Wild Rift Servers Are Coming to America This Month, But There’s a Catch
Wild Rift is finally bringing the Open Beta servers to America on March 29th, 2021! But this one comes with a bit of a Monkey’s Paw. Thanks to the American servers having a “different infrastructure”, the American servers will be essentially alone. They won’t be able to interact with the European/Asian servers, from friend lists to sending gifts. On the positive side though, we’ll finally be able to play Wild Rift here! That’s fantastic for people like me who have been dying to play it, since trying Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. There’s yet another catch for those of you who have been playing via VPN though; you aren’t going to like it, either.
Starting Anew on Wild Rift America Servers
The Americas Launch is almost here. So if you’re in Brazil, LATAM, or North America, it’s time for you to be able to bask in the greatness of Wild Rift. This is going to be a different experience though. According to Riot, when the Americas server goes live, Wild Rift players who have accounts that don’t match their IP address location, they’ll get a message in-game.
It discusses how they assign servers, and what it means for new/current players. For everyone in the world, this is not going to affect them at all – unless they’re on the Americas servers of Wild Rift. If you’re using a VPN, it’s going to cause potential problems. What’s worse, if you were playing the Wild Rift Beta already through a VPN in another region, here’s what’s going to happen.
Pre-existing accounts that migrate into the Americas servers will be reset completely. You will be starting the game over completely, and we know that that has to be awful. According to Riot Games, “any purchased Wild Cores will eventually be restored”. There is no date on when. The Migrations are final and cannot be reversed. We don’t know what is unique about the Americas servers and infrastructure, but if you were playing already, you’re going to be starting fresh like the rest of us.
However, in a recent post by Riot Games, they did offer this as recompense:
“We can’t get into the specifics just yet, but we’re preparing an event that will help players in the Americas catch up with the rest of the world. You’ll have the chance to get tons of Blue Motes, XP, champions, and even exclusive content from long-expired events.