LoL’s Kog’Maw is getting a visual upgrade

A visual overhaul is coming for Kog’Maw soon, and a League of Legends dev has previewed some of the changes. The hope is to make the LoL champion‘s moves easier to keep track of while you’re playing.

Oliver McDonald, lead VFX artist on skins for League of Legends, posted some clips of what’s coming for Kog’Maw on Twitter. The first is the ferocious little monster going through all its moves, the second is a look at his skins post-update, and the third is a new E effect. “Updated Model Texture, updated Armor/MR shred icon,” Oliver says in the first tweet. “Project goals: Improving gameplay clarity on missile widths, R edge indicator and W/P empowered state.”

None of the colours were changed in this process, as skins in League of Legends aren’t generally given unique VFX unless they’re 1350 or above. What’s here does look and feel richer, many of the skins emanate a deeper, more vibrant glow, especially the greens and pinks. One skin, Lion Dance Kog’Maw, is at 1350, and the new E Effect is a slimy multi-coloured projectile. Lovely.

The initial tweet:

The new E effect:

A side-by-side of the current and planned update:

The new Kog’Maw is coming soon, says Oliver. Here’s the notes for League of Legends patch 11.8, which is coming out April 14, and check out new champion Gwen’s abilities.

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