Sivir comparison

SivirSquare Sivir, the Battle Mistress
(Visual Update Comparison)

A champion update is a graphical or gameplay update that occurs after a champion's initial release. Over the years, Riot Games Inc. has worked on updating champions whose visuals or gameplay don't fit with the current state of the game. The goal is to level up any outdated visuals or gameplay to make champions feel fresh while still retaining what makes them unique.


Types

Class
  • This scale of rework covers small kit changes to several champions of a specific class or subclass, that aims to give each one their own unique niche in the game, and make them healthier overall. Animations and other visual effects may be updated, but the champions model and core theme are untouched.
Class Champions Affected Date
Patch Note
Main Secondary
Tanks: Vanguards
  • N/A
May 3, 2017
V7.9
Slayers: Assassins November 10, 2016
V6.22
Mages: Battlemages May 4, 2016
V6.9
Marksmen November 11, 2015
V5.22
Fighters: Juggernauts August 20, 2015
V5.16
Gameplay
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champions kit beyond number tweaks. Animations and other visual effects may be updated, but the champions model and core theme are untouched. In some cases, the kit rework will 'correct' the kit to match the intended theme.
Visual
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champion's model and artwork. This will often include a more up-to-date voiceover and lore and even bugfixes and minor balance changes - but will not change the champion's core theme.
Visual and Gameplay
  • This combines the above two categories. The scale of the kit rework is usually slightly larger than a kit rework alone as the developers can plan for more in-depth visual effects and model changes. The champion's core theme remains intact.
Full Relaunch
  • Unlike the previous classifications, a complete relaunch involves an overhaul to the champion's identity - focusing on some aspects while abandoning others. This affects the champion's lore, personality, art, and model. The degree of the kit rework varies.

Historical

Main article: Dev Blog: Champion Updates

This is a list of champions who have received any form of update from visual, to gameplay updates and full relaunches. For a more detailed list of all Champion Updates, visit this article.

Champion Link Date
KayleSquare Kayle Gameplay Update 2010-07-06
MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser Gameplay Update 2010-11-01
RyzeSquare Ryze Gameplay Update 2011-02-15
SonaSquare Sona Gameplay Update 2011-03-14
AlistarSquare Alistar Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
FiddlesticksSquare Fiddlesticks Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
GangplankSquare Gangplank Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
JannaSquare Janna Visual Update 2011-07-25
KayleSquare Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
GangplankSquare Gangplank Visual Update 2011-11-25
AsheSquare Ashe Visual Update 2012-05-23
KatarinaSquare Katarina Visual and Gameplay Update 2012-08-09
SorakaSquare Soraka Visual Update 2012-09-27
Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate Visual Update 2012-10-17
NidaleeSquare Nidalee Visual Update 2012-12-14
AnnieSquare Annie Visual Update 2013-02-01
KarmaSquare Karma Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2013-03-28
SejuaniSquare Sejuani Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-30
TrundleSquare Trundle Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2013-04-30
Master YiSquare Master Yi Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-07-30
GarenSquare Garen Visual Update 2013-10-01
OlafSquare Olaf Gameplay Update 2013-10-01
RammusSquare Rammus Visual Update (Texture) 2013-10-29
SivirSquare Sivir Visualand Gameplay Update 2013-10-29
HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger Gameplay Update 2013-10-29
NasusSquare Nasus Visual Update 2013-11-21
AniviaSquare Anivia Visual Update (Texture) 2013-12-13
XerathSquare Xerath Gameplay Update 2014-02-11
HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger Visual Update 2014-03-18
KassadinSquare Kassadin Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2014-03-18
GragasSquare Gragas Gameplay Update 2014-04-03
RengarSquare Rengar Gameplay Update 2014-04-03
TwitchSquare Twitch Visual Update 2014-04-22
KarthusSquare Karthus Visual Update 2014-06-04
NidaleeSquare Nidalee Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
SkarnerSquare Skarner Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
SonaSquare Sona Visual and Gameplay Update 2014-07-30
CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-10
RenektonSquare Renekton Visual Update 2014-09-10
SorakaSquare Soraka Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
ViktorSquare Viktor Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
SionSquare Sion Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2014-10-09
SingedSquare Singed Visual Update 2014-11-05
MaokaiSquare Maokai Visual Update 2014-11-19
AlistarSquare Alistar Visual Update 2015-01-15
TristanaSquare Tristana Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-01-28
ZileanSquare Zilean Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
VeigarSquare Veigar Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
KassadinSquare Kassadin Visual Update 2015-03-12
MorganaSquare Morgana Visual (VFX) Update 2015-04-08
RyzeSquare Ryze Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-04-28
AsheSquare Ashe Gameplay Update 2015-05-14
GangplankSquare Gangplank Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-07-22
Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-07-22
FioraSquare Fiora Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-08-06
PoppySquare Poppy Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2015-12-09
ShenSquare Shen Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-01-28
TaricSquare Taric Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2016-04-19
RyzeSquare Ryze Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-07-13
YorickSquare Yorick Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2016-09-08
ShyvanaSquare Shyvana Gameplay Update 2016-11-19
WarwickSquare Warwick Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-01-25
GalioSquare Galio Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-03-22
UrgotSquare Urgot Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-07-26
Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao Gameplay Update 2017-09-27
EvelynnSquare Evelynn Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-10-11
SwainSquare Swain Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) Upcoming update
IreliaSquare Irelia Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) Upcoming update
AatroxSquare Aatrox Gameplay Update Upcoming update
Texture Rebalance

