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Riot Games reveal new League of Legends Death Recap and more in developer update

Published: 21/Jun/2019 15:55 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 16:08

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have revealed the new Death Recap for League of Legends, along with discussing a variety of other features in their recent developer update video.

The latest entry in the “Riot Pls” series, in which the League of Legends developers discuss the state of the game and their upcoming plans, revealed a long-awaited update to the Death Recap.

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In addition, the video also touched on a number of Riot’s other plans, including the release of Teamfight Tactics and what League of Legends players might have to look forward to in the coming months.

New Death Recap at last

The “Death Recap” is designed to give players a breakdown of exactly what happened when they die in League of Legends, but the current version isn’t always perfect, sometimes featuring inaccurate information and not as clear in displaying that information as it could be.

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Death Recap hasn’t been updated since the original release of League of Legends nearly 10 years ago, but finally that is set to change with a new version that should be “accurate, informative, and easy to read.”

The new version of the Death Recap is due to hit the PBE with the next patch, and then arrive on the live servers with Patch 9.14. The PBE is currently testing Patch 9.13 changes, which are expected to go live on June 25, so players should get a first in-game look around then or shortly after.

The Riot Pls video does feature a highlight clip that offers a glimpse at what players should expect from the new Death Recap, however.

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Riot GamesA look at the revamped Death Recap.

Another Clash update

The video also offered an update on the state of Clash, the in-client tournament system that has faced a myriad of setbacks and technical difficulties since its original reveal in May 2018.

Riot have apparently decided that they need to “make some fundamental changes to the design of the system”, and so the mode is back into a development phase. A separate post on the current state of Clash says that regional testing will begin in summer 2019, but no exact dates have been announced.

The video included a lot of good news for players, and between updates to League of Legends itself and the imminent full release of LoL-based autobattler Teamfight Tactics, it’s an exciting time for fans of Riot Games.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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