6/9 PBE Update: Pool Party 2020 Skins, Chromas, & Much More!

Posted on at 11:53 AM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 10.13 PBE cycle, today's patch includes new Pool Party skins for Heimerdinger, Jarvan IV, Orianna, Syndra, and Taliyah, new chromas, updated VFX for Rift Hospital skins, and much 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


Champion Skins

Five new skins are now on the PBE!

Pool Party Heimerdinger

1350 RP
"Through the combination of precise schematics and top-of-the-line construction tools, Heimerdinger's next sand castle creation will be his grandest iteration yet! Assuming Syndra doesn't land on it again..."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Pool Party Heimerdinger:
"Hey All!
Pool Party Heimerdinger is building turrets on PBE. He'll be coming with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation!
Pool Party Heimerdinger will be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below!

Pool Party Jarvan IV

1350 RP
"For Jarvan, there's nothing more relaxing than hanging out at the beach. No kingdoms to run, no thrones to sit on (save for his favorite beach chair), just the sound of the waves and, if he listens closely, the faint whistle of a volleyball being spiked directly at him..."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Pool Party Jarvan IV:
"Hey All!
Pool Party Jarvan IV is striking onto the Rift! He'll be coming with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation!
Pool Party Jarvan IV will be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below!"

Pool Party Orianna

1350 RP
"With her latest outfit, Orianna is finally able to submerge completely in aquatic biomes. This brings her great joy, as a day at the beach previously required subsequent weeks of scrubbing salt, sand, and sometimes an angry crab out of her gears."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Pool Party Orianna:
"Hey All!

Pool Party Orianna is now on PBE! She'll be coming with: 
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation!
Pool Party Orianna will be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below!"

Pool Party Syndra

1350 RP
"Now that Syndra's aced all her opponents, it's time for her final test: prevent any rogue volleyballs from hitting her friends. Again."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Pool Party Syndra:
"Hey All!

Pool Party Syndra is spiking on PBE. She'll be coming with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation!
Pool Party Syndra will be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below!"

Pool Party Taliyah

1350 RP
"Taliyah once attempted to describe surfboarding to a perplexed Jarvan, using such terms as “get pitted”, “tubular”, and “ride the barrel”. She's pretty sure he still has no idea what she was talking about."

Here's Riot KiWiKiD with a bugs & feedback thread for Pool Party Taliyah:
"Hey All!

Pool Party Taliyah is rocksurfin' on PBE. She'll be coming with:
  • New models and textures!
  • New VFX!
  • New SFX!
  • New recall animation!
Pool Party Taliyah will be 1350 RP and is available on PBE! Feel free to leave any feedback or questions you have down below!"

Chromas

Several new sets of chromas are now on the PBE!

Pool Party Jarvan IV
[8 Chromas]

Pool Party Orianna
[7 Chromas]

Pool Party Heimerdinger
[8 Chromas]

Pool Party Syndra
[8 Chromas]

Pool Party Taliyah
[7 Chromas]

Here's Riot Kingby with a bugs & feedback thread for the Pool Party chromas:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for Pool Party Orianna, Pool Party Jarvan, Pool Party Heimerdinger, Pool Party Taliyah and Pool Party Syndra ! 🏖️ 
Pool Party Orianna
  • New textures:
    • Pool Party Orianna (Ruby)
    • Pool Party Orianna (Catseye)
    • Pool Party Orianna (Amethyst)
    • Pool Party Orianna (Peridot)
    • Pool Party Orianna (Rose Quartz)
    • Pool Party Orianna (Pearl)
    • Pool Party Orianna (Obsidian)
Pool Party Jarvan IV
  • New textures:
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Ruby)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Emerald)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Aquamarine)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Obsidian)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Rose Quartz)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Pearl)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Obsidian)
    • Pool Party Jarvan IV (Peridot)
Pool Party Heimerdinger
  • New textures:
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Ruby)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Amethyst)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Citrine)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Aquamarine)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Emerald)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Obsidian)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Rose Quartz)
    • Pool Party Heimerdinger (Rainbow)
Pool Party Taliyah
  • New textures:
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Rose Quartz)
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Aquamarine)
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Turquoise)
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Catseye)
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Peridot)
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Pearl)
    • Pool Party Taliyah (Amethyst)
Pool Party Syndra
  • New textures:
    • Pool Party Syndra (Ruby)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Rose Quartz)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Catseye)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Aquamarine)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Emerald)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Pearl)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Tanzanite)
    • Pool Party Syndra (Rainbow)
The Chroma sets will be making a splash on PBE soon 🌊!! We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback.
Thanks! 
Riot Kingby"

Skins in the Rift Hospital skinline also have new chroma sets on the PBE:

Nurse Akali
[8 Chromas]
[No textures just yet!]

Kennen, M. D.
[8 Chromas]

Surgeon Shen
[8 Chromas]

