8/31 PBE Update: New Emotes, Summoner Icons, & More Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 12:47 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 7.18 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new emotes, new summoner icons, and more tentative balance changes!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

New Emotes

A handful of new emotes were added to the PBE in today's update:


New Esports Emote

To go with yesterday's Esports emote haul, today's update adds a generic Worlds 2017 emote:

New and Tweaked Esports Summoner Icons

A new generic Worlds 2017 summoner icon was added to the PBE:

The Cloud9 summoner icon was also tweaked to turn the logo blue:

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

[Aatrox already has R changes on the PBE]
  • Dark Flight (Q) 
    • "he's also unstoppable during Q once he starts his dive. Can still be interrupted on his way up." [Context from 8/24, missed in an earlier patch]
  • Massacre (R) active attack range gain reduced from 250 to 225
    • VS Live: from 175 to 225
    • VS PBE: from 250 to 225

Context & Notes

1) Make sure to check out Meddler's Quick Gameplay Thoughts for 8/29, covering Inspiration Keystones, Ornn, and Spectator Cleanup.

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