Since its release on October 27, 2020, League of Legends: Wild Rift – the mobile ‘version’ of Riot Games’ multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends – has been a hit across the globe. The mobile gaming market offers far more accessibility for players around the world as well as convenience for those looking for a slightly more casual League of Legends experience. Make no mistake, though – the top cut of competition in Wild Rift is fierce; the game has already fostered its own esports ecosystem similar to its PC counterpart, with the most recent season culminating in the 2022 Icons Global Championship last November.
In addition to being able to play on a smartphone, Riot Games has promised that Wild Rift would eventually be coming to video game consoles in the years following its release.
Partnership with Xbox Game Pass PC
On January 11, 2023, Riot Games’ partnership with Xbox Game Pass brought new rewards for all titles to gamers with the Xbox App on PC installed. League of Legends: Wild Rift’s unlocked benefits included all 80+ champions, day-one access to every new champion as they’re released, and a 20% XP boost. Those who linked their accounts before January 1, 2023 also received a Random Emote Chest.
When Will League of Legends: Wild Rift Be On Consoles?
Those looking to play League of Legends: Wild Rift on consoles will have to wait, but the Riot Games partnership with Microsoft via Xbox Game Pass PC could hint at Wild Rift hitting consoles in the near future, perhaps through the console version of the Xbox Game Pass after enough of a ‘test period’ has taken place for users playing Riot-developed titles via Xbox Game Pass PC. There are no details regarding specific release date for Wild Rift on other consoles, so stay tuned for more updates if and when Riot Games makes more information regarding Wild Rift’s remaining console rollouts public.