League of Legends: Wild Rift, the upcoming console and mobile version of Riot Games' popular MOBA, has been in a beta form in select regions around the world for the past few months, but North and South America have been left out of this beta phase, making fans wonder when they will be able to try out the game. However, they won't have to wait much longer.
Over on Twitter, Riot Games has confirmed that it's planning to announce the open beta release date for League of Legends: Wild Rift for Americas tomorrow, March 9, 2021. Riot has only said that Wild Rift is coming in its beta form in the first half of the year, and with the fact that the announcement about its release date is coming tomorrow, iti looks like the developer is still on track for this release schedule.
In addition to the announcement of the upcoming beta release date for Wild Rift, Riot's communications lead Ben Forbes also shared a new video message on Twitter explaining the process of bringing the game to the Americas. According to Forbes, North and South America are more complicated compared to the rest of the world due to how players have to connect to servers in order to play the game. Compared to other countries, they have a different infrastructure, so it has taken more time on the developer's end than originally planned. He also said that players who have using VPNs to access the open beta in other regions has made it more difficult, and told players to opt in to their own region once the game comes.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is set to release on consoles and mobile devices when it officially arrives, but the beta phase will only be for console platforms alone. Android and iOS users will have to wait for the beta once it releases.