Select users will have a second chance to play the new League of Legends-inspired digital card game from Riot Games, Legends of Runeterra, as another preview patch opens from November 14 to November 19.
Riot Games is offering a second chance at a first glance at their new card game, Legends of Runeterra
Runeterra was debuted during the League 10 anniversary show, along with a plethora of other new games from the publisher and developer, and registered players were given just less than a week to test it out.
But now players are getting another short week to play the game some more, starting at 8AM PST/11AM EST on November 14 and running until November 19.
How can I play the second preview patch?
In order to have a chance to play on this second preview patch, you must pre-register on the Legends of Runeterra website. Pre-registration requires a Riot Games account, so sign in when prompted, or create an account if you don’t have one already.
Whether or not your account has access, you will have a prompt to download the Legends of Runeterra client. Unlike Teamfight Tactics, which is a game mode that is played through the traditional League of Legends client, Runeterra is a separate game with its own client.
What your Runeterra access page looks like (hopefully)
If you don’t have access right away, simply wait for the email from Riot Games confirming your granted access. If you do have access, download the installer, open the client, sign in, and then hit play. Then you can try out the new game mode, Expedition.
What is Expedition?
Expedition is a new game mode making its debut here in the second preview patch. It is a draft style mode similar to the Arena in Hearthstone, where competing players will build a deck from scratch round-by-round. The cards that appear in later rounds are adaptive to the cards you select early on.
Second preview patch players will be given one expedition token and 8000 shards when they log in and play during the patch. This will allow players to have enough resources to participate in all the different expeditions that offer rewards, even if they didn’t play the game during the first preview patch.
I didn’t get access. When can I play Legends of Runeterra?
Tough break there, but keep your head up, you won’t have to wait long. Riot will have a closed beta in the first quarter of 2020, where the game will assumably be open longer than the preview patch weeks.
Riot’s roadmap for Legends of Runeterra
Even more players will be invited, and ranked queue will be available, as well as new boards and guardians. The full launch will be in 2020, and is slated to released on mobile as well.
TFT patch 10.24 is here, a day earlier than originally planned due to a host of Riot Games developers going on holiday for Thanksgiving, and we’ve got all the details one of Teamfight Tactics’ last 2020 updates, released Nov. 23.
The early TFT patch 10.24 marks one of the final big 2020 updates for the League-themed auto-battler. While Teamfight Tactics has remained relatively quiet during LoL’s huge Season 11 switch, Riot are now focusing on “breaking up the meta.”
“The way to play TFT over the past few patches has become too rigid,” Riot developer Blake “Beernana” Edwards explained in the auto-battler’s Nov. 23 patch notes.
In particular, the TFT team believes Tier 4 champions are “making a splash too early in the game,” which leaves Tier 2 and 3 picks with a limited amount of time to shine. Several new balance tweaks have been shipped to combat these problems, including rolling odd changes and a player damage update.
“These changes should open up opportunities for different strategies, rather than just rolling down at Level 7 to build endgame compositions,” Edwards said. “We’re looking to do this by pushing Tier 4 champs and chosen roll odds back to Level 8.”
Jhin is one of a host of champions being changed in TFT’s huge November update.
18 champions changed in TFT patch 10.24
Key changes in TFT patch 10.24 have come for Warwick, Jinx, Lulu, and Yone. These top picks have seen “significant changes” that Riot Games has warned will change how they play moving forwards. “Be sure to check the changes,” Edwards said.
In total, five champions have been buffed, including Aphelios, Akali, Xin Zhao, Jhin, and Sett, while Diana, Lissandra, Nami, Pyke, and Azir were nerfed. Cultists have been whacked with a patch 10.24 nerf too. Zz’Rot Portal is the only item being changed, receiving a slight attack damage nerf.