League of Legends' incredible new art style!

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Less than a year after its launch, League of Legends--the explosively popular free-to-play online arena game inspired by DotA--is getting a complete graphical overhaul, and we've got the world's first reveal of it in our latest issue! The game's current cartoonish look is giving way for a sharper, more realistic style that makes the heroes look like hand-painted miniatures duking it out in a tabletop world.

Check out the before and after shots below, and be sure to pick up the November issue of PC Gamer US (on newsstands 9/14) for:

  • More details on the complete graphics overhaul
  • First look at the brand new 5v5 map being developed
  • Exclusive reveal of the next hero after Miss Fortune
  • Our massive guide to help new players get started in our favorite free game on the planet!


Before and after comparisons

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Terrain and shrubbery

We love Gragas' real wood barrel and Mordekaiser's new metal look. What do you guys think of the changes?