Red Post Collection: 2/1 Patch Update, Future of New Champion Select, FC Jinx figure, Varus price reduction, and more!

Posted on at 3:05 PM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: Hotfix going out -  Added details on February 1st patch update!]

This afternoon's red post collection includes the 2/1 patch update, a heads up that the team behind Jhin will be hosting a Q&A on February 2nd, Socrates with updates on the new champion select, a reminder that Varus price has been reduced, a DIY tutorial for a Lunar Revel Shadow box, and more! 
Continue reading for more information !

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February 1st Patch Update

The official 6.2 patch notes have been updated to reflect a small hotfix that was pushed out on Febraury 1st, including bug fixes for KindredRumble, Baron Nashor, and trinkets!

  • CALM DOWN, WOLF - Fixed a bug where proccing Kindred's E - Mounting Dread could unintentionally trigger extra damage to the target 
  • BURN IT WITH FIRE - Fixed a bug where Rumble's Q - Flamespitter sometimes missed a tick of damage when used while in Danger Zone 
  • SELF-SPOTTING - Xerath and Jhin can now use trinkets while casting R - Rite of the Arcaneand R - Curtain Call 
Baron Nashor
  • WHOOPS - Fixed a bug where Baron Nashor was spawning at 19:50, rather than 20:00"

Jhin Q&A coming soon

With Jhin's recent release, the team will be getting together for a Q&A on February 22nd!
"We’ve spotted some time for Jhin’s creators to reveal themselves and answer your questions! Head over to the boards for their Q&A at 11am PST on 2/2 for all the gory details and dramatic flourishes behind the Virtuoso’s creation. 
Scope out more Jhin info here:

Check out our release coverage for more on Jhin!

The Future of New Champ Select

Here's Socrates with a heads up on the future of new champion select and a few changes they are looking to make now that it has been out on live for a short while:
"Hey all, 
Now that new champ select’s out and stable, we wanted to share how we’re going to be updating things over the coming weeks and months. We’ve been keeping tabs on the various forums, so hopefully you see some of your suggestions here:
  • Pick intent will no longer show the opposing team your champion when your turn starts
  • Adding filters for sorting the champion grid by role
  • Adding ability to pull up the champion grid at any time
  • Shortening pre-select, pick and ban timers in champ select
  • Skin purchasing will work in champ select
  • Lots of bugfixes:
    • Fixing issues with soft locks around entering / leaving lobbies
    • Fixing issues around entering / leaving matchmaking (such as getting hit with queue dodges if you accept a match where a player is in champ select already)
    • Fixing queue time display inaccuracies
    • Free to play champions will once again be unplayable in ranked
    • Fixing an issue where the client is not popping to the front each time an action (AFK check, ban, pick) is required
We’re continuing to tune matchmaking in terms of time and quality (measured as each team having an equal chance at victory), and 6.2 brought some features like ward skin and chroma selection. This list isn’t exhaustive, so let us know your ideas for new champ select."

DIY Lunar Revel Shadow Box Tutorial!

Bioluminescence has set up a thread on how to make your own DIY Lunar Revel Shadow Box tutorial! 
Check out [THIS POST] for more on the 2016 Lunar Revel!

Lunar Revel Jinx Figure now available

The new Firecracker Jinx figure is now available in the Riot Games merch store! 
"Rocket into Lunar Revel with the Firecracker Jinx figure, now available in the Riot Merch store. From 2/1 - 2/8, the purchase also unlocks the Firecracker icon."

With the Panda Teemo plush and the Jinx Figure now available, keep an eye out for the new Lunar Revel tshirt to launch on February 8th!
Check out [THIS POST] for more on the 2016 Lunar Revel!

Porofolia continues

Porofolia continues on the BR server and that means more champions as poro art for us!
Check back on the Porofolia website over the next week for more art each day!

Varus Price Reduction

With Jhin's release, Varus price has been reduced to 4800 IP / 880 RP!

Keep up with all upcoming champion price reductions over on Riot's support site. 

New Summoner Icons Now Available

With 6.2 out to live, seven new esports team icons have been added to the shop for 250 RP each!
"Team icons for Cougar eSports (LMS), XGamers (LMS), Hong Kong Esports (LMS), Afreeca Freecs (LCK), Longzhu Gaming (LCK), e-mFire (LKC), and ROX Tigers (LCK) are now available."
More information available here. Like the other 2016 season icons, these will be through April 25th!

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