League of Legends: Wild Rift – Open Beta Coming to North & South America on March 29
League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC, Riot’s mobile remake of popular PC title “League of Legends” is finally coming with its open beta in North and South America on March 29.
Last year, after the closed beta, the game opened its servers for players in the South-East Asian region for the first time. After that, servers in Europe and the Middle East were opened as well. Finally, after a long wait, American players will get a chance to try out the game. Riot Games announced the same by posting on a video on Wild Rift‘s official YouTube channel; check it out:
However, there’s a twist with the servers that are going to open in the American region. Without further ado, let’s talk about that twist.
Americas Servers to be cut-off from the rest of the world
As per a statement of Riot Games, the Americas servers’ infrastructure will differ from the rest of the world. But, the company has not revealed the exact difference between Americas servers and other servers is.
So, what does this mean? Well, if you’re from North America and travel to Asia for some reason, you won’t be able to access the North American server and vice-versa. Moreover, other in-game functionalities such as adding friends, sending gifts, and most importantly, matchmaking won’t be possible between the Americas servers and other servers. Hence, it’s safe to say that the Americas server will be completely cut-off from other game servers.
As per reports, players from the American region were playing Wild Rift in the SEA servers with a VPN’s help. However, just a couple more weeks and then they’ll be able to enjoy the game at green ping. (under 60/70ms)
Account Migration once Americas server is up and running
Players from the North and South American region who used VPN to play the game will see a prompt asking them to transfer their accounts once the Americas open beta is available. However, by doing so, their accounts will reset completely. It means that they will have to start from scratch.
Interestingly, as per Riot Games, they’re trying their best to help players recover the Wild Cores (in-game currency) that they have purchased since they started playing. Moreover, Riot also said that they would make up for the players’ lost progress by bringing in some exclusive events for the Americas region.