League of Legends: Wild Rift open beta begins on March 29 for North and South America

League of Legends: Wild Rift
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The League of Legends: Wild Rift open beta is coming to the Americas on March 29, and it's bringing big changes to how the mobile game's servers work.

The open beta will accept all players across Android and iOS platforms (assuming your phone meets the minimum requirements), and once you join you'll be able to jump right into playing the mobile version of League of Legends. On the other hand, if you were already playing in other regions' open betas via a VPN or other sneaky stuff, you'll have some things to sort out.

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Riot Games says the Americas servers use "a completely different infrastructure" from the rest of the world, which means you'll need to migrate your account over in a one-way, one-time process to start playing on your local servers. You'll lose all of the progress you've made elsewhere, though any Wild Cores you purchased will be restored (though it sounds like it may take a while).

While you'll have to start over on leveling up and unlocking champions, Riot says it's planning a series of events that will help Americas players catch up to their counterparts in the rest of the world quickly - including a chance to get content from events that expired long before the beta came out over here. Also, you don't have to worry about getting styled on by players who have already unlocked everything, because American accounts can't play against or otherwise interact with accounts from the rest of the world. So there's that!

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.