Legends Of Runeterra

Platform(s): Android, PC, iOS
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Riot Games
Release Date: April 30, 2020

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'Legends of Runeterra' Rise of the Underworlds Expansion Comes Next Week, Details - Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2021 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT

Set in the world of League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra is the strategy card game where skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success.

In the League of Legends strategy card game, victory comes down to one question: what’s your move?

Build decks with your favorite League champions (and new characters) from the regions of Runeterra, each with their own style and strategic advantage.

Face off in dynamic, alternating combat full of opportunities for outplay.

Earn cards for free as you play or buy exactly what you want in the store—you’re in control of your collection.

Legends of Runeterra is free to play. There are two in-game currencies: Shards you earn through play, and Coins you can purchase anytime.

Rise of the Underworlds, the final expansion in the Legends of Runeterra’s Empires of the Ascended set, will release on June 30, 2021.

Rise of the Underworlds adds over 40 collectible cards to Legends of Runeterra, including 3 new champions, cosmetics, and Lurk, a new keyword that powers up allies wherever they are, depending on what lurks on top of their deck.

Rise of the Underworlds will also launch with one of the largest balance patches since LoR’s release, which aims to completely shake up the metagame and empower champions and archetypes from previous expansions.

The above cinematic trailer taking you to all over Runeterra, including Zaun, Shurmia and Bilgewater, has been released alongside the announcement.

As you play, you’ll complete quests and earn experience to advance and automatically unlock new cards, but which region you unlock first is totally up to you. You decide where your cards come from, and can switch regions whenever you want, which makes assembling your dream deck a whole lot easier.

Once a week, you’ll also unlock chests from the Vault. The Vault levels up as you play and upgrades the chests inside, which increases the number of cards you get from each. Individually, both the cards and chests have a chance to upgrade into something even better, and at level 10 and above, you’re guaranteed a champion.

Sometimes you’ll encounter wildcards, which can be turned into any card you want—no guessing required. A limited number of additional wildcards are available in the store, which is replenished with a new stock each week. Sometimes you just want a guaranteed way to get specific cards. So instead of waiting for the right drop, you can unlock cards for your collection using the Shards you’ve earned or the wildcards you’ve acquired through play or purchase.

Bottom line: In Legends of Runeterra, you will never pay for randomized packs, and you have a bunch of different ways to get the cards you actually want and build multiple decks for both casual duels and the competitive meta.

When it comes to cosmetics, there are free base options that every player starts with: the Summoner’s Rift Board and the Poro Guardian. Stay tuned for more details on other ways to personalize your LoR experience in the future.

Currently, Legends of Runeterra features six major regions of Runeterra—Demacia, Noxus, Ionia, Piltover & Zaun, Freljord, and the Shadow Isles—and 24 champions (four from each of those regions). League players will probably notice that there’s a lot more of Runeterra to still be explored...

Every character and card in the game comes from a region of Runeterra, the same world that the champions from League of Legends hail from. You’ll encounter some familiar faces and discover completely new ones.

Legends of Runeterra is available on PC, Android and iOS.

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