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League of Legends: Wild Rift will start its first regional open beta test on Oct 27

By Kenneth Ang - on 16 Oct 2020, 5:06pm

League of Legends: Wild Rift will start its first regional open beta test on Oct 27

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Despite being over ten years old, Riot Games' popular MOBA League of Legends still commands a huge and loyal following worldwide, both casually and competitively. Now, that crowd is probably going to get even bigger, with the game's mobile port, Wild Rift entering its first Regional Beta test on October 27.

Unlike its previous phase of beta testing, which was only available to select parties (including us!), this regional beta test will be open to all players from the following countries: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, although Riot plans to expand it to include many more  regions in 2020 and early 2021.

In terms of gameplay, the regional beta will also feature several changes and additions from before, as noted below:

  • New Champion: In a new patch, hitting later this month, Wild Rift will release one of the most  popular junglers from League PC: Lee Sin, the Blind Monk. He still has all the high-skill outplay  potential from the PC version, now adapted with seamless, mobile-friendly controls. 
  • Champ Previews: In that same patch, Riot is testing six future champions who will be totally free to play for a few days in October: Kai’sa, Evelynn, Akali, Darius, Draven, and League’s  newest popstar, Seraphine
  • In-game Rewards: In South Korea and Japan, players can log in using their existing Riot Games accounts and earn rewards based on their time and monetary investment in League of Legends on PC. For the Southeast Asian regions in the Closed Beta, players can create and link a Riot Account and earn rewards like champs and skins later in the year. 

With regard to other types of content, as a nod to LoL's success in the various regions, Riot will also release locally tailored material every day on the road to Open Beta based on the different locales. On top of this, influencer spotlights, guides, and community highlights will also be featured, equipping players with all they need to prepare for Wild Rift.

Last but not least, the ever-popular K/DA ensemble will be making an appearance in Wild Rift as well in the form of skin purchases. According to Riot, at the end of October, players will be able to purchase the special K/DA ALL OUT skins using Wild Cores, the game's paid currency. However, if you've got your eye on K/DA ALL OUT Seraphine, do take note that she's going to be sightly pricier than the rest, costing 1325 Wild Cores. Apart from her, the other four members of the ensemble all feature the same price tag of 990 Wild Cores.

Speaking of which, Riot also took the chance to release more info on K/DA's new ALL/OUT EP - check that out here!