4/16 PBE Update: FPX Chroma Assets, TFT Arenas, & More

Posted on at 12:26 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we continued the 10.9 PBE cycle, today's patch includes a look at the FPX Elite chroma, a new emote featuring Volibear, new TFT arenas, 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


Chromas

Assets for the FPX chromas are now on the PBE!

FPX Elite Chromas
"This chroma was released as a Loot exclusive in 2020."

   
Here's Riot Orphyre with a bugs & feedback thread for the FPX chromas:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for FPX Gangplank, FPX Lee Sin, FPX Thresh, FPX Vayne, and FPX Malphite
Images Coming Soon 
FPX Chromas:
  • New textures:
    • FPX Gangplank (Elite)
    • FPX Lee Sin (Elite)
    • FPX Thresh (Elite)
    • FPX Vayne (Elite)
    • FPX Malphite (Elite) 
The Chroma sets should be available on PBE now! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Thanks!
Riot Orphyre"

Emotes

A new emote is now on the PBE:
Is That A Challenge?

TFT Arenas

Three new TFT arenas were added to the PBE:

Odyssey Jinx Arena, Odyssey Malphite Arena, Odyssey Yasuo Arena
  

Miscellaneous

  • A few mission assets referencing Pulsefire 2020 were added to the PBE:
  • Skin bios and skinline added
    • World Champions: 2019
      • FPX Gangplank: "Honoring GimGoon's winning performance as Gangplank during the 2019 World Championship."
      • FPX Malphite: "Honoring Doinb's winning performance as Malphite during the 2019 World Championship."
      • FPX Lee Sin: "Honoring Tian's winning performance as Lee Sin during the 2019 World Championship."
      • FPX Vayne: "Honoring LWX's winning performance as Vayne during the 2019 World Championship with the help of Lil'Black, Lil'Orange, Firmiana and Lil'White."
      • FPX Thresh: "Honoring Crisp's winning performance as Thresh during the 2019 World Championship."
  • TFT Ranked rewards emotes renamed to "Rise of the Elements *rank* Emote"

Balance Changes

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

TFT Changes
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Chrono
  • Effect changed: Allies gain 15% attack speed every few seconds.
    • 2 Champs: 6 seconds
    • 4 Champs: 2 seconds
    • 6 Champs: 1 second

Sona
  • Ability targets increased from 2/3/4 to 3/4/5

Context & Notes

1) Riot KateyKhaos noted toggles would not be added to the FPX skins:
"Hey all, after discussion with the team, we're deciding not to add toggles to any of the FPX skins. 
This is a tall ask for us, giving the time remaining with these skins. It's not as quick as 'just adding a toggle'. Allow me to explain what I mean! 
As with all skins on PBE, adding new animations are generally out of scope for us.
We'd need to:
  • Lock down if the concepts for without a helmet is what we'd want to move forward with, or concept something else that maybe feels more cohesive with the final skin designs.
  • Model and texture these and get them into the game.
  • Animate a transition for the toggle (potentially with VFX, depending on how it was executed).
  • Implement the toggle functionality.
  • Test if everything was set up properly.
  • Fix any bugs and verify any bug fixes. 
Yes, IG Kai'Sa has a toggle with her crown, but that's because it's a toggle was built into the champion itself, meaning we planned from the start to update the asset to fit the skin in development, we didn't need to implement a new toggle from scratch. (We do the same with Pyke and his weapon toggle, since it's an expectation with the champion itself.) 
Hope this at least clears up the process and is better than a simple 'no, we aren't doing this,' even though it's not the answer you're looking for."
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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