Arcane Season 2 still ‘on track’ despite Riot downsizing

Riot Games executives have stressed today’s company-wide layoffs will not affect Arcane’s season two release schedule, with the hotly-anticipated Netflix show’s sequel still expected to hit the streaming service in November 2024.

Described as “the last thing we ever wanted to do,” Riot president Marc Merrill revealed the company would be restructuring on Jan. 22. In total, over 500 staff were let go and a handful of ongoing projects were downsized or killed off completely, with Riot Forge and the team behind digital card game Legends of Runeterra hit hardest.