Legends of Runeterra Announce Official Launch and First Expansion Release Dates

The wait is almost over! LoR officially launches on PC and Mobile April 30 – a brand new set of 120+ cards, including a new region, is coming April 28!

Below is the official Launch Announcement FAQ posted by developers at PlayRuneterra.com.

When can I play with the next set of cards?

The next set of cards comes to PC with Patch 1.0, which will go out at approximately 10 AM, April 28 PT. Card and champion reveals will begin soon and continue through April 27, when we’ll make data for the new set available to third-party developers—head to your favorite community site or app to check out the full reveal!

What’s the new region?

Nice try.

When can I play on mobile?

Once we release Patch 1.0 to PC, we’ll begin distributing the mobile client to the Play Store and App Store. Depending on where you live, it may take anywhere from 4 to 48 hours for you to see the app in your store. On April 30, mobile should be fully live in all launch regions and LoR will officially be launched! Note: LoR will not be launching in China or Vietnam at this time.

How will accounts work on mobile?

While a Riot account will not be required to access LoR on mobile, we strongly encourage you to use your existing Riot account (or create one), as a Riot account is required for cross-platform play and sharing your account progress between PC and mobile. (We also can’t help you out with account recoveries if it’s not a Riot account.) If you do not have a Riot account, you can create one when you first log in, or in the “Settings” menu if you originally log in on mobile using your Google Play or App Store account.

What are LoR’s minimum specs and supported operating systems?

Windows

  • 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
  • 3 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • GPU with 512MB+ VRAM
  • Mac OS
    • Not supported
  • iOS
    • iOS9
    • Arm64 processor
    • NOTE: We do not recommend 1GB RAM devices such as the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 1. Legends of Runeterra is available for download on these devices but you may experience poor performance or interruptions when playing.
  • Android
    • OS 5.0
    • 2 GB RAM
    • GPU Adreno 306 & equivalents or better

What languages and regions will LoR support at launch?

LoR currently supports English, Korean, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), and Portuguese (Brazil). With launch, we’ll add Traditional Chinese (text only), Turkish, and Russian.

Is there a beta reward?

As a special thank you to our beta players and everyone who joins us at launch, all accounts that log in to LoR by 11:59 PM, May 7 PT will receive an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian. The next day, we’ll begin distributing the reward, and you should see it in your collection within 24 hours. If you still don’t see your Guardian after 48 hours, please contact player support. Don’t worry, your poro pal will wait for you.

What will the Ranked reset look like?

The end of beta will also bring an end to LoR’s first and only Beta Season. Once we launch, you’ll earn a Beta Season-exclusive icon based on the highest tier you reached to commemorate your first climb in Ranked LoR.

We’ll then partially reset ranks for LoR’s first post-launch season:

  • Master accounts will drop 800LP (8 divisions)
  • Diamond and Platinum accounts will drop 750LP (7 divisions + 50LP)
  • Gold and Silver accounts will drop 675LP (6 divisions + 75LP)
  • Bronze and Iron accounts will reset to Iron IV

You’ll then have about two months to climb as high as you can before the Ranked reward is granted. Look for more info on the new season in the launch edition of our patch notes.

How will things change now that beta is ending?

Beyond mobile and new cards, “launch” mostly signifies that we’re now confident LoR’s core game and progression are in good shape for a wider audience. We’re ready to ramp up content, add more features, and bring in new players while maintaining regular updates every two weeks, and balance changes once per month. After launch, we’ll share further detail on our roadmap for the rest of 2020.

Rainmaker

Rainmaker’s love for Legends of Runeterra was born from his passion for Magic: The Gathering and League of Legends. His aspiration is to enjoy and improve in all the aspects of LoR - be it brewing, tuning, piloting, or drafting - and report all of his experiences along the way!

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