Riot Games announced that the open beta of the mobile MOBA game "League of Legends: Wild Rift" will soon become available to more players in other regions next month.
Riot Games is launching the open beta of "League of Legends: Wild Rift" in Europe, North Africa, Russia, CIS, Turkey and the Middle East on Dec. 10. Meanwhile, players in Taiwan, Oceania, and Vietnam will get their hands earlier on the mobile-focused multiplayer online battle arena on Dec. 7. Regional open betas have been available in several Asian countries, including the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and Indonesia.
With the "League of Legends: Wild Rift" open beta expansion to Europe and other regions, Riot Games confirmed that a new content patch would be released. The patch will feature tweaks to the game based on the feedback given by players. There are also small bug fixes anticipated to roll out along with the patch.
Riot said more details about the upcoming patch would be available on Dec. 7. Several champions are also anticipated to be added to "League Of Legends: Wild Rift." New features and play balancing would be introduced, too.
All other places not included in the new release window will have to wait until 2021. Hopeful "League of Legends: Wild Rift" players are set to get their hands on the game in the Spring of next year. Riot Games earlier mentioned that it is hoping to release the game's open beta to other regions as early as it could.
According to Engadget, "League of Legends" is still one of the most popular MOBA titles. However, its unavailability on mobile allowed "Honor of Kings," also known as "Arena of Valor," to fill the gap. With the arrival of "League of Legends: Wild Rift," Riot Games hopes it could fill the void in its lineup and could bring a unique gameplay style to more gamers.
During "League of Legends: Wild Rift" early launch in some Southeast Asian regions, it consistently topped the charts in all local mobile app stores, including Google Play and Apple App Store. The game is a massive hit in Japan and South Korea. The gaming studio hopes that the game's success would continue as it launches its beta in other regions.
"League of Legends: Wild Rift" was initially set to fully launch by the end of 2021. However, it was pushed back because of the ongoing health crisis. Right now, it has a tentative release date of early 2021. It is also slated to launch on consoles at a soon-to-be-announced date.