Riot Games cuts VPN access to League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift developer Riot Games announced that they are bringing some changes to VPN logins to all their games, including Wild Rift. The game will no longer be accessible through VPN’s for players outside open beta regions.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game whose open beta was released last month on October 27, in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Players outside these regions accessed the game using virtual private networks (VPN). This change in VPN’s is being made to offer the best in-game experience to the current players in the open beta region.
No more VPN access to Wild Rift!
The game was facing several issues like language barriers between players and in-game lag that was being caused due to players accessing the game through VPN’s outside the open beta region. After careful observation, Riot concluded that it was best to forbid VPN access to the game.
Landon McDowell, Technical Operations Director at Riot Games said that “We’ve explored ways to protect the game experience for the largest number of players and concluded the best solution is to prevent VPN access from the highest volume VPN services outside the beta regions, effective immediately. We’ll continue to evaluate whether additional VPN services need to be added to the list.”
This comes as disappointing news to Wild Rift fans in India and especially organizations like Noble Esports who recently announced their Indian Wild Rift roster. League of Legends: Wild Rift is coming to Europe and other regions in Asia in early December and it will be released in North America, South America, and India in spring 2021.