Not all League of Legends: Wild Rift players will get their desired nickname from the get-go. Sometimes, this might be due to the name being taken by someone else. Other times, it could just come down to someone not creating a unique nickname.
One day, you might find the inspiration for the best nickname in the world. And luckily for you, it’s easy to change your nickname in Wild Rift if you want. Log in to your Wild Rift account and then go to Settings.
Then, choose Account Settings as shown above to be redirected to the log-in for your Riot Games account. Use your username and password to log into your Riot account. If you get asked for a verification code, check the email tied to your Riot account to find it.
Once logged in, click the pen next to your Riot ID and enter your newly desired nickname alongside a hashtag. If you’re unsure what hashtag to use, you can randomize it.
Recently Wild Rift tweeted a message from Riot’s executive producer, Micheal Chow, for fans in those regions announcing the delay in certain open-beta regions. Chow talked about the reasons that have caused this delay.
The main reason for Wild Rift’s delay is the COVID-19 pandemic, Chow said. He explained that the pandemic has left the team “grounded and unable to travel,” making it so they cannot follow usual procedure to launch new servers for other regions. The pandemic has also caused other “technical constraints and complicated each region’s own unique set of challenges and requirements.”
“It has become a much more complex and multi-faceted problem to bring service to your regions in particular,” Chow said. He added that rushing the game isn’t a solution because that could make players face a lot of problems and may require an entire reset of the game’s servers.
Chow also addressed the problems newer players may face in jumping into the ecosystem of a global game so late. He said Riot is working to make sure that newer players don’t face too much of a disadvantage. One way of doing this will be by implementing ways to get champions more easily in these regions.
The recent addition of Lee Sin takes the total roster currently available in Wild Rift to 49, with a variety of newer and older champions available for players to use in their mobile port of League of Legends climb.