Red Post Collection: Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies Pass and More, Universe Update, & more!

Posted on at 9:46 AM by Aznbeat
Today's red post collection includes details on the TFT: Galaxies pass, new arenas, Little Legends, and more, plus a Universe update including bios for Kled and Singed, and a new story featuring Katarina and Talon!
Continue reading for more information!


Table of Contents


Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies Pass and More 

Check out this article from the TFT team on the TFT: Galaxies pass, new arenas, Little Legends, and more - "Learn more about the new pass, Little Legends, Arenas, and Booms! coming in TFT's next set.":
"When we launched Teamfight Tactics, it was a pretty barebones experience—we knew we had a super fun game, but everything outside of that needed a lot of work. Since then, we’ve been focusing on fixing bugs, launching new sets, and bringing TFT to mobile. To this point, we haven’t made any changes to how you get stuff or how you can express yourself in the game. There were a couple of eggs that you could grind for each set, or you could purchase a bunch of random eggs to hopefully high roll that perfectly spiced Pengu. But we've heard your feedback on this fully randomized system and agree that changes are needed. 
Before we dive into the changes we're making, let's talk about how we think about the money-making stuff on TFT.
Our Approach 
Here are the ground rules we’ve set that we'll use to guide our content:
  1. Never pay for power or gameplay advantages: That's the entirety of the first one.
  2. Have fun and engaging cosmetics, no matter how much you spend: We believe all players should experience the fun in customizing their TFT experience, whether you want to collect it all or just play to earn.
  3. Create content that allows you to express yourself and say what you want to say: We know that some of you want to show off that 3-Star Sugarcone Furyhorn or impress everyone with your collection of Little Legends, others want to flex on all the people in your lobby with Ranked swag, or maybe you want to match that green arena with the green Fae Hushtail. Our hope is that each of you will find something to get excited about. 
The Galaxies Pass and Galaxies Pass+ 
Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies is officially taking the beta tag off the pass system. The free pass will look the same as before—with all the same amounts and types of rewards—and we’ll be adding a paid version packed with additional rewards and premium cosmetics that unlock as you play. 
Here's how it works: 
We’re combining the free and paid rewards into a single track that you’ll progress along for the entirety of the pass. Everyone will still have access to the rewards on the free path, which will include the same amount and types of stuff as before. 
Upgrading to the Galaxies Pass+ will get you a trove of additional rewards. Once you purchase the TFT Galaxies Pass+, you’ll automatically unlock all of the premium rewards you’ve earned along the way, so you won't miss out on anything. You can see the progress you’ve earned so far on the updated TFT Hub and preview the rewards on the path. 
The TFT Galaxies Pass+ plus will be priced at 1350 RP. You can earn XP for this pass until June 9th, 2020 at 11AM PT, and the pass will be available for purchase until then as well. 
Alright, so what’s in it exactly? 
  • The free Galaxies Pass will have seriously upgraded arenas that are much more than the recolors of the past. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without the new space-themed emotes and two Little Legends at the end
CONCEPT, WORK IN PROGRESS.
  • Upgrading to the Galaxies Pass+ will immediately grant you access to over 20 levels of rewards and the UFO Sprite. Our favorite River Friend has procured an upgrade to explore the mysteries of the galaxies in style. 
  • Playing through the Galaxies Pass+ will unlock 1- and 2-Star versions of the time-limited Astronaut Molediver variant. The Molediver has a fancy new outfit and shovel, and is ready to dig your opponents a grave… in space.
  • We’re also introducing our newest content type in TFT, Booms! These cosmetics modify the damage particles of your Little Legend and units. They come in three tiers of increasing impact and style. We’re really excited about these, so let us know what you think.
  • There’s a bunch of Little Legends eggs to unlock. For those who can't get enough TFT, we’ve also added a couple of extra bonus rewards at the end, including a guaranteed Legendary Little Legend. 
Some of these rewards, such as the UFO Sprite, Astronaut Molediver and Booms!, are currently only available from this pass. If you miss out on them, don't worry—we're exploring other ways you may be able to get these items in the future! 
How do I progress? 
We got rid of the Orb of Enlightenment and replaced it with a flat amount of XP each time you finish a game of TFT. There’s no cap on XP gained from playing, so rest assured that you’ll always be making progress on the pass. 
We're also overhauling missions. There will be three missions (down from six, so they’ll generally take longer to finish) that unlock each week and each one is now worth a flat 200 XP. Some of the missions will also be a bit more challenging (or at least more interesting). No more “play games until 3-6” missions here!
Enough about the pass, here's the other new stuff:

