Legends of Runeterra is getting a big update this month, courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends fans will soon be able to explore the card game to its fullest, following news that the Legends of Runeterra beta release date has been set for this month.
And the best part of all is that the upcoming Legends of Runeterra beta will be open to everyone who complete the steps to get involved.
The news was shared today by developers Riot Games, who have capped a busy week of League of Legends action.
LoL Season 10 is now underway and there’s plenty more to be excited for in 2020, what with a range of new League of Legends being planned.
LEGENDS OF RUNETERRA BETA RELEASE DATE
The Legends of Runeterra open beta release date has been set for January 24, 2020.
The news was confirmed today by Riot Games, who have been teasing a big announcement was coming in early January 2020.
The Strategy card game has been available to some LoL fans in the past but never before in a way so that everyone can download and enjoy it.
For those who played the game before, the open beta will unlock a full day early, making it possible to get early access.
And according to the latest information, this early access will remain available to anyone who pre-registers before January 20.
While this will be an open beta of Legends of Runeterra and not the full release, gamers will keep their progress.
This should include whatever decks you create throughout your time with the open beta, which is great news for fans.
The only downside is that this new open beta will be coming to PC only, meaning mobile gamers won’t get the chance to test the game out yet.
According to the latest news shared this week, ranked gameplay will be available during the open beta period.
Rising through the ranks will work a little differently to other games as fans only need to reach a level to hold it for the rest of the season.
It should make it easier for Legends of Runeterra fans to test out different ways of winning, without worrying about dropping down in the ranks.
The team is also planning to have the game available on both PC and Mobile by Summer 2020.
The full announcement from the LoR team can be found below in full:
“We learned a ton during last year’s limited-access preview patches, especially that a lot more of you wanted to play than we were able to let in.
“So, we took a look at our timeline, hit the gas, and focused on getting LoR ready for open access. At 11 AM PT on January 23, LoR service will be back online. Anyone who played during the preview patches OR has pre-registered on PC by 11:59 PM PT on January 19 will gain access on 1/23.
“Pre-registered folks who did not play in the preview patches should look for an invite email—some of these may take a few hours to roll out, so don’t stress if you don’t have access right at 11 AM.
“Note that only those who’ve pre-registered on PC (not mobile) will get access on 1/23. If you’ve only pre-registered on mobile, you’ll need to also do so on PC in order to get access on 1/23.
“The next day, at 11 AM PT on January 24, open beta officially begins and LoR will go completely open access—anyone will be able to immediately create an account, download, and play for free.
“As a bonus for being part of the inaugural Beta Season, anyone who plays during open beta will receive an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian once Legends of Runeterra fully launches.
“To redeem this variant for the Poro Guardian, you’ll just need to login once during beta (though you won’t get the variant until LoR launches) or within seven days after LoR launches. Don’t worry, your poro pal will wait for you.”