Project L Renamed to 2XKO

    Also featuring the first look at Illaoi.

    Riot Games has officially announced that their upcoming fighting game based on the world of League of Legends, Project L, is now called 2XKO. Alongside the announcement, they released a quick trailer showing off more of the upcoming release’s exciting gameplay.

    Project L was revealed to the world a few years ago, and fans have been hooked ever since then. After players played the game at EVO, there were questions about when more news on the game would be announced. Tom Cannon alleviated fans’ worries yesterday by announcing that the game would get a new official name. Its new name is now 2XKO.

    2XKO, Formerly Project L, Revealed Alongside New Trailer

    2XKO Screenshot

    In a recent video, Riot Games confirmed that Project L is now called 2XKO. The announcement coincides with the opening of a new YouTube channel dedicated to the upcoming game. The recent trailer shows off more gameplay elements of the upcoming release, including the first look at the previously announced “prophet of the Great Kraken,Illaoi. Check out the new trailer below:

    Additionally, the developers also released a new dev diary for the upcoming game. The new video confirms that the title is meant to coincide with the new phase in development. Alongside the new phase, they confirmed that 2XKO will drop on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2025. You can also register to play the game here. Check out the video below:

    Riot’s new fighting game, Project L (now titled 2XKO), is an innovative free-to-play 2D fighter set in the League of Legends universe. It features 2v2 combat where each player controls a pair of characters from the game. It introduces a simplified control scheme with three attack buttons and easy-to-execute special moves, similar to Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. The game tries to aim for accessibility while maintaining depth for competitive play.

    Additionally, the character roster includes familiar faces like Ahri, Darius, Ekko, and Yasuo, with more expected to be announced. Behind Project L are notable figures from the fighting game community, including Tom and Tony Cannon, founders of the EVO championship series and pioneers of the rollback netcode, GGPO.

    2XKO will fully release in 2025 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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