Brave players that meet the requirements can learn more and sign up over here.
Once you have qualified as an Alpha Tester, you will receive an email through your verified address and a notification through Garena +.
Acceptance notifications will be sent out in waves as it’s important to maintain test stability—we’ll get more players in as soon as we can.
We want players from all over the world. Alpha access is limited to level 30 players with no history of negative in-game behavior. All gaming rigs are welcome, whether you're running a supercomputer or a toaster hot-glued to a video card.
Yes. When you’re in the alpha client, you’re connected to the same live server you normally play with friends on. That means you'll still be able to play and chat with friends who aren't in the alpha.
We’re still building the updated client, and some features aren’t yet ready for primetime. We’re involving you early in the process so the team can iterate with your feedback in mind. We’re also going with a “current focus area” approach so you have dedicated time to share your thoughts on specific features and functions before we introduce the next area to test. All features from the existing client will be available by the time the updated client is ready for open beta.
When a focus area hits the alpha, we’ll blog about the release and talk about why we made certain decisions. We’ll ask you to center your testing and feedback on the current focus area, then we’ll share changelogs and blogs that let you know how you helped.
There are a couple different ways you can do this from the alpha homepage in the client:
We’ve got a few ways to send us your reports:
We’ll never stop looking at feedback, but the team will be most focused on the current focus area.
The amount of work ahead makes an exact date hard to pin down. We’ll go to beta when we’ve implemented all its features and can ensure that it’s a totally stable build.
Yep. Once version 1.0 is ready to enter open beta, the legacy client will be replaced.
Not immediately. The team’s committed to resolving pain points and bugs players have with the legacy client. For now, we’re focused on quality-of-life improvements.
Nope! The updated client is being built from the ground up in a flexible tech framework based on HTML5. This allows for a more effective process for Riot’s teams when it comes to developing, shipping, and supporting features.
Minimum spec requirements aren’t available yet because we’re still a ways out from launch. We don’t expect specs to change too drastically, if at all, but we’ll make sure to let you know them as soon as we lock down min-spec.
Negatory. This alpha is focused on updating the client. As such, there won’t be any changes to gameplay.
You sure can. There’s no embargo on any part of the alpha, so you’re welcome to talk about it, share screenshots of it, or stream while using it.
Most definitely. When you’re in the alpha client, you’re connected to the same live server you normally play and chat with friends on. Not all game modes are currently available, but for those that are, you can queue up with friends who are using the existing client.
We’ve set up a support page that you can check out here.