League of Legends: Wild Rift Release More Details About the Ruination Event
League of Legends: Wild Rift provided a teaser of the upcoming Ruination event in the latest patch update. Now, further details have been revealed about the battle between the Sentinels of the Light and the Black Mist that will engulf Runeterra during the event.
The Ruination event will run from the 9th of July to the 10th of August, with players required to form bonds with the Sentinels of Light in order to prevent the Black Mist from corrupting the champions of Runeterra.
The lore of Ruination has also been described – “A thousand years ago, a king lost his queen.
But he did not mourn her death—he refused it, emptying the kingdom’s treasury in pursuit of her resurrection. His mad gaze soon turned to the Blessed Isles, a sacred land said to have magical water capable of healing any ailment… even death. The king stormed their peaceful shores with his armies, slaying all who opposed them before laying his queen’s lifeless body in the blessed waters.
What rose was a haunting shadow of his love. Twisted by rage and confusion, she stabbed the king with his own sword, unleashing a terrible curse of undeath that swept across the sea in a wall of Black Mist.
But in the darkness a light emerged: the Sentinels, an ancient order sworn to defend against the Mist. They’ve endured for a millenium, passing the flickering torch of their resolve down through countless generations of new recruits.
A torch you now carry as the Black Mist threatens to consume all of Runeterra. The Ruination has begun, and only you can stand against it! Your first stop? The Sentinels of Light HQ.”
Players will have access to Lucian and Senna from the start of the event, with the two champions already released along with the latest patch update. Vayne will be available to the players from the 14th of July, the likes of Riven and Irelia will be accessible from the 20th while Akshan will be the last one to be released on the 28th of the month.
Players will have to play as many games as possible to gain XP, which is required to level up the relationship and the bond between themselves and the Sentinels while also gathering bonuses and rewards along the way.
The Sentinels HQ has its own rewards, with the sum total of all your Sentinels’ levels accruing to your HQ level and subsequently, the adequate rewards. However, the Sentinel Bonuses accrued above shall not contribute to the HQ level.
The developers of League of Legends: Wild Rift have also introduced a charity drive, with the Sentinels Initiative, wherein players will be able to nominate a cause or charity to receive aid from the Riot Games Social Impact Fund. The top 30 entries will win a 10,000 USD grant from the said fund for the cause, with already 1,000,000 USD committed by Riot Games themselves to the Social Impact Fund. Also, every HQ Level you earn while the event’s live will increase the Charity Drive Pool by one point.
The Free-to-Play Champion rotation for the week starting from the 15th of July to the 21st will see players have access to the likes of Twisted Fate, Alistar, Tristana, Nami, Graves, Aurelion Sol, Wukong, Shyvana, Miss Fortune and Jax.