Wild Rift Dev Explains Why Events Are Less Likely to Get a Rerun in the Future
Since the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift back in October 2021, a lot of events have come and gone. While fans who missed certain events would love to see a rerun of the previous events in the mobile MOBA title, the Event Product Lead of Wild Rift, Juno Blees reveals that these events may not be returning in the foreseeable future. Through a lengthy Twitter post, the developer revealed the reasons why they are less likely to rerun Wild Rift events, but the rewards may be made accessible for new players in the future. This is to ensure that both old and new players can look forward to something new in every patch update.
Riot Games aims to keep Wild Rift events fresh and exciting for all players
Juno Blees made a Tweet on 17th Jan 2022, explaining to Wild Rift fans why major events such as the K/DA event are less likely to return for the second time. According to the developer, these events are designed to promote new content such as skins and champions. While bringing back these events may sound exciting to new players, it will be less engaging for old players who have already experienced the event.
“Rerunning old events would be less exciting since the content they promote is no longer fresh,” stated Juno Blees.
The developer added that some of these events are also meant to be temporary to make the rewards special and rare. One example is the Wild Rift Sentinels of Light event where players were able to acquire numerous Sentinel-themed collectibles during the Ruination crossover event which spanned across all of Riot Games’ titles.
“Lots of events are temporary because we want players who participated in them and have earned event rewards to feel special. Bringing those events back would diminish the effort they've put in,” stated Juno Blees.
While most major events will not be coming back anytime soon, the devs will be taking ideas from the previous events that players enjoyed and applying them to future Wild Rift events.
“Instead of rerunning events, we came to the conclusion to take the design elements from previous events that worked well and incorporate them into new events,” stated Juno Blees. “We are also looking for opportunities to make some of the past event rewards accessible to new players.”
On the other hand, mini-events such as the Ultra Rapid Bingo, an event that was released alongside the limited-time game mode Ultra Rapid Fire (URF), will be making a comeback soon enough, according to June Blees.
With the next patch cycle fast approaching, it will be interesting to see what surprises Riot Games has in store for Wild Rift players.
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