The next Legends of Runeterra expansion ‘Rise of the Underworlds’ arrives on June 30! It will introduce 3 new champions, focusing on the regions of Bilgewater, Piltover & Zaun, and Shurima.
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- 3rd expansion of the Shurima set
Legends of Runeterra card release cycle is structured around new regions. Each set introduces a new region and is split up into three expansions. As such, the Shurima set (Set 4), consists of three expansions: ‘Empires of the Ascended’ (released March 2021), ‘Guardians of the Ancient’ (May 5), and ‘Rise of the Underwolds’ (June 30).
We also expect another small expansion centered around some unannounced champion to drop sometime in July – it will also be a part of Set 4. After that, in September Set 5 featuring a new unannounced region should arrive. Read more about the Runeterra developer roadmap by clicking on the link here.
We already know all the champions that are coming in the ‘Rise of the Underworlds’. In the animated short that announced the release of the expansion, we can see Rek’Sai, Pyke, and Ekko – the champions who represent the regions of Shurima, Bilgewater, and Piltover & Zaun, respectively. Check out the expansion trailer below!
A prodigy from the rough streets of Zaun, Ekko manipulates time to twist any situation to his advantage. Using his own invention, the Z-Drive, he explores the branching possibilities of reality to craft the perfect moment. Though he revels in this freedom, when there’s a threat to his friends, he’ll do anything to defend them. To outsiders, Ekko seems to achieve the impossible the first time, every time.
A renowned harpooner from the slaughter docks of Bilgewater, Pyke should have met his death in the belly of a gigantic jaull-fish… and yet, he returned. Now, stalking the dank alleys and backways of his former hometown, he uses his new supernatural gifts to bring a swift and gruesome end to those who make their fortune by exploiting others—and a city that prides itself on hunting monsters now finds a monster hunting them.
An apex predator, Rek’Sai is a merciless Void-spawn that tunnels beneath the ground to ambush and devour unsuspecting prey. Her insatiable hunger has laid waste to entire regions of the once-great empire of Shurima—merchants, traders, even armed caravans, will go hundreds of miles out of their way to avoid her and her offspring’s hunting grounds. All know that once Rek’Sai is seen on the horizon, death from below is all but guaranteed.
- New keyword