League of Legends: Wild Rift is already getting quite popular after its recent launch in Europe, Taiwan, Oceania, and Vietnam. Fans have been waiting for a Wild Rift release date for North America, India, and other regions. According to Riot’s executive producer, Micheal Chow has said that they were “grounded and unable to travel” due to the global lockdowns pushing Wild Rift’s release date in North America ahead. However, in their latest cinematic Brian “Feralpony” Feeney, design director of Wild Rift, confirmed that Riot is aiming to launch the game in North America by March 2021. Even though no specific launch date was mentioned for the League of Legends: Wild Rift release in North America, players can expect to see an official announcement soon.
Riot’s Wild Rift release date for North America pushed due to global lockdowns
League of Legends: Wild Rift release date in North America has been delayed due to the pandemic. Michael Chow, the executive producer for Wild Rift at Riot, talked about the main reasons Wild Rift has been delayed in these regions.
“The ongoing state of COVID, with its continued impact on the global landscape around us, is creating brand new technical constraints and complicating each regions’ own unique set of challenges and requirements. The pandemic has the team grounded and unable to travel, making it impossible to do what we would normally do to set up new server sites and server locations.”
The net result of this has been a much more complex and multifaceted problem to bring service to certain regions in particular. “We want the quality of the Wild Rift service to make the game shine for you. Rushing this isn't going to give you the experience you deserve and might even put us in a situation where we need to take down the game completely”, says Chow.