Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the upcoming Jax visual rework.
Visual Updates, or Art and Sustainability Update, are a new form of update introduced to League of Legends in 2021. As the name suggests, it is essentially a visual upgrade. Riot takes older champions with outdated visuals and overhauls their visuals without changing their kit.
The first ASU Riot released to the game was the Caitlyn ASU. The ASU was a huge success, so Riot announced the Ahri ASU as a follow-up. Though delayed, the Ahri ASU shipped to the live servers on Patch 13.3. Since then, Riot has announced three more ASUs.
Three ASU’s announced were Jax, Lee Sin, and Teemo. The Lee Sin and Teemo ASUs are scheduled for 2024, but according to Riot, the Jax ASU will be released this year.
This article will discuss the upcoming Jax ASU and review everything we know about the update.
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Jax Visual Update
Originally, Jax was supposed to receive a VGU or Visual Gameplay Update. However, due to the scope of the update, Riot divided the update into two parts. The first part of the update, the gameplay update, was shipped to the live servers on Patch 13.1. The gameplay update included some balance changes, New Ability Icons, and new visuals to his abilities.
The visual part of the Jax rework was showcased in April of this year in Dev Blog. In it, Riot showcases some concept art for the Jax ASU. Also, for the promotion of the “Arena” mode, Riot accidentally showcased the upcoming Jax ASU in-game.
Other than that, we do not have any more information about the Jax ASU. But Riot announced they would give us more information about the Jax visual update sometime in September.
As for the release date, we do not have any concrete release date for the Jax ASU yet. However, according to some rumors and speculations, the update should arrive on the PBE servers sometime in late September or early October.