Riot Games has confirmed that Malphite will be the next champion to be restored to beauty, after the players’ feedback on many issues surrounding the appearance of this mobile stone.
Besides factors such as gameplay or plot, whether or not the appearance is eye-catching is also quite important to determine whether that character is popular or not in League of Legends. It’s not natural that the “beautiful boys and girls” or cool-looking characters like Akali, Ezreal, Kai’sa, Yasuo … have extremely high selection rates in matches. Meanwhile, a series of unattractive characters such as Skarner, Ivern, Singed … are ignored by players, even forgotten.
Malphite belongs to the “senior” general of League of Legends when he was born from the first versions in 2009 – If accurate, this general has a birthday that coincides with Vietnam’s national day (September 2). However, since then, Malphite’s appearance has become outdated compared to the design style, as well as the graphics when compared to the common ground. Reav3 – the leader of the League of Legends gameplay development team admitted that Malphite is in need of “cutlery” intervention to attract more players, but at the same time, Meteor Fragment’s skill set should be kept. Because League of Legends still needs champions with a basic skill set like Malphite, easy to play, easy to use, but the effectiveness is in the “non-medium” category.
Receiving much support from fans, Ryan “Reav3” Mireles has announced he is undergoing “plastic surgery” on Malphite and will be released to the community in the near future. He also shared more about this edited content with the aim of helping Malphite have smooth animations, suitable for gameplay, as well as the current graphics of League of Legends. Surely the current Malphite model from Wild Rift and Legend of Runeterra will be consulted by the Reav3 team to bring the most perfect version of Riot’s pet game. As for the players, they will benefit when Malphite is completely changed in appearance, because along with it, 12 costumes of Meteor Fragment will be upgraded.
Malphite in the Legend of Runeterra game even has a more epic appearance and effect than the original version many times
Besides Malphite, there are still many League of Legends champions who are in need of “doctor” Riot for surgery in the near future. There have been many opinions about Riot “producing” new champions too quickly, neglecting old values. Hopefully the Riot Games team will pay more attention to the “senior” champions in the future, so that they have a higher pick rate.