Battlecast is a series of alternate universe skins in League of Legends tied into ViktorSquare Viktor's lore, featuring champions transformed into cyborg terrors as part of his  
Viktor Select
"glorious evolution".[1]

Lore

The glorious revolution is here! Assembling an army of machines with living brains, Viktor marches against the combined forces of his enemies—with only a scrappy human-led resistance keeping him from total world domination.

Battlecast profileicon The Battlecast
  • Creator - Viktor CreatorCircle Creator Viktor [S|L]
    • The creator of the Battlecast machine army, Viktor has perfected the art of transplanting living brains into low-tech, mass-produced weapons. But his work is far from complete, and even now he tinkers on newer, deadlier creations to crush all who oppose him.
  • Battle Tank - Cho'Gath BattlecastPrimeCircle Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath [S|L]
    • The gold standard of Battlecast shock troopers, Prime Cho'Gath implements self-replicating nanites that reinforce its frame as it consumes living tissue. It has become a common and terrifying sight in occupied cities, where it feeds on civilians who won't submit to conversion.[2]
  • Shock Trooper - Urgot BattlecastCircle Battlecast Urgot [S|L]
    • A titanium juggernaut used to crush pockets of particularly stubborn resistance, the Battlecast Urgot model is rarely seen but widely feared. Its extensive weapons systems are complemented by a massive, flesh-grinding spike mill, which it pulls fleeing opponents into for sheer spectacle.
  • Infiltrator - Vel'Koz BattlecastCircle Battlecast Vel'Koz [S|L]
    • An airborne data collection unit based on the now-extinct Vel'Koz lifeform, these Battlecast monstrosities sweep their concentrated energy beams over heavily populated areas. Survey data from the lifeless wreckage automatically calibrates the entire fleets' weapons systems, making the units a deadlier threat with every skirmish.
  • Destroyer - Xerath BattlecastCircle Battlecast Xerath [S|L]
    • The question of the human soul has always intrigued Viktor, and so he set to work building a Battlecast machine capable of harnessing it. The resulting Xerath units are twisted, hellish monsters imprisoned in a cage of psychic energy, constantly discharging superheated plasma toward any opponent in range.
  • Artillery - Kog'Maw BattlecastCircle Battlecast Kog'Maw [S|L]
    • Mass-produced artillery units based on the now-extinct Kog'Maw organism, Viktor has invented an ingenious shell delivery system best appreciated from about a hundred miles away—the latest design's maximum range.
  • Assault - Skarner BattlecastAlphaCircle Battlecast Alpha Skarner [S|L]
    • An early prototype that would pave the way for the Battlecast machines, Alpha Skarner is possessed of an extreme rage not seen in later models. Perhaps the brain inside of it wishes to inflict as much pain as it experiences—or maybe it just likes to kill things.
Resistance profileicon The Resistance
  • Enforcer - Illaoi ResistanceCircle Resistance Illaoi [S|L]
    • Chief enforcer of the human-led resistance, Illaoi was once the subject of a failed Battlecast conversion that left her with control over nearby machines. Seizing her newfound power, she has single handedly decimated Viktor's forces in countless battles, becoming a beacon of hope for rebels across the world.
  • Sniper - Caitlyn ResistanceCircle Resistance Caitlyn [S|L]
    • Caitlyn, designated resistance sniper, has never forgiven herself for letting Viktor's rise go unchecked for so long. Determined to fire the round that ends the war for good, she has personally gunned down hundreds of Battlecast machines in her bloody search for absolution.
History

Resistance Illaoi

Illaoi ResistanceSkin


INITIATING ASSIMILATION SEQUENCE ON SUBJECT 128.
LEFT SCAPULA BATTLECASTING……………….COMPLETE.
ERROR: RESTRAINT SYSTEMS DAMAGED. SUBJECT 128 MISSING. ALERTING SECURITY SENTRY.
ERROR: SECURITY SENTRY NOT RESPONDING.
ERROR: ASSIMILATOR ARM DESTROYED.
ERROR. CENTRAL SYSTEMS DAMAGED.
ERROR. ERROR. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR[3]

Trivia

  • The Evolution was first introduced in Viktor's sneak peek.[4]
  • The Battlecast skins were officially tied to the Evolution with the release of Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath.[2][5]
    • V-BC-Corp, the in-game corporation responsible for Cho'Gath BattlecastPrimeCircle Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath [S|L], likely stands for Viktor's Battle-Cast Corporation.
  • Within the lore, Viktor is rivalled by JayceSquare Jayce's Resistance and this relationship is apparent within the Evolution skin series.[6]
    • With the rework of JayceSquare Jayce's lore, it was confirmed that Viktor's "acolytes" were in fact "augmented" denizens of Zaun who willingly joined Viktor's cause (as opposed to random minions, or forced individuals).[1]
    • IllaoiSquare Illaoi and CaitlynSquare Caitlyn are members of JayceSquare Jayce's resistance.
  • It has been confirmed by Riot employees that both Battlecast and Mecha are two distinct universes separate from the universe of PROJECT and Program.[7]
    • However, while not being directly part of any other skin universe but its own, Pulsefire champions are able to traverse space-and-time, making them effectively able to be in all skin universes, including the main League of Legends universe.[8]

  • Creator Viktor
  • Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath
  • Basttlecast Kog'Maw
  • Battlecast Alpha Skarner
  • Battlecast Urgot
  • Battlecast Vel'Koz
  • Battlecast Xerath
  • Resistance Caitlyn
  • Resistance Illaoi

Media

Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath - Login Screen

Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath - Login Screen

Related Music

  • Creator Viktor Recall
  • Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath
  • Battlecast Velkoz

References

References