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New League of Legends champion teaser reportedly found via client bug

Published: 9/Jun/2020 20:57

by Alan Bernal

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A voice recording has been found in the League of Legends client that was thought to be a bug until a closer listen suggests it’s one of the first teasers for an upcoming champion.

We know of three characters coming out in 2020; the next one up is supposed to be a ‘dreamy’ jungler, then a masked assassin, and finally a marksman that will be combining blades and bullets for an aggressive playstyle.

Though at the moment, all eyes are squared on the new jungler and assassin as Riot have already revealed that players will be getting to “bond” with them in the 2020 summer event.

That process might have already started for some who have encountered a high-pitched, ghastly voice during the Champion Select screen.

A deep dive into the sound posted by ‘helmetboy15’ and tweaked by ‘Hoaxtopia’ showed how the strange voices in the client were too deliberate to be a simple sound bug.

I enhanced the audio of the glitch people are reporting in the launcher, turns out it’s teasing the new Jungler! from leagueoflegends

“I enhanced the audio of the glitch people are reporting in the launcher, turns out it’s teasing the new Jungler!” Hoaxtopia said.

This makes sense, considering it would be the perfect time for Riot to start the hype train for their next LoL entry. Although, this audio clip isn’t what a lot of people were expecting when they were eager to find out more of the new character that’s been teased with bubbly colors and dreamy descriptions.

The sound in the clip has been altered to let people hear the voice lines as clear as they could, but even that wasn’t much of an improvement from the high-pitched sounds from the original discovery.

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The teaser for the upcoming jungler in League of Legends.

But even though the sound is near unintelligible, the production behind the unique sound bite has Hoaxtopia convinced the teaser was actually an intricate ploy from the devs to hype up the upcoming champ.

“The reason why I think this is a champion teaser is because the patch notes talking about the new Jungler contained jokes about being sent to sleep by them,” Hoaxtopia explained. “And this kind of subliminal messaging might suggest some kind of hypnosis champion which sends people to sleep.”

It won’t be long now until Riot reveals more about League of Legends’ 2020 Summer Event, so stay tuned for more details as soon as they get revealed.

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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.