9/17 PBE Update: New Summoner Icons, Worlds 2018 Login Theme, and more!

Posted on at 12:38 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continue the 8.19 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new summoner icons, a new Worlds 2018 login theme, and more!
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 Summoner Icons

Six new summoner icons are now on the PBE:

Worlds 2018 Login Theme

A new login themed around Worlds 2018 is now on the PBE:

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.

[Elise has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Spider Form / Human Form (R) Cooldown reverted from 3 seconds to 4 seconds

[Kha'Zix has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Void Spike (W)
    • Cooldown reverted from 8 to 9
    • Isolated target slow potency increased from 80% to 90%

[Nunu has other changes in testing on the PBE!]
  • Consume (Q) 
    • AP ratio increased from 50% to 70%
  • Snowball Barrage (E) 
    • Snowball AP ratio lowered from 8% to 6%
      • Vs Live: From 5% to 6%

Context & Notes

1) Sirhaian noted some continued changes for Veigar's VFX:
"Heyo! Made a little update for Veigar's ultimate (and a few small qol changes here and there), after reading tons of amazing feedback for his VFX update! Here's what it looks like now on PBE~! (Impact VFX reflects the changes too!)"

2) Make sure to check out Meddler's quick gameplay thoughts for September 14th, covering average games per champion and the Odyssey event!

3) Here's Riot Rapwnzel with the details for the next upcoming Clash test on Wednesday, September 19th:
"Hi, everybody! 
In our last test, we exercised some of the functionality of our Clash Management Tool (CMT) to Revert from Scouting back to Lock-in to build confidence around our ability to safely move teams back a step in the Tournament flow. During this last test, however, we identified an issue that warrants further investigation with additional logging in place, so we will pause our CMT testing for the next test so that we can dig into what went wrong. 
Please join us on Wednesday September 19th at 16:00 PT for this test. Registration will open Monday September 17th at 09:00 PT! 
What we plan for this test
We have added trace logging to help us track down a serious issue we saw that affected a small number of teams in our last test. This will all be done behind the scenes, so for this test we will just run a normal 4-team bracket Tournament while we monitor closely. 
What you can expect
There won’t be any planned disruptions in this test, so you can expect to just play! 
How to Participate in this Clash test:
  • Sign up. If you need to sign up for a PBE account do that here. Please Note:
    • PBE account eligibility requires that you are Honor 3+
    • We will be granting a final batch of tickets 60 minutes prior to Lock-In, so please be sure to create your accounts prior to 15:00 PT to ensure receipt of tickets.
  • Assemble a group of 5 players and register your team on the Clash tab between Monday Sept. 17th @ 09:00 PT and 16:00 PT on Wednesday Sept. 19th.
    • If you don’t have 4 friends on PBE, drop by the PBE Discord and pick up your missing members!
  • Lock-In begins at 16:00 PT on Wednesday Sept. 19th and closes at 16:30 PT.
  • Scouting begins at 16:30 PT and will last for a minimum of 5 minutes
  • Compete! (you are guaranteed to play 2 games!)
Important Note: As we’re playing on PBE, all skill-based matchmaking will be disabled. This means matches may be unbalanced, and won’t be like the full launch experience. We are also disabling the Ranked Eligibility restriction for these PBE tests so that we can reduce the barrier to entry and maximize participation. 
Please reply to this thread with feedback and questions or bug reports, and join us in the PBE Discord during the test! Thanks so much for your participation and support! GLHF!"

Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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