The third expansion set for Legends of Runeterra, Call of the Mountain, will be launched in game on 26 August. This third set aims to be different from the cards released at the launch of the game.
New Cards Will Be Released in Expansions and Sets
When Call of the Mountain drops on August 26, it kicks off a whole new structure for LoR card releases. Cards will be released in expansions and releases. An expansion is all the cards, champions, cosmetics, and game modes released with a major patch (roughly every two months). Each expansion will have a unique name; this next one is Call of the Mountain!
A set is a thematically and mechanically cohesive group of cards released over one or more expansions. The set shares its name with the first of these expansions—for example, the cards released in August, October, and December will all be part of the Call of the Mountain set. (This will matter down the line when it comes to deck building rules for different formats and modes!)
Lastly, a new Ranked season starts whenever a new expansion is released and shares its name (so in this case, the Call of the Mountain Ranked season). Each Ranked season has a unique icon for you to earn based on which tier you reach.
The Call of the Mountain
Starting with Call of the Mountain, new cards will be released roughly every two months barring a few exceptions. Each three-expansion set will focus on a new region (in this case, Targon).
- The first expansion in a set will be larger (for Call of the Mountain, you’re looking at 89 collectible cards with 7 champions), containing all the cards needed to introduce the new region’s major themes and multiple viable decks featuring that region.
- The second and third expansions will each be about half that size (for CotM, that’s 40 cards with 3 champs in both the October and December expansions). These expansions will have a mix of new themes, new mechanics, and evolutions of strategies you encountered in the first expansion.
- Every set will add a new champion to each region, and every expansion will contain new cards for each region; however, in a given expansion, some regions will have more cards than others, including champions. By the time the third expansion is released and the set is complete, all regions will have an equal share of champions and near-equal share of other cards.
- Even when new champions and cards aren’t added to a specific region, each expansion will offer cards to support classic strategies or introduce new twists on old favorites.