Legends Of Runeterra Timewinder Gauntlet: Formats, Schedule, Rules

Riot will be experimenting with new Timewinder Gauntlet formats in Legends of Runeterra between November and January. Here are all the details.

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Riot is experimenting with new Timewinder Gauntlet formats in Legends of Runeterra. | © Riot Games

Several months ago, Riot teased players about their plans to introduce new game modes to Legends of Runeterra.

In the November dev snapshot, Riot revealed that one part of their march for new ways to play would be regarding Gauntlets - the competitive game mode in Legends of Runeterra with unique deckbuilding rules.

We'll see the first few runs of the devs' experimentation with different Gauntlet formats through the newly introduced limited-time Timewinder Gauntlets game mode. This will be tested in-game for all players to see over the coming months.

Let's dive into these formats, the rules, and when you can expect to see them in Legends of Runeterra.

Legends Of Runeterra Timewinder Gauntlet - Schedule And Rules

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Here are the rules and schedules for the new Timewinder Gauntlet formats. | © Riot Games

Timewinder Gauntlets will be a best-of-one, pick and ban format, using three decks with different champions and region combinations. These decks will be built with limited card pools.

Four different Timewinder Gauntlet formats will be available between November and January. Each one will be in the game for a week only.

These are their schedules and rules:

  • Foundations (November 24 - December 21): You will only be able to build a deck with cards that are a part of the Foundations set.
  • Rising Tides Gauntlet (December 22 - January 4): You will only be able to build a deck with cards that were released before or during the Rising Tides expansion.
  • Call of the Mountain (January 5-15): You will only be able to build a deck with cards that were released before or during the Call of the Mountain expansion.
  • Standard (January 16-20): This gauntlet will return to the Standard format.

Timewinder Gauntlets will be available all week long.

If you can get seven victories before two consecutive losses in any of these formats, you will earn a Gold Ranked Icon from the corresponding season. Your first Gauntlet of each week will still earn a Prime Glory for the next Last Chance Gauntlet.

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