Today, Riot Games launches its much anticipated second Preview Patch for “Legends of Runeterra“, the new card strategy game set in the League of Legends universe.
The Preview Patch focuses on the ‘Expeditions’ mode – Riot’s take on draft-based CCG gameplay – where you overcome as many opponents as you can with an evolving set of cards. Expeditions doesn’t use any of the cards from your collection, instead building a deck as you go via a series of picks and trades.
The Expeditions Preview Patch will be available for just five days – from 4pm GMT on 14th November until 4pm GMT on 19th November.
Along with Expeditions, more than 40 cards have been updated, including an all-new take on Lux, one of the LoL universe’s most popular champions. Look out for updated Patch Notes going live tonight at www.playruneterra.com.
The game is still in active development, with a closed beta set to launch in early 2020.
Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra (LoR) is a free-to-play strategy card game set in the world of LoL. LoR features cards based on the iconic champions of LoL, as well as new characters and allies hailing from the regions of Runeterra, each with their own style and strategic advantage.
LoR’s gameplay is built around dynamic, alternating combat that demands players use their skill, creativity, and cleverness to succeed. LoR offers players multiple options to acquire cards, including both robust free-to-play options and the ability to directly purchase any card with either earned or paid currency.
LoR will be fully launched in 2020 for PC and mobile and is now open for pre-registration.
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League of Legends
LoL is introducing a new champion to the Rift, Senna. Originally one of the many souls trapped in Thresh’s lantern and a fan favorite since her introduction in Lucian’s story, Senna is the newest support to join LoL’s roster of more than 140 champions and will uniquely embody a marksman-like playstyle. She will hit the Public Beta Environment on October 29th and live servers on November 10th.
Starting October 22nd on the Public Beta Environment, players will bear witness to the biggest changes to Summoner’s Rift in years with Rise of the Elements, a series of preseason gameplay changes built on one of the game’s most dynamic features, the Elemental Drakes. Live server players will explore these preseason features on November 20th.
For the first time in four years, LoL will bring back Ultra Rapid Fire (URF) with full champion select, a popular, chaotically fun, limited-time game mode.
Additionally, all Riot products will begin gradually supporting Arabic language. And Riot will release a series of nine albums featuring music from each season of LoL on preferred streaming music platforms on October 16th.
Finally, as a thank you to all players who’ve set foot on the Rift, for 10 days starting October 17th, all players with accounts made prior to October 16th at 2AM BST will receive an in-game gift every day they log in and play a game, in the lead up to the actual LoL anniversary date of October 27th.
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Karma (Riot Games Social Impact)
Riot is proud to announce the formation of The Riot Games Social Impact Fund, a non-profit engine to power continued global social impact.
Riot’s Karma program has already donated more than $4 million to charities around the world, including many charitable causes selected by LoL players. Dawnbringer Karma will be the first LoL skin in which all proceeds will go to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund.
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