Vainglory: Gwen Update (1.23) – New Hero, Haunted Map, & More

With Halloween coming closer, Vainglory [Free] receives its latest update with a Haunted Autumn Map! The Halcyon Fold has never been spookier, thanks to the cemetery gates and creepy surprises you will find in store. Yet, that is not all. The game has received a new hero, new skins, social features, and quest changes. The new hero is named Gwen, a swift double-gun user that can take out enemies from a distance.

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Let’s take a look at Gwen’s perks based on their precise description:

  • Boomstick – When not attacking for 1.6 seconds, Gwen’s next basic attack deals 30-115 + (50% bonus weapon power) additional damage. Attack speed reduces the time before this empowered attack becomes available.
  • Buckshot Bonanza – Gwen blasts enemies in the target direction, damaging all targets in a cone. Enemies hit by this ability are slowed and revealed for 2 seconds.
  • Skedaddle – When activated, Gwen instantly removes negative effects from herself and blocks further effects for a short time. Additionally, she gains a temporary burst of bonus move speed. When passive, Gwen gains bonus move speed. This effect is disabled for a few seconds upon taking damage from an enemy hero, but it is otherwise permanent.
  • Aces High – Gwen pulls an ace from up her sleeve and flings it in the target direction. The card deals damage to everything it passes through. The ace impacts and stuns the first enemy hero in its path.

Gwen seems like a formidable hero due to her long-range attacks. If used with the right combination of items, she can prove to be borderline unbeatable. Furthermore, we mentioned that there are new skins in this update. There is the Apprentice Samuel (Tier I), Seraphim Adagio (Tier II), Love Bites Blackfeather (Special Edition), Pumpkin Spice Petal (Special Edition), and Baewitched Celeste (Special Edtion). Some of these skins are ideal for Halloween, so try to grab what you can!

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Now, Vainglory has received a new Social section which allows you to access your friends, teammates, & guildmates. The party invites system has been improved and it allows you to see the type of match that you are being invited to. Also, persistent chat is now implemented worldwide and this will help you to keep up and coordinate with the plans that your friends make.

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Finally, there are new Gwen quests which you can accomplish. In terms of changes, turrets now have a laser sight that can follow the target. Several heroes underwent balance adjustments, such as Adagio, Alpha, Blackfeather, Fortress, Kestrel, and many others. Are you excited about this update? Click here to check the full list of changes in version 1.23.

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