League of Legends: Wild Rift beta opens to players in Japan and South Korea

Two more countries have been added to the League of Legends: Wild Rift closed beta as Riot Games continues to test the mobile title. Players in Japan and South Korea can access the closed beta from tomorrow if they’ve pre-registered on an Android device.

However, don’t worry if you’ve pre-registered and haven’t received an invite, as the developer confirms it will continue to roll out waves of invitations as testing continues. Riot says it is “prioritising stability” and more players, countries, and regions will continue to be added. There is no timescale for this at present, so players will just need to keep their eyes peeled and ears to the ground.

Japanese and South Korean gamers join players from the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand in the Wild Rift beta. Although everyone’s progress was reset last week, it is expected that players who have been playing for longer will be more experienced with the new controls and Wild Rift quirks compared to regular League of Legends.

“Most of the regions in this test are geographically fairly close to one another, so we can focus on scale testing a smaller group of servers,” explains Wild Rift’s communications lead Ben Forbes in the announcement post.

However, he points out that players should keep their eyes peeled on social media for any updates. Riot will share information about more regions being added “soon”.

So, if you’re based in one of the two new countries and can tear your eyes away from LoL Worlds for even a second, you might be able to contribute to Wild Rift’s beta testing and get ahead of the EU and NA competition.