Rugged Garen Gets Updated Splash Art In League of Legends

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
2 Min Read
Image Credits: Riot Games

Riot Games are updating the splash art for one of the oldest skin in the game, Rugged Garen.

League of Legends was released more than a decade ago. And since then, Riot Games has released a myriad of skins and content. There were skins which are released in 2009. And since then, they haven’t been touched or updated. For example, Black Alistar is one of the first skins in League of Legends and was given to people who owned the Digital Collector’s Pack of the game. And the skin looks abysmal by today’s standards.

However, Riot Games are constantly trying to update the older champions, both visually and gameplay-wise. One way they accomplish their goals is by providing various visual reworks to champions. These reworks could range from a standard VU or Visual Update, VGU or Visual And Gameplay Update, and ASU or Art and Sustainability Update.

ASU is the newest compared to all the visual updates in League of Legends. With ASU, Riot overhauls a champion’s visuals, lore, and voice-over without changing their base kit. The first ASU Riot did was Caitlyn. And overall, it was a huge success. Recently, they released their second ASU for League of Legends, Ahri. And so far, fans are reacting favorably to the changes.

But alongside some large-scale visual reworks, Riot does some small-scale visual updates. For example, in the previous season, Riot updated Fizz’s VFX. Moreover, they also updated Kassadin’s base splash art as well. This year they will also do similar updates. In the upcoming patch, Riot will overhaul the splash art of one of League’s oldest skin, Rugged Garen.

Read more: League of Legends Patch 13.4 Notes.

Rugged Garen

Splash Art

rugged garen
Image Credits: Riot Games

Release Date

The updated splash art for Rugged Garen will hit live servers on Patch 13.4, scheduled to release Thursday, Feb 23, 2023.

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.