League of Legends: Wild Rift was announced at the 10 years anniversary of Riot Games along with several others. The game has been in development for several years now, but the release date is expected to be sometime later in 2020.
The upcoming mobile game, Wild Rift, will follow the same principles and mechanics of the PC version of League Of Legends. It will be a MOBA in essence and will use the larger touchscreens on mobile phones that we have gotten used to. So do not expect it to be an exact copy of the PC and console versions of League of Legends.
The game is going to have a lot of the same champions as League of Legends. Moreover, abilities have been tweaked, game length has been reduced quite a bit and the game is apparently much more casual in nature than its PC counterpart. All in all, the game seems to be aimed at the mobile market.
LoL: Wild Rift Release Date
The release date of Wild Rift has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wild Rift is now expected to be launched later in 2020. You can register for the closed beta version on both iOS and Android here. Alpha tests will be dropping in the near future as well.
The teams have been tight lipped about the release date. All they have said multiple times is that League of Legends: Wild Rift will be released in 2020. Our best guess, it will show up right around the time Apple launches iPhone 12 next month.
Players from South East Asian Regions (Philipines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea) will have the chance to register for the beta and alpha versions in the coming weeks.
The game has also been showcased today for the iPhone 12 in their October event. You can learn more about that here.
Stay tuned to learn more about the release date of Wild Rift alongisde any other news that might pop up.
UPDATE: You can now download the Wild Rift APK (beta) an try it on Android phones.