As you’d expect, League of Legends: Wild Rift is a mobile version of the PC MOBA. Riot says it’s completely built from the ground-up for mobile rather than a port, and because of the updated models and maps Wild Rift is actually the “most high-fidelity League of Legends experience” on any device, including PC.While there won’t be parity with the PC version, Riot says there will be 70+ Champions on Wild Rift compared to the over 150 on PC.
But Riot is making a big push for Wild Rift, calling it a version of League of Legends that can fit best within people’s lives. Whether they want to pursue hardcore competitive modes or play a casual game during downtime. Riot estimate that games on average take about 17-minutes, so possible on some commutes.
Riot makes it clear that this isn’t League of Legends “Lite” and that newcomers and veterans will find the same League of Legends experience with Wild Rift as they do on PC. Riot is even planning competitions based on the mobile version exclusively.
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And for longtime League of Legends players, Wild Rift will compensate your dedication to the series when you log into the mobile version. Wild Rift will reward veteran players with adequate “compensation” once they connect their Riot Account, though the developers didn’t clarify what those rewards might entail.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.