League of Legends: Wild Rift’s regional open beta is finally here. Players from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand will be able to jump into Summoner’s Rift right from their smartphones.
The beta has been released for Android and iOS. Players in the open beta region can follow these steps to download and play the game.
How to download Wild Rift’s open beta on AndroidOpen the Google Play Store.Search for League of Legends: Wild Rift.Click on the Install button.How to download Wild Rift’s open beta on iOSOpen the App Store on your Apple device.Search for League of Legends: Wild Rift.Click on the “Get” button.
AndroidOperating System: Android 4.4 and aboveMemory: 1.5 GB RAMCPU: 1.5 GHz quad-core (32-bit or 64-bit)GPU: PowerVR GT7600
AppleOperating system: iOS 9 and aboveMemory: 2GB RAMCPU: 1.8 GHz dual-core (Apple A9)GPU: PowerVR GT7600Once you’ve installed the game, simply open it and login in through your Apple ID, Google Play Games, Riot account, or Facebook to play it.
League of Legends: Wild Rift will be coming to more regions in Oceania, Europe, and Asia (except India) in early December. Riot has said that the game will be released in North America, South America, and India in the spring of 2021.
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.