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(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 The goal is to level up any outdated visuals or gameplay to make champions feel fresh while still retaining what makes them unique.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 2017-05-03
V7.9
Slayers: Assassins 2016-11-10
V6.22
Mages: Battlemages 2016-05-04
V6.9
Marksmen 2015-11-10
V5.22
Fighters: Juggernauts 2015-08-26
V5.16
Gameplay (GU)
  • 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 (VU)
  • This scale of rework covers changes to a champion's model and artwork, with visual and sound effects also included if the kit is not changed as well. 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 may remain intact. Full Relaunches are also under this classifications. However, it 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 in Full Relaunches 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. For a more detailed list of all Champion Updates, visit this article.

Champion Link Date
Kayle Kayle Gameplay Update 2010-07-06
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser Gameplay Update 2010-11-01
Ryze Ryze Gameplay Update 2011-02-15
Sona Sona Gameplay Update 2011-03-14
Alistar Alistar Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
Gangplank Gangplank Gameplay Update 2011-04-25
Janna Janna Visual Update 2011-07-25
Kayle Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
Tryndamere Tryndamere Visual and Gameplay Update 2011-07-25
Gangplank Gangplank Visual Update 2011-11-25
Sivir Sivir Gameplay Update 2011-11-28
Jax Jax Gameplay Update 2012-01-16
Ashe Ashe Visual Update 2012-05-22
Evelynn Evelynn Gameplay Update 2012-07-18
Twitch Twitch Gameplay Update 2012-07-18
Xin Zhao Xin Zhao Gameplay Update 2012-07-18
Katarina Katarina Visual and Gameplay Update 2012-08-14
Garen Garen Gameplay Update 2012-08-14
Soraka Soraka Visual Update 2012-09-24
Twisted Fate Twisted Fate Visual Update 2012-10-16
Nidalee Nidalee Visual Update 2012-12-13
Annie Annie Visual Update 2013-01-31
Karma Karma Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-03-27
Sejuani Sejuani Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-29
Trundle Trundle Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-04-29
Master Yi Master Yi Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-07-30
Garen Garen Visual Update 2013-10-01
Olaf Olaf Gameplay Update 2013-10-01
Rammus Rammus Visual (Texture) Update 2013-10-30
Sivir Sivir Visual and Gameplay Update 2013-10-30
Heimerdinger Heimerdinger Gameplay Update 2013-10-30
Nasus Nasus Visual Update 2013-11-21
Anivia Anivia Visual (Texture) Update 2013-12-13
Skarner Skarner Gameplay Update 2014-02-11
Xerath Xerath Gameplay Update 2014-02-11
Heimerdinger Heimerdinger Visual Update 2014-03-18
Kassadin Kassadin Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2014-03-18
Gragas Gragas Gameplay Update 2014-04-02
Rengar Rengar Gameplay Update 2014-04-02
Twitch Twitch Visual Update 2014-04-22
Karthus Karthus Visual Update 2014-06-04
Nidalee Nidalee Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
Skarner Skarner Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-06-18
Sona Sona Visual and Gameplay Update 2014-07-30
Cassiopeia Cassiopeia Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-08-26
Renekton Renekton Visual Update 2014-08-26
Soraka Soraka Visual and Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
Viktor Viktor Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2014-09-25
Ahri Ahri Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Akali Akali Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Ashe Ashe Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Corki Corki Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Fiora Fiora Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Galio Galio Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Graves Graves Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
LeBlanc LeBlanc Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Leona Leona Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Nautilus Nautilus Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Orianna Orianna Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Xerath Xerath Visual (Texture) Update 2014-09-25
Sion Sion Visual and Gameplay Update 2014-10-23
Blitzcrank Blitzcrank Visual (Texture) Update 2014-10-23
Brand Brand Visual (Texture) Update 2014-10-23
Evelynn Evelynn Visual (Texture) Update 2014-10-23
