Could the next League of Legends event be Pulsefire 2020? - Dexerto
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Could the next League of Legends event be Pulsefire 2020?

Published: 17/Apr/2020 2:24

by Andrew Amos

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New assets added to League’s PBE server suggest that Pulsefire 2020 will be the next in-game event, coming shortly after the conclusion of the current Galaxies event.

League of Legends players have been treated to events galore in the last couple of seasons, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. With Galaxies still kicking on, rumors about what the next one could be have been circulating.

All fingers are pointing towards a new Pulsefire event, with new assets in one of League’s most prestigious skin lines being added to the PBE server during the Patch 10.9 cycle.

Pulsefire Caitlyn splash art for League of Legends
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Pulsefire could be making its return as League of Legends’ next event.

According to [email protected], mission assets relating to Pulsefire 2020 were added to the test server on April 16. These include a small missions banner, and two icons ⁠— presumably for two different questlines.

This follows on from Galaxies, which was the first event in Season 10 to feature factions. Players could choose Duty or Ambition, with the winner at the end of the event receiving additional cosmetics for either Cosmic Lux or Dark Cosmic Lux respectively.

Something similar could be teed up for Pulsefire 2020 ⁠— if it’s next in line.

Speaking of Galaxies, however ⁠— it has been the most widely-criticized event in some time. After Riot increased the grind and cut the rewards on offer, while not changing the price of the pass, some players have voiced their concern.

Given how well received the Mecha Kingdoms event was at the start of the year, the Galaxies event has failed to attract the same kind of fanfare.

Players will be hoping that Riot reverts some of the changes for the rumoured Pulsefire event to make the grind a bit easier, as well as reward players fairly for devoting their time into the game.

Dark Cosmic Lux splash art for League of Legends
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The Galaxies event has been criticized for being too much of a grind.

Nothing else known about the Pulsefire event, but if it’s to be believed, players can expect a few new skins, and chromas for the existing Pulsefire Caitlyn, Ezreal, Riven, Shen, Thresh, and Twisted Fate cosmetics.

The Pulsefire storyline is one that’s been explored in-depth in League of Legends lore, so we can possibly expect Graves and Fiddlesticks to make appearances in this year’s rendition. Lucian is also set for an event-based Prestige skin, and this might just be the one.

We will keep you updated with more information about Pulsefire 2020 as it comes.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.