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Release Notes - V.44.6 Update

v.44.6 is out now, bringing you the release of the latest Hero, Terra, alongside of our holiday event, Winterfest.

MAJOR FEATURES

  • Terra released!
    • Store Content:
      • Gryphon Knight Terra Skin
      • Headswoman Emote
  • Winterfest has begun! Stay frosty until Jan. 8.
    • Monolith Map and Main Menu screens have received a snowy makeover.
    • Enjoy a 3-part Winterfest themed short story starring your favorite little drummer ogre, Narbash.
    • Weekly Quests
      • Earn a guaranteed Winterfest Chest (see content below) after completing games 1, 7 and 15 each week.
      • Rewards for completing 20 games each week:
        • Week 1: Northern Mystic Morigesh Skin
        • Week 2: Frozen Hearth Aurora Skin
        • Week 3: Frost King Revenant Skin
        • Week 4: Golden Key
          • Note: the 3 above skins will also be available for individual purchase in the store during their respective quest week as well as in Week 4.
      • For the first time ever, you’ll be able to track your event quest progress in the updated Play tab and Post-Match screen.
    • Winterfest Chests
      • Can contain one of the following 12 items:
        • Everfrost Kwang Skin
        • Everfrost Lt. Belica Skin
        • Everfrost Serath Skin
        • Northern Mystic Morigesh Banner
        • Frozen Hearth Aurora Banner
        • Frost King Revenant Banner
        • Sword Sculpture Aurora Emote
        • Old Saint Riktor (2016 Winterfest Skin)
        • Jingle Bombs Iggy & Scorch (2016 Winterfest Skin)
        • Peppermint Kallari (2016 Winterfest Skin)
        • Ugly Sweater Gadget (2016 Winterfest Skin)
        • Yuletide Feng Mao (2016 Winterfest Skin)
      • Guaranteed no duplicates!
        • If you earn 12 chests by playing at least 15 games each week of Winterfest, then you’re guaranteed to earn all 12 items listed above.
        • If you earn a Winterfest Chest after already owning all 12 items (if you had previously owned a 2016 Winterfest Skin for example) then that chest will grant a 10-Win XP Boost.
    • Winterfest Mega Bundle
      • Available only in the final week (1/2/18 - 1/9/18) of Winterfest
      • Contains all of the following at a discounted price:
        • 3 Winterfest skins:
          • Northern Mystic Morigesh Skin
          • Frozen Hearth Aurora Skin
          • Frost King Revenant Skin
        • 6 Winterfest skin variations exclusively found in this bundle (previewable in the Collections tab at the start of Winterfest):
          • Onyx Northern Mystic Morigesh
          • Emerald Northern Mystic Morigesh
          • Earthen Frozen Hearth Aurora
          • Jade Frozen Hearth Aurora
          • Sanguine Frost King Revenant
          • Gunmetal Frost King Revenant

HEROES

Hero Portrait Aurora Aurora

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Minor visual improvements to the Ultra Glacial Empress skin variation.
    • Minor visual improvements to Frozen Simulacrum’s icy statue.

Hero Portrait Countess Countess

  • Shadow Slip
    • No longer executes jungle minions (intended to execute lane minions only).
  • General Balance
    • Base Health increased from 520 to 566
    • Base Health Regen increased from .87 to .94
    • Health per level increased from 53 to 59.3
    • Health Regen per level increased from 0.9 to 1

Hero Portrait Howitzer Howitzer

  • R2000 Missile
    • Range increased from 1750 to 1950.
  • Make it Rain
    • Damage increased from 410/556/702 to 445/638/831.
    • Scaling increased from 5.22 to 6.89.

Hero Portrait Iggy and Scorch Iggy & Scorch

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Fixed an issue where Iggy & Scorch couldn’t lifesteal off his basic attacks.
    • Minor visual improvements to So Sleepy emote, Mecha Terror skin, and Onyx Phoenix skin variation.

Hero Portrait Kallari Kallari

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • The target of Death Sentence will now hear a more obvious audio cue alert.
    • Minor visual improvements to the Red Death skin.

Hero Portrait Kwang Kwang

  • Light of the Heavens
    • Defense buff duration decreased from 5s to 3s
  • Fury of the Heavens
    • Damage decreased from 234/328/421 to 205/287/369
    • Scaling decreased from 3.34 to 2.93

Hero Portrait Lt. Belica Lt. Belica

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Fixed an issue where textures could be missing from Belica’s guns on her Challenger skin.

Hero Portrait Morigesh Morigesh

  • Swarm
    • Cooldown increased from 8s at all levels to 11/10/9/8s
    • Movespeed bonus decreased from 40% at all levels to 28/32/36/40%
    • Fixed an issue where the movespeed bonus was not being applied correctly.

