Riot dev says Akshan’s grapple was originally tested for Camille 5 years ago

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Riot dev says Akshan’s grapple was originally tested for Camille 5 years ago

Akshan, League of Legends’ newest champion and Sentinel of Light, sports a fancy grappling hook that has many fans recalling the abilities of a certain scissor-legged champion that’s already in the game. It turns out that this isn’t a coincidence, though, since Camille was once able to move as freely as Akshan does now.

Jeevun “Jag” Sidhu, the current lead game designer on the Summoner’s Rift team for League, revealed today that this curved grappling hook movement was an idea that sprung up five years ago as a basis for Camille’s E, Hookshot. In a video posted to Twitter, Jag showcased Katarina being used as a test subject for this grappling hook, looping around the terrain in a similar manner to how Akshan now does.

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