VFX Updates in LoL Patch 12.10


VFX Updates: Nami and Twisted Fate to Sport New Looks in LoL Patch 12.10

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Nami and Twisted Fate are the next old champions of the League of Legends roster who shall receive VFX updates from Riot Games.
Both the champions will sport their new looks in the game starting from LoL Patch 12.10, set to release on 25th May.

Riot Games is introducing many changes in LoL Patch 12.10 including the ones for durability in League of Legends. It is now working on a couple of Visual Effects (VFX) Updates to add that extra flair to the older champions on the League of Legends roster. Older champions have been on the receiving end of similar VFX updates to keep them on par with the new-age champion designs. In the past champions like Varus, Vayne, Sona, Orianna, Leona, and Vel’Koz were given a makeover by Riot to help their abilities look distinct and clear.

Now, Riot has revealed that it is working on Nami and Twisted Fate and is looking forward to listening to feedback from the community after testing the changes on the Public Beta Environment (PBE).

As always it is vital to remember that these VFX updates are smaller ones geared toward sprucing up some of the oldest champions and are not in the same prioritization conversation as to how Riot decides on who gets a Visual and Gameplay Update (VGU). Riot said, “They do not affect any other timeline, and are simply dev passion projects.

Nami VFX Update

Senior QA Analyst Simon “Zhanos” LeBlanc shared Nami’s VFX update on the League of Legends PBE Subreddit and wrote, “It is now time for Nami’s [changes], targeted for the 12.10 patch! The update is focused on optimization and modernizing her kit. This update is focused on base and matching her older skins with that one, as most of her skins look great already!

The Nami skins that shall be receiving changes are:

  • Base skin: Complete overhaul

  • Koi Nami: Recolor and custom elements from the new base

  • River Spirit Nami: Recolor and custom elements from the new base

  • Urf the Nami-tee: Same as the base

  • Deep Sea Nami: Adjustments mirroring new base

  • SKT T1 Nami: Adjustments mirroring the new base skin

  • Program Nami: Minor changes

Notably, the newer skins – Splendid Staff Nami, Cosmic Destiny Nami, and Bewitching Nami – do not have any changes.

VFX Update for Twisted Fate

For the Twisted Fate VFX update, Zhanos wrote, “The update is focused on cleaning, modernizing his kit, and including details from [what] we have seen in other representations of the character across Runeterra. This update includes The Magnificent Twisted Fate, a legacy legendary skin that has received a new set of VFX, pushing the personality for this skin.

The skins that shall be reworked by Riot are:

  • Base skin: Complete overhaul

  • PAX Twisted Fate: Same as base

  • Jack of Hearts Twisted Fate: Same as base

  • The Magnificent Twisted Fate: Complete Overhaul

  • Tango Twisted Fate: Same as base

  • High Noon Twisted Fate: Complete overhaul

  • Musketeer Twisted Fate: Same as base

  • Underworld Twisted Fate: Complete overhaul

  • Red Card Twisted Fate: Same as base

  • Cutpurse Twisted Fate: Changes mirroring new base

  • Blood Moon Twisted Fate: Changes mirroring new base

  • Pulsefire Twisted Fate: Minor changes mirroring the new base

  • Odyssey Twisted Fate: Minor changes mirroring the new base

  • Crime City Twisted Fate: Minor changes mirroring new base

Both the VFX updates are live on the current patch cycle on the PBE and players can test them out and provide feedback to Riot Games on the respective Reddit posts. Since these changes are only listed on the PBE currently, they could very well undergo changes before the official launch of LoL Patch 12.10 on 25th May.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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