Texture Rebalance was an ongoing effort to update old textures to fit within the evolving color palette of League of Legends in light of the new Summoner's Rift update. Some champions have temporary a texture rebalance that won't hinder the release date of their Visual Updates (examples being PantheonSquare Pantheon and many more)

  • Part 1 (V4.17)
    • AhriSquare Ahri - Classic, Dynasty, and Midnight.
    • AkaliSquare Akali - Classic, All-star, Blood Moon, Crimson, Nurse, Silverfang, and Stinger.
    • AsheSquare Ashe - Classic, Amethyst, Freljord, Queen, Sherwood Forest, and Woad.
    • CorkiSquare Corki - Classic, Hot Rod, Ice Toboggan, Red Baron, UFO, and Urfrider.
    • FioraSquare Fiora - Classic, Nightraven, and Royal Guard.
    • GalioSquare Galio - Classic, Commando, Enchanted, Gatekeeper, and Hextech.
    • GravesSquare Graves - Classic and Jailbreaker.
    • LeBlancSquare LeBlanc - Classic, Mistletoe, Prestigious, and Wicked.
    • LeonaSquare Leona - Classic, Defender, Iron Solari, and Valkyrie.
    • NautilusSquare Nautilus - Classic, Abyssal, and Subterranean.
    • OriannaSquare Orianna - Classic, Bladecraft, Gothic, and Sewn Chaos.
    • XerathSquare Xerath - Classic, Battlecast, and Runeborn.
  • Part 2 (V4.18)
    • BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank — Classic, Rusty, Goalkeeper, Boom Boom, Piltover Customs, and Definitely Not.
    • BrandSquare Brand - Classic, Apocalyptic, Vandal, and Cryocore.
    • EvelynnSquare Evelynn - Classic, Shadow, Masquerade, and Tango.
    • GravesSquare Graves - Hired Gun.
    • NocturneSquare Nocturne - Classic, Frozen Terror, Void, Haunting Nocturne, and more significant changes to Ravager.
    • OlafSquare Olaf - Classic, Glacial, Forsaken, and Brolaf.
  • Part 3 (V4.20)
    • AmumuSquare Amumu - Classic, Emumu, Little Knight, Vancouver, Pharaoh, Almost-Prom King, and Re-gifted.
    • CaitlynSquare Caitlyn - Classic, Officer, Arctic Warfare, Resistance, Safari, and Sheriff.
    • EzrealSquare Ezreal - Classic, Explorer, Frosted, Nottingham, and Striker.
    • FizzSquare Fizz - Classic, Tundra, Atlantean, Fisherman, and Void.
    • GragasSquare Gragas - Classic, Esquire, Hillbilly, Santa, and Scuba.
    • JaxSquare Jax - Classic, The Mighty Jax, Angler, PAX, and Jaximus.
    • Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw - Classic, Monarch, Caterpillar, Sonoran, Deep Sea, Jurassic, and Reindeer.
    • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser - Classic and Dragon Knight.
    • RivenSquare Riven - Classic, Redeemed, Crimson Elite, and Battle Bunny.
    • TalonSquare Talon - Classic, Crimson Elite, Dragonblade, and Renegade.
    • UdyrSquare Udyr - Classic, Black Belt, and Primal.
    • UrgotSquare Urgot - Classic, Battlecast, Butcher, and Giant Enemy Crabgot.
    • VladimirSquare Vladimir - Classic, Blood Lord, Count, Marquis, Nosferatu, and Vandal.
    • ZileanSquare Zilean - Classic, Groovy, Old Saint, Shurima Desert, and Time Machine.
  • Part 4 (V4.21)
    • MalphiteSquare Malphite - Classic, Shamrock, Coral Reef, Marble, and Obsidian.
    • MalzaharSquare Malzahar - Classic, Vizier, Shadow Prince, Djinn, and Overlord (as well as all the Voidling Voidlings)
    • ShenSquare Shen - Classic, Frozen, Yellow Jacket, Surgeon, Blood Moon, and Warlord.
    • WukongSquare Wukong - Classic, Infernal, General, and Jade Dragon.
    • Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao - Classic, Commando, Imperial, Viscero, and Winged Hussar.
  • Part 5 (V5.1)
