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League of Legends: Wild Rift open beta release for iOS gets delayed

Phase one of Wild Rift’s open beta went live yesterday on Android (Image Credits: Riot Games)
Phase one of Wild Rift’s open beta went live yesterday on Android (Image Credits: Riot Games)
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Modified 28 Oct 2020, 12:46 IST
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League of Legends: Wild Rift’s development and open beta release seem to be having one hiccup after another in 2020.

The League of Legends-based mobile game was supposed to have its open beta servers alive and kicking all over the world by the first half of 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the game release got delayed and by the end of 2020, Riot Games seem to be struggling to even put up region-specific beta servers.

In a recent tweet, Michael Chow, the Executive Producer of Riot Games, talked about all the difficulties that Wild Rift’s development was facing, and why its open beta servers were getting delayed in regions like India, North America and South America.

However, the problem for the Wild Rift dev team doesn’t end there as recent developments would suggest that its region-specific open beta releases are having severe technical difficulties.

Phase one of Wild Rift’s open beta went live yesterday on Android in the regions of:

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Timor-Leste

And it would seem that the game was entertaining more bugs than actual gameplay content upon its release.

League of Legends: Wild Rift open beta release delayed for iOS devices

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In a recent tweet, the Wild Rift News mentioned that the game’s release for the iOS platform will be delayed because of the technical issues of the open beta launch.

They wrote:

“Due to some technical issues with the regional Open beta release, the release of iOS was delayed. Related to this, the release of the #wildrift animated film has also been postponed.”

The region-specific open beta launch for Wild Rift has been very buggy. The problem with the game is so big that there has even been an Open Beta Bug Megathread in the game’s primary subreddit.

Riot Games will, therefore, be stalling the iOS release for now, before they completely solve the issues.

Moreover, Wild Rift is not the only Riot Games IP that was afflicted with a bit of bad luck in the last 24 hours.

Valorant has also seen an incredible amount of bugs with their latest patch 1.11, and Riot Games have deemed it fit to roll back the changes for America, Brazil, and LATAM while delaying the update for the rest of the region.

Note: There as been an update on these developments, as Wild Rift has officially launched for both Android and iOS, thdetails of which can be read here.

Published 28 Oct 2020, 09:33 IST
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