League of Legends: Wild Rift is finally launched today as an open beta for iOS and Android in Europe, Turkey, Russia, CIS, Middle East and North Africa. Riot Games’ highly anticipated MOBA looks set to shake up the entire genre on mobile with its stunning graphics, intensely competitive play, and intuitive touch controls.
Depending on your region, you should now be able to download and start playing the game from your respective online store. That said, Wild Rift is currently not available to those in North America as the ongoing pandemic has caused a delay in October.
In our full overview of League of Legends: Wild Rift, Sean called the game “very intuitive in terms of control and well suited for mobile play.” While the learning curve can be a bit steep, the extremely high production values and lack of payout elements to win make this an incredibly attractive proposition – even if you’ve been put off by LoL in the past.
It feels like a much more welcoming experience that is quite capable of easing you into its competitive game with little hassle, thanks in large part to its well-designed tutorials and an easy-to-analyze user interface. There’s also a plethora of great content to find your way around at launch, including the game’s giant list of separate champions.
To celebrate the arrival of Wild Rift, Riot has announced a livestream where players will work together to defeat the Void-born River Serpent, Baron Nashor. Once this giant beast is defeated, all players in the Open Beta will be given a unique emote and icon. However, these rewards will not arrive until next year.