In past interviews, we’ve chatted with players, analysts, esports owners, and even other developers! Adding to this list is SurpriseBirthday, the Chief Product Officer for SEMC. His role tackles all measures that make Vainglory as an app more enjoyable for you. From trolling prevention and Update 3.8 balance changes to matchmaker and Ranked system improvements, take a look into the future of Vainglory in our interview with SurpriseBirthday.
Vainglory Update 3.8 features the biggest shakeup to the meta that we’ve ever seen. Although the sheer number of changes can be daunting, the bigger picture is now in place for players to make situational decisions regarding the items they purchase and foes they trounce in 3V3 and 5V5 alike. To figure out what exactly you should do in Update 3.8, we chatted with Zekent, Vainglory’s senior game designer, who is responsible for constructing this new experience. Let’s hear it, Zekent!
This week in Vainglory News, we have Update 3.8 with new hero Inara, five new skins, Halloween hats and ping pack, and an entirely revamped meta, as well as a new esports tournament and our recent favorite community content. Read on to see what you’ve missed this past week in Vainglory News!
We at Broken Myth have decided it’s time to go on the hunt for more writers! If you love writing and enjoy playing Vainglory, this is your opportunity. Broken Myth has a long list of projects we wish to release, from news recaps and update note reviews to video creation and interactive guides. Keeping them in the idea bin isn’t helping anyone!
Aye aye, captain! Vainglory Update 3.7 welcomes a continuation of what recent updates have been shaping. Teams are prioritizing utility-based heroes in the jungle, top lane, and captain positions, while crystal mages fend off Yates’ heave and bottom lane attack damage carries push like SAW never could.
Read on for the full Tier List and infographic!
Our Top Hero Builds page has been updated for Vainglory 3.7! The builds will continue to be renewed each update for certified freshness. Expect a new Tier List coming soon, too! If you’re new, this resource has a page for each hero’s best and most popular builds. Here’s a summary of the changes:
- Yates, Silvernail, and Anka now have guides
- All carry builds received modifications
- All captain builds received modifications
- Builds for utility-based captains in carry roles will be added soon
Check out our Top Hero Builds page for Vainglory 3.7!
In the fifth and final week of the VPL Summer Open, the final four teams competed to be crowned as champions. On Saturday, the quarterfinals took place, with Nova Esports facing off against Vision Gaming and Tribe Gaming taking on Team Feroxx. Sunday viewers were first treated to the third place match before the finals to cap off the tournament.
As the VPL Summer Open creeps closer to crowning a champion, this weekend’s quarterfinals provided the most action-packed and competitive matches that we have seen to date. There was one forfeit this weekend, with Jenners, formerly known as Kardashians in VIS, giving away their series against Vision Gaming. This granted Vision a free pass to move on to the semifinals next weekend.
As Kestrel would say, welcome to my crosshairs! This build was originally designed for messing around in Blitz mode, but players may find success in Standard mode as well. If you’re a Kestrel player and want to have fun trying out a new build that has been optimized by analysts, then you’re in luck.
After the play-in round last weekend, the action took off this week with the top 16 teams in North America. This weekend we saw matches from Parts A & C of the bracket. On Saturday there was only one series, as Playfull Thangs has disbanded their team, which allowed Rampage Gods to move on to the next round of competition. As the main portion of the Summer Open kicks off, all matches will be played on Update 3.6; however, the newest hero Silvernail was globally banned for this week’s matches.