League of Legends: Wild Rift is expected to release in China on October 18 this year, according to an announcement made on the game’s official Weibo account today. The highly anticipated MOBA title from Tencent Holdings subsidiary Riot Games has been on the list of upcoming games on mobile app stores for quite some time ever since it was announced on September 15, 10 years after the original game was released.
It appears the developers will be neglecting the upcoming 2.5 patch that’s set to release on October 9 and launch the full game in China in just a few days more.
Wild Rift is slowly getting a global presence
League of Legends: WildRift was first approved for release in China this February by China’s National and Publication Administration (CNPA). The game has been previously launched in the country during its beta testing run but this time it is expected to release for the first time and to a much broader audience in October.
Game developers usually go through an extended period of wait time before the Chinese government approves their games and some of the games, and if the developers aren’t from China, the government often declines their request.
Being one of China’s most popular and most anticipated games, the developers have fascinating plans for the mobile version as even before the vast and broader launch to several regions, an esports scene has been launched for Wild Rift in China by TJ Sports.
Wild Rift beta was launched in Europe, Oceania, Vietnam, Middle East, and Oceania in December of last year and is set to release in North and South America later this year. There is no date for an Indian release at this time. However, with the game finally launching in China, South Asia remains one of the few regions in the world where Wild Rift is yet to be released or even allow pre-registration.
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