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League of Legends: Wild Rift – Mobile version of the popular game to launch soon

The game League of Legends is immensely popular on both Mac and PC. So much so that developers decided to make an abridged version of the game for mobile gamers. That’s right; it will go by the name of League of Legends: Wild Rift and is set to release sometime this year. Riot Games, the developer is keen on reaping the benefits of the ever-growing mobile gaming market. They have released a comprehensive video which explains a lot about the game, including the different characters and skins. While there is no official release date yet, the company is set to begin alpha testing next month.

League of Legends: Wild Rift – What we know

Riot games came out with a detailed video which explains the game. If you’re a hardcore League of Legends fan and are eagerly waiting for Wild Rift, then you should watch the video as well. The game is a shortened version of the PC MOBA game and will have different controls and slightly different gameplay. Instead of repetitive clicking to move the character around, you will control them directly using a virtual touch joystick for your left thumb. Your right thumb will control the abilities. Skill shots will automatically turn the ability button into an additional virtual joystick for aiming. In practice, this feature makes Wild Rift a twin-stick shooter game of sorts.

The company has tweeted that it will release its Alpha stage program in Brazil and Philippines ahead of its worldwide launch. Gamers all over the world are concerned about the system requirements of Wild Rift. Riot Games has clarified this too. They said that at least 1.5GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and Adreno 306 GPU for Android users would be adequate. For iOS users, the game would be compatible with an iPhone 6 device or above. Several aspects of the original LoL game will change, most notably the match length which will be around 20 minutes in Wild Rift.