League of Legends: Wild Rift coming to iPhone 12

The Apple iPhone 12's 5G capabilities will take the game to new levels, according to Riot Games

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League of Legends: Wild Rift looks pretty good on the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 screen. 

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League of Legend: Wild Rift is coming to iPhone 12, Apple announced at its virtual product launch event on Tuesday. Michael Chow, executive producer at Riot Games, said players can expect "wicked fast speeds" with the iPhone 12's new 5G capabilities and A14 Bionic chip. 

"[The A14 Bionic chip] allows us to show off champions like Ash, with a brand new level of fidelity that you can't find on any other platform," Chow said during Apple's virtual event. Chow noted that the new 5G frees League of Legends players from their desks. In addition, with the A14 Bionic chip, fans can expect fluid gameplay and detail during team play with the significant improvements to GPU performance and FPS. Downloads are also faster so getting new skins takes less time. 

Watch this: Apple reveals League of Legends: Wild Rift for iPhone 12

League of Legends is one of the most popular PC games in the world. Wild Rift is the mobile specific version of the larger game with redesigned controls and streamlined competitions. Wild Rift has been slowly registering players in closed beta for iOS, Android and console. 

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