KEY POINTS

  • The open beta of the mobile MOBA title kicked off in Asia last year
  • "League of Legends: Wild Rift" has no official release date yet
  • Players who choose to transfer will have their pre-existing accounts totally reset

A few months after its launch in Asia and other regions, "League of Legends: Wild Rift" open beta finally kicks off in the U.S. this month. Following the announcement, some fans are wondering if the upcoming mobile game features controller support.

Does "Wild Rift" Have Controller Support?

Unfortunately, Riot Games designed "League of Legends: Wild Rift" to be played using an on-screen keypad. While it means that controller support is not available now, it does not necessarily mean that it will not be introduced in the game in the future. However, for now, when the open beta launches in the Americas, players will not be able to take advantage of the said feature. To make sure everything feels as natural as possible, Riot Games equipped the mobile MOBA title with a fully customizable button feature.

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Open Beta North America Release

Riot Games released a new trailer announcing the release of "League of Legends: Wild Rift" in the Americas on March 29. It also shows the countries in the region that can access the game's open beta. This includes the U.S, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

To access the "Wild Rift" open beta, players should download it directly from the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play Store and Samsung Stores for Android devices. Interestingly, instead of being added to the Regional Open Beta, the Americas will have their own server because of different infrastructure.

What does it mean for players in the Americas? Unfortunately, this means that players would not be able to engage with other players from the rest of the world. Additionally, Riot Games notes that players in the Americas who have been playing "League of Legends: Wild Rift" open beta will get a notification asking them to move over to their region's respective servers. 

Players who choose to transfer will have their pre-existing accounts totally reset. Riot Games, however, says that it will work out to restore Wild Cores that players purchased. The account migration is optional, which means players can decline the transfer if they do not want to and have their accounts remain unchanged.