Everything We Know About League Of Legends: Wild Rift (LoL Mobile)

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Everything We Know About League Of Legends: Wild Rift (LoL Mobile)

League of Legends: Wild Rift (LoL: Mobile) is now fully revealed and the game’s in its early alpha/beta testing period.

While Wild Rift is, simply put, a mobile version of League of Legends, the game is its own standalone title; with new graphics and features to boot.

Below, we’ll answer some of the most asked questions about Wild Rift.

What is League of Legends: Wild Rift?

Wild Rift, also known as LoL: Mobile is a mobile game port of League of Legends. The port has it's own bespoke set of features, to make the experience work on the new platform. The name comes from the game’s new map, Wild Rift, which is known as Summoner’s Rift is the PC version of the title.

The gameplay is the same as in League of Legends at its core. A 5v5 MOBA, with a slightly smaller map and dual-stick controls. Matches are supposed to last around 15 minutes, and the title is Riot Games’ first full mobile game release.

When is the release date?

League of Legends: Wild Rift is due to release in 2020. Currently the game is in a pre-register phase on the Google Play store. Some select individuals are playing in an early alpha/beta version of the game. Initially, the game will launch in select regions, with the aim to be a full roll-out by the end of 2020.

Will Wild Rift Have Ranked?

Wild Rift will feature a ranked system much like in the PC version. It will feature all the same ranks as on PC with one new addition, Emerald which will appear between Platinum and Diamond. The game will also feature similar seasonal rewards as we see currently in the PC client.

How do you play League of Legends Mobile?

The game features a dual-stick layout on mobile, but the mechanics remain essentially the same as League of Legends on PC. Early gameplay shows that the left stick will be used to move your character, while the right stick will be used for ability use.

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Some abilities and ultimates will be slightly altered. Abilities like Ezreal and Ashe R, for example, become “point-and-click” ultimates rather than straight-line skill-shots. This is just one example of changes, but the basic idea is that gameplay is being sped up to make the game more suitable for mobile.

Items have also seen some slight changes. Mostly to active items which will now work more like current boot enchantments on the PC version. Each player will be given the choice of one “on-use” enchantment per game. This means enchantments from items such as Zhonyas Hourglass status, Quick Silver Sash’s CC removal, or the movement speed increase from Righteous Glory, etc.

The main takeaway is this; Wild Rift is a much faster game on mobile than it will be on PC, with games lasting about as long as an ARAM match. If ARAM was ever added to Wild Rift in the future, it could be a 10-minute slugfest with one tower and starting at level 10.

Is League of Legends Mobile: Wild Rift Free?

Yes, like League of Legends for PC, the mobile version will be a free-to-play game. The game will be supported by in-app purchases of skins and cosmetics. You’ll also be able to purchase champions as you do now on PC with in-game currency and paid currency.

Will Wild Rift Have Cross-play?

Wild Rift will launch on mobile and console (we assume Switch) and will be a separate title on each. What this means is that Android and iPhone will play together, while console will be alone. Neither will interact with PC. The only thing likely linking the two titles is going to be cross-promotion events, or season event passes being the same on both platforms.

What Champions will be in League of Legends: Wild Rift?

With over 150 characters now in League of Legends, Wild Rift will feature 40 of LoL's most iconic champions once released, with 36 confirmed below so far. The selection on offer features some of the game’s most iconic champions, mostly those who’ve been around since the game’s early days. An important note about Wild Rift is that the game has been built from the ground up, so skins that exist on PC may not all make it to launch.

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One advantage of this, however, is that the game is getting an exceptional new character select screen, purpose-made for Wild Rift.

  • Ahri
  • Alistar
  • Annie
  • Ashe
  • Aurelian Sol
  • Blitzcrank
  • Braum
  • Olaf
  • Camille
  • Ezreal
  • Malphite
  • Master Yi
  • Miss Fortune
  • Nami
  • Nasus
  • Olaf
  • Orianna
  • Shyvana
  • Tryndamere
  • Soraka
  • Fiora
  • Fizz
  • Garen
  • Gragas
  • Janna
  • Jax
  • Jhin
  • Jinx
  • Lux
  • Twisted Fate
  • Vayne
  • Vi
  • Xin Zhao
  • Yasuo
  • Zed
  • Ziggs

Will Wild Rift have esports?

With a ranked system, a global desire for mobile gaming, and years of fanbase growth on PC — it would be a fairly sure bet that Wild Rift has some kind of esports support in the future. Officially, we don’t have any word on what that could look like, but Riot Games are certainly keen to push esports in its titles when possible.

What are League of Legends Wild Rift's mobile specs?

We’re still a little way out from release, however, as of publishing the specs for Android devices are:

  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • 32-big Android processors

Over on the iPhone, you’ll need IOS 6 though no specific minimum iPhone has been stated, however, per the above, anything newer than the iPhone 5s should* be ok.

Will Wild Rift transfer from PC?

No. You will be able to connect your two accounts, but you’ll progress in the two games separately. Riot will reward veteran League of Legends players with the chance to earn special rewards. etails are still pending on these, however, so we expect to learn more closer to release.

For all the latest on League of Legends mobile version, Wild Rift, be sure to keep an eye on ESTNN.com. As we come closer to launch, we’ll have more news and information.

Everything We Know About League Of Legends: Wild Rift (LoL Mobile)
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.