League of Legends and Valorant’s Riot Games’s Latest Game 2XKO Promises to ‘Cull the Weak’

While the name of the game isn't a crowd-pleaser, the teased gameplay certainly is.

League of Legends and Valorant’s Riot Games’s Latest Game 2XKO Promises to ‘Cull the Weak’

SUMMARY

  • Riot Games unveils 2XKO, its brand-new tag-team 2D fighting game that was formerly called Project L.
  • The game is set to release in 2025 on PC, Xbox Series X and S, PS5 and may open at-home playtesting soon.
  • The current roster features League of Legends characters and could feature faces from other Riot IPs.
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League of Legends developer Riot Games has unveiled the official title of its upcoming game, 2XKO. Up until now, the game was referred to as Project L. While players aren’t quite satisfied with the name, it’s undeniable that there’s major hype around it.

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The game is going to be a 2v2 tag-team fighting game, and some stellar gameplay was teased in a recent showcase video. We’ve compiled all the important information you need to know about the game before its release below.

League of Legends Developer Riot Games Unveils 2XKO

2XKO features characters from League of Legends on its roster
2XKO features characters from League of Legends on its roster

2XKO is an upcoming 2D 2v2 tag team from Riot Games that takes place within the World of Runeterra IP.

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Four characters are listed on the game’s official website as being part of the roster, with all of them being from League of Legends. “The Hand of Noxus” Darius, “The Boy Who Shattered Time” Echo, “The Nine-Tailed Fox” Ahri, and “The Unforgiven” Yasuo.

We’ve also got Jinx, whose gameplay was featured in previous Riot videos. Illaoi is featured in the new gameplay trailer, so safe to say she’s part of the roster too. While more League characters could hit the roster, there’s a possibility of seeing familiar faces from Valorant, Legends of Runeterra, and other Riot games.

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The game will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X, and PC in 2025. While that’s quite a way away, the gameplay trailer instills confidence that the wait will be worth it.

The executive producer shared the team’s commitment to developing the new fighting game. It is actively engaging with the fighting community for direct feedback and conducting playtests to ensure the game exceeds expectations.

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During its Project L phase, lucky fans were able to try the demo during Evo last fall. If you missed it, don’t fret. Riot plans to offer more opportunities worldwide, including demos at Evo Japan in April. At-home playtesting may also open before the year ends.

Fans Disappointed With The Name Suggest Alternatives

Regarding the name, Riot might have to go back to the drawing board
Regarding the name, Riot might have to go back to the drawing board

While the hype around the game is anything but underwhelming, there are some player concerns raised about a particular aspect: its name.

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Many fans seemed to prefer the name Project L over the current one.

Others shunned both names, suggesting a completely different alternative.

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The hate wasn’t exclusive to X. A Reddit user commented:

This by far the worst name for a game I have seen. Especially for a fighting game where you want people to be able to say it. Also there’s a part of me that thinking that the naming is intentional for people to not associate it with league even though it has league characters.

Considering the awkward reputation League has with the gaming community in general, the user’s theory could be true.

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Are you excited for the release of the new fighting game? Which characters are you looking forward to seeing added to the roster? Drop your predictions in the comments below!

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Written by Vibha Hegde

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Vibha is an avid gamer that has been in the content writing space for over three years. With a Bachelors in Computer Applications, Vibha chooses to explore their passion for pop culture and gaming. When not hunkered over a controller trying to beat the Demon of Hatred in Sekiro, you can find Vibha relaxing to jazz during a digital painting session.