Legends of Runeterra has been out for a month now, and the gaming public has only started getting to know Riot’s take on the card battler. Now, the developer has revealed what it has planned for Runeterra, with a roadmap covering the next few months. Between now and July, Legends of Runeterra will be adding limited-time modes, experimental features, and special events to its suite of play formats.
First up is gauntlets, which arrive June 26. Gauntlets are competitive modes that are only active for a limited time, and they feature unique rulesets to shake up the flow of the game. Your goal in any given gauntlet will be to string together seven wins, and there are unique prizes to earn if you can survive. While the first gauntlet will feature standard deck-building rules, Riot says the second will change things up by only allowing one copy of any card in each deck.
Labs are experimental game modes due to arrive in Legends of Runeterra July 8. These bouts will feature “more extreme” changes to Runeterra’s core gameplay rules, and as such will be a more casual setting – the idea being to be a bit of a mad scientist with your decks and try out strategies you might not otherwise consider.