Hero Portrait Murdock Murdock

  • Shots Fired
    • Cooldown increased from 5/4/3/2s to 8/6/4/2s
  • Long Arm of the Law
    • Damage decreased from 176/263/351 to 176/246/316
    • Scaling decreased from 3.13 to 2.51
  • General Balance
    • Basic Attack damage per level decreased from 4.8 to 4.4
  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Fixed an issue where textures could appear missing on low graphics settings

Hero Portrait Phase Phase

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Fixed visual issues that could occur with the Panda Power skin.

Hero Portrait Rampage Rampage

  • Boulder Throw
    • Cooldown increased from 10s to 14s
  • General Balance
    • Base health from 733 to 713
    • Base health regen from 1.22 to 1.2

Hero Portrait Revenant Revenant

  • Scar
    • Cooldown increased from 6s to 8s
    • Mana cost increased from 50 to 65
    • Slow magnitude adjusted from 10% at all levels to 7/8/9/10%
  • Reckoning
    • Bonus bounty decreased from 1000/1500/2000 to 600/950/1300

Hero Portrait Sevarog Sevarog

  • Siphon
    • Damage decreased from 105/135/164/193 to 82/111/140/170
    • Mana cost increased from 15 to 25
  • General Balance
    • Base Health decreased from 702 to 678
    • Base Health Regen decreased from 1.17 to 1.13

Hero Portrait Shinbi Shinbi

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Shinbi no longer receives a camera shake when she hits a target with Circle Rhythm.

Hero Portrait Sparrow Sparrow

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Minor animation improvements to the Hold My Ale emote.

Hero Portrait Steel Steel

  • Shield Bash
    • Damage decreased from 111/158/205/252 to 111/152/193/234
    • Scaling decreased from 1.67 to 1.46
  • Ablative Armor
    • Recharge duration increased from 6/5/4/3s to 8/7/6/5s

Hero Portrait Terra Terra

  • Carve (Basic Attack)
  • Counter Guard
    • Terra raises her shield, guarding for a brief moment. If Terra takes damage while she is guarding the damage is deflected and turned into a shield for a duration. The size of the shield is determined by a percentage of unmitigated damage that was deflected.
  • Ruthless Assault
    • Terra spins striking all enemies around her before finishing the spin with an additional forward slash.
  • Deafening Command
    • Terra slams her axe into her shield creating a shockwave that deals damage and applies a stun to all enemies in a radius around her.
  • Unstoppable Force
    • Terra’s helmet smashes down granting her a shield and immunity to crowd control for a duration.

Hero Portrait Wraith Wraith

  • General Balance
    • Base Basic Attack damage per level increased from 3.1 to 4.2
    • Attack Speed per level increased from 1.5 to 2

Hero Portrait Wukong Wukong

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Minor visual improvements to Infernal Wukong skin.

Hero Portrait Zinx Zinx

  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Fixed a bug where damage from Kitty Claws was not scaling with power consistently.

All Heroes

  • Upon release of free look, the camera transition has been improved to be more smooth and less jarring.

CARDS & GEMS

CARDS

  • Deathcrawler
    • Reduced attack speed penalty from 50 to 30
    • Reduced critical hit bonus damage from 250% to 200%
  • Spry-Kin
    • Fix for not being able to target Allies if they were not visible to Enemies.
  • Wetware Virus
    • Now correctly targets enemies who are revealed in the Shadowplane.

GEMS

  • Spell Shield
    • Now correctly blocks Card abilities.

UI

  • Play Tab Updates
    • The visual layout has been changed and improved.
    • CO-OP VS AI and VS AI have been merged into a single play mode option that allows you to choose between human or bot allies.
    • Special Event quest progress will now be tracked on the Play tab (as well as on the Post-Match screen).
    • Boost information now also appears above the Play button (when you have one or more boosts the number of boosts you have is also displayed).
  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Various clarity and visual improvements made to the draft lobby.

MONOLITH

  • A section of the wall above river buffs will now glow the color of the buff that is spawned below it.
  • Polish and Bug Fixing
    • Orb Prime buff visual effects added to new minions.
    • Fixed an issue causing ranged minion attack audio to sometimes not play.
    • Made map ping sound right channel only.

LOOT CRATE

  • Added:
    • Legendary
      • Crimson Future King Wukong
      • Pearl Future King Wukong
    • Epic
      • Ivory Double Agent TwinBlast
      • Crimson Double Agent TwinBlast
    • Common
      • Candy Default Terra
      • Jungle Default Terra