Legends of Runeterra Open Beta Drops January 24
Riot Games, developers of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, today announced that their highly anticipated digital card game, Legends of Runeterra, will be launching its open beta January 24 at 11 AM PT.
The Legends of Runeterra open beta will not be the full launch of the game as that comes later this year. In the open beta, we will see the addition of the game’s ranked mode, with this period, referred to as “beta season.”
The beta also sees the addition of a friend list, the ability to challenge friends to a private match, and a new set aesthetics for the game background, such as boards and guardians. Several cards have also reworked, too. The full patch notes revealing the changes set to drop on January 22.
The Legends of Runeterra open beta also marks the end of account resets. Previously, betas reset player accounts after their conclusion. Any progress you make or cards you earn during this period carries over to the game’s official launch. This includes the exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian that players receive for participating in the beta.
The company also revealed that players who pre-register before 12:00 AM PT on January 20 get one-day early access, allowing them to start playing on January 23 at 11:00 AM PT instead. They also confirmed the mobile version of the game is set to launch later this year. It will allow players to play cross-platform with those on PC fully.
Legends of Runeterra has many members of the community very excited as Riot has already announced their plans to balance each and every competitive game mode offered to players (a rarity in competitive TCG). Legends of Runeterra also has an advantage over some other card games in that it’s digital only, allowing the developers to make balance changes and more on the fly.