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Riot reveal more preseason changes to League of Legends item shop

Published: 19/Sep/2020 11:42

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has revealed more details on the new League of Legends item shop, after it was announced that they would be reworking the entire item system for the 2021 preseason.

Following complaints around different items and clutter in the item shop, Riot announced that they would be setting their sights on a massive item system overhaul, which includes changes to the shop, ahead of Season 11.

The League of Legends devs have already hinted at some of the major changes coming in the preseason, such as the new Mythic Items, but have now shared a full look at what the new item shop and item icons will look like.

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Riot Games
The old League of Legends item shop will be reworked ahead of Season 11.

Item shop changes for 2021 preseason

Riot released a blog post on September 18, revealing more plans such as the major changes to player’s recommended page, which will soon be based on “high level player data” to take the guesswork out of item building for inexperienced players.

It was also explained that the new Mythic-tier items, that have been teased in recent updates, will be the first full item that players should be purchasing and that they will need to decide what to choose early, based on the playstyle needed for that match.

“The shop loads up all the items your champion could build based on what you currently own,” the Riot dev team shared, “It displays this info to you but you decide the best strategy in this particular game.”

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Players will be able to sort the League of Legends shop by popular items and item rarity.

There will also be some new features coming to the ‘All Items’ page, such as filters for the most popular items bought in your champion’s class and the ability to separate them by rarity as well.

However, for those who like to do things their own way, Riot will also be bringing back custom Item Set Pages for you to customize your layout and quickly find your favorite items.

Item Icon changes in League of Legends

In their latest preseason changes post, the Riot devs also shared a better look at the icons we can expect to see changed in Season 11.

As some of the item icons have been in the game for over 10 years, it was announced that they would be making visual changes to give LoL players more clarity, while still keeping the items recognizable.

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Riot Games
Some of the item icons will be replaced in the 2021 preseason.

They claimed that the majority of the icons would not look too different in-game, however, they later admitted that some items that will probably require a “complete retheme.”

As of writing, many of these changes are expected to arrive in early November but Riot has revealed they hope to test them first on the PBE servers in “less than two weeks.”

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Leaked Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS4 gameplay shows new combat abilities

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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New footage has leaked showing off Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4, alongside some new abilities and a snowy New York city.

The gameplay footage, which reportedly originated on Twitter before being saved to Imgur are in GIF form, yet still reveal how smooth the game looks running on current-gen hardware.

The first 44-second clip shows Spider-Man doing battle in a room filled with enemies. By reacting before a laser is fired, the player is able to counter the attack and dodge before performing a combo.

Judging by the ability-select menu, this particular scene seems to take place relatively early on in the game as only the Web Shooters are listed as selectable.

Spider-Man Miles Morales gameplay
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Miles has some new tricks up his sleeve.

Players also have the option to select certain objects within the environment to use as weapons such as a fire extinguisher.

Additionally, button prompts for abilities such as “Venom Punch,” throw, and finisher are listed on the bottom of the screen.

This combat sequence takes place in what seems to be the Roxxon Energy Corporation building. Once the fighting has ended, the player is tasked with investigating the office.

The other gameplay footage clip shows Miles swinging around New York City, only unlike the first game, this time it’s during winter with snow on trees and the tops of buildings.

While swinging, the player is given the option to track an Underground cache. The Underground is a terrorist organization and the antagonists of the game.

Later on, the player dives and performs a number of flips to rack up a “cool combo” and earn some experience points.

There are also a couple of waypoints on the screen, indicating that there are multiple objectives or missions that can be tackled at this point in the game.

Spider-Man Miles Morales is set to release on November 12 on PS4 and be a launch title on PlayStation 5. While many are sure to want to pick up the PS5 copy, this gameplay is proof that the PS4 version is nothing to scoff at.