Mobile Adaptation for League of Legends
For a decade, League of Legends (LoL) has been exclusively a PC MOBA game. However, you will now be able to play it on mobile. Rio Game’s rebuilt it from scratch as League of Legends: Wild Rift, specifically for handheld devices and consoles. As a result, you can now get the LoL experience for the first time on other platforms.
The developers emphasized that Wild Rift is not merely a port of the LoL PC. Therefore, you can expect a few new additions that make the game feel fresh. For instance, some of the champions will execute their abilities slightly differently so that the gameplay translates well to dual-stick control on touch screens. What’s more, passive skills in the PC version are now active. So, all you have to do is activate them to start using a beefed-up battle strategy.
Besides the rebuilt skill deployment and battle effects, champions now spot new skins. The matches are also shorter, lasting 15-20 minutes, as opposed to the 25-50 minute long clashes in LoL PC.
Overall, the graphics in Wild Rift look much better than the original release. Granted, this mobile version makes it convenient to keep playing your favorite game on the go. However, keep in mind that it is still possible to enjoy League of Legends: Wild Rift for PC. Just install it with an emulator if you are a diehard fan who would like to enjoy the improved graphics but in the old-school way.
Similar Rules of Play to LoL
So, what’s to expect from League of Legends: Wild Rift in terms of gameplay? Well, for those who haven’t played LoL before, or if you are a loyal fan interested in knowing what’s new, this is probably one question that may come to mind.
It’s essential to point out that League of Legends: Wild Rift gameplay is not so much different from the flagship title. That means that the rules of play remain the same. Two teams of five combatants each take to the battlefield with one goal; to destroy the other side’s nexus and defensive structures called towers/turrets. The map and settings may be a bit different but still comprise of three lanes. Also, you will still take on the role of the unseen summoner who is in control of one champion.
So, whether you choose to install League of Legends: Wild Rift for PC or the default mobile version, the game will feel quite familiar if you have been playing the series over the years.
Diverse Champion Roles
Another aspect that won’t change in League of Legends Wild Rift is the champion that fans of the series have become used to seeing. As such, be prepared for some familiar faces and your all-time favorites.
Although not all champions are available, players can choose from a roster of 40 heroes, and Rio Games have hinted at adding even more in the future. Despite the smaller selection, heroes will still belong to one of six roles, namely Tank, Mage, Assassin, Fighter, Marksman, and Support.
Beginner Tips and Tricks for Playing League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC
Meet the System Requirements
While Riot Games is yet to announce which consoles will support League of Legends: Wild Rift, the developers have already spelled out the type of mobile devices that would offer the best experience. For Android, the specs are something higher or equivalent to a Samsung Galaxy S7 with 1GB RAM, Adreno 306 GPU, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. On the other hand, iOS users with anything newer than an iPhone 5s will be good to go. Keep in mind, though, that you can always install League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC with an emulator. Why limit yourself to a tiny mobile device with limited processing power, when you can play the game on a powerful gaming laptop or PC.
Fight Neutral Opponents
In League of Legends: Wild Rift, you will encounter several neutral creatures as your team marches up the battlefield lanes. These beings do not actively attack your champion, but you can stop to fight them when passing by to get a reward. For instance, the jungle monsters that spawn at various intervals drop gold, experience, and other rewards when you take them down. On the upper side of the river, you can also battle the Rift Herald. After defeating it, this creature will be at your beck and call, allowing you to summon it to serve as your battering ram when trying to destroy enemy towers.
On the other hand, you can fight the Baron Nashor, a neutral NPC that spawns in the same location as a replacement for the slain Rift Herald. Any member of your team that manages to annihilate this more formidable enemy gets super minions as a reward.
Let Minions Draw Turret Fire
Just like in the original LoL game, the turrets (or towers) in Wild Rift prioritize their attacks on enemy minions. As a result, you should let your wave of tiny allies lead the way into enemy turret firing range. With this approach, your heroes can step in and attack the tower unopposed. It is an effective way to draw away fire from them, but keep in mind that the enemy turrets will immediately attack your heroes if they go after their rival counterparts who happen to be close by.