Legends of Runeterra’s Open Beta Goes Live January 24th

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The open beta will run through the official launch of Legends of Runeterra later this year, and it will also herald the start of the game's first ranked season.

We described Riot's League of Legends-based card battler Legends of Runeterra last October as having "more than a passing resemblance to Hearthstone and Artifact", while still being more than a straight-up clone of either. We've seen many changes to the game over the past few months, but this time, there are a ton of new features that every League of Legends fan can enjoy.

Now, however, Riot are opening up the game to anyone who wishes to try it out with an open beta.

Legends of Runeterra isn't far away. Players also able to pre-register before the 20th January will be able to get access a day earlier. It'll officially launch on January 24 in Australia, provided you've pre-registered on PC before early January 20.

We don't know the exact date yet for Legends Of Runeterra's full release, but we do know it'll be sometime later this year for both PC and mobile, will be free-to-play and will support full cross-platform play. Not only will playing in beta allow early access to the game, but all your progress will carry over when the game launches.

If you played some LoR past year, you're also in luck. With no card packs and a promise to offer more a little more depth and deckbuilding strategy without some of the RNG, Legends of Runeterra is a fast, but neatly layered digital card game within the League universe. "So when you reach a tier in Legends of Runeterra, you'll hold that rank for the rest of the season".

Legends of Runeterra is a card game set in Runeterra, the same universe as League of Legends. If not, you'll have to make a new one.

Existing preview patch accounts will be reset, but Riot emphasized that there will be no further resets once the open beta is live, so everything you earn from that point on is yours to keep.

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