Riot Games finally revealed and released the League of Legends: Wild Rift (Free) open beta across the Americas recently. Read our impressions of it from when the open beta hit North America here. We featured it as our Game of the Week. If you’ve not kept up with League of Legends: Wild Rift, the open beta has been rolling out across select regions over time with a big expansion across Europe and more soon after. Today, League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 2.3 has gone live and it is a big one. In addition to bringing in new champions, there are balance changes, new network features, a new way to level up with friends, notifications for friends coming online, and a lot more. For the new champions, Riven the exile and Irelia the Blade Dancer join League of Legends: Wild Rift at 0:01 UTC on June 3rd. The image below highlights some of the changes and additions in League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 2.3:
A new Close Friends system lets you level up with up to 20 friends together with titles like Perfect Partners, Best Buddies, and more. Once you and a friend become close friends through an invitation, you can increase your friendship level up to 4 by playing together and gifting. Friend subscriptions let you get notified when up to three friends come online or finish a match with them showing up on the top of your friends list. All Random All Mid (ARAM) comes back in this update for more testing and it will be live through June and July. The new network tools let you check your connection before and after a game to diagnose network issues. A new dual channel option has been added to let players use both WiFi and 4G together. League of Legends: Wild Rift is available on the App Store for iOS here and Google Play for Android here in select regions including the Americas, Europe, and more. Check out the official League of Legends: Wild Rift website here. Check out the full League of Legends: Wild Rift 2.3 patch notes here and read this for a taste of what Riot Games is planning for future updates. What do you think of the gameplay so far if you’ve been playing it and what would you like to see added in updates?