Legends of Runeterra is the League of Legends CCG that fans expected

Legends of Runeterra

Probably the worst-kept secret among all the Riot Games reveals, alongside League of Legends fighting game Project L, Legends of Runeterra has been officially revealed during the LoL 10th anniversary celebrations. We already knew that is was coming, but were unsure if it was the name of the expected collectible card game, or some other kind of MMO game.

The Legends of Runeterra CCG is free to play and will be available on PC, Android, and iOS, and features cross-platform play. It offers two in-game currencies: Shards that you earn through play, and the premium currency is Coins, which you can purchase whenever you want to. A closed beta is planned for early 2020 and you can already pre-register at the official website.

Each game takes around 10 to 15 minutes to finish, with every character and card coming from a region in Runeterra. You'll meet new and familiar faces from the six current regions of Runeterra: Demacia, Noxus, Ionia, Piltover & Zaun, Freljord, and the Shadow Isles. Each region has four champions, for a grand total of 24 champions at the moment.

Legends of Runeterra is the League of Legends CCG Jinx

Riot Games is promising that there are no randomized packs to purchase in-game; instead, you have various ways to get the cards you are aiming for and creating your decks with the champions that you want. The LoL developer is obviously aiming for eSports with Legends of Runeterra as well.

Sounds like an ambitious plan, although only time will tell if Legends of Runeterra is late to the CCG party – Hearthstone is still going strong, despite a significant player base decrease during this year.

If you like Riot Games but prefer other genres, you should look forward to the League of Legends fighting game, the competitive tactical FPS Project A, or the co-op action RPG Project F, another game that is set in Runeterra. Definitely a lot coming from the League of Legends makers, a studio that was often called a one-trick pony, but that is about to change.

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