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 reveals Ornn ability buffs for League 2021 preseason

Published: 21/Oct/2020 14:58

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has revealed League of Legends 2021 preseason buffs for Ornn’s Masterwork passive ability after the latest set of changes were expected to nerf the champion during the massive item overhaul.

While there are 150 unique champions in League of Legends, Ornn could be one of the characters affected most by the upcoming item overhaul, as his Passive ability can upgrade items for himself and teammates.

Ornn is currently one of the most played top lane champions in League of Legends, particularly in pro play, after becoming the leading champion for picks and bans at Worlds 2020, appearing in 90.4% of champion select phases, but he may soon fall out of the meta.

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Ornn’s ‘Living Forge’ skills are set to receive some buffs in the preseason.

Concerns were raised for the future of the Forgelord after Riot devs initially revealed changes to his passive ability that would remove one of his masterwork items, resulting in a considerable nerf of around 400 HP.

However, Riot developer Phlox has now responded to the concerns, sharing some new changes that the LoL design team is testing on PBE, to buff the fan-favorite Freljordian’s passive once again.

The League of Legends dev explained that, while Ornn would not be able to upgrade two items at the level 13 mark, there would be other ways for him to gain resistances to opponents’ damage.

“Put an experimental change to Ornn for preseason on PBE,” he explained, “now every time he upgrades any mythic to a masterwork his passive Armor/MR amp increases by 5% (10% without upgrades, same as live).”

Unlike the current version of Ornn, the champion’s new passive ability would gain Magic Resist and Armor from simply upgrading Mythic items for himself or others.

While this was listed as an “experimental change,” Phlox also indicated on the Ornn Mains subreddit that this was the direction they wanted to take with Ornn and that there may be more changes with the statistics before live release.

As of now, the start date for the League of Legends 2021 preseason has yet to be announced by Riot but is expected to go live in November.