League of Legends Jax Visual Update has been revealed. With new splash art, enriched lore, and an anticipated release date, the rework promises to breathe fresh life into this formidable character.
In a monumental move, Riot Games is rolling out a comprehensive overhaul for one of League of Legends’ iconic champions, Jax. Initially slated for a complete Visual and Gameplay Update (VGU), the scope of this transformation necessitated a two-part release. The first phase, a mini-rework, has already been implemented, while the second, focusing on the visual aspect, is eagerly anticipated.
Finally, Riot has revealed the new changes coming with the Jax Visual update, including updated splash art, icons, lore, voice lines, and release date.
League of Legends Jax Rework
LoL Jax’s VU transformation encompasses a sweeping redesign for his Summoner’s Rift incarnation, complemented by captivating new splash art for all his cosmetic offerings. In addition to a visual revamp, Jax is set to receive an extensive repertoire of voice lines, allowing for interactions with champions from the lore, as well as those hailing from specific regions. Notably, there’s a heartfelt line dedicated to Joe, a dedicated League fan who battled cancer.
While his base model retains a semblance of the original, it has been enhanced with a contemporary flair, exuding the aura of a newly introduced champion.
Our new Jax Illustration Icon will be headed to the store with his update. The old icon will no longer be available in the store and no longer part of loot drops once the new one goes live. If you owned it previously, you will get to keep it – no changes. pic.twitter.com/uMzBUnkOFb— Alex Quach⁷ 郭勇安 (@alexqwok) September 26, 2023
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New League of Legends Jax Splash Arts
Jax’s core essence remains intact in his base splash art, featuring his emblematic purple cape, six-eyed mask, and his trusty ignited brazier stave. However, a discerning eye will observe a leaner physique, with a sleeveless top replacing his former long-sleeved hooded attire. The brazier itself exudes a more formidable aura, with menacing spikes adorning its apex, offering a visual testament to its enhanced lethality.
The skin variants have also undergone a significant upgrade, boasting heightened visual fidelity compared to their predecessors. LoL Jax will also receive a new Neo PAX skin, which is an updated version of the PAX cosmetic that players could only purchase in 2010 by going to the convention.
LoL Jax Splash Art Base Model
LoL Mighty Jax Splash Art
LoL Vandal Jax Splash Art
LoL Angler Jax Splash Art
LoL PAX Jax Splash Art
LoL Jaximus Splash Art
LoL Temple Jax Splash Art
LoL Nemesis Jax Splash Art
Overall, Jax will appear to be a brand-new champion who can finally catch up cosmetically with Riot Games’ most recent releases from the past few years. The days of Jax’s pizza feet are long gone, and as players move up the ranking ladder they can now look forward to elaborate animations, dazzling visual effects, and even more speech lines.
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League of Legends Jax Lore Update
In a poignant gesture, Riot Games has further integrated Joe’s legacy into updated Jax’s lore. Back in 2012, Riot collaborated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Joe, a player grappling with Ewing’s Sarcoma. They designated proceeds from Jax and his skin, Jaximus, to benefit the foundation. Following Joe’s passing, Riot immortalized his memory with the “Here’s to you, kid,” voice line in the Jaximus skin.
to be clear, the special line "Here's to you, kid" was kept in Jaximus, and now all of Jax's non-legendary skins have this shout-out, too 💜 https://t.co/3Wa2tCr3NT— Isa Mari De Leon (@orkidian) September 26, 2023
With this new League of Legends Jax ASU, Joe’s influence extends beyond a single skin, becoming an integral element of Jax’s overarching lore. While the Jaximus skin preserves the cherished quote, all of Jax’s skins—excluding Legendary variants—now pay homage to an unnamed yet significant figure, likely Joe, as a hero to the Grandmaster at Arms.
League of Legends Jax VU Release Date
The highly anticipated Jax visual update is slated for release in patch 13.20, scheduled to go live on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. As the League community eagerly awaits this transformative update, Jax enthusiasts can look forward to a revitalized champion, poised to stride confidently alongside the latest releases from Riot Games.
This update is poised to update Jax’s appearance and provide him with an array of fresh lines, injecting renewed vitality into the Grandmaster at Arms.
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Jax enthusiasts have been on tenterhooks awaiting the arrival of his Art and Sustainability Update (ASU), now making its way to League’s PBE server. Detailed information regarding alterations to his kit is planned to be revealed shortly.
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