Legends of Runeterra Enters Open Beta Later This Month

Yolanda Curtis
January 13, 2020

According to a press release from Riot Games, the open beta will introduce ranked mode, starting with a "beta season".

The game was one of many new titles unveiled by Riot as part of the League of Legends 10-year anniversary celebrations in October 2019, although it was the first that players got a chance to experience first-hand, with a limited beta taking place in October and another in November.

The beta will have a few new features, including a social panel and "friend challenge" feature (in the Americas, Asia, and Europe), three new guardians, six new boards, and updates to cards like Anivia. The open beta will feature ranked play, but be warned, this is still a beta so things can (and will) go wrong sometimes.

Open beta participants will receive an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian once Legends of Runeterra launches.

According to the press release, the open beta patch also includes updates to over 20 cards.

Legends of Runeterra isn't far away. Those players (as well as anyone who's already pre-registered for the beta) will be able to get into it a whole extra day early on 23rd January at 7pm GMT. While balance and meta is likely to change significantly over the course of the beta, Riot says that there'll be no further resets, and that access to the game will continue unimpeded after its full release, due later this year.

Legends of Runeterra is expected to launch later this year on PC, iOS, and Android. If you have a Riot Account - which you will do if you've ever played League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics - you can sign up with that. You'll need a Riot account to play either way, however, so you might as well pre-register here. If not, you'll have to make a new one. You can check out everything we've learned about Legends of Runeterra cards if you want to get a jump on the competition.

Early beta players also know that their accounts were always reset after the end of a preview patch-but fear no more.

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