Riot Games recently announced the RiotX Arcane Event on 1st November. It is scheduled to be a month-long celebration that will bring all Riot's products together to commemorate the launch of Arcane League of Legends.
Players and fans across all of Riot’s titles will see in-person and digital cross-media events that evolve with each act of the show throughout the month, along with in-game activations. The RiotX Arcane event begins today, leading into a Super Weekend of events that feature the League of Legends World Championship and Arcane Premiere.
Riot’s games ecosystem is stronger than ever heading into the month-long celebration and Arcane launch. Over the past decade, more than 600 million people worldwide have played in the League universe. In fact, over 180 million players played in the League universe in the month of October alone - marking an all-time high for the company.
RiotX Arcane: Launch Celebration In LOL, VALORANT, Runterra, Wild Rift And Teamfight Tactics
"With every new step we take, from launching new games to expanding our esports, we’ve always remained focused on bringing players exciting, resonant content that is authentic to the core League of Legends experience," said Nicolo Laurent, CEO, Riot Games. "Today, there are more players enjoying our games worldwide than ever before, validating our confidence in the League of Legends IP as we begin a new era with the launch of Arcane. Together with players, we want to establish gaming as the centre of global entertainment.”
The month-long celebration will kick off with the League of Legends World Championship, which has debuted some of Riot’s most popular music and entertainment experiences. Blending the world of gaming, competition and entertainment, this year’s World Championship Show Open Presented by Mastercard will feature Grammy Award-winning artists Imagine Dragons alongside PVRIS, Bea Miller, JID, and Denzel Curry, who will take players and fans on an Arcane-themed journey through Piltover and Zaun, the dual-city setting for Arcane.
Later that same day, the RiotX Arcane Global Premiere will begin at 5:30 PM PT, broadcast globally on Twitch (via the Riot Games channel and Twitch streamers' channels) and Arcane.com. Taking place at Riot’s headquarters in Los Angeles, the global premiere event will feature an innovative red carpet for media and streamers representing over 30 countries around the world to broadcast the celebration to their global communities. Arcane is the first Netflix series to debut with co-streaming exclusively on Twitch, with content creators on the service able to broadcast themselves watching and reacting to episode one.
All of Riot’s games will launch new Arcane-themed product features and updates throughout the show release. Celebrating the event in their own unique ways, players will see the following updates throughout November, with more in store week-by-week as the show develops.
RiotX Arcane: League Of Legends
League of Legends will be diving deeper into the world of Arcane, releasing free Arcane skins inspired by the show, a variety of thematic updates to Summoner's Rift, and Preseason 2022 updates. Two new interactive experiences will also be revealed in the coming week!
- Free Arcane-inspired skins for Jayce, Vi, Caitlyn, and Jinx
- Preseason 2022 Update featuring new elemental drakes, items, and runes
- Caitlyn Art & Sustainability Update
- Map accents on Summoner's Rift and more!
RiotX Arcane: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift features new ways to play, bringing two popular champs, daily login rewards, free skins inspired by Arcane, and showcasing Piltover’s most iconic rivalries.
- Arcane Experience in-game event
- Arcane Jinx and Vi skins are available free through daily login rewards
- Jayce and Caitlyn’s long-awaited release in the Hextech Heist event
- Themed weeks in Guild vs Guild, including Jinx vs Vi
RiotX Arcane: Legends of Runeterra
Legends of Runeterra will celebrate with the release of a permanent new game mode that enables players to journey through Runeterra as their favourite champions, including a special series of storyful adventures in Piltover and Zaun featuring Jinx & co.
- The release of a new permanent PvE mode, The Path of Champions
- New Champion: Jayce
- Thematic support cards from Piltover & Zaun
- Mega Event Pass
RiotX Arcane: Teamfight Tactics
Teamfight Tactics will keep the Gizmos & Gadgets party going with an all-new game mode, and some small surprises with a BIG impact.
- Gizmos & Gadgets set release
- Arcane-themed Tacticians including the introduction of new Chibi Champions
- A new Double Up mode for you to play with your friends
RiotX Arcane: VALORANT
VALORANT: Our agents of future Earth are also fans of League and will be celebrating the moment with Arcane cosmetics and bundles so you can deck yourself out in prep for Episode 3 Act 3.
- Free RiotX Arcane Pass
- Free in-game Collectible Items
- In-game Arcane Collector’s Set
- New Agent: Chamber
“To create an experience around the launch of Arcane, we started with our games, the origin of the IP,” said Sarah Schutz, Head of Riot Experience (XP), Riot Games. “We hope we’ve created an event that encourages players to celebrate Arcane in their own unique and meaningful ways, as a global community, in and around the games they love.”
The World of RiotX Arcane event hub, a digital event companion for players to explore alongside the show, is also now available. Evolving week-over-week with new information, players can embark on a narrative adventure and solve missions to earn in-game rewards. Rewards go live beginning on 7th November, with additional in-game rewards becoming available starting 15th November. Prime Gaming rewards are available from 1st to 30th November 2021.
Fans and players tuning in to the RiotX Arcane Global Premiere will receive the following Twitch Drops, in-game rewards are given to people watching the event:
- A Single Tear Emote (League of Legends: Wild Rift)
- Arcane Capsule (League of Legends)
- Fishbones Gun Buddy (VALORANT)
- Gizmos & Gadgets Little Legends Egg (Teamfight Tactics)
- Jayce Emote (Legends of Runeterra)