League of Legends: Wild Rift has turned into a mammoth in the mobile scene especially after its launch in South East Asia. The game’s frequent updates and faithful adoption of Champions from the original roster have quickly turned the game into a fan-favourite. The game, however still has a few options locked to its users. One of these options is changing your frame-rate to any value higher than 60 FPS (How to Play Wild Rift in 60 FPS).
In this guide, we are going to show you how you can unlock your frame rate and play Wild Rift in 90 / 120 FPS. League of Legends: Wild Rift is a 5v5 MOBA game that has been inspired by its PC counterpart, League of Legends. The mobile game runs faster and has a few new optimizations and unique control schemes meant for a mobile touchscreen.
To unlock the 60 or 90 FPS mode, you need to keep in mind that your phone must be powerful enough to support the option. Here are the minimum specs you need to run Wild Rift and we have also covered our recommended best graphics settings. Moreover, going higher than 60 FPS only makes sense if you have a display that has a higher frequency than 60 Hz. If not, there is no use in going higher than 60 FPS as it will just over-heat your phone with no tangible benefits.
All in all, if your phone does support it, the method is fairly simple and should smoothen the gameplay out by a huge margin. Most flagship phones these days do support 90 to 120 Hz refresh rates.
How to Unlock 90 / 120 FPS in Wild Rift
Updated Method (iOS and Android)
As of the new update, Riot has officially added the option to switch between 40, 90 and 120 FPS depending on your device. You can now directly alter the refresh rate at which the game renders. Here are all the options available:
30 FPS: The bare minimum, usually meant for low-end devices
40 FPS: Newly added option, meant for low-medium end devices
60 FPS: The native refresh rate of most mobile devices. Meant for high-end devices. However, you might need to tone your graphics settings down
90 FPS: For players who have higher end devices that support smoother refresh rates
120 FPS: Currently available on specific mobile devices only. This option can severely overheat your phone. So, use it with caution! Here are the devices that currently support the feature:
- Galaxy S21 Range
- Galaxy S20 Range
- Note 20
- Tab S7 Range
- OPPO Find X2
- Oneplus 9 & Oneplus 9 Pro
- Oneplus 8 & Oneplus 8 Pro
- iPad Pro Range
- Google Pixel 5
- ASUS ROG Phone 2
- Razer Phone 2
Alternative Method (Outdated / Android Only)
Even if you have a flagship, we recommend settings all your graphics settings to Low. After checking if the feature works fine, you can then slowly increase your settings until you are at a stable frame rate. Here is everything you need to do:
Step 1 – Connect your phone to your Computer / Laptop through a USB Connection.
Step 2 – Find your game files folder which is usually under “Internal Storage.”
Step 3 – Go to this folder: Android > data > com.riotgames.league.wildrift > files > SaveData > Local
Step 4 – You should be seeing two folder with numbers as the file name. Click on the folder that contains the Setting file.
Step 5 – Copy this file to your Desktop / A Local Location on your PC.
Step 6 – Open the file using Notepad / Notepad++
Step 7 – Find the line that says frequencyMode:false/true (You can use CTRL+F)
Step 8 – Replace this with a one-digit number. Here are the numbers you can choose from:
- 0 – 30 FPS
- 1 – 60 FPS
- 2 – 90 FPS
- 3 – 120 FPS
Step 9 – Save this file and replace it with the original one.
Step 10 – Play the game, you should now get whatever FPS you set your settings to.
Note: Do keep in mind that this is an experimental feature. Therefore, whenever you launch the game, Wild Rift overwrites its Settings file. That means you need to keep replacing the file every time you launch the game. A simple solution would be using an application like Tasker to automate the process.
This concludes everything you need to know on activating 90 / 120 FPS mode in League of Legends: Wild Rift. Check out our Wild Rift guides section for more tips and helpful tutorials.