Recently, the developers of League of Legends: Wild Rift has announced ‘Regional Closed Beta’ for the game. The closed beta testing will be starting from September 16, 2020.
Only the selected players from regions like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore will play the closed beta. Over time, the closed beta will be available in other areas as well.
The official dates along with the regions have been revealed by the developers where you can play the closed beta of League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Testing will begin in the Indonesia region on September 16 with a minimal number of invites. On September 18, the game will be available in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. However, in early October, the game beta testing will pause for a few days, and all accounts will get fully reset.
Wild Rift: New Features In The Regional Closed Beta?
1. Ranking System
In the alpha test, the ranking system wasn’t a thing; however, developers have introduced a ranking system in the closed beta. It will allow the players to find other players in their ranked games who have the same rank/skill set.
The rank mode opens when your account hits level 10. Also, a new rank “Emerald” has been placed between Platinum and Diamond.
Now, winning a ranked game will grant you a “Rank Mark.” Lower tiers like Iron, Bronze, and Silver will need fewer rank marks to climb. Whereas, in higher levels, from Gold to Emerald, players will need more rank marks to climb the rank.
However, from Diamond, the ranking system will comprise of ‘League Points’ that will be added or deducted from your current rank depending on your win/loss, which is similar to League of Legends PC.
Also, there is a new “Fortitude System” that will prevent the players from losing a ‘rank mark’ when they lose a ranked game. Players can either play alone or in a team of 2, 3, and 5. However, depending on community feedback, the matchmaking system may see some changes in the future.
2. New Currency System: Poro Coins
Now, players can earn ‘Poro Coins’ while playing the game. They can purchase certain emotes and skins within the game with the poro coins they have earned.
3. Six New Champions To Play With
At the beginning of the alpha test, the champion pool of League of Legends: Wild Rift consisted of 36 champions. However, the following 6 new champions will be made available for the regional closed beta:
- Dr. Mundo
- Jarvan IV
4. Six New Skins
Players can now test out the following 5 new champion skins in the regional closed beta:
- Freljord Ashe
- High Noon Yasuo
- Godstaff Jax
- Shockblade Zed
- Tempest Janna
5. Other Upgrades/Updates
Additionally, in the regional closed beta, players can find the following upgrades/updates:
- Advanced Control Settings
- Semi-Lock Camera and Aim-Planning Feature
- New Announcer Voice Pack
- Smoother Icon Movement in Minimap
- Characters Movement via Minimap
- Custom Layouts
- Movable Scoreboard
- Fog of War Upgrades
- Pings and Quick Chat
The regional closed beta will be available only on Android devices. If you’re using an iOS device, head over to Wild Rift’s official website and follow the instructions if you’d like to be a part of a small iOS test for Wild Rift.
Minimum Device Specs For Wild Rift:
CPU: 4-core, 1.5GHz and above (32-Bit or 64-bit)
Resolution: 1280 x 720 px
iPhone 7 and above