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Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir, the Battle Mistress
(Visual Update Comparison)

A champion update is a graphical or gameplay update that occurs after a champion's initial release. Over the years, Riot Games Inc. has worked on updating champions whose visuals or gameplay don't fit with the current state of the game. The goal is to level up any outdated visuals or gameplay to make champions feel fresh while still retaining what makes them unique.


Types

Class
  • This scale of rework covers small kit changes to several champions of a specific class or subclass, that aims to give each one their own unique niche in the game, and make them healthier overall. Animations and other visual effects may be updated, but the champions model and core theme are untouched.
Class Champions Affected Date
Patch Note
Main Secondary
Tanks: Vanguards May 3, 2017
V7.9
Slayers: Assassins November 10, 2016
V6.22
Mages: Battlemages May 4, 2016
V6.9
Marksmen November 11, 2015
V5.22
Fighters: Juggernauts August 20, 2015
V5.16
Gameplay
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champions kit beyond number tweaks. Animations and other visual effects may be updated, but the champions model and core theme are untouched. In some cases, the kit rework will 'correct' the kit to match the intended theme.
Visual
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champion's model and artwork. This will often include a more up-to-date voiceover and lore and even bugfixes and minor balance changes - but will not change the champion's core theme.
Visual and Gameplay (VGU)
  • This combines the above two categories. The scale of the kit rework is usually slightly larger than a kit rework alone as the developers can plan for more in-depth visual effects and model changes. The champion's core theme remains intact.
Full Relaunch
  • Unlike the previous classifications, a complete relaunch involves an overhaul to the champion's identity - focusing on some aspects while abandoning others. This affects the champion's lore, personality, art, and model. The degree of the kit rework varies.

Historical

Main article: Dev Blog: Champion Updates

This is a list of champions who have received any form of update from visual, to gameplay updates and full relaunches. For a more detailed list of all Champion Updates, visit this article.

Champion Link Date
Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle Gameplay Update 2010-07-06
Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser Gameplay Update 2010-11-01
Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze Gameplay Update 2011-02-15
Sona OriginalSquare Sona Gameplay Update 2011-03-14
Alistar OriginalSquare Alistar Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
Janna OriginalSquare Janna Visual Update 2011-07-25
Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
Tryndamere OriginalSquare Tryndamere Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank Visual Update 2011-11-25
Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe Visual Update 2012-05-23
Katarina OriginalSquare Katarina Visual and Gameplay Update 2012-08-09
Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka Visual Update 2012-09-27
Twisted Fate OriginalSquare Twisted Fate Visual Update 2012-10-17
Nidalee OriginalSquare Nidalee Visual Update 2012-12-14
Annie OriginalSquare Annie Visual Update 2013-02-01
Karma OriginalSquare Karma Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-03-28
Sejuani OriginalSquare Sejuani Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-30
Trundle OriginalSquare Trundle Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-30
Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-07-30
Garen OriginalSquare Garen Visual Update 2013-10-01
Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf Gameplay Update 2013-10-01
Rammus OriginalSquare Rammus Visual Update (Texture) 2013-10-29
Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-10-29
Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger Gameplay Update 2013-10-29
Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus Visual Update 2013-11-21
Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia Visual Update (Texture) 2013-12-13
Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath Gameplay Update 2014-02-11
Heimerdinger OriginalSquare Heimerdinger Visual Update 2014-03-18
Kassadin OriginalSquare Kassadin Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2014-03-18
Gragas OriginalSquare Gragas Gameplay Update 2014-04-03
Rengar OriginalSquare Rengar Gameplay Update 2014-04-03
Twitch OriginalSquare Twitch Visual Update 2014-04-22
Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus Visual Update 2014-06-04
Nidalee OriginalSquare Nidalee Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
Sona OriginalSquare Sona Visual and Gameplay Update 2014-07-30
Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-10
Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton Visual Update 2014-09-10
Soraka OriginalSquare Soraka Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
Viktor OriginalSquare Viktor Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
Sion OriginalSquare Sion Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2014-10-09
Singed OriginalSquare Singed Visual Update 2014-11-05
Maokai OriginalSquare Maokai Visual Update 2014-11-19
Alistar OriginalSquare Alistar Visual Update 2015-01-15
Tristana OriginalSquare Tristana Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-01-28
Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
Kassadin OriginalSquare Kassadin Visual Update 2015-03-12
Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana Visual (VFX) Update 2015-04-08
Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-04-28
Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe Gameplay Update 2015-05-14
Gangplank OriginalSquare Gangplank Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2015-07-22
Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-07-22
Fiora OriginalSquare Fiora Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-08-06
Poppy OriginalSquare Poppy Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2015-12-09
Shen OriginalSquare Shen Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-01-28
Taric OriginalSquare Taric Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2016-04-19
Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-07-13
Yorick OriginalSquare Yorick Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2016-09-08
Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana Gameplay Update 2016-11-19
Warwick OriginalSquare Warwick Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-01-25
Galio OriginalSquare Galio Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-03-22
Urgot OriginalSquare Urgot Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-07-26
Xin Zhao OriginalSquare Xin Zhao Gameplay Update 2017-09-27
Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2017-10-11
Swain OriginalSquare Swain Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2018-02-07
Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath Visual (VFX) Update 2018-02-07
Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2018-04-04
Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-06-27
Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Akali OriginalSquare Akali Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-08-01
Nunu OriginalSquare Nunu Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2018-08-29
Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Vi OriginalSquare Vi Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Ezreal OriginalSquare Ezreal Visual Update 2018-10-10
Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Dr. Mundo OriginalSquare Dr. Mundo Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Gragas OriginalSquare Gragas Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Kennen OriginalSquare Kennen Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
Riven OriginalSquare Riven Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2019-02-21
Kayle OriginalSquare Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2019-03-06
Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana Visual Update 2019-03-06
Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Jax OriginalSquare Jax Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton Sound (SFX) Update 2019-05-01
Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) 2019-06-12
Amumu OriginalSquare Amumu Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Lulu OriginalSquare Lulu Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Tryndamere OriginalSquare Tryndamere Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Ziggs OriginalSquare Ziggs Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Malphite OriginalSquare Malphite Visual (VFX) Update 2019-07-17
Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon Visual and Gameplay Update 2019-08-14
Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) Upcoming update in 2020
Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear Visual and Gameplay Update (Full Relaunch) Upcoming update in 2020
Dr. Mundo OriginalSquare Dr. Mundo
Corki OriginalSquare Corki
Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath
Nocturne OriginalSquare Nocturne
Rammus OriginalSquare Rammus
Shaco OriginalSquare Shaco
Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana
Skarner OriginalSquare Skarner
Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr
Champion Update Planned update(s)
Texture Rebalance

