After waiting for so long, Riot Games finally informed the timeline on Wild Rift, mobile version of League of Legends (LoL), development. On the Preview Event, exclusive for media, Riot Games announced the closed beta phase will begin on the middle of September.
On that Preview Event, Riot Games explained it will be open for Philippine first. After that, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand will follow shortly. After 2-3 weeks, the closed beta phase will end at the beginning of October 2020. Next, the closed beta phase will continue to the Asia Pacific, including South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Indonesia will start the closed beta phase starting today, 16 September 2020.
In the same opportunity, Riot Games also confirmed some rumours. One of them is about the minimum requirements to play League of Legends: Wild Rift. They disclosed the specs needed for Android devices are 4 cores CPU @1.5GHz, 1.5GB RAM, and 1024×720 screen resolution. Meanwhile, for iOS, iPhone 7 is the minimum device to play Wild Rift.
Riot Games also affirmed that Wild Rift will be similar yet distinguishable with LoL on PC. With the help from 150 professionals, Riot Games developed Wild Rift from scratch to give comfortable gameplay without abandoning important aspects from LoL.
If you play League of Legends on PC, you will be familiar with Wild Rift on mobile. On the other hand, if you’ve played MOBA games on mobile, Wild Rift will also give a similar sense even though you never play LoL on PC.
One of the examples is the shortened playing duration to 15-25 minutes. Some game elements will be changed too so it will be relevant with quicker game time. Nevertheless, important features are still there, such as role composition, Dragon/Baron position, or minions’ lane.
There will be additional champions available to play in the closed beta such as Amumu, Dr. Mundo, Singed, Varus, Sona, and Jarvan IV.
In this closed beta phase, it’s not available for the public. However, Hybrid.co.id is granted exclusive access to play in the closed beta. Therefore, keep checking our website regularly to follow our coverage on Wild Rift’s closed beta phase.
Sadly, despite all the information unveiled on the event, Riot Games didn’t give the exact release date on Wild Rift. However, seeing the development process, there is a big chance it will be released at the end of 2020 (between November and December) as it’s mentioned on the schedule.
Translated by Yabes Elia