A Beginner’s Guide to Wild Rift
League of Legends is among the most popular video games on the planet as it has well over 100 million active monthly players. It is a MOBA – multiplayer online battle arena – game that involves a ton of strategy and teamwork.
Because the game has been PC-only, many players who wanted to try it out have been unable to do so for most of the game’s history. However, that is not the case anymore thanks to Wild Rift! This is the mobile version of LoL, and the good news is that a console version is also on its way!
If you are interested in learning more about the game and how to improve your skills, then you’ve come to the right spot. Without any further ado, this article is going to take you through some beginner tips for finding success and winning in Wild Rift.
Know the Champions and Your Role
Like in League of Legends, one of the primary things to know about in Wild Rift are the Champions. While there are not as many Champions in Wild Rift as in the full League of Legends experience, there are still dozens to choose from. Each will have their own benefits and drawbacks, and be capable of doing different things, so you’ll need to weight these pros and cons to find the right one for you.
Some move quickly around the map, others do a lot of damage, and some will have a very strong defense. You want to learn their stats, and also which builds are best. Be sure to check out this meta based LoL Champion tier list to help you see what is popular and which Champions are worth playing in League or in Wild Rift.
On top of knowing about the champions, be sure to also familiarize yourself with the right way to play them. Take time to learn the best way to play each champion, and practice with each. For example, you shouldn’t be playing defense as a Jungler. If you are a defensive-minded Champion, you don’t want to be rushing into battle and leaving your objectives undefended.
While you may be tempted to play all of the Champions, it can often be more effective to choose a few and “main” them. This way, you will be more skillful at a few, instead of being just okay at all of them.
Be Aware of the MOBA Rules
If you have never played a MOBA before, it is a good idea to freshen up on the best practices and rules when it comes to MOBAs. For example, while eliminating your opponents is often the name of the game in other titles, MOBAs are actually won by completing objectives and destroying the base of your enemy.
But while that is the goal, there are several unwritten rules of the things you should do to improve your chances of winning. This includes always farming minions, finding the right settings, using the most effective items, and more. Communication is also key, as you need to tell your team what you are doing, where you are going and what enemies around you are doing.
Also, be sure to familiarize yourself with the terminology that is often used in these games. Simply put, the more you can learn about how MOBAs work and the most effective ways to dominate your opponents, the more success you will have.
Take Time to Learn the Map
The map is without a doubt one of the most important – yet underrated – parts of playing Wild Rift or any MOBA. It is where the battle will take place, and knowing it like the back of your hand is definitely a good idea! You need to learn the lanes, learn where minions spawn, where the turrets are, and find the most optimal path for your Champion to take.
Also, be sure to learn about potential bottlenecks and always have a plan of escape if a fight goes off the rails and you need to retreat. It is valuable to spend time playing both the top and bottom lanes, as well as the jungle, so that you have a good idea of what each role does and how they each move effectively through the map.
We hope that this guide has been able to help you be able to understand and learn more about Wild Rift. Now we just need Riot to confirm the release date for Wild Rift on consoles!