Mobile MOBAs often get a bad rep for either being too simple or sometimes pay-to-win.
However, everything changed when Riot Games announced that League of Legends is coming to mobile with Wild Rift. Mobile MOBA enthusiasts can now play a highly competitive game without the pay-to-win features that many other games offer.
If you want to learn more about Wild Rift, check out my guide below, and learn how you can enhance your gameplay with cool skins in the game.
- Same MOBA, New Platform
- Getting Free Skins in Wild Rift
- Finish the Tutorial
- Get Better at Wild Rift
- Achieve the Objectives
Same MOBA, New Platform
Wild Rift is League of Legends on mobile. Everything that I loved about League of Legends is transformed into a mobile MOBA game.
From the three-pronged map down to the champions in League, all the things that I love about the game including the strategy, the roles, the skins, and everything in between are there.
Developed and published by Riot Games, Wild Rift is a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena that pits teams of five players into a map where they use champions to fight and break the enemy base. Whoever destroys the enemy Nexus wins the game.
Alongside the many similarities of its parent game, Wild Rift also offers new features such as Poro coins, baubles, new emotes, and cosmetic skins that are exclusive only to the mobile game.
Downloading Wild Rift
Riot has also announced that the game will be available soon on handheld devices and gaming consoles.
Take note that the game features in-app purchases through the in-game stores. The app also asks for permissions and will ask for login details during purchase.
Getting Free Skins in Wild Rift
Skins are just some of the most coveted cosmetic items in Wild Rift. While they may not pose any strategic advantage against the opposing team, champion skins are still cool to look at and are often used to show off my prowess with the champion that I have the skin with.
Skins are commonly used in the game to improve the graphics and make all the skills look unique and cool to look at.
Whether it improves your gameplay, skins are usually being purchased by players for many different reasons but having one to make yourself look cool is enough of a reason to buy one.
Most of the skins also come with unique recall animations as well as added graphics to skills and legendary skins even have their unique voice lines. If you want to know how I get free skins in Wild Rift, check out below.
One of the main reasons why I’m racking up on skins right now is not because I purchased them through the in-game store. Wild Rift itself is giving away a lot of free skins as long as you join their events.
One of the main events that are currently ongoing is the Rift-to-Rift Event where players from the Americas region can get different rewards including free random skins. Every two weeks, Wild Rift features different events and sometimes they tie into the release of a certain champion.
Most of these events often give out rewards such as baubles, emotes, and the occasional free skin. I would suggest that you keep on joining these events and missions so you will have your chance at getting skins in this game.
Finish the Tutorial
The tutorial is one of the main features in the game that is targeted towards beginners in the mobile MOBA genre especially when it comes to playing Wild Rift.
The Rift Academy will teach you the basics of the game like how you would move your champion, use their skills, take towers, and win the game. The tutorial is divided into different sessions where the information is broken down into digestible pieces.
I found that this is one of the best ways to learn more about the game. What’s more enticing to new players is that going through and finishing the tutorial will reward me with a free champion and a free random skin in the game.
While I won’t be able to choose the skin that I want, it is still quite good that the game offers premium skin even at the start of the game.
Play Ranked Games
There are three different types of games in Wild Rift that I find to be very enjoyable. The Classic mode is usually very casual and I often play with my friends through this queue. The Howling Abyss is another map that I get to enjoy with my friends.
If I do want to play in a competitive setting, the Ranked matches are always my go-to queue. Playing ranked matches can be grueling but very rewarding especially at the end of each season. Riot Games have always provided a free skin for a chosen champion in the game after each season.
To receive the Glorious skin for a certain champion every season, simply play ranked matches and get to the Gold tier and win 10 games. It is that simple. Just play ranked games and you will get a free skin.
Get Better at Wild Rift
Speaking of ranked matches, you will need all the help that you can get to reach the Gold tier and be able to receive the popular Glorious skin line for a champion.
Playing ranked matches can be very competitive. I have to wiggle my way up to Gold from the start to reach the high Diamond tier in Wild Rift.
Getting better at Wild Rift does not come overnight. You will need to spend a lot of time and effort perfecting your skill.
Here are some of the tips that I can give to you when playing Wild Rift so you can get that skin at the end of each season.
Pick Three Champions to Main
There are now over 60 different champions available to play in the game and each of these champions has its specific playstyle. For a simple yet effective champion, choose between Garen, Master Yi, Annie, and Miss Fortune and rise to Silver ranks. It will then be a different story once you get out of Gold.
This is the time when you need to pick three main champions to play in ranked matches. I do this a lot so I won’t be target banned by players. If you do play an exclusive champion, make sure that it is not one of the popular champions that get banned a lot.
The reason why I’m telling you to pick a champion to main is that this will help you learn more about the champion’s strengths and weaknesses. Wild Rift is all about dedication and the more time you spend learning and mastering a certain champion, you will be able to carry your games and rise in rank.
Achieve the Objectives
What makes Wild Rift very different from many other mobile MOBAs is it is centered around objectives. There are many objectives in the game such as turrets and jungle monsters but there are three main objectives that you and your team should be fighting for in this game.
These are Rift Herald, Drakes, and Baron Nashor. Each of these objectives has an impact on the map and how I and my team play the game. Drakes add extra stats to my team while the Rift Herald helps us push turrets and enter the enemy base quickly.
Meanwhile, killing the Baron gives my team the Baron buff which enhances both the stats and the minions surrounding us which means we can easily push towards the enemy base and win the game.
Achieving these objectives in the game will surely increase your chances of winning. However, never be confident and start throwing your games as the game can still swing to the enemy’s favor and push for a comeback. This can be done especially when they can steal one of the objectives.
Understand Your Role
There are five different roles in the game and each of them plays an important part in winning. Midlaners are often mages and assassins that try to get ahead in the early game so that they can earn more gold to carry the team in the later stages. Baron laners are often tanks that help soak up damage.
Junglers often gank lanes to give your team an advantage and help you secure the objectives mentioned above. AD carries are often very weak early on, but once the carry can farm gold and buy items, they mostly carry the game to victory. These roles are often integral to the team so everyone must work together to win.
Understanding your role within the team means you get to play your part very well. Whether you are a support or a jungler, a player needs to know the strengths and weaknesses of the role for them to become effective in the game.
With its budding esports scene and a slew of content coming in the next few months, League of Legends: Wild Rift is just starting its rise to becoming the top mobile MOBA game all over the world.
Wild Rift might soon follow the steps of its parent game and could become the most popular mobile game in the world.