The Legends of Runeterra Open Beta may be PC only, but mobile users should jump in anyway

By Joe Robinson 13 Jan 2020 0

Last year Riot announced a whole suite of spin-off titles from their golden boy MOBA League of Legends. This included not only a 'for reals' mobile version of the game, but also a new card game called Legends of Runeterra, where the iconic LoL champions are re-imagined as powerful playing cards.

This is going to be Riot’s (somewhat belated) attempt to ‘do a Hearthstone’, and if you didn’t know about it or forgot the specifics, here’s a quick recap video:

It’s already been running through some closed beta sessions since it was announced. Come January 24th, 2020, it will be launching into Open Beta on PC. That’s not great news for us mobile junkies, but if you are interested in trying the game out when it comes our way it might be worth jumping in early and playing on PC anyway. Reading the official FAQ reveals a couple of details:

  • When the game does launch officially, it will launch on mobile at the same time as PC (we think, based on the wording).
  • It will be a cross-platform game.
  • There will be no-more account resets, so anything you do in the beta on PC will then instantly be available to you in the mobile version when it’s out.

If you do want to check it out and require 24 hours early access, you have until 11:59 PM PT on January 19th, 2020 to pre-register for the game on PC. You will then be given access from 11am PT on January 23rd, 2020 as will everyone who’s pre-registered up till that point (on PC, mobile won’t count).

At the same time on January 24th, the Open Beta will kick off properly and anyone and their mum can simply sign-up to download and try the game out. Unlike Riot’s Auto Chess-like Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra is a stand-alone client.

We don’t have any details yet, but Legends of Runeterra is due to release later this year on PC, iOS and Android.

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