After Call of Duty, League of Legends to be available in mobile

Oct 17, 2019

Following the success of the Call of Duty: Mobile (100 million downloads in first week), another PC game is on its way to your fingertips.

Riot Games announced recently that their hit multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title League of Legends (LoL) will hit mobile devices and game consoles by next year. The new version will be called LoL: Wild Rift.

The transition to Android and iOS has been rumored for some time now, but the American video game developer thought that their 10th anniversary is the perfect time to drop the bomb.

LoL Executive Producer Michael Chow clarified that Wild Rift isn't "a port of LoL on PC," but a "new game built from scratch to ensure it is a polished, legitimate LoL experience that's worth players' time."

Wild Rift will carry pretty much the same MOBA gameplay and champion roster as its PC predecessor, only with a dual-stick control scheme, 15 to 20 minute matches, and a new 5v5 map.

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Michael has heard every gamer complaining about how hard it is to fit League PC experience into their ever-changing lifestyle.

"You've also been telling us that you simply can't play League with a lot of the friends you love to game with," he said. "Yes, because of their lifestyles as well, but also because League takes a long time to learn. The matches are so long, and so on."

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Before Wild Rift, Shanghai Moonton Technology's Mobile Legends: Bang Bang — and Tencent's (which also owns Riot Games) Arena of Valor, to some extent — has kept gamers, including Filipinos, glued to their phones.

Android users can take the first crack at Wild Rift by pre-registering through Google Play.

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