Post by Eorl @ 02:40pm 31/10/13 | 0 Comments
Riot Games is getting into the Halloween spirit with The Harrowing 2013 update, which will see the release of two new champion skins for their popular free-to-play MOBA title League of Legends: Haunted Zyra and Officer Vi.
It isn't just the champions that are dressing up for trick or treating, with a handful of new sight ward skins on offer for free during The Harrowing event. From chilling tombstones to a bat with a lantern aptly named Bat-O-Lantern, the wards are now being offered in the store as a permanent purchase for the low price of 640 RP per skin.
Riot Games has also offered up the first batch of legacy skins for sale, which are coming from the previous Harrowing events of 2011 and 2012. These are only on the store for a limited time, so make sure you nab them if you haven't already.
One of the bigger updates to come in the new event is Mystery Gifting, which allows you to spend 490 RP and send your friends a random skin worth at least 520 RP. Spooky savings all round! There are rumblings that the feature is currently a bit broken, with those receiving the gift getting skins worth under the 520 RP, but we can presume Riot Games are already working on fixes so rest assured. For more on the new feature, you can check out the FAQ over here.
While not spooky-Halloween related, Riot Games has also unveiled the newest champion visual update, this time for Nasus. According to QA Analyst 'Ququroon' forum post, the visual changes will reflect Nasus' more unbounded intellect and immense power, taking paintbrush to his plate armour and a higher fidelity look for his signature halberd.
Beyond the new model, all of Nasus's abilities, animations and particles have been updated. His ultimate, Fury of the Sands, summons the ferocity of the desert tempest, and Spirit Fire burns with arcane etching upon the ground. Along with his model and visual changes, the Curator of the Sand's sound effects and voiceover have been updated and expanded, exposing more of the vast archive in Nasus's mind.Check him out in glorious new detail within the screenshots below.