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Legends of Runeterra open beta start date announced for January

Riot Games has offered a wealth of details about what’s next for Legends Of Runeterra, including an open beta and updates for the coming year.

Legends of Runeterra is a digital card game based within the same universe as League Of Legends, reminscent of Hearthstone’s connection to World Of Warcraft.  

A series of closed betas took place last year, and now Riot has announced an open beta for the title will start on 24 January 2020.  

Unlike the original betas, this one will be open to everyone as the name suggests. Players who took part in the previous tests, or if you pre-register here before 19 January, will be given early access to the open beta on 23 January.  

A bunch of new additions will also feature in the open beta, including a new ranked mode which sees you rise from Iron rank to Masters. You’ll also have access to friends lists and the ability to challenge pals to one-on-one matches.

Anyone who plays the open beta will also get access to an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian, with Riot promising more cards and regions will be added to the title over the next 12 months.  

Riot state they’re working to get Legends of Runeterra to release on PC and mobile in the first half of 2020, although an exact release date is yet to be given.  

Legends of Runeterra is one of many League Of Legends spin-off titles in the works at Riot, with a single-player turn-based RPG titled Ruined King also in the pipeline from Darksiders Genesis developer Airship Syndicate.  

There’s also Conv/rgence: A League Of Legends Story, which is described as a story-driven experience and was similarly revealed at The Game Awards.  

Legends Of Runeterra’s open beta launches on 24 January 2020.