Two classic League of Legends characters, Gangplank (added 2009) and Miss Fortune (added 2010), are receiving a snazzy overhaul and some new gameplay tweaks.
For the gameplay tweaks, it’s easier for everyone if I let Riot explain it (Courtesy of PCGamesN) ;
“Outside of slight optimizations such as Parrrley farming, Remove Scurvy timing, or Cannon Barrage placement, Gangplank never really had a unique tool he could invest in mastering over time. When we thought about new toys we could give Gangplank, we focused on the most fun moments Gangplank was already having. One topic came up over and over again: buying items like Statikk Shiv or Ravenous Hydra and being able to Plunder several enemies with a single Parrrley. With this update, we added explosive barrels to Gangplank’s arsenal so he can do just that and more. There’s nothing like setting up a chain of barrels to utterly decimate unsuspecting enemies.”
…and Miss Fortune-
“Miss Fortune’s in a fairly healthy state. The slight changes we’ve made emphasize her core strengths and shave some hidden power in favor of clarity. Fancy design speak aside, the TLDR is your ultimate barrage of bullets remains unblemished, but we’ve removed Grievous Wounds from Impure Shots.”
Some League of Legends characters have been around for 5+ years, so it’s pretty likely that most of the original champions will begin to get graphical overhauls. Both pirates are available to parley in League of Legends’ Public Beta Environment.