Patch 8.16 is here, and that comes with it are the new Cosmic and Mecha skins. The Champions who have received the lucky treatment are Ashe, Aurelion Sol, Braum, Lulu and Xin Zhao. Aurelion Sol has a Mecha Skin, Braum picking up the Mafia skin and the rest have the Cosmic skins. All skins come with Chromas versions.

Mecha, Mafia and Cosmic Skins

Nexus Blitz

If you haven’t heard already, there is a new game mode released this patch with a brand new map, Nexus Blitz.

Nexus Blitz is a new experimental game mode that’s available for four weeks.  The duration is four weeks so there is enough time to iron out bugs, make tweaks and adjustments as it’s only in alpha stage. What you see and experience will likely change when it is fully released.

Are you ready for duo jungle? Nexus Blitz enables you to do just that with a typical set up consisting of 3 laners and two junglers. This is also a 5v5 matchmade game like Summoners Rift and ARAM.

The brand new map looks like a semi-circle, with a river flowing right down the middle splitting the two teams. Each Nexus is at each corner, top left and top right with a labyrinthine jungle in between. Two lane almost side by side with one another curves around near the outer edge with several bushes for you to hide. Look at the new map here.

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Map

Nexus Blitz Gameplay

At a quick glance, you would assume it’s an alternative version of Twisted Treeline. You would be wrong. When you first enter the match, it does feel like you are just playing on a different map. The only obstacle is knowing the layout Nexus Blitz with turrets in the middle of the jungle, bushes scattered around every corner. Suddenly there is chaos, randomness and confusion.

At set intervals, during the match, a random objective appears in the middle of your screen detailing tasks you need to complete. I say need, as whatever the tasks are, you are competing against the other team and you or anyone doesn’t like to lose. One objective could be the scuttle crab race, remember the river I mentioned that goes right down the middle, well that is the racetrack for the scuttle crabs. You need to slow down your enemies scuttle crab be hitting, stunning, rooting or anything you can throw at it and whoever team scuttle crab get to the finishing line first is the winners

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Scuttle Crab Race
League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Scuttle Crab Race Winner

Now for more randomness, whichever team manages to complete their task first is rewarded with buffs. These buffs are not like your traditional buffs, they are random, unique and give the victors massive advantage. One buff you may receive gives your turrets and your cannon minions a Blitz’s arm grab. Yes, you have read it correctly, a Blitz arm grab. Whenever your enemy gets close to one of the cannon minions or turret, it fires the Blitz arm grabbing your enemies just as if you were playing again Blitz himself. This particular buff duration lasts until the match finishes, which is insane.

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Allied Cannon Minion Blitz Grab
League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Turret Blitz Grab
League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Blitz Grab

Throughout the game, you will receive further objectives just as random as the first task, a snowball fight can break out and your Summoner spells are switched to snowballs. There is an unlimited supply of snowballs, so you need to be ready to start spamming at those buttons.

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Snowball Fight

In this particular case the winners of the tasks didn’t receive a buff, instead, the losers minions became cursed for 3 minutes. Cursed minions are spawned with only 1 hp making it easy for your enemies to clear the wave of minions.

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Cursed Minions

Are you a fan of Overwatch or Fortnite? Two objectives are based from these popular game titles. Push the payload you will need to aid the payload towards your enemies team nexus which is based from Overwatch. Bardle Royale idea is from Fortnite where a ring of fire quickly get smaller and smaller, making your area of fighting so small that a massive brawl takes place.

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Push Payload
League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Bardle Royale

Further, the time elapses, the chaotic it becomes. With several buffs activated and some debuffs, you need to keep track and be alert at everything going on whilst trying to compete in various objectives. There are times you are focusing on all these things, you didn’t realise that your nexus has uprooted and joined in the fight. Yes, this happens too.

League Of Legends Nexus Blitz Game Mode Mobile Nexus

You can see how exciting this game mode is, as each game you enter will be different every time you play.

