League of Legends: Wild Rift is a mobile adaptation of League of Legends, a popular multiplayer online battle arena game. As the developers tried to faithfully recreate LoL experience on smartphones, the gameplay in LoL: Wild Rift is pretty similar to that in LoL proper. In both games, players have to select the character they want to play as. These characters, referred to as champions in the games, have different stats and abilities, which in turn influences gameplay. Each match, the players are split into two teams and have to destroy the other team’s “Nexus” in order to win the game. In addition to being structures to be attacked (and, respectively, defended), Nexuses also spawn “minions” – computer-controlled units that advance towards the opposing team’s Nexus in several lanes, attacking the other team’s units, players, and structures. Aiding your team’s minions is an important part of the games’ strategy, as well as killing them to obtain gold and experience. As the game is match-based, however, any gold, items, and experience obtained during the match is lost after it ends.
That said, even though League of Legends and League of Legends: Wild Rift are pretty similar, there are also differences. They primarily serve to make the game more fast-paced as mobile players tend to favor short game sessions. These changes, like smaller maps and higher (compared to LoL) gold drop rate make quite an impact – in LoL, a match typically lasts around 30 to 45 minutes. In Wild Rift – fifteen minutes.
Of course, this might sound appealing even if you’re not playing on smartphone. Yet, League of Legends: Wild Rift is not available on PC or Mac – it’s been released on Android and iOS only. Thankfully, there is nonetheless a way to play League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC or Mac even though it’s a smartphone-only game.
Play League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC or Mac using Bluestacks
Note: Playing League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC or Mac via Bluestacks will allow you to use a keyboard and mouse, however, according to the latest updates, this won’t give you an advantage, as the game uses special separate servers for gamers playing with emulators.
Among the variety of Android emulators, Bluestacks is the most advanced one. Firstly, it is available for both Windows and Mac with full functionality. Secondly, it allows effortless automatic transition to PC game controls, convenient hot-keys, that you are used to from any regular PC game. It provides high performance and graphics in any mobile game even on a relatively weak PC or Mac, as computer processors are usually more powerful than smartphone ones. To run League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC or Mac you need to perform these easy steps:
- Download latest version of Bluestacks for Windows or MacOS.
- Open Play Store and sign-in with your Google account.
- Download League of Legends: Wild Rift from the catalog and run it.
- Bluestacks may offer you to run better engine for this game.
- Install the game and start playing!
Play League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC or Mac using Tenorshare Phone Mirror
Tenorshare Phone Mirror is an application that allows you to control your smartphone from a PC or Mac. You will see your phone’s screen on the computer, and will be able to issue commands with keyboard and mouse. With an advanced keyboard mapping abilities, similar to what is offered by Android emulators, you will be able to play League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC easily, all while enjoying the precision of PC controls.
This method has an obvious disadvantage – it requires you to have a phone capable of running League of Legends: Wild Rift. However, there are several advantages as well. Because the game doesn’t actually run on your computer, the specifications of your PC don’t matter. What’s more, it is unlikely that you will be banned in any game for using this tool – something that might happen while using emulators.
Tenorshare Phone Mirror can be used to control both iOS and Android devices, so unless you have a weak smartphone, this app will be useful to you.
- Download and install Tenorshare Phone Mirror on your PC or Mac computer.
- Launch it and pair your smartphone with your computer by following the program’s instructions.
- Install League of Legends: Wild Rift and start playing!
Play League of Legends: Wild Rift on PC using Gameloop
If you are looking for an alternative way to play League of Legends: Wild Rift on a Windows PC, Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy) is a great solution. Along with Bluestacks, this is one of the most popular Android emulators, however, only available for Windows. Developers claim Gameloop to be the official emulator of League of Legends: Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile, Pokemon Unite, which uses its own powerful engine. This means you can avoid banning, play on high FPS (up to 90). Gameloop also features an anti-cheat system. To use Gameloop do the following:
- Download Gameloop.
- Type League of Legends: Wild Rift in the search bar.
- Find the game in the list and click Install button.
- Start the game and enjoy playing!
Play League of Legends: Wild Rift on M1 Mac
Note: According to our research, playing League of Legends: Wild Rift on an M1 Mac may cause a temporary or permanent account ban in the game, that is why it is recommended to play with the secondary account or as a guest.
As you may already know, M1 Macs (latest Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iMac) are able to run many iOS apps and games on MacOS. If for apps it can be useful because many iPad and iPhone apps are very advanced and suitable for desktop usage, in gaming this is just magic. M1 chips (especially M1 Pro and M1 Max) are much more powerful than iPhone and iPad chips, in many types of games (shooters, racing) keyboard and mouse (trackpad) controls are much more useful than touch.
To download and play League of Legends: Wild Rift on M1 Mac do the following:
- On your iOS device download League of Legends: Wild Rift.
- On your Mac go to Mac App Store and click on your profile in the bottom left corner.
- Under account click iPhone & iPad Apps.
- Download League of Legends: Wild Rift on your Mac device and start playing!