Legends of Runeterra: Worldwalker expansion – Release date, new cards & Path of Champions 2.0

Lloyd Coombes
Legends of Runeterra Worldwalker Jhin key art

Legends of Runeterra will receive a new expansion soon, introducing four new champions and plenty more. Here’s all we know about Legends of Runeterra: Worldwalker

Legends of Runeterra puts League of Legends and its massive cast of characters into a card game that’s every bit as addictive as the genre’s finest — and it keeps growing.

After the excellent Curious Journey and a second Anniversary event, Riot is showing no signs of slowing down — with a full reveal of the next expansion, Legends of Runeterra: Worldwalker, coming very soon.

Riot has promised more standalone expansions in the future, coming in all shapes and sizes. Here’s all we know so far.


Legends of Runeterra key art showing the reveal date for Worldwalker
Worldwalker will be revealed soon.

Is there a Legends of Runeterra: Worldwalker release date?

Worldwalker will arrive on May 25, and is likely to drop around 11 AM PT/7 PM GMT if prior expansions are anything to go by.

As with all LoR expansions, Worldwalker will be free to all players but you’ll need to unlock cards as you go.


You can check out the initial teaser trailer below, showcasing The Virtuoso, Jhin.

New champions

We know of four new champions joining the Legends of Runeterra: Worldwalker expansion roster; Jhin, Illaoi, Bard, and Annie.

Check out The Vituoso in the clip below:

Similar to Yasuo, Jhin thrives when opponents are stunned — dealing two damage to stunned foes, and four damage when leveled up.

Jhin will mark the first “Runeterra champion” since he’s not defined by a single region thanks to his ‘Origin’ keyword. That means players will be able to build decks with rules specific to that character.

Illaoi uses the new ‘Spawn’ keyword, and she’s able to stack up offensive tentacles. She could be a really fun Champion to play in decks that ramp up to a big finish.

Check her out in action below:

Bard will plant chimes on cards within the deck that buff allies, and levels up accordingly. His origin is the “Wandering Caretaker”, so it’ll be interesting to see how his deckbuilding rules work.

Legends of Runeterra Bard card and levelled variant
Bard relies on charms to buff allies.

Annie is a low-cost Champion that can burn through blockers to get to the Nexus, and when leveled up she creates her nightmare bear Tibbers in hand.

New cards

We’re expecting to see new cards via reveals on Mobalytics.gg. The first batch has revealed various cards from multiple regions, including Noxus, Bilgewater, Frejlord, Ionia Targon, and Demacia.

There are also new region-focused Burst spells called Tellstones. These create fleeting versions of cards from numerous Runeterra regions.

New keywords

At the time of writing, we know of two keywords; Origin and Spawn.

Origin: This keyword is less an active consideration in battle, and more focused around the deckbuilding side of Legends of Runeterra since it affects which cards can be put in a deck.

Spawn: Spawn, as the name suggests, creates a 1 power, 1 health tentacle. If players already have one, it’ll get +1 for both for every spawn.

Path of Champions 2.0

Path of Champions is a PvE mode that lets players build a deck through a series of encounters, and it’s getting a 2.0 overhaul when Worldwalker arrives.

In the following video, Riot committed to “remaking” the game mode to be “even more immersive and rewarding”, with campaigns specific to each champion.

Players can expect more flexibility from the new mode, and progression will be reset in that mode.

Expeditions are being removed from the game with the idea being to rework them going forward.

That’s all we know about the Legends of Runeterra: Worldwalker expansion so far, but we’ll update this page as we hear more.

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Lloyd was formerly Dexerto's Games Editor. He can regularly be found playing Destiny 2 or any game that involves shiny loot.