Although Teamfight Tactics has only been around for a little over three months, fans have been calling for mobile device support. Now, during League of Legends’ 10-year anniversary event on October 15, Riot Games has confirmed that Teamfight Tactics would be coming to mobile devices in early 2020.
With Auto Chess and Dota Underlords already existing on mobile devices, the auto-battler genre has proven to be a major hit for those who want to play from their phones on-the-go or at home.
Teamfight Tactics is expected to be publicly available in early 2020, with betas coming in December.
The announcement of Teamfight Tactics: Mobile was just one of the many surprising announcements made by Riot Games at the event. One of the most significant stories of the day is that League of Legends: Wild Rift will be coming to mobile devices and consoles in 2020. The developer also shared plans of a first-person shooter and digital card game that are currently in the works.
As part of the League of Legends 10-year anniversary event, Jessica Nam, product manager at Riot Games, revealed key details about the Teamfight Tactics mobile release.
“From the moment we launched TFT players have been asking for a mobile version of the game,” Nam said.
“It turns out, you guys actually do have phones. So by popular demand, we’re announcing Teamfight Tactics as its own separate app for iOS and Android devices. It’s coming in early 2020 and we’ll have a few betas coming in December of this year. It’ll feature full cross-platform play with the PC version of TFT. Hope you enjoy it.”
Nam also discussed some of the key changes coming to Teamfight Tactics this year, including seasonal sets that are sure to influence the gameplay experience on desktop and mobile.
“When we launched Teamfight Tactics earlier this year, we hoped you’d love it and the response has blown us away. TFT has brought millions of players to League. It’s one of the biggest modes we’ve ever added to League and it has us feeling incredibly inspired about ways we can keep investing into TFT for years to come.”
“One of the biggest ways we’re going to be changing the game in the near future is with seasonal sets. A couple of times per year we’ll rotate in a whole new host of champions, origins, classes, and items. TFT will always be about strategic depth and exploration. And the new sets will keep some of the mechanics familiar but will also reimagine a few favorites, and will introduce others that are totally new. Thematically we can explore the entire League universe and the alternate universes by drawing deep from the whole spectrum of champions and skins that we’ve created in the past 10 years. The first seasonal side is coming to live servers in just three weeks.
“It’s called Rise of the Elements, just like preseason. It will feature totally new origins like desert, inferno, poison, and new classes including the summoners and mystics. New champions like Lux, Annie, Olaf. and even some old favorites bringing new twists. Those that played in the beta season will get rewarded for their climb, and we’ll reset the ladder as we bring improvements to the system. And of course set two wouldn’t be complete without a whole new host of little legends, arena skins, and some brand new things to make you and your team look good. It’ll hit PBE October 22nd and we’ve just published a dev blog on LeagueofLegends.com with more details.”
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