It's been a while since we last talked about Ranked Rewards. At the end of the launch set, we gave out special Featherknight emotes with plans to bring something more substantial in the future. The per-tier ranked emotes aren't going away, but we also have a plan to increase the rewards for your ranked achievements. 
Each set we'll give out a special variant for a Little Legend that was iconic for that set. If you’re a League of Legends player and this seems familiar, it's for good reason—it’s reminiscent of the Victorious skins from League. They will be awarded exclusively to all players who placed gold or higher for that season. We'll be awarding one for Rise of the Elements, and another one retroactively for TFT's original ranked season. These will be finished in the next couple of months, and we’ll give you more updates we have them.
CONCEPT, WORK IN PROGRESS
Speaking of Little Legends, our trip to the stars wouldn't be complete without a whole new set of space-themed cosmic companions to join you on your climb. They've got all kinds of fun variants and a couple of rare animations. Make sure you pay attention, or you might just miss them.
  
While we're talking about Little Legends, let's get into how you buy them. We've heard your feedback around the current egg model and the frustrations around getting the specific Little Legends you want. In Galaxies, we're making that easier. 
To start, we'll be introducing a few specific Little Legends variants (for example Heroic Shisa) from previous Little Legend Series for direct purchase in the store (with more to come later). You’ll be able to buy each of the Little Legends for sale exactly one time. This will either give you a brand new 1-Star Little Legend, or if you already own it, upgrade it to the next star level. We're also exploring more reliable ways to upgrade your favorite Little Legends from 1-Star and beyond and will share our plans later this year. 
In addition to the cosmic Little Legends, a new set of arenas will be released alongside the Galaxies set. Thanks to your feedback on the Freljord arenas, we’ve made some changes, and we hope the new ones are more immersive so you’ll feel like you’re really visiting the world of Dark Star. 
If a desolated planet isn’t really your style, keep your eye out for a bunch of Odyssey themed arenas that will be blazing your way in the next couple of patches. 
These arenas will be available for purchase individually for 1380RP each, or as a bundle of 3 for 2900 RP
We're still exploring more ways for you to purchase and earn cosmetics in the future, and we think these new changes are a step in the right direction. We also hope you’re all as excited as we are to customize exactly how you BOOM your opponents' Little Legends. 
Thanks for all the honest feedback, and keep it coming! Let us know about any other things you’d love to see your Little Legends do, an arena you want to do battle in, or maybe something totally new. 
MOBILE CLIENT NOTE 
(China and Southeast Asia not included) 
For those of you who want to fight tactically in your bed, on a train, or the 10th meeting of the day, TFT mobile is coming soon complete with cross-play and shared progression on your account. 
This also means that any Little Legends or arenas that you’ve unlocked on PC will also be available for use on TFT Mobile; just make sure you’ve logged in with your Riot account on your mobile device. 
There are a couple of specific notes here: 
  • For the upcoming release of TFT Mobile, we’ve been hard at work to ensure a great game experience and stable service. As a result, we will not be launching with a full store just yet. We’ll be looking to roll that out within the next few patches, but keep an eye out for updates.
  • However, the TFT Galaxies Pass+ will be available for purchase during the initial rollout of TFT Mobile globally. You’ll get the same rewards, missions, and XP as PC, and progression will be kept across platforms.
  • The free TFT Galaxies Pass will also be active for any players, and progression will be stored for future pass purchases.
  • Note: We’ll be rolling out pass purchasing region-by-region to make sure everything’s good on our end. Check the updated TFT Hub to see when you can buy the pass, and don’t worry, all progress will be tracked from the time the pass is active, which is close to but not exactly the same time Galaxies goes live.
  • If you just have to have the newest Little Legends now, hop on to League’s PC Client and you can purchase the content there. Just be sure to open any eggs you get on PC before going back to your phone.
Thanks for playing! We'll see you in the Convergence!"

Universe Update

The Universe was updated! A new story featuring Katarina and Talon, "The Name of the Blade, was released. Kled's biography was tweaked, and Singed has a new biography now available!

New Story: The Name of the Blade
"There is copper in the air. 
The tang of fresh blood rises up to me, my back pressed into the shadows while I study her. 
As she kills. 
She was driven here, a large chamber, decoratively appointed, two exits, but through wide halls and high arched ceilings it was easy enough for me to follow her, and do it in silence. Her pursuers did not, a charging crash of weapons and armor brought to bear against her. To the uninitiated she appears trapped, and a cornered assassin is a dead one, but I know well that her blades are but one of her weapons, and far from her keenest."
Here's the full art from the story:

Kled's biography was also edited with small changes!

