Patch 2.8.0 Notes

New Event – Dark Horizon

Prepare for unfathomable cosmic power – the Dark Horizon event arrives along with Patch 2.8.0! Travel along the infinite cosmos on the Dark Horizon Event Road, with rewards from the furthest reaches of the universe. A galaxy of new personalization items is also coming in the patch, including Cosmic & Dark Star champion skins, as well as our first Legendary-tier board, complete with its own Mega Guardian.

New Feature – Champion Skins


Champion skins have made their way to Legends of Runeterra, and we’re kicking things off with two skins each from the Dark Star & Cosmic Skin lines that are absolutely out of this world.

Caught in an eternal conflict, Cosmic Zephyr Yasuo and Cosmic Exile Riven serve as warriors to defend the light against the unspeakable horrors of the Dark Star’s thralls, Dark Star Zed and Dark Star Shyvana.

Champion skins are a new way to personalize your favorite decks by taking them to an entirely new dimension! Equipping a champion with a skin will alter the art for all copies of each of that champion’s levels, as well as their accompanying flavor text. Some skins have entirely new level-up animations, and alter the appearance of summoned units (i.e. Dark Star Zed’s Living Shadows).

Look out for even more information about champion skins tomorrow before the patch drops!

New Lab – Duo Queue: Shared Spoils


Patch 2.8.0 brings a new rotation to Multilab:

  • Lab of Legends
  • Duo Queue: Shared Spoils (New in 2.8.0!)
  • Ultra Rapid Draw

Grab a duo partner and a few of your favorite decks. It’s time for an entirely new 2v2 experience with independent lanes! In Duo Queue: Shared Spoils, each teammate plays their own 1v1 match alongside their partner. A choice of unique ‘supply drop’ cards are offered to a player on each team every few rounds; the drops a player doesn’t choose are offered to their teammate, so choose your drops wisely to support your team! If both players on a team win, their team wins. If one player on each team wins their match, they’ll enter into a tiebreaker match to determine the winning team.

Just like with other co-op Labs, the P.I.N.G. system has returned with new pings to communicate with your partner – you can also drag and drop them on the board or directly on cards!

That’s not all, though. Bonus rewards await winners after each victory, with a small chance to earn Epic & Champion Wildcards, or even Prismatics if you’re lucky enough, so fight hard!


Champion Skins



Cosmic Zephyr Yasuo

Alternate art + new level-up animation



Dark Star Zed

Alternate art + new level-up animation



Cosmic Exile Riven

Alternate art



Dark Star Shyvana

Alternate art



Dark Horizon

There is no escape.

This board has special visual effects and music.


Dark Emissary’s Realm

Orbiting just beyond the singularity’s reach, the Emissary feeds the Dark Star anything with the misfortune to drift by.

This board is always equipped with an exclusive Mega “Dark Emissary” Guardian, interactive elements, special visual effects, and music.




That’s one small step for minions…

Personality: Spacey

Loves: Moonwalking


Dark Star Drake

He once got the Dark Emissary’s autograph.

Personality: Insatiable

Favorite Food: Star Systems


Cosmic Genius Von Yipp

Don’t even get the professor started on String Theory.

Personality: Mercurial

Loves: Long naps near suns


Dark Star Von Yipp

Try not to let his cute widdle paws distract you from the promise of Armageddon in his eyes.

Personality: Beguiling

Loves: Batting planets out of orbit


Cosmic Construct T-Hex


Personality: Astute

Hobby: Calculating possible futures

Card Backs


The Cosmos


The Dark Star


Shadow of the Dark Star


Cosmic Exile



More Fired Up

There’s more where that came from.


Sparky Sparky Von Yipp

Our differences make us stronger.



Dark Horizon Icons

Bundles / Event Pass

Dark Horizon Event Pass available in the Store for 975 Coins. Grants access to an upgraded event path with premium rewards, and immediately unlocks the Cosmic Genius Von Yipp Guardian Variant:Play games to earn Star Fragments and unlock more rewards!Purchase before June 2 to get an exclusive quest that awards 10 Star Fragments and a Rare Prismatic Chest!Event ends and pass expires June 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT.


Horizon’s Edge Bundle is available in the store for 1590 Coins, prorated for any items owned in the bundle. Bundle includes:


  • Dark Horizon Board
  • Exclusive Dark Emissary’s Realm Board with Mega Guardian

Cosmic Divide Bundle is available in the store for 4921 Coins, prorated for any items owned in the bundle. Bundle includes skins and champion cards for:


  • Cosmic Zephyr Yasuo
  • Dark Star Zed
  • Cosmic Exile Riven
  • Dark Star Shyvana


  • A Mighty Poro created by Braum level 1 should no longer visually overlap with other units in the back row.
  • Several improvements to text across the game in our continued effort for text consistency.