Wild Rift finally launch in the Americas – ESports

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League of Legends fans in North and South America can now enjoy  Wild Rift’s open beta in the regions.

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) was first revealed in 2019 as Riot’s product for mobiles and consoles, using its League champions.  Now it is available in the Americas and released on Android and iOS worldwide except in China and India.

Riot ensured that the core League experience is intact as it offers a shorter match time on a smaller Summoner’s Rift. The latest development means players in the two continents can now download the game through the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Samsung Galaxy Store.

Earlier this month, Riot had said that the Americas servers would be using a “different infrastructure” from the rest of the world to enjoy the game. However, they won’t enjoy features like matchmaking, sending gifts, and friend requests. It means there won’t be friends request between players in the Americas and the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, players using VPNs to play the game early will need to migrate their accounts to the new servers because they will be prompted to transfer their accounts once they log into the game.

This will make them lose all progress they have made so far in the game. However, Riot has promised to restore any Wild Core purchases. That is expected to happen at a later time.

Meanwhile, Riot has launched an exclusive, time-limited event to make up for its late release in the continents. With this welcome event, players will get champions and other content faster.

Moreover, any League players who log into Wild Rift with their Riot Games accounts will earn some extra rewards based on their PC game progress.