Finally, Singed's bio was updated:
"The twisted, unfathomable madman known across Runeterra as Singed began his life as an ordinary man in Piltover. As a child, he displayed a prodigious intellect and a boundless sense of curiosity. The principles and interactions of the natural world fascinated him, eventually leading him to pursue a scholarship at the prestigious University of Piltover. 
It did not take long for his brilliance to be recognized. 
Singed’s research into the natural sciences was impressive—groundbreaking even—but he found that Piltover’s attention had been stolen away ever since the discovery of hextech, and the opportunities the hybrid of magic and technology presented. Singed found himself on the outside looking in, seeing magic as a crutch leaned upon by those who were either incapable of understanding how the world worked, or simply didn’t care enough to find out. He became a vocal critic of what he saw as a new and ignorant fad within the university. 
Singed instead delved into the chemical potential of alchemy, and despite the boon his intellect garnered for the field, his efforts earned him little more than the ridicule of his fellow academics. Before long, his funding had dried up, and he was forced out of the university, and out of Piltover. Singed had no choice but to begin a new life—in Zaun. 
In the undercity, life was cheap, and the demand for innovation high. Singed was quickly able to find work in the emergent chemtech industries, lending his skills and relentless drive for a variety of increasingly unscrupulous clients. His experiments, often of questionable ethicality, cast a wide net: augmenting humans, animals, and even fusions of the two, among countless other endeavours. Nonetheless, he pushed his new field forward at an incredibly rapid pace, but often at the expense of his own health. 
Understanding better than anyone the chemical needs of a living body, he engineered stimulants that could keep him alert and working for weeks at a time, before he would collapse, shivering and feeble, and sleep for days on end. 
Singed’s obsessive, tireless efforts as an alchymist meant he found no shortage of patrons and clients, eventually including even the warmasons of Noxus. The gossip was rampant across both Piltover and Zaun that the empire and their Grand General were on the verge of bankruptcy from paying Piltover’s extortionate tithes for military passage to the campaigns in northern Shurima, and soon they might be looking elsewhere for new, less expensive conquests. So long as they paid his fees, Singed didn’t care. 
After years of smaller, off-and-on projects, Singed was approached by a Noxian military commander named Emystan, who contracted the alchymist to help her break the bitter stalemate of the war in Ionia. She needed a new kind of weapon from him, the like of which no one had ever seen before… and she could make him a wealthy man indeed. 
Putting aside all other concerns, Singed poured all of his intellect, knowledge, and experience into the synthesis of this new weapon. The result of his efforts was an alchemical fire that was unstable, volatile, and utterly horrifying. When it was finally unleashed in Ionia against the enemies of Noxus, it burned hot enough to fracture stone, and tainted the earth around it with dense, metallic poisons so completely that almost nothing would grow there. Even Emystan’s own allies were appalled, though not quite enough to name her and Singed as war criminals. 
Now, without any restraint for capital, materials, or even subjects to experiment upon, Singed nonetheless feels the weight of years upon him. His most recent work has taken a decidedly more biological angle, and of a far more dramatic scope. A recent exercise in the melding of animal, man, and machine left his laboratories in ruins, his face held together with filthy bandages, and his subject freely prowling the streets of Zaun, yet Singed remains undeterred. 
He has already mastered the destruction of flesh, and thus now has turned to the preservation and transformation of it… and perhaps even the possibility that life need not end with an inescapable death."

Miscellaneous

  • Riot Brightmoon noted the next Clash event, the Demacian Cup, has been scheduled:
"Dates for the next Clash tournament (Demacia Cup) have been scheduled: March 14-15! Check the ingame client for more info in the Clash tab."

  • Riot KenAdamsNSA noted Eternals would be rolling out over the next few days:
"Eternals are live in OCE! JP will activate later today, then NA, EU, RU, and TR tomorrow. LATAM and Garena regions on Thursday."

  • Reav3 commented in the FiddlesticksMains subreddit on the VGU devblog and Fiddlesticks VGU timing: 
"While that's true, the idea of the devblogs was to post early enough to incorporate any feedback from players. We wanted to basically pull back the curtain a bit with the VGU poll champs. I know it seemed like it was very close because base fiddle was so far along, but with VGUs we then have to rebuild there entire skin catalog, which isn't trivial, especially with a champ like fiddle who has a pretty big skin collection, including a legendary skin. 
That being said, you won't be left in the dark for much longer, Fiddle is just around the corner. Don't say I didn't warn you...."

No comments

Post a Comment