TLDR: As part of our ongoing commitment to keep League of Legends fresh, we often update champions both visually and in their gameplay. If you followed along with the Bilgewater: Burning Tides event, you know that with Gangplank’s champion update, we went even further. Catch up on the story here, or if you’re already a Bilgewater veteran, dive into a conversation between the devs behind the update below!
Gangplank was brought down by the machinations of the bounty hunter Miss Fortune. His ship destroyed with all of Bilgewater watching, killing his crew and shattering his aura of invincibility. Despite receiving horrific injuries in the explosion, Gangplank survived.
Whispers in taverns speak of a rogue slaughter fleet stalking the coasts near Bilgewater. They speak of a legendary sea monster setting foot on land, a dangerous turncoat admiral that would kill for a bit of coin, and a treacherous beauty that lives to hear the dying screams of slain sea serpents.