League of Legends Wild Rift’s Beta Has Begun in Select Regions
Is there a mobile game with more hype behind it than League of Legends Wild Rift? Perhaps nothing else except Warzone Mobile, but Wild Rift is going to get here way faster. In fact, Riot Games made a huge announcement yesterday, September 15th, 2020: Wild Rift’s Closed Beta is dropping for select regions! In fact, it’s going down today! So if you’re in one of those spots, you better not miss out.
However, North American fans, we’re going to have to wait for a little longer (unless you use a VPN or something, perhaps). We’re excited about it, but sadly, it’s not our time yet. Here’s what you need to know though:
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It’s going down today if you’re in one of the below countries! You’ll be able to tackle League of Legends Wild Rift’s Closed Beta in certain regions. It’s only in Southeast Asia for now, but we’re hoping the success it builds there will let it move to Europe, North America, and the rest of the world. North America first though, please.
What is being tested though? According to Riot Games, they’re looking to focus on the core gameplay systems, but that’s not all. As time goes on, they will upgrade progression, systems, leveling, balance and much more. You can check their balance patches to see what’s gone on so far.
The regional Alpha was successful back in June, so that’s likely why they chose to keep it in SE Asia instead of moving the Closed Beta to more areas. Riot Games has confirmed that other parts of the globe will have access as the weeks and months go on, but you need to get a move on. The Closed Beta will only be up for “a few weeks”, though no concise date has been given.
Riot Games spoke about the reason these regions get access to the Closed Beta of Wild Rift in a blog post:
“We’re going region by region for our Closed Beta to make sure we’re prioritizing stability before moving to the next. Most of the regions in this test are geographically fairly close to one another, so we can focus on scale testing a smaller group of servers.”
How to Sign-Up
We get it, but we here at Esports Talk aren’t going to lie; we’re hurt. We’re excited to play Wild Rift on our phones, but we have to wait, unfortunately. Right now, the testing is being primarily done on Android, and you have to pre-register your device for it. It sounds like not everyone is going to get in, because you’ll have to wait for access.
If you’re one of the people who want to play on an iPad or iPhone, you go to the Wild Rift website and register there, and hope for the best! In case you’re wondering about the minimum specs, here’s what we know for now:
CPU: 4-core, 1.5 Ghz and above (32-Bit or 64-bit)
After you pre-register, you’ll get a notification if you’re in the Closed Beta. Then, you just download the game, login, and get to playing! If you are in one of the regions the Closed Beta is available in, we’d love to know what you think of Wild Rift!