Had a hard day at work? Want to just come home and enjoy some League of Legends with your favorite pirate-themed champion, Gangplank? Well, tough luck, suckers -- he's dead.
What's up? Turns out that Riot's lorehounds have been hard at work lately on a multi-part story centering around the city of Bilgewater, a.k.a. pirate central, and in the latest installment, Gangplank was forced into retirement, pirate-style -- and we don't mean he got a gold watch and can now access his 401(k).
Some of Riot's editorial staff expressed their views on the pirate's passing:
I'm so happy he's dead. #gangplank
— Ryan Verniere (@RyanVerniere) July 29, 2015
— Scott Hawkes (@RiotJaredan) July 29, 2015
If we disable a champion due to a bug, we will tell you. Gangplank is actually dead
— Ben Forbes (@RiotDraggles) July 30, 2015
So what does this mean for Gangplank players, who may have invested a lot of money and time into the character? Honestly, there's about zero chance that this is a permanent change, and, as you can see above, there's already a ghostly Gangplank skin. So if you're a bit of a salty dog about these changes, just hold the course and keep sailing on until you strike land -- or maybe a bloated, re-animated corpse.
You can read the complete Bilgewater: Burning Tides story here.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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