The Season of Plunder has officially ended in Riot Game’s digital card game Legends of Runeterra. As such, the game has now kicked off patch 1.4, the Season of Fortune. Some of the biggest changes coming to the game are for ranked play. Let’s take a look at how the best players of the game will have to work harder to keep their Master rank.
Legends of Runeterra‘s ranking updates
Next time players log in to their game, they will see a small ranked reset. It’s nothing major, but Riot is using this patch to rework the Master rank. To do so, they first have to kick everyone out of it. Here’s what players’ new rankings will look like:
- Master accounts will drop 800LP.
- Diamond and Platinum accounts will drop 750LP.
- Gold and Silver accounts will drop 675LP.
- Bronze and Iron accounts will reset to Iron IV.
Depending on the rank Runeterra players ended the Season of Plunder at, they will receive special icons to celebrate their achievement. Ranked games will remain unavailable until June 24 at 10:00 a.m. PT, lining up with the release of the Season of Fortune.
Master tier rework
Moving forward, the Master tier will utilize an LP system instead of a straight ladder one. Before, a user’s placement in the Master tier was determined by MMR alone. This did not accurately reflect how much a person’s rank could change in a given match. Losing a match in this system felt particularly bad, as players could drop beyond what felt acceptable for a single loss.
With the new system, Legends of Runeterra players will see their Master LP instead of rank. When players first make it into the Master tier, they will receive a set amount of LP depending on their MMR compared to other Master players. From there, players will lose or earn LP based on multiple factors. Riot Games said that these factors include “your MMR, your opponent’s MMR, and how much LP you have compared to other players in Masters.”
The amount of LP a player can win or lose has been detailed as well. LP lost or gained will be based around an average of 20 LP. The amount a player can win or lose will be as high as 25 or as low as 15. Once a season finishes, all Master tier players will reset to Platinum 4.
The biggest takeaway from these changes is that players can no longer climb to Master tier and wait out the season. Players in the Master tier will also receive rewards more for playing more and winning more.
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