Riot Games’ long-awaited mobile MOBA game is coming soon on application stores expected on October 27. The “League of Legends: Wild Rift” is now available for pre-orders and pre-registration from Apple and Google Play.
So what is this new mobile MOBA? Keep reading for everything you need to know about League of Legends: Wild Rift!
What is League of Legends: Wild Rift?
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a new mobile reimagining of the world’s most popular game, League of Legends. Riot Games has completely rebuilt Summoners Rift (now called Wild Rift) for mobile devices, and redesigned many of the game’s most popular champions and skins.
Gameplay is still 5v5 MOBA action, but with a unique mobile spin. The map is slightly smaller, abilities are cast with dual stick controls, and match times are reduced to a mobile-friendly 15 minutes. It’s also Riot Games’ first excursion into the mobile space, but given the company’s ties to mobile gaming powerhouse Tencent Gaming, expect a level of polish greater than its competitors on mobile platforms.
How much does it cost?
Like the game it’s based on, Wild Rift will be completely free-to-play, with in-app purchases for skins and other cosmetic content. Similar to PC League of Legends, all champions can be unlocked via gameplay alone, or purchased outright to speed things up.
Wild Rift’s Game Design, Just Like PC Version’s
Riot Games created the Wild Rift for League players to enjoy the game even without the strong internet connection and gaming PC enough to run the game. “League of Legends: Wild Rift” aims to continue the game’s expectations even on mobiles. Riot will incorporate the pc gaming experience on the Wild Rift for the same, unparalleled mobile experience.
Will progress and champions from League PC transfer to Wild Rift?
No. Although you can connect the two accounts, progress in the two games is separate. However, veteran League of Legends players can earn some special rewards for the years they’ve spent playing the game. Details are still pending on what those rewards actually are.
League of Legends: Wild Rift shows a ton of promise, and MOBA fans should feel excited about the game’s official launch. Even in its beta form, the game already feels polished and is a technical marvel considering how well it runs on a phone with budget specs.
Mobile Legends is rightfully doing everything it can to keep its fan base active in the game, but once LoL for mobile becomes available to play for everyone, we can easily see ourselves making the jump from ML to Wild Rift right away and never looking back.