A Quick Look At Legends of Runeterra, Based On League Of Legends And Arriving Sometime In 2020

A Quick Look At Legends of Runeterra, Based On League Of Legends And Arriving Sometime In 2020
Credit: Legends of Runeterra via YouTube

The League of Legends universe is expanding as Riot Games is developing the digital collectible card game Legends of Runeterra.

The game is penciled in to be released sometime in 2020 and will be free-to-play on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Legends of Runeterra underwent its first closed beta earlier this month, which was in line with the tenth anniversary of the famous multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) League of Legends.

The game is for League players that are looking for something new to try within the world. Legends of Runeterra is not meant to replace League of Legends.

Here is an official video introducing Legends of Runeterra and showing some gameplay.

What exactly is Legends of Runeterra?

All the details about the game haven’t been released yet. As mentioned earlier, Legends of Runeterra is set in the League of Legends universe and is an online strategy card game. It will feature the cast of League of Legends, including characters, champions, creatures, and regions of Runeterra.

On the official Legends of Runeterra website, they inform League fans that they will be doing three things differently with this card game.
• They will focus on the balance between strategic depth and accessibility
• Allow players more choice and control when it comes to receiving cards.
• Support a diverse meta, embracing trial and error, by frequent releases and updates.

What about the deck sets?

The different deck sets coincide with different regions of Runeterra, and each region has its style and theme.

Shadow Isles – Death and Sacrifice. This set focuses on using dead allies and enemies.
Ionia – Storm of Steel. This set focuses on crowd control spells like Stun.
Piltover & Zaun – Machinations and Mayhem – This set utilizes the discarding of cards to use abilities.
Demacia – Magical Might. This set is focused on dynamic foot soldiers.
Noxus – All-Out Assault. The blitzing set. Take enemies down as fast as possible.
Freljord – Frozen Fortitude. These cards are resilient, surviving what is thrown at it and coming back even harder.

Which notable League of Legend champions are a part of each set?

It has been revealed each region will have four champions each.

Thresh, Kalista, Hecarim, and Elise are a part of the Shadow Isles set.
Yasuo, Zed, Shen, and Karma are a part of the Ionia set.
Jinx, Teemo, Ezreal, and Heimerdinger are a part of the Piltover & Zaun set.
Garen, Fiora, Lux, and Lucian are a part of the Demacia set.
Darius, Katarina, Vladimir, and Draven are part of the Noxus set.
Tryndamere, Braum, Ashe, and Anivia are part of the Freljord set.

Information is slowly being released about the card game. Players can pre-register to play Legends of Runeterra on playruneterra.com and receive the Moonstruck Poro. They can also read the extensive FAQ on the website to get more in-depth details.