Legends of Runeterra Launches on Mobile First in Singapore
That’s right, Singapore gains access to the mobile Legends of Runeterra release before anyone else in the world! They can play the PC version of the game too, which, thankfully, we already had access to. Riot Games stated that Legends of Runeterra mobile would launch this year, but Singapore already has access to it. They don’t have to keep waiting.
What’s The Scoop?
The SEA region, however, did not have access to the PC version of Legends of Runeterra because of a lack of support for it in their region.
Riot Games did speak about the news. “With our new games on the horizon, we made the decision in early 2019 to try to directly deliver our new games to players in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau wherever possible—leveraging local partners as needed. While most regions have been operating League of Legends with sizable Riot teams for many years, we began working to support our new games in SEA with a small team and no existing infrastructure.”
We heard previously that the Legends of Runeterra mobile version would “likely have a rolling launch in Southeast Asia.” It seems to be confirmed as of this news post. Riot Games still hasn’t released a date for anyone else. So, it sounds like Singapore hit the jackpot with this one.
But what if you don’t want to wait? We heard that a Reddit user posted a link to the APK for the file. APKs are Android Application Packages. It sounds like iOS users will still have to wait. It’s important to note that these have not been checked for viruses/malware. So far, nobody has reported an issue. If you absolutely cannot wait, there’s the link above so that you can check it out too.
If this region didn’t have “support,” why do they get it first? Perhaps mobile gaming is so much bigger there. We’ve seen there is a very serious mobile community in SEA in previous news posts. So, that should not surprise us. Riot Games didn’t seem to have a strong foothold in SEA, so maybe this is the beginning of a real change. Regardless, the news that it’s in a region at all perhaps means we can look forward to it in other regions.
I don’t play a lot of mobile card games, but I can see the appeal, that’s for sure. We’ll keep you posted on mobile releases for other regions, do not worry!