Champion Changes

League Of Legends Amumu Title Patch

E – Tantrum

New  Bonus Damage Reduction: 3% bonus armor + 3% magic resist

League Of Legends Aatrox Title Patch

E – Umbral Dash

Passive Healing Against Non-Champions: 33%  15%

Charges When Learned: 21

R – World Ender

Cooldown: 140/130/120 seconds 160/140/120 seconds

League Of Legends Fizz Title Patch

W – Seastone Trident

Active Damage Ratio: 0.6 ability power  0.5 ability power

On-Hit Damage Ratio: 0.4 ability power  0.35 ability power

R – World Ender

Guppy Damage Ratio: 0.9 ability power  0.8 ability power

Chomper Damage Ratio: 1.1 ability power  1.0 ability power

Gigalodon Damage Ratio: 1.3 ability power  1.2 ability power
 
League Of Legends Hecarim Title Patch

Q – Rampage

Base Damage: 55/90/125/160/195  ⇒ 55/95/135/175/215

Damage Ratio: 0.6 bonus attack damage 0.7 bonus attack damage

League Of Legends Leona Title Patch

W – Eclipse

Cooldown: 14 seconds  14/13/12/11/10 seconds

League Of Legends Nautilus Title Patch

W – Titan’s Wrath

Base Shield: 65/70/75/80/85  60/70/80/90/100

Shield Scaling: 9/11/13/15/17% maximum health  9/10/11/12/13% maximum health

Duration: 10 seconds  6 seconds

Cooldown: 18 seconds  12 seconds

 
League Of Legends Orianna Title Patch

Base Stats

Magic Resist: 30  26

League Of Legends Quinn Title Patch

Base Stats

Attack Damage Growth: 3  2.4

League Of Legends Rakan Title Patch

Base Stats

Health: 510  480

Armor: 36 ⇒ 33

League Of Legends Rammus Title Patch

W – Defensive Ball Curl

Bonus Armor: 50/60/70/80/90%  60/70/80/90/100%

Bonus Magic Resist: 25/30/35/40/45%  30/35/40/45/50%

League Of Legends Sion Title Patch

W – Soul Furnace

Maximum Health Gain From Enemies: 3  4

Maximum Health Gain From Large Enemies: 10  15

League Of Legends Tahm Kench Title Patch

Q – Tongue Lash

Slow Duration: 2 seconds  1.5 seconds

Cooldown: 6 seconds 5 seconds

W – Devour/Regurgitate

Devour Duration: 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 seconds  4 seconds

Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 seconds 28/25/22/19/16 seconds

New Yummy: Cooldown is halved on enemy cast

Cost: 90 mana 60 mana

League Of Legends Taliyah Title Patch

Base Stats

Movement Speed: 340  335

W – Seismic Shove

Cooldown: 12 seconds  16/15/14/13/12 seconds

R – Weaver’s Wall

Removed  Vision: Wall no longer grant vision

League Of Legends Trundle Title Patch

Q – Chomp

Base Damage: 20/40/60/80/100  20/30/40/50/60

Damage Ratio: 1.0/1.05/1.1/1.15/1.2 total attack damage ⇒ 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 total attack damage

Stolen Attack Damage 8 seconds 5 seconds

League Of Legends Tryndamere Title Patch

E – Spinning Slash

Cooldown: 13/11.5/10/8.5/7 seconds  13/12/11/10/9 seconds

League Of Legends Wukong Title Patch

Q – Crushing Blow

Base Damage: 30/60/90/120/150  10/40/70/100/130

Damage Ratio: 1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4/1.5 total attack damage 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3/1.4 total attack damage

League Of Legends Zoe Title Patch

Q – Chomp

Base Damage Level 1-6: 12/15/20/25/30/35  10/12/16/20/24/28

Base Damage Level 7-10: 48/53/67/73   34/40/46/52

Base Damage Level 11-14: 79/86/93/100    60/68/76/84

Base Damage Level 15-18: 109/117/126/135   94/104/114/124

Damage Ratio: 0.325 ability power   0.2 ability power

W – Spell Thief

Damage Ratio: 0.55 ability power  0.4 ability power

League Of Legends Runes Title Patch

Celerity

Attack Damage: 9.6% bonus movement speed ⇒ 6% bonus movement speed

Ability Power: 16% bonus movement speed ⇒ 10% bonus movement speed

Cheap Shot

Base Damage: 15-40 ⇒ 8-40

Electrocute

Base Damage: 50-220 (at levels 1-18)  ⇒ 30180 (at levels 1-18)

Damage Ratio (AD): 0.5 bonus attack damage ⇒ 0.4 bonus attack damage

Damage Ratio (AP): 0.3 ability power ⇒ 0.25 ability power

Cooldown: 50-25 seconds (at levels 1-18)  25-20 seconds (at levels 1-18)

Scorch

Base Damage: 20-601030

Cooldown: 20 seconds10 seconds

Sudden Impact

Lethality: 107

Magic Penetration: 86

Summon Aery

Base Damage: 15-40 (at levels 1-18)10-40 (at levels 1-18)

Base Shielding: 30-80 (at levels 1-18)35-80 (at levels 1-18)

League Of Legends Summoner Spells Title Patch

Heal

Cooldown: 270240 seconds

Misc.

Summoner Level

You can now show off your summoner level and borders on banners in game lobbies.

End Of Game Lobby

Brb Bathroom: When playing with a premade group, the status of each player will display above the “Play Again” button

Bugfixes

Players are no longer blocked from creating custom games if they have dodged from champ select.