With the NA launch less than a week away, Riot Games has dropped a major patch for their mobile title including role preference.

The new update for League of Legends Wild Rift will hit players devices on March 30. There is plenty to unpack with many positive changes that should see a surge in the player base.

Role preference makes its way to Wild Rift

Wild Rift is a mobile version of the Riot Games’ widely popular League of Legends. The highly anticipated mobile game was first released in October of 2020. Riot overtime has made multiple quality of life changes that should see the game in its best state yet.

Since the release of the game back in October, the Wild Rift community has been vocal in their need to select their role for a competitive game. Up until patch 2.2, it has been a free for all in regards to what role players will be playing. If a player was the last pick then it came down to ‘tough luck’.

Riot Games showing the positional preference system they are currently trialling on Wild Rift.
Image courtesy of Riot Games ‘Dev Diary’ series on YouTube

The image above displays the five ways players can now choose to queue up in Wild Rift. If players do not select a preferred role, their recent history (champions played) will help Riot guide you towards your desired role.

Riot announced this is a trial run for the new role preference system and with this comes a separate queue to help trial this new feature. The role preference system will be added permanently if the trial is deemed successful.

Patch 2.2 Brings new Champions, Items and Skins to Wild Rift

As the game begins to grow in popularity, Riot has decided it was time to introduce a new batch of champions that will debut on patch 2.2. Here is the complete list of the new additions for patch 2.2:

Champions:

  • Galio
  • Kha’Zix
  • Rammus
  • Rengar
  • Renekton

Skins:

  • Stargazer Camille (Stargazer skin line exclusive to Wild Rift)
  • Stargazer Twisted Fate
  • Stargazer Soraka
  • Godking Darius
  • Bloodmoon Kennen
  • Corgi Corki
  • Draven Draven
  • Scorched Earth Renekton

New Tank Items:

  • Frozen Heart
  • Force of Nature
  • Sunfire Aegis
  • Sheen
  • Sapphire Crystal

Wild Rift coming to North America

The Americas only have to wait six more days with the release of Wild Rift for NA expected to come on March 29th. It has been a kid waiting for Christmas experience for North American gamers as they watched the rest of the world dive into the game as early as 2020. Riot has announced an opening event for North America called “Wild Welcome”. This limited time event will help new players earn champions and in-game content faster to get them caught up with the rest of the world.

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Jordan "Marn" Marney is an esports journalist from across the pond. Marn specialises in telling stories about League of Legends and Call of Duty. Marn has been a passionate esports fan since 2014 and has written for publications Unikrn, Esports Network, ESTNN and The United Stand.