League of Legends: Wild Rift release date in India, Champions, gameplay, and everything else you need to know

If you are planning to check out League of Legends: Wild Rift, then here’s what you need to know about its release date, system requirements, and more.

Riot Games has introduced the iconic MOBA experience of League of Legends to mobile phones with League of Legends: Wild Rift. The Wild Rift version brings the signature League of Legends gameplay, with some tweaks that would suit smartphones. The free-to-play League of Legends: Wild Rift game has already been soft-launched in many regions, with a full launch expected soon. Just like League of Legends on PC, Wild Rift is expected to be a major esports sensation in the world of mobile gaming. If you are planning to check out League of Legends: Wild Rift, then here’s what you need to know about its release date, system requirements, gameplay, and more.

League of Legends: Wild Rift release date in India

League of Legends: Wild Rift was supposed to release in 2020, but the rollout got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The game is currently running an open beta that was kicked off in 2020 for certain regions across the globe. Players from Europe, Russia and CIS, Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa can play League of Legends: Wild Rift on Android as well as iOS.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

It’s unclear when the game will get a full global launch as Riot hasn’t announced the global launch date for League of Legends: Wild Rift yet. Many hardcore League of Legends fans had started using VPN to access the game, but the dev team at Riot blocked access to Wild Rift from “highest volume VPN services outside the beta regions.” So, you have no other choice but to wait for Riot to announce League of Legends: Wild Rift release date in India and other regions. Until then, Android device users can pre-register for League of Legends: Wild Rift on Google Play Store.

League of Legends: Wild Rift system requirements

League of Legends: Wild Rift system requirements for Android

  • OS – Android 5.0 or above
  • RAM – 1.5GB
  • Size – 3.41GB

League of Legends: Wild Rift system requirements for iOS

  • OS – iOS 10.0 or above
  • Size – 3.9GB

League of Legends: Wild Rift Champions

League of Legends: Wild Rift features over 40 Champions, all of which are listed below:

  • Ahri
  • Akali
  • Akshan
  • Alistar
  • Amumu
  • Annie
  • Ashe
  • Aurelion Sol
  • Blitzcrank
  • Brand
  • Braum
  • Caitlyn
  • Camille
  • Corki
  • Darius
  • Diana
  • Mundo
  • Draven
  • Evelynn
  • Ezreal
  • Fiora
  • Fizz
  • Galio
  • Garen
  • Gragas
  • Graves
  • Irelia
  • Janna
  • Jarvan IV
  • Jax
  • Jayce
  • Jhin
  • Jinx
  • Kai’sa
  • Karma
  • Katarina
  • Kayle
  • Kennen
  • Kha’zix
  • Lee Sin
  • Leona
  • Lucian
  • Lulu
  • Lux
  • Malphite
  • Master Yi
  • Miss Fortune
  • Morgana
  • Nami
  • Nasus
  • Nunu and Willumo
  • Olaf
  • Orianna
  • Pantheon
  • Rakan
  • Rammus
  • Renekton
  • Rengar
  • Riven
  • Senna
  • Seraphine
  • Sett
  • Shen
  • Shyvana
  • Singed
  • Sona
  • Soraka
  • Teemo
  • Thresh
  • Tristana
  • Tryndamere
  • Twisted Fate
  • Varus
  • Vayne
  • Veigar
  • Vi
  • Wukong
  • Xayah
  • Xin Zhao
  • Yasuo
  • Yuumi
  • Zed
  • Ziggs

League of Legends: Wild Rift gameplay

League of Legends: Wild Rift is the mobile version of the popular MOBA, League of Legends. The core gameplay of Wild Rift is quite similar to League of Legends. You play a 5v5 arena match, where the first team to invade their opponent’s side and destroy their Nexus wins. You can play as one of more than 40 Champions mentioned above, each of which comes with different playstyles and abilities. Every player begins at level 1 with one ability and earns more skills and items as the match progresses.

Will there be League of Legends: Wild Rift esports events in India?

Although Wild Rift esports has already begun in certain regions, they aren’t available in India yet since the game hasn’t launched in the country. However, Riot is planning to host League of Legends: Wild Rift esports events in the country after the game launches globally. In an interview with RiftGuides (via AFK Gaming), Wild Rift Global Head of Esports Leo “Noharris” Faria said, “I can’t speak to the plans to launch the game there. What I can tell you from an esports perspective is when the game is launched in India, we’ll be ready to go. We’ll be ready to build an esports team there.”

League of Legends vs League of Legends: Wild Rift

Since League of Legends: Wild Rift is specifically designed for mobile phones, the game has some differences compared to the PC version, League of Legends. Unlike the Summoner’s Rift map in League of Legends, the mobile version has a Wild Rift map that is smaller and created for shorter rounds. Wild Rift players also get access to some major buffs at the end of each round by defeating an Elder Elemental Drake, which aren’t available in League of Legends. Along with these, each Champion’s passive skills have been tweaked as attaching them to separate buttons on the screen will lead to a crowded interface. Instead, the devs have added some active abilities to Wild Rift. Finally, the orientation of the map is a bit different in Wild Rift compared to League of Legends. Instead of moving from left to right in League in Legends, you will move from top to bottom in League of Legends: Wild Rift.