One of the biggest news coming to League of Legends: Wild Rift in 2021 will be the Wild Pass, Riot Games’ mobile hit version of the traditional battle pass system.
Announced in the latest developer blog post, this feature will be available with the launch of the second competitive season in April. The Wild Pass will be a way for players to level up and earn customizations and in-game currency throughout the season. Some of the things that can be earned through the pass are skins, currency, player icons, emotes, bobbles, and other cosmetic upgrades. The ultimate reward for players who reach level 50 and complete the Wild Pass is a new exclusive skin for Jax called Hexplorer Jax.
After completing the initial 50 levels of the Wild Pass, they will still be there more content to be earned by reaching the bonus levels available. Players will be able to level up their Wild Pass for free simply by playing, but to collect the loot that has been earned, the pass will need to be updated using the Wild Cores. Those who choose not to upgrade will still be able to earn gold coins.
For those who are looking to clear the Wild Pass as fast as possible, an upgrade to the Wild Pass Elite will be available. This will grant access to bonus missions to earn XP to level up the Wild Pass, as well as five free levels. This update will cost players 400 Wild Cores. Since the game’s release, there are rumors of a battle pass feature for Wild Rift but at the moment it is not clear what the cost of the Battle Pass will be.
In addition to the Battle pass, League of Legends, Wild Rift, will introduce a sort of Role Queue within the game kind of like Overwatch did almost a year ago. This new system, shown in the latest developer blog post, eliminates the current two-position method used in the PC title and introduces a ranking-based system where players will list their favorite roles from most desired to least. For those players who do not want to manually select their position, Wild Rift will scan your match history and select a role based on the most played.
This new system it will be implemented in a small test of a few days to test its effectiveness before being released for all players throughout the year. Another benefit for those who wish to assist with testing is that none of the match results, ratings or event progress will count towards the competitive leaderboard. Just like at the initial launch of the game, players in the Americas region will have to wait a little longer for this feature to arrive.
A role queue system in competitions is something the community has been asking for since the release of Wild Rift. This is due to the current system without role preferences which increases the confusion among players who often do not use the chat system to organize the game.