The Wild Rift Open Beta is now live in South-East Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and even Japan. Although the game hasn’t been released in India, fans have been trying to access the game through a VPN. There are absolutely no laws around using a VPN in India so as long as you are not using a VPN for illegal activities, you should be fine. There are, however, certain precautions users must take to ensure the safety of your system and data.
Some providers may not be safe and sell your personal info or your browsing history to the highest bidder. That’s why we recommend paying a few bucks per month for a reputable VPN service. However, there are a few trustworthy VPN providers out there that offer free plans, but they have quite a few limits in place. Almost all of them give you a monthly data allowance and some even automatically select the location for you.
While Riot had previously punished players for playing the game using VPNs during the Alpha test, due to this test being an Open Beta, there aren’t such restrictions.
VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. It routes your data through its servers and encrypts it before sending it to the website you are visiting. To put it simply, a VPN changes your IP address, making it seem like you’re located somewhere else than you really are. For example, if you live in the Philippines and connect to the internet via a VPN server located in the US, the website you’re visiting will think you’re based in the US.
This has a lot of advantages. One of them is that you can bypass geo-restrictions put in place by various streaming services. For example, Netflix offers way more content to its US subscribers than those in most other places around the globe. So by connecting online via a US VPN, you can get access to a lot more movies and TV shows. A VPN gives you complete anonymity online. Using it hides your browsing history from everyone if the VPN provider has a no-logging policy, including your ISP.