The special League of Legends tenth anniversary stream was last night, and it brought with it a ridiculous number of announcements from developer Riot Games – including an Overwatch-like competitive shooter, a Diablo-like open-world RPG, and confirmation of the League of Legends mobile game – now called Wild Rift – amongst others.
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In a flurry of Riot Games announcements, it has been revealed that a new version of League of Legends will be landing on mobile and console sooner than you think. Wild Rift will be a reworked version of the famous 5v5 MOBA, optimised for mobile, and “not a port of the PC game” will have limited alphas and betas rolled out by the end of the year, with plans to fully arrive on most platforms and regions by the end of 2020.
It was the big tenth anniversary celebratory stream for League of Legends last night, and it brought with it a selection of exciting announcements by developer Riot Games. There was confirmation of the League of Legends mobile game that has long-suspected to be in-development, as well of news of a tactical shooter that looks like Overwatch meets Counter-Strike.
During the special 10th anniversary stream for League of Legends last night, developer Riot Games had a few surprise announcements to make. It was nice to finally get confirmation of the League of Legends mobile version, now called Wild Rift – but the biggest announcement was that Riot is working on a brand new game, codenamed ‘Project A’.
We’ll soon see the next few League of Legends champions, and after a bunch of leaks and tiny teases, Riot has put out a slightly more substantial video with some strong hints that the next original character will be Senna. The teaser comes just before next week’s planned champion roadmap, which is set to properly unveil the next three new champions for League.
The next League of Legends champion roadmap will be on our doorstep soon, as Riot has confirmed that it’s set to launch sometime next week. It will offer up the first details on three brand-new champions, and will finally give us some further details on the Volibear and Fiddlesticks reworks that were teased earlier this year.
As fans push back against Blizzard’s action against a Hearthstone pro’s comments in support of the protests in Hong Kong, players are starting to put increased scrutiny on other companies with big interests in China. (Which, admittedly, is most major publishers in 2019.) Now, Riot Games has had to assure fans that it is not directing broadcasters to avoid mentions of Hong Kong during the League of Legends World Championships.
Riot Games has made a tradition of debuting new songs featuring established artists at the League of Legends World Championship every year. That song usually precedes the tournament, and has never previously launched later than the end of September. Yet here we are, days into the tournament, and we’ve got no song.
Time capsules are often physical stores buried away somewhere safe for an extended period of time. On the League of Legends subreddit, a virtual time capsule from 2013 has emerged and it’s causing players to reminisce about its contents as well as analyse the current state of LoL.
League of Legends is celebrating its 10th birthday, and Riot’s got a treat in-store for fans. The studio’s teamed up with Wootbox, a subscription-based company that delivers you boxes full of geeky goodies each month, to create a limited edition LoL Wootbox – and it’s available right now.