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Everything we know about LoL Wild Rift: champions, release date, more

Published: 6/Nov/2019 23:51 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 2:35

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends will be coming to mobile with the release of Wild Rift, a complete rebuild of the game you know and love on PC for iOS, Android, and console.

Wild Rift was front and center during the League of Legends ten-year anniversary celebration stream. The first major new game announced during the mega Riot Pls video, the game looks to bring the authentic League experience to portable devices and consoles.

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There was a ton of gameplay shown off during the trailers and at Riot parties across the world, so we’ve gone and compiled everything we know about Riot’s exciting new mobile MOBA.

Riot GamesLeague of Legends is coming to mobile with Wild Rift.

What platforms will Wild Rift be available on?

Wild Rift will be coming to mobile on both Apple’s iOS and Android. You can now pre-register for download for Android on the Google Play Store, with iOS coming soon.

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It will also be coming to consoles. What consoles remains to be seen, but with the upcoming next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series X, Riot might try to tie in Wild Rift’s console release with that. The Nintendo Switch could also be in the running for a console port.

Crossplay between League PC and Wild Rift will not be available, with Riot stating that “adding cross-platform… would require compromises of competitive integrity and we want to make sure the gameplay feels fair and fun no matter which platform you’re most comfortable on.”

Riot is, however, exploring the possibility of crossplay between Wild Rift on mobile and console.

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Riot GamesJax will be one of the 40-odd champions available on Wild Rift’s release.

What champions will be available in Wild Rift?

Not every champion will be available on Wild Rift. Given Riot rebuilt League of Legends from scratch for this, there were always some difficult champions who would have been left out of the mix. However, there are still dozens of characters to choose from.

  • Ahri
  • Alistar
  • Amumu
  • Annie
  • Ashe
  • Blitzcrank
  • Braum
  • Camille
  • Cassiopeia
  • Darius
  • Diana
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Draven
  • Ezreal
  • Fiora
  • Fizz
  • Garen
  • Gragas
  • Janna
  • Jarvan IV
  • Jax
  • Jhin
  • Lux
  • Malphite
  • Master Yi
  • Miss Fortune
  • Nami
  • Nasus
  • Olaf
  • Orianna
  • Shyvana
  • Singed
  • Sona
  • Soraka
  • Teemo
  • Tryndamere
  • Twisted Fate
  • Varus
  • Vayne
  • Vi
  • Xin Zhao
  • Yasuo
  • Zed
  • Ziggs

What does Wild Rift look like in-game?

Wild Rift’s gameplay looks very similar to League of Legends, just skinned for a mobile experience similar to Arena of Valor. Champion and ability movement will be dictated by a floating joystick on one side of the screen, while abilities will be jammed onto the other half.

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The map itself is practically Summoner’s Rift, with a few changes. Inhibitors have been removed, so breaking open Inhibitor turrets will spawn super minions for the rest of the game.

Nexus turrets are also gone, but the nexus will instead fire turret shots at players, reducing the chances of a back door. Some walls and brushes in the jungle have also been changed, but for the most part, it’s the same.

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Riot GamesThe HUD for Wild Rift looks clean.

What major changes are there between Wild Rift and League of Legends?

For the most part, Riot is trying to keep the gameplay experience between platforms similar, but there are some slight unique twists shown in the gameplay trailers for Wild Rift.

Some champions will be undergoing some slight overhauls to their kit. For example, Ashe can now control her ultimate, Enchanted Crystal Arrow, just like how support mage Yuumi can control her Prowling Projectile on League’s PC version.

The level cap is also set at 15 instead of 18. This is probably because Riot wanted a faster experience for Wild Rift, with games only expected to last up to 20 minutes.

Riot GamesAshe’s Enchanted Crystal Arrow will be controllable in Wild Rift.

Runes will be ported over to Wild Rift, but not as you know it. While some pre-existing runes like Conqueror, Manaflow Band, and Conditioning will be making it onto mobile, the system has been completely reworked from the ground up.

Leaked screenshots indicate that there will be only one rune tree, so you will be free to choose any rune in the game. There are eight keystones, including Summon: Aery, Electrocute, Grasp of the Undying and Fleet Footwork, and three rows of six runes.

Riot GamesRunes will look slightly different in Wild Rift.

Wild Rift items will also be slightly different from the default Summoner’s Rift experience. For example, Boots of Speed are expected to cost 500 gold, not 300. Furthermore, not all items will be shared between the two games.

A screenshot of the item page in-game shows an item available to buy with the Teleport icon. This is alongside Zhonya’s Hourglass, which was shown off in the trailer, Gargoyle Stoneplate, Twin Shadows and more.

Riot GamesThere’s a lot of crossover between items in League and Wild Rift, but also some new additions.

When is Wild Rift going to be released?

Wild Rift has already gone through a regional alpha in the Philippines back in June. It’s now currently in a closed beta across select regions, which started on September 16.

This is all leading up to a release potentially by the end of this year. However, it’s more likely that date has been pushed over into 2021.

There’s no details on what regions Riot will be supporting, so there’s no guarantee the region you log on to play League of Legends on PC will be the region you can play Wild Rift on.


We will keep this article updated with any new information as it comes to light.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.