Legends of Runeterra

Legends of Runeterra locks in April 30 launch with Bilgewater expansion

by Andrew Amos

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Riot’s new card game, Legends of Runeterra, will finally be hitting PC and mobile fully on April 30. The Patch 1.0 update will include a new Rising Tides set, adding the Bilgewater region into the game, and 120+ new cards.

Legends of Runeterra has been in beta for a few months now, but now the trigger has been pulled. Riot’s second standalone game after League of Legends is finally being launched globally.

With a new expansion on the way, plus a full rollout on mobile, there’s plenty of content to dig into with LoR Patch 1.0.

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Legends of Runeterra Rising Tides expansion

The full launch of Legends of Runeterra won’t be without festivities. The game’s first major expansion, Rising Tides, will release alongside the 1.0 update.

Rising Tides will feature 120+ new cards, including 11 champions spanning across seven regions. The all-new Bilgewater region will feature Fizz, Miss Fortune, Gangplank, Twisted Fate, and Nautilus at launch.

Quinn (Demacia), Sejuani (Freljord), Lee Sin (Ionia), Swain (Noxus), Vi (Piltover & Zaun), and Maokai (Shadow Isles) will also be joining the roster.

Full details on each card being added to Legends of Runeterra in the Rising Tides set can be found on Mobalytics.

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Mobile launch rollout begins on April 28

After a successful beta launch across the world, Legends of Runeterra is coming to all players, across all devices, once Patch 1.0 drops. While the rollout will begin on April 28, it could take until April 30 until the game is distributed to everyone.

For the time being, Legends of Runeterra mobile won’t be available for players in China or Vietnam. Launch details will be disclosed at a future date.

If you want to sync your progress between platforms, be sure to log on using your Riot account. “A Riot account is required for cross-platform play and sharing your account progress between PC and mobile,” developers said.

Legends of Runeterra iOS Login Screen
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Be sure to log in with a Riot account to track progress across platforms.

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First week login bonuses

While it might not be the first week for some players, you’ll be dutifully rewarded for logging in for seven days after Patch 1.0.

Players will get access to a capsule, an expedition token, a golden chest, a champion capsule, a platinum chest, and a new starter deck as you login from April 28 onwards.

These days don’t need to be consecutively logged, so if you have to take a day off, don’t worry about losing your rewards.

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Unlock a host of capsules and chests for playing LoR after launch.

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Aside from all the new content, Region Roads have been updated to extend to 25 levels. You’ll be able to unlock the new cards ⁠— as well as some that are missing ⁠— with ease because of the increased length of each line.

Ranked is also being reset, with players being reset down as far as eight divisions to bring in the “Season of Plunder.”

You can find the full patch notes here.