For everyone who doesn’t follow Riot’s posts closely, Riot has just announced a visual update to the summoner’s rift map!
It looks pretty awesome in my opinion. To read more on it, and watch the official riot released video go here.
While it looks pretty nice I can’t help but think we’re losing some of the cartoonish feel from old league of legends. It seems like we have a reincarnated DoTA2 map to me. I also can’t help but think how many more people will be having problems running the new graphics. Nevertheless, the map looks great! Definitely a well needed and deserved update to our faithful map.
Riot says there will be no changes to how the map interacts in game. That means there should be no differences in spawn timers, flashing walls, minion wave times, etc. It’s purely for aesthetic appeal. This is due to roll out to PBE soon so we probably still have a little while til it hits live.
Kudos to Riot!