Riot explains choice to remove recolored VFX on Star Guardian Akali chromas after fan backlash

After a consideble amount of complaints from League of Legends fans, Riot Games has doubled down on its decision to remove the recolored visual effects for the chromas on the new Star Guardian Akali skin, in addition to setting new rules for chromas moving forward.

When the new skin released on the game’s PBE testing server, fans saw that each chroma had recolored visuals to match its own theme. It was a beautiful skin that many players wanted to purchase, but recently, Riot reverted the effects so that the only color they had was from the base skin.