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League of Legends skin would give Vel’Koz the best Battle Boss design yet

Published: 14/Jun/2019 1:17 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 1:24

by Alan Bernal


A League of Legends fan was “disappointed” that Riot Games were slow to make an updated design for Vel’Koz so they took it upon themselves to create a new look with epic results.

The League of Legends developers have a huge backlog of champions to make skins for, but sometimes that means some characters fall back in the pecking order for months — and in some cases maybe even years!

This seems to be the case for the Eye of the Void who seems to be in a dry spell when it comes to new and exciting skins for fans to play as.

alice2004014 via RedditAlice2004014’s take on Vel’Koz with a Battle Bass skin.

To remedy this, user ‘alice2004014’ debuted their illustration for an incredible Battle Boss Vel’Koz skin that would instantly be a fan favorite for players, regardless if they play the champion or not.

The concept completely transforms the menacing creature of the Void by giving it a charming 8-bit eye with a crown over it. Furthermore, Vel’Koz now has floating hands instead of its tentacles that reminded some people of the classic Super Smash Bros. boss, Master Hand.

“Ah, I love all of this!” user ‘sleepycharlie’ said. “The skills and emotes made me especially happy. I love the idea of the hands too. It feels like a play on SSB Master Hand, but following the Battle Boss theme.”

alice2004014 via RedditAlice2004014 has some quick “doodles” of how Battle Boss Vel’Koz’s abilities would look like.

Alice2004014 even included how Vel’Koz’s ability kit would transform with the skin, revealing some of the most unique animations for an alternate design to date.

But a lot of fans were more taken with the included emotes and dances that Battle Boss Vel’Koz would have. The animations would include a “thinking” emote, a Rock Paper Scissors animation showing an infinite tie, and a dance showing Vel’Koz using his fingers to simulate steps.

alice2004014 via RedditThe emotes for Battle Boss Vel’Koz alone are a great reason to introduce this skin to the game.

Are more Battle Boss skins on the way?

Although Vel’Koz isn’t in line for a new skin, let alone this awesome Battle Boss design, Riot Games are releasing more entries into the popular collection.

Riot GamesKai’Sa and other popular champs are in line for “Arcade” skins!

The next batch of “Arcade” skins will be coming for Kai’Sa, Caitlyn Yasuo and upcoming champion Qiyana.

With a healthy lot of designs coming to the skin line, it might be a while before Riot adds. But when they do, this Vel’Koz skin would be a prime candidate to include.

League of Legends

Riot reveal FPS fixes and nerfs coming in League Wild Rift update

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:17

by Daniel Cleary


Riot Games has revealed a major set of changes coming to the League of Legends Wild Rift beta, including some FPS fixes, nerfs, and more to be added in future updates.

The hype for League of Legends Wild Rift is continuing to build following the release of the beta, on September 16, and with more events for Riot’s mobile game now taking place, such as the recent Verizon Invitational, players are eager to experience the game for themselves.

While it is yet to be released in all regions, Riot has now confirmed some big changes that they will be hoping to add to the MOBA in the upcoming patches. Here’s what you need to know.

Wild rift gameplayWild Rift’s open beta is now live in select regions.

Riot reveal FPS fixes and nerfs for League Wild Rift

After the first few weeks of action on League’s mobile title, Riot revealed they would be making some “quality-of-life fixes” in-game, which have been heavily requested by players so far.

Among the future changes is an option for players to toggle between 30 and 60 frames per second (FPS) on all devices, to help improve the performance of the game.

In their announcement on October 24, the Wild Rift devs confirmed that the FPS option would be added to the game “in a few days,” meaning that players who are struggling with performance issues won’t have much longer to wait.

Some of the other fixes include nerfs to Xin Zhao, a champion who has quickly risen to the top of the Wild Rift meta, with Riot confirming changes to tone down the jungler in early November.

They also revealed that they would be adding a patch, in December, to help those experiencing issues with joysticks and controllers on Wild Rift.

While some of these changes are still a few weeks away, Wild Rift just released plenty of new content with their first patch on October 23, bringing in new champions such as Kai’Sa, Draven, Darius, and more.

They have also announced the release dates for the European and North American beta, confirming that they will be looking to bring the mobile title to even more regions before the end of 2020.