HUGE new for Legends of Runeterra! This month we'll get our first new expansion and the game will make its official launch and go mobile, simultaneously! Here are all the details!
- Legends of Runeterra, the strategy card game set in the world of League of Legends, will officially launch for PC and mobile on April 30, 2020. LoR is fully cross-platform.
- LoR will also launch with a new set of 120+ cards, including a new region. Card and champion reveals will begin soon and continue through launch. The new set will be playable on April 28 on PC.
- At launch, LoR will feature 7 regions, 35 champions, and more than 400 cards.
- As a special thank you to beta players and everyone who joins at launch, all accounts that log in to LoR by 11:59 PM, May 7 PT will receive an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian.
Launch Announcement & FAQ
The wait is finally over: LoR officially launches on PC and Mobile April 30!
We’ve compiled the details below in an FAQ for you, but here are a few things everyone should know right up front:
No content wipe—you’ll keep everything you’ve earned or purchased so far!
Cross-platform play and accounts—play and earn rewards on both mobile or PC.
Beta Season will end and a new Ranked season will begin—see below for more details.
And most exciting of all: LoR will launch with a brand new set of 120+ cards, including a new region!
Card and champion reveals will begin soon and continue through launch—make sure to subscribe to the LoR social channels to see them as soon as they’re revealed!
- YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/legendsofruneterra
- TWITCH: https://twitch.tv/riotgames
- INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/legendsofruneterra
- TWITTER: https://twitter.com/playruneterra
- FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/legendsofruneterra
Read on for more details about what you can expect from the launch and beyond.
How can I get even more hyped for the launch?
Legends of what now?
Set in the world of League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra is the strategy card game where skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success. If you’re new here, check out our Announce FAQ from last year for a bunch more info, or just watch this:
What’s the new region?
When can I play with the next set of cards?
The next set of cards comes to PC with Patch 1.0, which will go out at approximately 10 AM, April 28 PT.
Card and champion reveals will begin soon and continue through April 27, when we’ll make data for the new set available to third-party developers—head to your favorite community site or app to check out the full reveal!
When can I play on mobile?
Once we release Patch 1.0 to PC, we’ll begin distributing the mobile client to the Play Store and App Store. Depending on where you live, it may take anywhere from 4 to 48 hours for you to see the app in your store.
On April 30, mobile should be fully live in all launch regions and LoR will officially be launched!
Note: LoR will not be launching in China or Vietnam at this time.
How will accounts work on mobile?
While a Riot account will not be required to access LoR on mobile, we strongly encourage you to use your existing Riot account (or create one), as a Riot account is required for cross-platform play and sharing your account progress between PC and mobile. (We also can’t help you out with account recoveries if it’s not a Riot account.)
If you do not have a Riot account, you can create one when you first log in, or in the “Settings” menu if you originally log in on mobile using your Google Play or App Store account.
What are LoR’s minimum specs and supported operating systems?
- 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
- 3 GHz processor
- 4 GB RAM
- GPU with 512MB+ VRAM
- Mac OS
- Not supported
- Arm64 processor
- NOTE: We do not recommend 1GB RAM devices such as the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 1. Legends of Runeterra is available for download on these devices but you may experience poor performance or interruptions when playing.
- OS 5.0
- 2 GB RAM
- GPU Adreno 306 & equivalents or better
What languages and regions will LoR support at launch?
LoR currently supports English, Korean, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), and Portuguese (Brazil). With launch, we’ll add Traditional Chinese (text only), Turkish, and Russian.
Is there a beta reward?
As a special thank you to our beta players and everyone who joins us at launch, all accounts that log in to LoR by 11:59 PM, May 7 PT will receive an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian. The next day, we’ll begin distributing the reward, and you should see it in your collection within 24 hours. If you still don’t see your Guardian after 48 hours, please contact player support. Don’t worry, your poro pal will wait for you.
What will the Ranked reset look like?
The end of beta will also bring an end to LoR’s first and only Beta Season. Once we launch, you’ll earn a Beta Season-exclusive icon based on the highest tier you reached to commemorate your first climb in Ranked LoR.
We’ll then partially reset ranks for LoR’s first post-launch season:
- Master accounts will drop 800LP (8 divisions)
- Diamond and Platinum accounts will drop 750LP (7 divisions + 50LP)
- Gold and Silver accounts will drop 675LP (6 divisions + 75LP)
- Bronze and Iron accounts will reset to Iron IV
You’ll then have about two months to climb as high as you can before the Ranked reward is granted. Look for more info on the new season in the launch edition of our patch notes.
How will things change now that beta is ending?
Beyond mobile and new cards, “launch” mostly signifies that we’re now confident LoR’s core game and progression are in good shape for a wider audience. We’re ready to ramp up content, add more features, and bring in new players while maintaining regular updates every two weeks, and balance changes once per month. After launch, we’ll share further detail on our roadmap for the rest of 2020.
I thought Legends of Runeterra was a pretty fun game for a few weeks, with a good amount of interaction and interesting mechanics. But when they nerfed several of the cards that I had crafted, my deck became unplayable, and there isn't any kind of dust or wildcard refund, so I felt like the only remedy would have been to spend money and make a new deck. I'm a fan of aggressive balance changes, but without any compensation, it feels like you're buying/crafting cards that could potentially be useless in a couple of weeks, which is a really bad thing.
that cant be right. i play around 90 minutes per day, and always do the expeditions with some success. ive finished with 7 wins around 4 times, and on average i get 3-4 wins. i have 47K shards 75 wild commons 25 wild rares 10 wild epics and 4 wild champions cards. i have every deck available to play or craft for i miss a couple of rares here and there and champions which i dont want to craft until i max out the regions. i have 2 regions maxed out.
Ive also got my most 3 decks nerfed and always changed to something else, not mention i play a variety of decks since the games economy allows me to do so.
ive spent ZERO money and im able to amass this much with little effort and the game has been out for what 2 months and half? im gonna be able to get full collection when the game fully launches by the end of the month.
you can say a million things bad about the game but no way u can say it has a bad economy. its probably the best in that regard.
Well, mobile apk was leaked on its subreddit a while ago. I have tried and it works great and has no battery / heating up issues unlike tft. But I have dropped from it, matches take a long time to finish and it felt dull after a while.
The game has already lost most of its audience. I personally left it a week after the open beta. I found it a bit boring. However I will for sure give it a second chance at launch. It will have to be a really good expansion to bring me back to it
audience? you mean on twitch? if thats what you mean then thats not much to go with when what matters is playerbase.
que time is pretty fast as always so i wouldnt say its losing player base. besides its in beta and not even on mobile
This is the 4th card game that decided to drop an expansion this month. WTH?
but MtG and HS were already planned for many months right? no idea about LoR cause its a new game and whats the other game im missing here?
Mythgard. We haven't heard anything about the expansion yet (apart from a few leaks a couple months ago), but it's on the road map that it should come out this month.
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