Here's Riot Kingby with a bugs & feedback thread for the Rift Hospital chromas:
"Hey everyone! 
We’ve got new Chromas coming up for Nurse Akali, Kennen M.D. and Surgeon Shen! 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ In support & celebration of all healthcare workers in the fight against Covid-19! 💖 
Nurse Akali
(Chromas unavailable - Textures are not working as intended so we’re working on a fix for her)
  • New textures:
    • Nurse Akali (Citrine)
    • Nurse Akali (Ruby)
    • Nurse Akali (Emerald)
    • Nurse Akali (Amethyst)
    • Nurse Akali (Tanzanite)
    • Nurse Akali (Obsidian)
    • Nurse Akali (Rose Quartz)
    • Nurse Akali (Rainbow)
Kennen M.D.:
  • New textures:
    • Kennen M.D. (Rose Quartz)
    • Kennen M.D. (Ruby)
    • Kennen M.D. (Aquamarine)
    • Kennen M.D. (Citrine)
    • Kennen M.D. (Amethyst)
    • Kennen M.D. (Sapphire)
    • Kennen M.D. (Obsidian)
    • Kennen M.D. (Rainbow) 
Surgeon Shen:
  • New textures:
    • Surgeon Shen (Obsidian)
    • Surgeon Shen (Emerald)
    • Surgeon Shen (Sapphire)
    • Surgeon Shen (Rose Quartz)
    • Surgeon Shen (Ruby)
    • Surgeon Shen (Pearl)
    • Surgeon Shen (Sandstone)
    • Surgeon Shen (Rainbow)
The Chroma sets should be arriving on PBE stat!💊 We hope you all will enjoy the new sets; and as usual, we’re looking forward to hearing your constructive feedback. 
Thanks!
Riot Kingby"


Skin VFX Updates

Nurse Akali, Kennen M. D., and Surgeon Shen have some VFX changes now testing on the PBE!

Nurse Akali - [Old VFX Example]

Kennen, M. D. - [Old VFX Example]

Surgeon Shen - [Old VFX Examples]

Check out the changes in video form, and look for updated individual spotlights at the end of the cycle!


Summoner Icons

New summoner icons are now on the PBE!

Nurse Akali Charity Icon, Kennen, M.D. Charity Icon, Surgeon Shen Charity Icon
This icon was acquired by supporting the 2020 COVID Charity Bundle.
  

Mega Donor Icon, Donor Icon
This icon was acquired by supporting the 2020 COVID Charity Bundle.
 

Emote

A new emote is now on the PBE!

From Akali With Love!

Special Borders

New special borders are now on the PBE for Nurse Akali, Kennen M. D., and Surgeon Shen:

Nurse Akali, Kennen M. D., Surgeon Shen

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

Here's the final TFT mid-set update changes from Riot Mort that will be headed to live with Patch 10.12. These changes should be testable on the PBE today:
"Thank you to everyone who tested PBE! Patch notes go live today, and this will be the final differences from what you played at the end of PBE, and what goes live. Hope you enjoyed and good luck climbing! 
-----------------------FINAL CHANGES------------------ 
--TRAITS--
  • -Battlecast: 70/150/275/500 >>> 70/160/325/600
  • -Blademaster: 30/55/100 >>> 30/70/100
  • -Mech Pilot:
    • Base HP: 2000 >>> 2200
    • Base AD: 100 >>> 160
    • AD Combined Ratio: 60% >>> 50%
  • -Star Guardian: 30/45/60 >>> 25/40/55
--CHAMPS--
  • Aurelion Sol
    • AS: 0.8 >>> 0.2
    • Spell Damage: 90/175/750 >>> 80/150/750
  • Bard
    • Spell Mana on Auto: 5/20/90 >>> 8/20/90
  • Cassiopeia
    • Spell Damage: 600/1200/2400 >>> 700/1500/3000
  • Gangplank 
    • Mana: 100/175 >>> 70/160
  • Jhin
    • AD: 85 >>> 80
  • Jinx
    • Rockets no longer proc on Blaster Procs
    • Rocket Damage: 125/200/1000 >>> 150/250/1000
  • Shaco
    • AD: 70 >>> 75
  • Super Mech
    • Spell Power: 400/500/600/700/800/1200/5000 >>> 700/750/800/850/900/1200/5000
    • Spell Splash: 200/250/300/350/400/600/5000 >>> 350/375/400/425/450/600/5000
  • Teemo
    • Mana: 0/80 >>> 0/70
    • Spell Damage: 100/150/600 >>> 125/175/600
  • Vayne
    • AS: 0.8 >>> 0.85
    • Spell Damage: 150/175/200% >>> 175/200/225%
  • Urgot
    • Mana: 30/100 >>> 40/90
  • Zed
    • Spell AD Steal: 25/30/55% >>> 20/25/40
    • Spell Bonus Damage: 25/50/80 >>> 50/90/150
--ITEMS-- 
  • -Bloodthirster: 35% >>> 40%
  • -Giantslayer: 25%/100% >>> 20%/80% 
  • -Hextech Gunblade: 35% >>> 40%
  • -Redbuff: 25% burn over 10 seconds >>> 10% burn over 4 seconds"

Context & Notes

1) Riot Scruffy provided a preview of midlane changes:
"Testing Mid lane 10.13: 
-Mid lane spawns a cannon every 3 >>> 4 waves for the first 15 min (after it's normal)
-Mid minions move slightly slower to the lane (reducing clear and roam potential) 
Still evaluating these. The goal is to bring mid economy back to s9 level not below."
He added these would be moved back to after the Worlds patch:
[1] Feedback on the Mid lane changes has been extremely useful. Thank you all.
Our updated plan is to move these to after worlds patch. More info in the thread.
(1/4) 
[2] With the extra time we can: 
1. Strike the right balance with mid lane roaming and influence
2. Build in long term systems that let us adjust position power more easily (avoid a situation like last preseason where we wanted to buff top but had to buff all solo lanes)
(2/4) 
[3] Our reasoning for the pivot is to avoid disrupting the pro game too significantly late in the season. 
Also, draining resources from mid while not increasing roams was going to be hard to accomplish with simple fast changes. These goals push against each other.
(3/4) 
[4] Side  note, I'm a big fan of exposing our work to such a large audience even when it's still not fully solidified.  
There is no sharper tool for us to check if we're on the right track than shining the light of day on it. Lucky to have an engaged community, might as well use it.

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