Riot has finally unveiled the 2023 roadmap for Legends of Runeterra, featuring Rotations, new LoR-exclusive champions, and much more.
We have seen many additions and updates to Legends of Runeterra in 2022. Earlier last year, we saw the release of the Worldwalker expansion, which saw the release of Runeterran champions like Jhin, Bard, etc. Later down the line, we saw the release of Forces from Beyond expansion, which, although not as huge as Worldwalker expansion, still shifted the meta in countless ways.
Moreover, Riot released the Darkin Saga special expansion after some time, including 3 individual expansions. These expansions are Awakening, Domination, and World Ender. Riot released a myriad of new content in those expansions, like new Cultist and Darkin cards, new skins, champions, new equipment mechanics, and new LoR exclusive champions.
In September 2022, Riot Games released the 2022- early 2023 roadmap for LoR. And for 2023, while Riot didn’t reveal much, they did confirm that Rotation is coming alongside more LoR exclusive champions.
And now Riot has officially revealed the complete roadmap for 2023. Alongside this, they also showcased the new release cycle of the game. Moreover, Riot also announced more information about their plans for the competitive scene, Path of the Champions, and Rotation.
Read more: Upcoming LoR Exclusive Champion Allegedly Leaked.
LoR: Roadmap 2023
Confirmed Additions of 2023
- New LoR-exclusive champions
- New items, champions, and relic balances for The Path of the Champions
- New Competitive Structure
- Prestige PVP rewards
- New formats
Firstly, Riot has confirmed that the long-requested Rotation mode is coming to Legends of Runeterra. Rotation is a concept in card games where older cards are restricted, whereas only the newer cards can be played. This type of system can be found in various card games, most recognizably Hearthstone and Magic The Gathering. Moreover, for most pros, Rotation is the preferred way of playing their favorite card games. Additionally, for those games that already have a Rotation mode, there is a Non-Rotational mode where players can play all sorts of cards.
Furthermore, Riot has also confirmed that more LoR-exclusive champions are on the way. In 2022, Riot Games released the first LoR exclusive champion, Norra. She was positively received overall. Moreover, she was received incredibly well by lore enthusiasts. Because of it, Riot decided to add more exclusive champions to Legends of Runeterra. There are also leaks and rumors that the Poro King will be the exclusive LoR champion.
And for The Path of the Champions players, Riot will be introducing new items and champions. Moreover, they will also be making some much-needed adjustments to the existing relics.
LoR Roadmap 2023: Work in Progress Additions
Riot also announced some work-in-progress additions. Here are some of the highlights,
- Chances to earn legacy content.
- Ways to flex your achievements.
- Monthly Adventures (The Path of Champions.)
- Ways to play with international players.
These are some of the exciting contents which are currently in development. However, we might not see them in 2023.
New 2023 Release Cycle
Moreover, for 2023, Riot has announced a new release cycle for Legends of Runeterra. It will be something like this; first, we will receive new expansions. Secondly, we will get balance patches that optimize the game for both pro-scene and casual play.
But before, Riot immediately followed up with new expansions after their balance patches. But now we will receive a new Variety Card Set update after the balance patch. With the Variety Card Set update, Riot can release new cards, even when there aren’t any new expansions. So this means more content for the players. Riot has explained the new release cycle in depth in their new video.