Patch 2.8 doesn’t contain any balance updates – it is centered around the new limited-time event ‘Dark Horizon’. It will introduce the first-ever LoR skin-line with alternative arts for Riven, Shyvana, Zed and Yasuo – the two latter will also receive new champion level-up animations as part of their skins. More details about the ‘Dark Horizon’ event and champion skins will be revealed tomorrow.
Another important new feature of the new patch is the Duo Queue lab – this is another iteration on the co-op experience, this time players compete in teams of two in separate ‘lanes’, but sharing the bonuses and rewards.
Patch 2.8. will be playable at approximately 11AM PT, May 19. Below is the full info on the update, taken from the official patch notes, originally posted at PlayRuneterra.com.
Prepare for unfathomable cosmic power – the Dark Horizon event arrives along with Patch 2.8.0! Travel along the infinite cosmos on the Dark Horizon Event Road, with rewards from the furthest reaches of the universe. A galaxy of new personalization items is also coming in the patch, including Cosmic & Dark Star champion skins, as well as our first Legendary-tier board, complete with its own Mega Guardian.
Champion skins have made their way to Legends of Runeterra, and we’re kicking things off with two skins each from the Dark Star & Cosmic Skin lines that are absolutely out of this world.
Caught in an eternal conflict, Cosmic Zephyr Yasuo and Cosmic Exile Riven serve as warriors to defend the light against the unspeakable horrors of the Dark Star’s thralls, Dark Star Zed and Dark Star Shyvana.
Champion skins are a new way to personalize your favorite decks by taking them to an entirely new dimension! Equipping a champion with a skin will alter the art for all copies of each of that champion’s levels, as well as their accompanying flavor text. Some skins have entirely new level-up animations, and alter the appearance of summoned units (i.e. Dark Star Zed’s Living Shadows).
Look out for even more information about champion skins tomorrow before the patch drops!
Patch 2.8.0 brings a new rotation to Multilab:
- Lab of Legends
- Duo Queue: Shared Spoils (New in 2.8.0!)
- Ultra Rapid Draw
Grab a duo partner and a few of your favorite decks. It’s time for an entirely new 2v2 experience with independent lanes! In Duo Queue: Shared Spoils, each teammate plays their own 1v1 match alongside their partner. A choice of unique ‘supply drop’ cards are offered to a player on each team every few rounds; the drops a player doesn’t choose are offered to their teammate, so choose your drops wisely to support your team! If both players on a team win, their team wins. If one player on each team wins their match, they’ll enter into a tiebreaker match to determine the winning team.
Just like with other co-op Labs, the P.I.N.G. system has returned with new pings to communicate with your partner – you can also drag and drop them on the board or directly on cards!
That’s not all, though. Bonus rewards await winners after each victory, with a small chance to earn Epic & Champion Wildcards, or even Prismatics if you’re lucky enough, so fight hard!
There is no escape.
This board has special visual effects and music.
Dark Emissary’s Realm
Orbiting just beyond the singularity’s reach, the Emissary feeds the Dark Star anything with the misfortune to drift by.
This board is always equipped with an exclusive Mega “Dark Emissary” Guardian, interactive elements, special visual effects, and music.
Dark Star Drake
Cosmic Genius Von Yipp
Dark Star Von Yipp
Cosmic Construct T-Hex
The Dark Star
Shadow of the Dark Star
Dark Horizon Event Pass available in the Store for 975 Coins. Grants access to an upgraded event path with premium rewards, and immediately unlocks the Cosmic Genius Von Yipp Guardian Variant:Play games to earn Star Fragments and unlock more rewards!Purchase before June 2 to get an exclusive quest that awards 10 Star Fragments and a Rare Prismatic Chest!Event ends and pass expires June 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Horizon’s Edge Bundle is available in the store for 1590 Coins, prorated for any items owned in the bundle. Bundle includes:
- Dark Horizon Board
- Exclusive Dark Emissary’s Realm Board with Mega Guardian
Cosmic Divide Bundle is available in the store for 4921 Coins, prorated for any items owned in the bundle. Bundle includes skins and champion cards for:
- Cosmic Zephyr Yasuo
- Dark Star Zed
- Cosmic Exile Riven
- Dark Star Shyvana
- A Mighty Poro created by Braum level 1 should no longer visually overlap with other units in the back row.
- Several improvements to text across the game in our continued effort for text consistency.