The Harrowing brings scares to League of Legends

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I have to take my hat off to Riot Games. The amount of effort and work they’ve been putting into their franchise, League of Legends, is astounding. It’s been only two months since they said they wanted to overhaul the game’s lore, and they have already done so much. They’re continuing their good work with the return of The Harrowing – Halloween themed content for LoL.

First off, a video giving a chilling look at the lore behind the event (via League of Legends)

I am in love with all the short animations Riot are pushing out. Anyways, the event comes with a new game mode too – Hexakill Twisted Treeline.

Hexakill doubles the number of champions on the Twisted Treeline. Bringing twelve champions to League’s most close-quartered map ensures intense gankery and more than a few opportunities to net yourself a coveted hexakill. We’ve bumped up gold and experience rewards across the map and controlling both altars now buffs you as well as your minions. Claustrophobes—and arachnophobes— need not apply. Welcome back to the Twisted Treeline.

That sounds like absolute madness. For those who don’t play Lol. Twisted Treeline is a much smaller map that normally hosts 3 v 3 battles. The mere thought of it being 6 v 6 is mind boggling, but it sounds like a ton of fun.

As you’d expect, there are also some new custom skins. Say hello to Ravenborn LeBlanc and Underworld Wukong!

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Cloaked in ebon feathers, a figure glides through the black mist, ghostly tendrils recoiling before every step. The raven atop her staff quavers. A shriek pierces through the vapor, halting Ravenborn LeBlanc. Her dark lips break into a malicious grin. The Black Mist looms.

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The black mist grasps at Underworld Wukong, clinging to his staff as he explores the Shadow Isles. A circlet holds back his mane of wild hair to reveal gleaming emerald eyes. His bladed tail swats away a particularly annoying tendril of vapor as Wukong chuckles softly to himself. He twirls his staff and prances further into the darkness.

There are also a bunch of specials which can be found here. They, and as far as I know, the additional game mode, will be available until November the 4th.

For those wondering where Dota 2’s Diretide – their Halloween event, is this year, Valve did explain that they would rather focus on their next big update.

Last Updated: October 27, 2014

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