We already knew that there have been three League of Legends champions in the pipeline, every of whom can be tied to Viego, the Ruined King, in some form or type because of some bulletins from Riot Games again in January. The first of these has made their debut, of course, with Gwen, the Hallowed Seamstress. Now, the studio’s dropped some more insights and teases about who the different two may be.
One of the new characters was initially described as a grumpy Yordle champ – a “gloomy new artillery mage who would like if we simply didn’t even hassle her in any respect”. Beyond that, particulars had been scarce, however Riot has now given us more of a snapshot of what’s she’ll be. “As her gameplay package [has] developed, she’s moved away from being an artillery mage and is now nearer to a traditional mage,” lead producer of champions Ryan ‘Reav3’ Mireles explains in the new April 2021 roadmap.
“She nonetheless will get aggravated as hell with hyperactive champions dashing throughout her, that hasn’t modified one bit. It’s sufficient to make her get severe and begin clobbering all lifeforms full of irritating happiness dashing round her like pesky flies.” This champ was as a result of drop next after Gwen, however Riot has now determined to push her arrival again a bit, as the devs really feel they “wanted to create some new tech to visually promote her supply of energy”.
As for the different – the one initially described as a Sentinel of Light marksman “deliberate for a non-traditional place” – Riot’s now defined this champ can be hitting the Rift this summer time. Noting the present absence of marksmen particularly designed for the mid-lane, Mireles explains the staff “felt a marksman designed for mid would each add a singular champion to the roster and is also fairly interesting to lots of mid lane murderer and skirmisher gamers”.
There are not any different particulars past this on who the champ can be, precisely, however there are some teases: the dev says “there’s lots more to grapple with”, alongside an image displaying a glassy turquoise grappling hook on a rope. Hmmm. So, seemingly a touch at this champ’s package, maybe.
For now, that’s all of the data we’ve bought on the two new champions, however there are another additions on the technique to look ahead to, too. Mireles additionally publicizes the devs are “fairly shut” to launching Dr Mundo’s rework, and there’s an replace on the upcoming Udyr VGU rework, too. For the full rundown, head to the League April 2021 roadmap right here and make sure you take a look at our League of Legends patch 11.9 notes to see what’s developing next for the sport, as properly.