Texture Rebalance was an ongoing effort to update old textures to fit within the evolving color palette of League of Legends in light of the new Summoner's Rift update. Some champions have temporary a texture rebalance that won't hinder the release date of their Visual Updates (examples being Pantheon OriginalSquare Pantheon and many more)

  • Part 1 (V4.17)
    • Ahri OriginalSquare Ahri - Classic, Dynasty, and Midnight.
    • Akali OriginalSquare old2 Akali - Classic, All-star, Blood Moon, Crimson, Nurse, Silverfang, and Stinger.
    • Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe - Classic, Amethyst, Freljord, Queen, Sherwood Forest, and Woad.
    • Corki OriginalSquare Corki - Classic, Hot Rod, Ice Toboggan, Red Baron, UFO, and Urfrider.
    • Fiora OriginalSquare old Fiora - Classic, Nightraven, and Royal Guard.
    • Galio OriginalSquare old2 Galio - Classic, Commando, Enchanted, Gatekeeper, and Hextech.
    • Graves OriginalSquare Graves - Classic and Jailbreaker.
    • LeBlanc OriginalSquare LeBlanc - Classic, Mistletoe, Prestigious, and Wicked.
    • Leona OriginalSquare Leona - Classic, Defender, Iron Solari, and Valkyrie.
    • Nautilus OriginalSquare Nautilus - Classic, Abyssal, and Subterranean.
    • Orianna OriginalSquare Orianna - Classic, Bladecraft, Gothic, and Sewn Chaos.
    • Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath - Classic, Battlecast, and Runeborn.
  • Part 2 (V4.18)
    • Blitzcrank OriginalSquare Blitzcrank — Classic, Rusty, Goalkeeper, Boom Boom, Piltover Customs, and Definitely Not.
    • Brand OriginalSquare Brand - Classic, Apocalyptic, Vandal, and Cryocore.
    • Evelynn OriginalSquare old2 Evelynn - Classic, Shadow, Masquerade, and Tango.
    • Graves OriginalSquare Graves - Hired Gun.
    • Nocturne OriginalSquare Nocturne - Classic, Frozen Terror, Void, Haunting Nocturne, and more significant changes to Ravager.
    • Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf - Classic, Glacial, Forsaken, and Brolaf.
  • Part 3 (V4.20)
    • Amumu OriginalSquare Amumu - Classic, Emumu, Little Knight, Vancouver, Pharaoh, Almost-Prom King, and Re-gifted.
    • Caitlyn OriginalSquare Caitlyn - Classic, Officer, Arctic Warfare, Resistance, Safari, and Sheriff.
    • Ezreal OriginalSquare Ezreal - Classic, Explorer, Frosted, Nottingham, and Striker.
    • Fizz OriginalSquare Fizz - Classic, Tundra, Atlantean, Fisherman, and Void.
    • Gragas OriginalSquare Gragas - Classic, Esquire, Hillbilly, Santa, and Scuba.
    • Jax OriginalSquare Jax - Classic, The Mighty Jax, Angler, PAX, and Jaximus.
    • Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw - Classic, Monarch, Caterpillar, Sonoran, Deep Sea, Jurassic, and Reindeer.
    • Mordekaiser OriginalSquare old3 Mordekaiser - Classic and Dragon Knight.
    • Riven OriginalSquare Riven - Classic, Redeemed, Crimson Elite, and Battle Bunny.
    • Talon OriginalSquare Talon - Classic, Crimson Elite, Dragonblade, and Renegade.
    • Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr - Classic, Black Belt, and Primal.
    • Urgot OriginalSquare old2 Urgot - Classic, Battlecast, Butcher, and Giant Enemy Crabgot.
    • Vladimir OriginalSquare Vladimir - Classic, Blood Lord, Count, Marquis, Nosferatu, and Vandal.
    • Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean - Classic, Groovy, Old Saint, Shurima Desert, and Time Machine.
  • Part 4 (V4.21)
    • Malphite OriginalSquare Malphite - Classic, Shamrock, Coral Reef, Marble, and Obsidian.
