In June, Wild Rift was made available to Alpha testers in Brazil and the Philippines. Eventually, it made its way into closed beta on September 16th. Players in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand who signed up for the launch will get a chance to test out the game and help Riot iron out some bugs.
As the closed beta progresses, the number of countries with access to the closed beta is to go up. While players need a beta invite to login and play the game, they can nevertheless side-load the game. Side-loading will allow a player to install the app that can’t be found on the Google Play Store. Bear in mind that side-loading doesn’t guarantee that you can play or run the app after its installation. Remember that downloading Wild Rift through this method will be useful only for players who’ve received a beta invite from Riot Games but can’t seem to still install the game through Play Store.
How you can download League of Legends: Wild Rift APK and OBB
If you’ve never downloaded an APK to your mobile since it will be detected as an unknown source at first. While the size of the file is 83 megabytes, the game file is nearly 1 GB. Downloading Wild Rift through an APK requires you to go through the following steps.
- Download Wild Rift’s APK and OBB files
First, you need to download the APK and OBB files of the game which will be extracted from the official installation through the Play Store, thus there being no difference between the Play Store version and this one after installation. (Disclaimer: AFK Gaming cannot guarantee the authenticity or safety of downloading these APK and OBB files. While we downloaded it to our own devices and did not notice any malicious software, readers should download these at their own risk).
- Click on the installed APK files
Now, if you’ve installed APK files before, your mobile will know what needs to be done. In case you haven’t, however, you’ll then have to allow the mobile to install apps from unknown sources. The procedure is quite simply from settings, go to safety/privacy tap and click on “Install apps from Unknown Sources”.
- Place the OBB file in the correct folder after installation
After the APK is installed, the game’s logo will appear on the main screen but you won’t be able to launch it. For that, you need to place the OBB file properly.
After finding the OBB file, move it to “Android>OBB>com.riotgames.league.wildrift”. Don’t copy and paste but move the file. That should do the trick. You can delete the APK file after it happens.