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Teamfight Tactics mobile release set for 2020, beta date announced

by Dustin Steiner

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Riot Games have announced that TFT mobile is set for release in 2020. By bringing Teamfight Tactics to iOS and Android devices, the makers of League of Legends are aiming to close the competitive advantage that Valve had with Dota Underlords.

Teamfight Tactics has been a game mode within League of Legends since it launched, but that's set to change very soon with the debut of the strategy game for mobile devices. 

"Ever since the launch of Teamfight Tactics, players have been asking us for a mobile version of the game," Riot said in the release before taking a jab at Blizzard. "As it turns out, you do have phones."

You may remember that Blizzard caused a commotion at Blizzcon 2018 when a developer hit back at fans' negative reaction to the news that Diablo Immortal would be mobile only by saying: "do you guys not have phones?"

Teamfight Tactics mobile will feature full cross-platform play with the PC version of Teamfight Tactics. A "few" betas will be held in December 2019, with the full release coming in 2020.

"We released Teamfight Tactics earlier this year hoping that you would love it and we've been blown away by the response," Riot's representative said in the video. "We're going to keep investing in TFT for years to come. Teamfight Tactics will always be about strategic depth and exploration."

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Teamfight Tactics will arrive on mobile in 2020.

What else is changing in Teamfight Tactics?

A whole host of other changes will be arriving in Teamfight Tactics for its second season, including:

  • More Arenas
  • More Little Legends
  • Seasonal sets, which will rotate out heroes and give "unique spins" on existing favorites. The first season will be called Rise of the Elements, launching in three weeks - likely with Patch 9.22 on November 6. 
  • New units will draw on the entire pantheon of League of Legends skins and characters that have been created for the game in the past 10 years. 

The announcement came alongside a plethora of other reveals for mobile devices, including Legends of Runeterra, and Riot's FPS Project A for PCs.