Riot continues to expand beyond League of Legends with new PC launcher

Riot Games is perhaps best known for developing League of Legends, but in recent years games have been added such as auto battler Teamfight Tactics and the hit shooter Appreciate to his list of titles. To make it easier to access all Riot games on your PC, the company is releasing the Riot Client, a unified launcher that will be rolling out later this month.

“All desktop Riot games are accessible from a single client, with each game having its own dedicated product page with game-specific content, including the latest news and events,” Riot’s Liz La Londe wrote in a blog post. “You can clean up your desktop and have only one Riot Client launcher where all your favorite Riot games will live! However, if you prefer, you can keep your existing game desktop shortcuts for a direct path to your favorite game.”

You can get an idea of ​​what the new launcher will look like in this video from Riot:

Riot takes a staggered approach to deploying the Riot Client to ensure it works properly. The customer will begin the rollout on September 20, but the global rollout won’t begin until October 4, and La Londe said that date is “subject to change if the team needs updates or changes.”

The new customer could be important to Riot as it continues to expand its game library. It has a number of titles in the works, including a League of Legends MMO, a single player League of Legends spin-off and a fighting game with League of Legends characters codenamed “Project L.”