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Legends of Runeterra will go into open beta at the end of January

If you’ve already played, you’ll get in to the beta a day early

Lux, one of the starter Champions on Legends of Runeterra. Image: Riot Games
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After two smaller tests, Legends of Runeterra, the League of Legends card game, will go into open beta on Jan. 24. Riot Games announced the open beta date on Sunday morning, as part of an ongoing celebration of the start of League of Legends’ 10th season.

While the beta will be open to any player that wants in, there will be a special bonus for players that took part in the first two tests of the game. All previous Legends of Runeterra players, as well as anyone who pre-registers on the game’s website before Jan. 19, will gain early access to the beta, and will be able to play it on Jan. 23.

But if you haven’t had the chance to play Legends of Runeterra yet, don’t worry. Every account will be reset as soon as the open beta begins. That is the last time, according to Riot, that accounts will ever be reset. That means anything you decide to buy or manage to earn during the beta will be yours forever.

The new open beta will include quite a few changes from the previous two versions of the game. There will be a brand-new ranked mode, which lets players progress and improve from Iron rank at the bottom of the ladder all the way up to Masters, where you can prove you’re one of the best Legends of Runeterra players out there. The beta will also include a friends list, and the ability to invite those friends to one-on-one challenges. There will also be new boards and guardians for players to get, as well as a patch that’s set to change more than 20 cards, according to Riot. The patch for the beta version of Legends of Runeterra will be released on Jan. 22.

Every player that participates in the open beta will gain access to an exclusive Moonstruck Poro Guardian. Legends of Runeterra is set to be released sometime later in 2020 on PC. There’s also a mobile version of the game on the way, which should also come out in 2020 and have cross-platform play, according to Riot.