    • MorganaSquare Morgana - Classic, Blackthorn, Blade Mistress, Exiled, and Sinful Succulence.
    • VolibearSquare Volibear - Classic, Northern Storm, and Thunder Lord.
  • Part 6 (V5.2)
    • Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo - Classic, Corporate, Executioner, Mr. Mundoverse, Mundo Mundo, Toxic, and Rageborn.
    • IreliaSquare Irelia - Classic, Aviator, Infiltrator, Nightblade, and Frostblade.
    • Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV - Classic, Commando, Darkforge, and Dragonslayer.
    • NunuSquare Nunu - Classic, Demolisher, Bot, Grungy, Sasquatch, and Workshop.
    • SwainSquare Swain - Classic, Bilgewater, Northern Front, and Tyrant.
    • VayneSquare Vayne - Classic, Vindicator, Aristocrat, Dragonslayer, and Heartseeker.
    • YorickSquare Yorick - Classic, Undertaker, and Pentakill.
  • Part 7 (V5.3)
    • FiddlesticksSquare Fiddlesticks - Classic, Spectral, Union Jack, Bandito, Pumpkinhead, Fiddle Me Timbers, and Surprise Party.
    • KennenSquare Kennen - Classic, Deadly, Swamp Master, Karate, Arctic Ops, and M. D.
    • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser - Infernal, and Lord
    • VeigarSquare Veigar - Classic, White Mage, Curling, Greybeard, Leprechaun, Baron Von, and Super Villain.
  • Part 8 (V5.5)
    • Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath - Classic, Nightmare, Loch Ness, Jurassic, and Gentleman.
    • JannaSquare Janna - Classic, Tempest, Hextech, Frost Queen, and Victorious.
    • TaricSquare Taric - Classic, Emerald, Armor of the Fifth Age, and Bloodstone.
    • WarwickSquare Warwick - Classic, Grey, Urf, Big Bad, Tundra Hunter, Feral, Firefang, and Hyena.
  • Part 9 (V5.6)
    • KayleSquare Kayle - Classic, Silver, Viridian, Unmasked, Battleborn, and Judgement.
    • Lee SinSquare Lee Sin - Classic, Traditional, Acolyte, Dragon Fist, and Muay Thai.
    • PantheonSquare Pantheon - Classic, Myrmidon, Ruthless, Perseus, and Full Metal.
    • RumbleSquare Rumble - Classic, Rumble in the Jungle, and Bilgerat.
    • RyzeSquare Ryze - Classic, Human, Tribal, Uncle, Triumphant, Professor, Zombie, Dark Crystal, and Pirate.
  • Part 10 (V5.8)
    • LuxSquare Lux - Classic, Spellthief, Sorceress, Commando, Imperial, and Steel Legion.
    • PoppySquare Poppy - Classic, Noxus, Lollipoppy, Blacksmith, Ragdoll, Battle Regalia, and Scarlet Hammer.
    • ShacoSquare Shaco - Classic, Mad Hatter, Royal, Nutcracko, Workshop, and Asylum.
    • ShyvanaSquare Shyvana - Classic, Ironscale, Boneclaw and Darkflame.
    • TeemoSquare Teemo - Classic, Happy Elf, Recon, Badger, Astronaut, Cottontail, Super, and Panda.
Project Shiny

Project Shiny is a project that was built to overhaul League of Legends' graphics, improving them texture-and-model-wise to look better on faster rigs.

Lead Producer Travis 'Volibar' George claimed that Project Shiny and Dominion were originally a combined development. The hope was that these combined projects would synergize with each other and turn out to be better than expected.

However, due to Dominion's development phase, it had many iterations and many unknown variables. As Project Shiny team was working mainly on Summoner's Rift, their request of finalized data on Dominion cannot be fulfilled, which in turn, created a tension between the two teams. This had further caused a stall in Project Shiny, even after Dominion was finished.

George took it that the mismatch and goal discrepancies between the two teams cannot continue, and therefore separated Dominion and Project Shiny into two detached entities.

See also