Riot has releases a mid-year dev update for Legends of Runeterra. It goes into where we're currently at with the game and what's up next. Let's dive into the key points.

  • They are thinking a lot about how to keep players excited moving forward.
  • They learned that Path of Champions is already enjoyable the way it is.
    • Focus is on new systems like Monthly Challenges.
    • We can expect more endgame for the mode.
  • Runeterra will focus on both PVE and PVP instead of only one of the two.
  • There has been a lot of positive response in how players compete in PVP.
  • More partnerships with the community can be expected for competitive Runeterra.
  • Card balance is very important to players and that will remain a priority.
  • Boards, Guardians, and Voicelines haven't had as many updates lately.
    • It has become more difficult to provide that content with a smaller team; Striking balance is important.
    • Older cosmetic content that was available in passes will be coming to a "personal shop".
  • No plans right now for a global server shard. They know people want cross-shard play back.

Additionally, we have confirmation from Game Director, Dave Guskin, on what we can expect before the end of the year:

  • Path of Champions endgame update.
  • The successor to Expeditions.
  • Another Dev Snapshot in 3-4 months.

Additionally, there is an AMA taking place right now on reddit. We'll provide a recap after it concludes. You can watch today's dev snapshot below.