KEY POINTS

  • "League of Legends: Wild Rift" now features the ARAM game mode
  • The game mode is available for a limited time
  • There is no confirmation if ARAM would be a permanent addition to "League of Legends: Wild Rift"

Riot Games definitely wants to make "League of Legends: Wild Rift" as great as its PC MOBA counterpart. Earlier, the gaming studio announced that the fan-favorite game mode ARAM is available for a limited period of time.

The announcement about the new All Random All Mid (ARAM) game mode in the mobile MOBA came from the official Twitter account of "League of Legends: Wild Rift." The limited-time test is available from April 5-8. The mode is on a test run but Riot Games will use the test to determine whether it should be a permanent mode to the mobile title.

What Is "Wild Rift" ARAM?

"League of Legends" veterans are familiar with the game mode ARAM. However, for the greenhorns, it is a 5v5 mode where two teams play through a single lane on the Howling Abyss to destroy each other's nexus. Players are assigned champions and have the ability to reroll the selection only once. 

A screen cap of the mobile version of the Howling Abyss in Wild Rift A screen cap of the mobile version of the Howling Abyss in Wild Rift. Photo: Riot Games

Just like its PC counterpart, winning the match gives the winning team a reroll. It is worth noting that in this game mode, players could not regen their health or purchase items until they die. Health packs pop up at certain times in the game.

Difference From "League Of Legends"

With the ARAM game mode now available in "League of Legends: WildRift," some players are wondering if it is the same as the one in its PC counterpart. Exclusive summoner spells such as Dash, Mark and Clarity, as well as the general concept of the game mode are now part of "Wild Rift." However, there are multiple differences between the modes available in both games.

The game mode does not have any inhibitors or turrets near the nexus in "Wild Rift," only a couple of towers positioned far from the nexus. Matches are also shorter in the mobile version. In fact, the usual 20- to 30-minute game time on the PC only lasts 15 to 20 minutes on mobile and matches can be completed in just five to 10 minutes. In "Wild Rift," the Howling Abyss is much smaller.

Also, "League of Legends: Wild Rift" players move around with the move stick placed on the left side of the screen. Champion abilities are found on the right side and arranged based on their order of importance. The attack button on the game's mobile version is under the Abilities portion.