Riot explains why they changed K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn’s in-game model and splash art

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Riot Games recently announced the 2020 edition of K/DA skins, however, just after a few days of the announcement, they are already changing the K/DA All Out Evelynn’s in-game model and splash art.

After a massive hit with the POP/STARS back in 2018, Riot’s sensational K-pop group K/DA has made a comeback in 2020. Moreover, Riot has already revealed the 2020 edition of K/DA “ALL OUT” skins for Seraphine, Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa.

Even though all the champions in the K/DA ALL OUT skin line have long hair in-game and Riot has already promoted them with long hair, they recently announced that K/DA All Out Evelynn won’t receive long hair.

League of Legends’ QA Lead of Skins Katey Anthony has stated that “After discussion + investigation with the team, it is not feasible to style her hair to reflect what Eve’s promotional piece has.”

The main reason K/DA All Out Evelynn is not getting long hair is due to “both rig + animation limitations” according to Katey Anthony.

“Her rig lacks the bones for a long, flowly hair style + this style would cause significant clipping throughout many of her animations, none which could be minimized without legendary-tier animation work – essentially new animation,” Katey Anthony added.

Therefore, Riot has changed both K/DA All Out Evelynn’s in-game model and splash art where she has shorter hair now.

Updated K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn Splash Art

Updated K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn Splash Art
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K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn Base model in-game:

K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn Base model in-game:
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Furthermore, this is not the first time Riot has to deal with the animation limitations while making skins in League of Legends. Previously, Riot also mentioned that due to lack of memory, they will not make ultimate skin like Elementalist Lux ever again.

K/DA ALL OUT Evelynn going to be a 1350RP skin that is scheduled to go live Patch 10.22, Thursday, Oct 29, 2020.

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