The new arcade minions change the models for the minions on both sides to a more video game like feel. This is part of an overall makeover across the rift that changes turrets, inhibitors, and the Nexus on both sides. The skins are also expected to be toggled on and off, so if players don’t want to see the new theme, they can simply disable it.
This isn’t the first time the Rift and minions got a themed model change. During the Star Guardians event — which was also surrounding a set of skins — the minions were changed to match a theme, and the Snowdown event during the winter changed the whole Rift into a more winter-themed locale and gave the minions matching outfits and weapons.
The new Arcade theme is expected to hit the rift in Patch 7.16. Along with the new look for the Rift will be new skins and a number of chroma packs, including one for the first battle Boss skin, Battle Boss Blitzcrank.
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