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When is Wild Rift coming out in NA & Europe? Open beta details, more

Published: 17/Oct/2020 0:09

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends: Wild Rift’s closed beta has been a roaring success so far, and Riot are getting the ball rolling with the open beta kicking off on October 27. However, when can North American and European players expect to get their hands on the game?

Players across the world are slowly getting their hands on Riot’s newest title, Wild Rift. The League of Legends mobile clone is expected to take the market by storm, bringing your favorite Runeterra champions along for a ride ⁠— wherever you go with your phone.

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While the game has launched across Asia, North American and European players have been left in the lurch. Fear not though, as with the open beta launching on Oct. 27, it means North American and European servers are just around the corner.

Wild Rift open beta launches October 27 in select regions

The Wild Rift Open Beta will be launched in all closed beta regions from October 27. This means that you don’t need an invite to play ⁠— just download the game, log on, and get started.

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It is limited to only regions with pre-existing servers. Those are: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.More regions, including North America, South America, and Europe will be coming in the coming months.

Seraphine in League of Legends
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Seraphine will be joining the Wild Rift roster in the open beta.

K/DA stars Kai’Sa, Evelynn, Akali, & Serpahine added for Wild Rift beta

K/DA are making waves across Runeterra. Their first EP titled “ALL OUT” is set to drop in the coming days. They’ve received new looks in League of Legends, and Seraphine is about to make her on-stage and Summoner’s Rift debut.

That’s not where the fun stops if you are a K/DA fan though. The quintet are joining the Wild Rift roster during the open beta. Kai’Sa, Evelynn, Akali, and Seraphine will be added as Riot looks to test out their kits on mobile. They won’t be a permanent addition for now though. Ahri is already in Wild Rift.

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Noxian brothers Darius and Draven are also going live for testing during the Wild Rift beta, while Lee Sin is making his permanent arrival in the title on Oct. 27.

Lee Sin in League of Legends Wild Rift
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Lee Sin will be a permanent addition to the Wild Rift lineup, while six other champions will be opening for testing.

Wild Rift North America and Europe release date

So, when exactly is Wild Rift expected to come to the West? Well, if you’re in Europe, you’re in luck ⁠— Riot are planning on opening up servers sometime in December 2020. Oceania, Vietnam, and Taiwan will also join them at the same time.

North American players will have to wait a little bit longer though. Riot are planning on dispatching Wild Rift to the Americas in Spring 2021.

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If you’re just getting started in Wild Rift, we’ve got everything you need to know about the mobile League of Legends clone right here.

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How to find World of Warcraft’s new Reckful memorial in Shadowlands

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:27

by Bill Cooney

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The NPC paying tribute to legendary World of Warcraft streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has been moved following the Shadowlands expansion to a new location in Azeroth.

Reckful was easily one of the biggest names in WoW streaming when he tragically and unexpectedly passed away in July of 2020. 

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Along with the outpouring of support from the community that followed, Blizzard themselves paid tribute to him with a new Rogue Trainer NPC bearing his tag located in the Cathedral of Light.

After Shadowlands wasn sent live, the area has undergone a bit of a makeover – standard practice for WoW expansions, but Reckful is still there available to train leveling Rogues, just in a slightly different spot than before.

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As shown by his fellow WoW streamer and good friend Asmongold, Reckful was moved by Blizzard in Shadowlands to stand right by the stairway to greet anyone who walks up.

“They moved him, wow, holy s**t,” Asmon said. “Does it still do the wings? Yeah it does. Holy s**t that is pretty cool, that is definitely pretty f***ing cool man.”

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All of the features are still there, including the option to tell Reckful, “It’s good seeing you again,” as well as the ghostly wings that appear on the NPC’s back.

WoW players have also discovered a new feature apparently added along with Shadowlands – if you use the /hug command on Reckful, his character will /hug you right back. How’s that for wholesome?

So if you visit Reckful in the Citadel and hug him, he hugs you back from wow

The Rogue trainer is actually Blizzard’s second tribute to the streamer, with another NPC named ‘Byron Burnside’ first added in Tiragarde Sound – a play on his real name. The Reckful one is more of a direct connection to his in-game identity, with Rogue being his preferred class, and the one that helped him become a household name in the world of WoW.

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Shadowlands is definitely bittersweet for all of us who were fans of tuning into Reckful’s streams, since it’s the first WoW expansion he won’t be around to experience along with us. It’s good to see Blizzard has kept a little piece of him around in-game though – one that we can visit anytime we want.