New Leaks! Introducing Bilgewater Champions Coming to Legends of Runeterra
Disclaimer: this article contains unofficial spoilers about the new Legends of Runeterra set.
In the latest patch, there was a massive leak of the audio voicelines for unreleased champions. The new data paints complete picture of the thematics of the next Legends of Runeterra set. Read on to discover which regions and champions are coming to the world of LoR!
How it all got leaked?
The 0.9.2 patch contains a ton of new audiofiles in its game folder that were datamined soon upon the release. Reddit user PixelButtz, who claims to be the original source of the leak, says that the game downloaded more than 5000 new files. You can listen to all of them at League of Legends Fandom page.
Official Riot channels have not commented on the leak so far, but the sheer amount of the audio data leave little doubt. All of the champions listed below are indeed coming to LoR at some point. The big audio leak also suggests that the new expansions are very far in the development process.
The two new regions coming to the game are Bilgewater and Targon. The both are getting 6 champions each. Each region beyond the new regions are getting 2 champions. Reddit user LordMotas has also grouped all the cards leaked in audiofiles by their region, you can check out his work here.
Here’s a link to an official map companion to the world of Runeterra. For additional info on the lore you can also check out official League of Legends Universe page.
In this article we introduce Bilgewater champions coming to Legends of Runeterra. More champions and regions that appeared in the data leak will be covered in future articles at RuneterraCCG.com. Bear in mind that we have no information on the actual card designs, and no artworks were spoiled either. All the art in the article comes from League of Legends to provide the context.
LAWLESS PORT CITY
“Bilgewater is a port city like no other—home to monster hunters, dock-gangs, indigenous peoples, and traders from across the known world. Almost anything can be purchased here, from outlawed hextech to the favor of local crime lords. There is no better place to seek fame and fortune, though death lurks in every alleyway, and the law is almost non-existent.”
- Governance: GANG SYNDICATES
- Attitude towards magic: EMPLOY
- Level of technology: MEDIUM
- General environment: TROPICAL ARCHIPELAGO
The Saltwater Scourge
“As unpredictable as he is brutal, the dethroned reaver king Gangplank is feared far and wide. Once, he ruled the port city of Bilgewater, and while his reign is over, there are those who believe this has only made him more dangerous. Gangplank would see Bilgewater bathed in blood once more before letting someone else take it—and now with pistol, cutlass, and barrels of gunpowder, he is determined to reclaim what he has lost.”
The Tidal Trickster
“Fizz is an amphibious yordle, who dwells among the reefs surrounding Bilgewater. He often retrieves and returns the tithes cast into the sea by superstitious captains, but even the saltiest of sailors know better than to cross him—for many are the tales of those who have underestimated this slippery character. Often mistaken for some manner of capricious ocean spirit, he seems able to command the beasts of the deep, and delights in confounding his allies and enemies alike.”
Interaction with Gangplank:
The Bounty Hunter
“A Bilgewater captain famed for her looks but feared for her ruthlessness, Sarah Fortune paints a stark figure among the hardened criminals of the port city. As a child, she witnessed the reaver king Gangplank murder her family—an act she brutally avenged years later, blowing up his flagship while he was still aboard. Those who underestimate her will face a beguiling and unpredictable opponent… and, likely, a bullet or two in their guts.”
Interaction with Gangplank
The Titan of the Depth
“A lonely legend as old as the first piers sunk in Bilgewater, the armored goliath known as Nautilus roams the dark waters off the coast of the Blue Flame Isles. Driven by a forgotten betrayal, he strikes without warning, swinging his enormous anchor to save the wretched, and drag the greedy to their doom. It is said he comes for those who forget to pay the “Bilgewater tithe”, pulling them down beneath the waves with him—an iron-clad reminder that none can escape the depths.”
Interaction with Fizz:
The River King
“Known by many names throughout history, the demon Tahm Kench travels the waterways of Runeterra, feeding his insatiable appetite with the misery of others. Though he may appear singularly charming and proud, he swaggers through the physical realm like a vagabond in search of unsuspecting prey. His lashing tongue can stun even a heavily armored warrior from a dozen paces, and to fall into his rumbling belly is to tumble into an abyss from which there is little hope of return.”
Interaction with Vladimir:
The Card Master
“Twisted Fate is an infamous cardsharp and swindler who has gambled and charmed his way across much of the known world, earning the enmity and admiration of the rich and foolish alike. He rarely takes things seriously, greeting each day with a mocking smile and an insouciant swagger. In every possible way, Twisted Fate always has an ace up his sleeve.”
Interaction with Miss Fortune:
Stay tuned with us as we introduce more leaked champions coming to Legends of Runeterra over the next few days!