Riot Video games proudly introduced on Twitter that over the course of October 2021, the studio’s League of Legends video games have cumulatively registered 180 million gamers.
Thanks to our international neighborhood for serving to Runeterra attain new heights! 180 million gamers in October and nonetheless rising! pic.twitter.com/7w9goYBeBM
— Riot Video games #RiotXArcane 💥 (@riotgames) November 1, 2021
PC Gamer reached out to Riot to get a extra detailed clarification of what was really included on this metric.
This consists of League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Techniques and Combat for the Golden Spatula (licensed in China).
Month-to-month energetic customers (‘MAUs’) are outlined because the variety of gamers who accessed a sport, and on this case, the calendar month of October. A participant who accesses two of our video games can be counted as two customers.
Valorant gamers aren’t included right here, then, which is sensible as that sport is not set within the universe of Runeterra.
It is undoubtedly a colossal determine, one which any sport developer can be hard-pressed to even attempt to match. It is also an incredible potential fanbase for Riot’s upcoming League of Legends MMO, which the studio confirmed to be in improvement about ten months in the past.
That is simply the tip of the iceberg relating to what’s subsequent for the IP, anyway. Story-driven, flip based mostly RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is due later this 12 months from Airship Syndicate, whereas Conv/rgence: A League of Legends Story is an motion platformer sport developed by Double Stallion Video games the place gamers will discover the world of Zaun as Ekko, a younger inventor with an ingenious machine to govern time.
Moreover, the extremely anticipated Arcane: League of Legends animated TV sequence will air on Netflix later this week, on November sixth. It will be targeted on Vi (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (voiced by Ella Purnell), two of essentially the most beloved Champions in Riot’s exceedingly in style Multiplayer On-line Battle Area sport. The 9 episodes will likely be launched over the course of three weeks.