Nocturne Nocturne Visual (Texture) Update 2014-10-23
Olaf Olaf Visual (Texture) Update 2014-10-23
Singed Singed Visual Update 2014-11-05
Maokai Maokai Visual Update 2014-11-20
Caitlyn Caitlyn Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Ezreal Ezreal Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Fizz Fizz Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Gragas Gragas Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Jax Jax Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Kog'Maw Kog'Maw Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Riven Riven Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Talon Talon Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Udyr Udyr Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Urgot Urgot Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Vladimir Vladimir Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Zilean Zilean Visual (Texture) Update 2014-11-20
Malphite Malphite Visual (Texture) Update 2014-12-10
Malzahar Malzahar Visual (Texture) Update 2014-12-10
Shen Shen Visual (Texture) Update 2014-12-10
Wukong Wukong Visual (Texture) Update 2014-12-10
Xin Zhao Xin Zhao Visual (Texture) Update 2014-12-10
Alistar Alistar Visual Update 2015-01-14
Morgana Morgana Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-14
Volibear Volibear Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-14
Tristana Tristana Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-01-28
Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Irelia Irelia Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Jarvan IV Jarvan IV Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Nunu Nunu Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Swain Swain Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Vayne Vayne Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Yorick Yorick Visual (Texture) Update 2015-01-28
Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks Visual (Texture) Update 2015-02-11
Kennen Kennen Visual (Texture) Update 2015-02-11
Veigar Veigar Visual (Texture) Update 2015-02-11
Zilean Zilean Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
Veigar Veigar Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-02-25
Kassadin Kassadin Visual Update 2015-03-12
Cho'Gath Cho'Gath Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-12
Janna Janna Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-12
Taric Taric Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-12
Warwick Warwick Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-12
Kayle Kayle Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-25
Lee Sin Lee Sin Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-25
Pantheon Pantheon Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-25
Rumble Rumble Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-25
Ryze Ryze Visual (Texture) Update 2015-03-25
Morgana Morgana Visual (VFX) Update 2015-04-08
Ryze Ryze Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2015-04-28
Lux Lux Visual (Texture) Update 2015-04-28
Poppy Poppy Visual (Texture) Update 2015-04-28
Shaco Shaco Visual (Texture) Update 2015-04-28
Shyvana Shyvana Visual (Texture) Update 2015-04-28
Teemo Teemo Visual (Texture) Update 2015-04-28
Ashe Ashe Gameplay Update 2015-05-14
Gangplank Gangplank Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-07-21
Miss Fortune Miss Fortune Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-07-21
Fiora Fiora Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-08-06
Darius Darius Gameplay Update 2015-08-26
Garen Garen Gameplay Update 2015-08-26
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser Gameplay Update 2015-08-26
Skarner Skarner Gameplay Update 2015-08-26
Caitlyn Caitlyn Gameplay Update 2015-11-10
Corki Corki Gameplay Update 2015-11-10
Graves Graves Gameplay Update 2015-11-10
Kog'Maw Kog'Maw Gameplay Update 2015-11-10
Miss Fortune Miss Fortune Gameplay Update 2015-11-10
Quinn Quinn Gameplay Update 2015-11-10
Poppy Poppy Visual and Gameplay Update 2015-12-10
Shen Shen Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-01-28
Taric Taric Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-04-19
Brand Brand Gameplay Update 2016-05-04
Cassiopeia Cassiopeia Gameplay Update 2016-05-04
Malzahar Malzahar Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2016-05-04
Vel'Koz Vel'Koz Gameplay Update 2016-05-04
Vladimir Vladimir Gameplay Update 2016-05-04
Zyra Zyra Visual (Texture) and Gameplay Update 2016-05-04
Ryze Ryze Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-07-13
