Time for the League’s hyper carry of all time – Kog’Maw to shine again.
Have you ever wished that you could spit on your enemies with Kog’Maw in HD quality? You should, though, do so now.
Riot Games’ lead visual effects designer Oliver “Beardilocks” McDonald revealed the new League of Legends VFX update today, focusing on Kog’Maw, the adorable void pup.
The update, which is scheduled to be released shortly on the PBE, introduces a new model texture as well as a new armor and magic resistance shred symbol. According to Beardilocks, the update’s goals are to increase “gameplay clarification on missile widths, R edge indicator, and W/P empowered state.”
Beardilocks also made a few exceptions with Kog’Maw, as the developers usually do not apply exclusive VFX to skins that cost less than 1,350 RP (roughly $10). Many of the champion’s skins cost 520 or 975 RP, but since they all had custom recolors while he was in his Bio-Arcane Barrage (W), the dev went back and changed them all to make them “feel even more inspired.” As a result, there’s a nasty neon trail of vomit that’s greener and brighter than ever.
With the new update, the 1,350 RP Lion Dance Kog’Maw skin now has a special Void Ooze (E) influence. Now he spits out a “big ball of goopy” fireworks that roll at you.
Much of the champion’s latest skins, on the other hand, were simply “prettied up,” with the Living Artillery (R) range indicator implicitly added since they were still in a “pretty good spot.”
According to Beardilocks, these updates will not be implemented on the live servers for some time. The VFX update will be available on the PBE for “an extended period of time” or “at least two” periods. This means that fans will most likely have to wait until May to play the latest and improved Kog’Maw.