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League of Legends: Wild Rift will launch on iOS

Published: 06:35, 14 October 2020
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League of Legends: Wild Rift - Ashe
League of Legends: Wild Rift - Ashe

During their presentation of the twelfth best thing since sliced bread, iPhone 12, Apple revealed that League of Legends: Wild Rift will be coming to iOS.

Unfortunately, the fruit-themed phone maker didn't reveal the exact date when League of Legends: Wild Rift launches - they simply said it's coming later this year. 

As for the game itself, League of Legends: Wild Rift is a multiplayer online battle arena, just like its big brother. Unlike League of Legends, though, it's aimed at Android, iOS and yet to be named consoles. 

It's pretty clear that Riot are going for a version that will fit with simpler control schemes, hence the platforms of choice as mobile and consoles. Speaking of consoles, if we had to guess, we'd say League of Legends: Wild Rift is gunning to be a cross-gen title, meaning it will launch on the current and next-gen consoles. 

Ironically, Riot's reluctance to create a mobile League of Legends for Tencent resulted in the latter creating this totally anonymous game Honor of Kings, wink wink. Since it launched, it managed to become one of the most profitable games ever, spawning an international version called Arena of Valor as well. 

Riot Games will now be dipping their toes into mobile with League of Legends: Wild Rift, and given the game's international popularity and easily the status of the MOBA to play, they won't be regretting it anytime soon. 

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League of Legends: Wild Rift already released in closed beta on Android, but we're talking about a limited release in Southeast Asia. Japan and South Korea joined the fun at the beginning of October, but we're yet to learn about iOS closed betas. 

Thanks, IGN .

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