Riot Games is planning a massive expansion of the LoL brand this week with the release of League of Legends Wild Rift in Europe.
For those who might not have heard about the project before, League of Legends Wild is the mobile version of the popular PC MOBA.
The big difference here is that it is a more streamlined version that takes a shorter amount of time to play.
It’s also sticking with the free-to-play model and is expected to launch on consoles in 2021.
And while LoL and League of Legends Wild Rift will not feature crossplay or other functionalities, it’s still shaping up to be the perfect pocket companion.
This isn’t the first major LoL spin-off from Riot Games, who in the previous months has launched Legends of Runeterra and TeamFight Tactics.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WILD RIFT EUROPE RELEASE DATE
Riot Games has confirmed its plans to launch League of Legends Wild Rift in Europe on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
Meanwhile, players from Oceania, Taiwan and Vietnam were given access earlier this week.
According to Riot Games, the League of Legends: Wild Rift release time has been set for Pacific Time on December 10.
And that likely means it will be available to download and play during the evening in the UK and other compatible regions.
So it will be worth keeping an eye on the Android and iOS stores, starting from 4pm GMT, as well as checking Riot Games social media accounts.
The Americas are expected to enter Open Beta in 2021 for League of Legends Wild Rift.
This week’s League of Legends: Wid Rift release also comes with a number of changes to the game for those already enjoying the open beta.
A message from Riot Games adds: “This patch, we’re replacing Cooldown Reduction with a new stat called Ability Haste, in line with our friends on League of Legends PC.
“We’re also officially welcoming Darius and Draven onto the Rift with our first canon lore event, Noxian Brotherhood. Joining them later this month will be Wukong, the Monkey King.”
Other changes listed for this week include the following:
DARIUS, THE HAND OF NOXUS
There is no greater symbol of Noxian might than Darius, the nation’s most feared and battle-hardened commander. Rising from humble origins to become the Hand of Noxus, he cleaves through the empire’s enemies—many of them Noxians themselves. Knowing that he never doubts his cause is just, and never hesitates once his axe is raised, those who stand against the leader of the Trifarian Legion can expect no mercy.
DRAVEN, THE GLORIOUS EXECUTIONER
In Noxus, warriors known as Reckoners face one another in arenas where blood is spilled and strength tested—but none has ever been as celebrated as Draven. A former soldier, he found that the crowds uniquely appreciated his flair for the dramatic, and his unparalleled skill with his spinning axes. Addicted to the spectacle of his own brash perfection, Draven has sworn to defeat whomever he must to ensure that his name is chanted throughout the empire forever more.
WUKONG, THE MONKEY KING
Wukong is a vastayan trickster who uses his strength, agility, and intelligence to confuse his opponents and gain the upper hand. After finding a lifelong friend in the warrior known as Master Yi, Wukong became the last student of the ancient martial art known as Wuju. Armed with an enchanted staff, Wukong seeks to prevent Ionia from falling to ruin.
Wukong will be available later during this patch.
- Added support French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Russian, and Vietnamese.
- Added the option to ping ability cooldowns
- Added the option for fixed joystick controls
- Academy Darius
- High Noon Darius
- Primetime Draven
- Soul Reaver Draven
- More skins will be released throughout the patch,
We’re standardizing the cost of ultimates and nerfing mana regen for around half the roster. These changes are shown in the section below this one. More significant changes are still here.