Riot’s Runeterra MMO director hints at possible character models and world size on Twitter


Let the rampant speculation and assumption leaping begin: Mark Yetter, the game director for Riot Games’ in-development Runeterra MMO, has put out a couple of intriguing bits on his Twitter account that have players and fans checking their chins in thought.

We first look towards a tweet from yesterday that offered up an image of a world map and Yetter’s aspirations to have a game with lots of locales to visit. “So many places to go, people to see… just brimming with possibility. Today is one of those head exploding with creativity days,” he writes. The map itself highlights locations like Demacia, Noxus, and Shurima among others, while a follow-up tweet further promises “Ixtal, Icathia, Bandle City, and more.”

Next, Yetter retweeted some art pieces from principal character artist Christopher Campbell featuring some of Sion’s followers made for the Legends of Runeterra CCG. Yetter is no stranger to retweeting or subtweeting work from Riot’s other games as his timeline can attest, but this specific example has fans on Reddit pondering whether these designs will be utilized in the Runeterra MMO as well.

sources: Twitter (1, 2), Reddit
Riot Games is considered a controversial company in the gaming world following a 2018 exposé of the sexual discrimination and harassment inherent in what workers described as its “bro culture.” The scandal brought forth accusations against multiple developers and high-ranking executives and ultimately led to a developer labor dispute and walk-out. Lawsuits from former workers and the state of California, which has alleged that Riot is refusing to cooperate with its investigation, are ongoing.

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Tom De Laet

Guys he just tweeted the map from the lore site. Yes it is Runeterra but I doubt they will implement the full map on release. I don’t read this as a promise about anything. It’s like someone posting the Eorzea map or Azeroth and being excited about visiting those places. The second tweet is talking about how he’s not zoomed in enough for these places to be visible on his screenshot. Off course eventually we will see the full map in game hopefully but if they implement that entire map in the memo from the first go? Damn that’s massive.

That being said I’m excited to see these places in a 3d setting and explore them myself. Especially piltover and Zaun.


I do hope it doesn’t have a hard-core raiding ethos.