Yorick Yorick Visual and Gameplay Update 2016-09-08
Katarina Katarina Gameplay Update 2016-11-10
LeBlanc LeBlanc Gameplay Update 2016-11-10
Rengar Rengar Gameplay Update 2016-11-10
Talon Talon Gameplay Update 2016-11-10
Shyvana Shyvana Gameplay Update 2016-11-19
Warwick Warwick Visual and Gameplay Update 2017-01-25
Galio Galio Visual and Gameplay Update 2017-03-21
Maokai Maokai Gameplay Update 2017-05-03
Sejuani Sejuani Gameplay Update 2017-05-03
Zac Zac Gameplay Update 2017-05-03
Urgot Urgot Visual and Gameplay Update 2017-07-26
Xin Zhao Xin Zhao Gameplay Update 2017-09-26
Evelynn Evelynn Visual and Gameplay Update 2017-10-10
Swain Swain Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-02-07
Cho'Gath Cho'Gath Visual (VFX) Update 2018-02-07
Irelia Irelia Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-04-04
Aatrox Aatrox Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-06-27
Jarvan IV Jarvan IV Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Kennen Kennen Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Kog'Maw Kog'Maw Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Lee Sin Lee Sin Sound (SFX) Update 2018-07-18
Akali Akali Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-07-31
Nunu & Willump Nunu & Willump Visual and Gameplay Update 2018-08-28
Jarvan IV Jarvan IV Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Lee Sin Lee Sin Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Veigar Veigar Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Vi Vi Visual (VFX) Update 2018-09-26
Ezreal Ezreal Visual Update 2018-10-09
Anivia Anivia Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Gragas Gragas Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Renekton Renekton Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Teemo Teemo Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2018-12-05
Kennen Kennen Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
Olaf Olaf Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
Riven Riven Visual (VFX) Update 2019-02-21
Wukong Wukong Visual (VFX and SFX) Update 2019-02-21
Kayle Kayle Visual and Gameplay Update 2019-03-06
Morgana Morgana Visual Update 2019-03-06
Ashe Ashe Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Blitzcrank Blitzcrank Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Caitlyn Caitlyn Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Jax Jax Visual (VFX) Update 2019-05-01
Renekton Renekton Sound (SFX) Update 2019-05-01
Mordekaiser Mordekaiser Visual and Gameplay Update 2019-06-11
Amumu Amumu Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Lulu Lulu Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Tryndamere Tryndamere Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Ziggs Ziggs Visual (VFX) Update 2019-06-12
Malphite Malphite Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2019-07-17
Pantheon Pantheon Visual and Gameplay Update 2019-08-16
Lux Lux Visual (VFX) Update 2019-12-11
Diana Diana Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2019-12-11
Thresh Thresh Visual (VFX) Update 2020-01-08
Annie Annie Visual (VFX) Update 2020-02-05
Malphite Malphite Sound (SFX) Update 2020-02-05
Nautilus Nautilus Visual (VFX) Update 2020-02-05
Wukong Wukong Gameplay Update 2020-03-18
Fiddlesticks Fiddlesticks Visual and Gameplay Update 2020-04-01
Cassiopeia Cassiopeia Visual (VFX) Update 2020-05-28
Volibear Volibear Visual and Gameplay Update 2020-05-28
Singed Singed Visual (VFX) Update 2020-06-24
Ahri Ahri Visual (VFX) Update 2020-07-22
Udyr Udyr Visual (VFX) Update 2020-07-22
Malzahar Malzahar Visual (VFX) Update 2020-09-02
Nocturne Nocturne Visual (VFX) Update 2020-09-02
Viktor Viktor Visual (VFX) Update 2020-09-02
Kha'Zix Kha'Zix Visual (VFX) Update 2020-11-24
Hecarim Hecarim Visual (VFX) Update 2021-03-03
Rammus Rammus Visual (VFX) and Gameplay Update 2021-04-14
Kog'Maw Kog'Maw Visual (VFX and Texture) Update 2021-05-12
Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo Visual and Gameplay Update 2021-06-09
Tahm Kench Tahm Kench Gameplay Update 2021-06-23
Zilean Zilean Visual (VFX) Update 2021-07-08
Lucian Lucian Visual (VFX) Update 2021-07-08
Sona Sona Gameplay Update 2021-08-11
Udyr Udyr Visual and Gameplay Update 2022-XX-XX
Cho'Gath Cho'Gath
Nocturne Nocturne
Quinn Quinn
Rammus Rammus
Shaco Shaco
Shyvana Shyvana
Skarner Skarner
Tryndamere Tryndamere
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 Pantheon and many more)

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