splash Art

Up first in today's PBE update, we got to see Captain Fortune's new splash, as well as a flipped splash for Rogue Admiral Garen.

Captain Fortune

Rogue Admiral Garen

Now uses a mirrored version of the shared splash with Sea Hunter Aatrox & Corsair Quinn.

Black Market Brawlers

Black Market Brawlers, our newest featured game mode,  is now available for testing!
This new mode is draft with each team having three bans and is played on Summoner's Rift. It also uses the new Bilgewater announcer pack!

Featured Game Mode Summary
Essentially, you perform mini-quests (listed in tooltip below) to acquire "Krakens" and then use that currency to purchase and upgrade a special brawler minion that spawns with each minion wave.

Upon accumulating your first 5 Krakens, you'll be able to purchase is one of four distinct brawlers each with their own specialization and abilities. Choose wisely as you can only purchase one of these!



Brawler Upgrades
Over the course of the game you will have the opportunity to purchase additional upgrades for your brawler minion further improving its abilities and stats.
It is worth noting that upgrades go into effect on the next minion wave after the purchase and do not apply to already spawned and active brawler minions.

Black Market
Another aspect is the Black Market where you'll find a slew of deadly new items! A note from yesterday's announcement - Morellonomicon is not available in this game mode so don't go looking for it.
Click on a thumbnail above to enlarge the screenshots and remember, you can easily flick through them using the arrow keys!

There is also a special boot enchantment that can be purchased for any set of tier 2 boots:

More information on Black Market Brawlers can be found on L4T3NCY's PBE boards thread!

Butcher's Bridge Returns

Butcher's Bridge, an upcoming Bilgewater themed ARAM map, is back for another round of testing and polishing on the PBE.

Here's Riot Stephiroth with a small update on the map now that it is back on the PBE!
"Hey all! ^__^v 
You've probably noticed by now, but the map is enabled ! Yay!
Things you should notice in this build:
  • Optimization! We've made a lot of optimization changes, and we'd love to hear your feedback! If you're still getting low FPS, please post a DXDiag of your system and the general range of performance you're experience
  • The bushes are greener!
  • The ship sailing in the river is no longer a sp00ky gh0st ship. 
  • Things that are still broken:
Keep the feedback comin'! :D"
 If you're not caught up make sure to read more about it in our previous coverage or take a glance at the official announcement.

Skin Updates

We also have a few tweaks to several of the new skins up for testing this cycle.

Captain Fortune

Minor detail changes on clothing and slight color tweaks.

Sea Hunter Aatrox

Minor color tweaks, color generally lighter blue.

Cutthroat Graves

Slight color tweaks, the grenades attached to his belt are now silver instead of gold.

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 panic! These are not official notes.

NOTE: Don't forget to check out the 7/7 PBE Update for details on the Gangplank and Miss Fortune kit changes, as well as Enchantment: Warrior's new passive and the return of the Zeke's Herald rework.

  • Shurima's Legacy ( Passive ) no longer grants Will of the Emperor (bonus 1.25% Attack Speed for every 1% of Cooldown Reduction)
  • Arise! ( W ) now has a new passive: Gains 10/20/30/40/50% attack speed.
  • Shifting Sands ( E ) - no longer knocks up enemies or grants shield
  • [Context: On these changes, ricklessabandon explained: "trying a few things out right now, and am starting with some of the extremes. should be a few different iterations over the next few days."]

  • [Ricklessabandon has tweeted out several Elise changes that will hit the PBE soon.]


Enchantment: Runeglaive, Iceborn Gauntlet, Trinity Force, Lich Bane, and Sheen
  • The items with the "Spellblade" unique passive, Enchantment: Runeglaive, Iceborn Gauntlet, Trinity Force, Lich Bane, and Sheen, now have updated VFX.

[ReworkZeke's Herald
  • [NOTE: The Zeke's Herald rework is back on the PBE for more testing! For more information on this tentative rework, check out this PBE boards post by Riot Jag]

  • Total Cost :2300
  • Recipe: Glacial Shroud + Amplifying Tome + Amplifying Tome
  • +250 Mana
    +35 Armor
    +50 Ability Power
    +10% Cooldown Reduction
  • UNIQUE Active - Conduit: Bind to target ally. This will remove all other Conduits on your target (60 second cooldown).
  • UNIQUE Passive: When within 1000 units of each other, you and your ally generate Charges. Attacking or casting spells generates extra Charges. At 100 Charges, causing damage consumes them, increasing you and your ally's Ability Power by 20% and Critical Strike Chance by 50% for 6 seconds.
  • [NOTE: You get ~4 charges per auto attack and ~10 per spell!]

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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