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Runeterra: Beyond the Bandlewood: Everything You Need to Know

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Legends of Runeterra: Beyond the Bandlewood is Riot Game's newest expansion to their take on the digital card game genre. The expansion is their largest one yet and is set to release Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET. With new cards, new keywords, and new challenges, there is lots to know about the Beyond the Bandlewood. Here is everything you need to know.

To start, the new expansion sees an addition of 126 new cards to the game. Nine new champions are being added. Two keywords have been introduced that are reflected in many of the new cards - Impact and Manifest. Additionally, there are new quests, challenges, AI decks, and even a new event pass. The new region road Bandle City is also available for players!

Runeterra: Beyond the Bandlewood: Everything You Need to Know

The two new keywords will introduce new interesting mechanics to the game.

  • Impact: Followers with Impact deal one damage to the enemy Nexus when they strike while attacking. While it may not seem like much on its own, multiple attackers with Impact will stack the effect, allowing you to deal significant burst damage to the enemy Nexus in one fell swoop!
  • Manifest: Manifest embodies the spirit of adventure in Beyond the Bandlewood, letting you choose between three cards chosen at random (within specific parameters, depending on the card used) when the effect is activated.

On top of this, the new champions are:

  • Caitlyn
  • Nami
  • Poppy
  • Senna
  • Sion
  • Tristana
  • Veigar
  • Xerath
  • Ziggs

Players can also look forward to new personalization items that are purchasable in the new expansion such as new boards and guardians. While lots of new content is releasing with the expansion if you don't see a change you've been looking for don't worry. Lots of additional updates are coming soon to the game in the upcoming weeks.