Our Legends of Runeterra Ranked guide contains everything you need to know about the game’s ranked play, including all the divisions, how to rank up, and rewards.
Legends of Runeterra’s launch open beta is arriving soon, and with it, a host of new features. One of which is the much anticipated ranked mode! In a similar fashion to League, players will be able to climb ranks from Iron, all the way to Master by winning matches and earning LP.
While we’re not aware of any exclusive rewards just yet, we imagine there will be special cosmetic items or loot crates for achieving certain ranks within a season. So, if you’re a competitive player who wants to prove themselves against similarly skilled opponents, then this is definitely the mode for you.
How does Legends of Runeterra’s Ranked Mode work?
To put it simply, you will earn LP (League Points) for each win in ranked. Once you reach the amount needed, you’ll advance through the tiers: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, and Master.
When you first start out, you will need to complete a certain number of placement matches. Depending on how you perform, you’ll be placed in a particular tier.
When you win matches, you gain LP. When you lose matches, you lose LP. However, unlike Hearthstone, you will not drop down a tier. Once you’ve reached a certain tier, you will hold it for the entire season, no matter how much you lose. For example, if you’ve reached Silver and lose game after game, you will never drop back down into Bronze.
At the start of a new season, your rank will reset and you will earn in-game rewards for however high you placed. This means you’ll start every season afresh. While it’s unconfirmed, we imagine there will be latent MMR/ELO post rank reset. So, if you were Master in the previous season and do well in your placement matches, you’ll likely place highly, perhaps in Diamond or Gold.
What rewards are there?
Unfortunately, we have no idea if and what rewards there will be for participating in ranked. Despite this, we’re confident there will be special rewards for anyone who achieves a tier during a particular season.
We can see players earning special card backs, just like in Hearthstone, or even special loot crates containing currency, cards and more.
If you’re after information on non-ranked rewards, make sure you head on over to our Legends of Runeterra: Progression guide.