    • Malzahar OriginalSquare old2 Malzahar - Classic, Vizier, Shadow Prince, Djinn, and Overlord (as well as all the VoidlingSquare Voidlings)
    • Shen OriginalSquare old2 Shen - Classic, Frozen, Yellow Jacket, Surgeon, Blood Moon, and Warlord.
    • Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong - Classic, Infernal, General, and Jade Dragon.
    • Xin Zhao OriginalSquare old Xin Zhao - Classic, Commando, Imperial, Viscero, and Winged Hussar.
  • Part 5 (V5.1)
    • Morgana OriginalSquare old3 Morgana - Classic, Blackthorn, Blade Mistress, Exiled, and Sinful Succulence.
    • Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear - Classic, Northern Storm, and Thunder Lord.
  • Part 6 (V5.2)
    • Dr. Mundo OriginalSquare Dr. Mundo - Classic, Corporate, Executioner, Mr. Mundoverse, Mundo Mundo, Toxic, and Rageborn.
    • Irelia OriginalSquare old Irelia - Classic, Aviator, Infiltrator, Nightblade, and Frostblade.
    • Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV - Classic, Commando, Darkforge, and Dragonslayer.
    • Nunu OriginalSquare old2 Nunu - Classic, Demolisher, Bot, Grungy, Sasquatch, and Workshop.
    • Swain OriginalSquare old Swain - Classic, Bilgewater, Northern Front, and Tyrant.
    • Vayne OriginalSquare Vayne - Classic, Vindicator, Aristocrat, Dragonslayer, and Heartseeker.
    • Yorick OriginalSquare old Yorick - Classic, Undertaker, and Pentakill.
  • Part 7 (V5.3)
    • Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare old2 Fiddlesticks - Classic, Spectral, Union Jack, Bandito, Pumpkinhead, Fiddle Me Timbers, and Surprise Party.
    • Kennen OriginalSquare old Kennen - Classic, Deadly, Swamp Master, Karate, Arctic Ops, and M. D.
    • Mordekaiser OriginalSquare old3 Mordekaiser - Infernal, and Lord
    • Veigar OriginalSquare Veigar - Classic, White Mage, Curling, Greybeard, Leprechaun, Baron Von, and Super Villain.
  • Part 8 (V5.5)
    • Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath - Classic, Nightmare, Loch Ness, Jurassic, and Gentleman.
    • Janna OriginalSquare Janna - Classic, Tempest, Hextech, Frost Queen, and Victorious.
    • Taric OriginalSquare old2 Taric - Classic, Emerald, Armor of the Fifth Age, and Bloodstone.
    • Warwick OriginalSquare old Warwick - Classic, Grey, Urf, Big Bad, Tundra Hunter, Feral, Firefang, and Hyena.
  • Part 9 (V5.6)
    • Kayle OriginalSquare old3 Kayle - Classic, Silver, Viridian, Unmasked, Battleborn, and Judgement.
    • Lee Sin OriginalSquare Lee Sin - Classic, Traditional, Acolyte, Dragon Fist, and Muay Thai.
    • Pantheon OriginalSquare old2 Pantheon - Classic, Myrmidon, Ruthless, Perseus, and Full Metal.
    • Rumble OriginalSquare Rumble - Classic, Rumble in the Jungle, and Bilgerat.
    • Ryze OriginalSquare old2 Ryze - Classic, Human, Tribal, Uncle, Triumphant, Professor, Zombie, Dark Crystal, and Pirate.
  • Part 10 (V5.8)
    • Lux OriginalSquare Lux - Classic, Spellthief, Sorceress, Commando, Imperial, and Steel Legion.
    • Poppy OriginalSquare old Poppy - Classic, Noxus, Lollipoppy, Blacksmith, Ragdoll, Battle Regalia, and Scarlet Hammer.
    • Shaco OriginalSquare Shaco - Classic, Mad Hatter, Royal, Nutcracko, Workshop, and Asylum.
    • Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana - Classic, Ironscale, Boneclaw and Darkflame.
    • Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo - Classic, Happy Elf, Recon, Badger, Astronaut, Cottontail, Super, and Panda.


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