League of Legends: Wild Rift – What We Know So Far
Posted 18th November 2019 By: Derpina    531 Views
Esports News – The events of the recent LoL Worlds left fans and players wanting for more. The tournament garnered over 100 million viewers, and the majority of the matches leading to the grand finals surpassed the Super Bowl’s total number of attendance. The tournament gets bigger and better by the year.
So, with too many expectations behind their backs, Riot Games has announced that they will improve the game even more with the addition of League of Legends: Wild Rift.
About Wild Rift
Riot Games claims that Wild Rift is built from scratch and perfectly crafted for console and mobile. Basically, it’s open to most operating systems and all types of players. It’s not a follow-up version of LoL’s current gameplay.
Michael Chow, Riot’s executive producer, explained why Wild Rift has to be a newly developed game instead of a 2.0 version: “To get the gameplay just right, we needed to rebuild from scratch…We spent a long time making sure this will be a true League of Legends’ experience that’s worthy of devoting your precious game time.”’
Wild Rift strictly follows the 5v5 gameplay LoL uses today, but it now features shorter battle times of 15 to 20 minutes. The gameplay elements, of course, need to be controlled using a console. Only 40 champions out of the original 146 will join the lineup. Nasus, Twisted Fate, Annie, Fizz, Lux, Garen, Jinx, and Nami are confirmed, but expect more old and new champions to follow over time.
The free-to-play model and Ranked mode are also present in the game. Players can download the game on Apple Store and Google Play for free. Some champions can be earned for free, but skins and other premium items come with a price. To get more loots and other bonus features, players are encouraged to improve their ranks and climb the ladder.
Riot Games will test run Wild Rift in selected countries soon. It be available on Mobile by the end of 2020. In the meantime, players from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau can sign up on LoL’s website early and get bonus in-game rewards.