After much anticipation, a product of Riot Games is coming to mobile devices around the world. Teamfight Tactics, the auto chess title played by more than 80 million individuals since its' launch last year, will be available to be played in closed beta in select regions starting Tuesday, March 17th, with the official release coming two days later on Thursday in the App Store and Google Play platforms. China and SEA's mobile version will be coming at a later date.
According to Riot Games, the mobile version will feature full cross-play on the PC and will launch with the recently revealed content pack, "Galaxies," which features unique space-themed cosmetics and champions at one's disposal.
“When we created League of Legends over 10 years ago, we never dreamed it would become this popular with so many players around the world,” said Marc Merrill, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman at Riot Games. “Now, as League enters its second decade, we’re thrilled to bring an authentic, competitive TFT experience to mobile, the first of many multi-platform efforts players will see this year.”
For players who are not sure what new features the mobile version of the game will have compared to the PC version, Riot Games has confirmed that Galaxies Little Legends, themed Arena Skins and Ranked Play will all be available from the get-go. The Galaxies Pass and Pass+, themed Booms!, and new player tutorials are at-hand when you download it as well. However, the Store and Loot system will be added at a later date.
As for the minimum specs required to downloaded TFT on mobile: for iOS, iPhone 6 and for Android, OS 7 or higher.
“Since launching TFT on PC just last year, we've been overwhelmed by the incredible response from players,” said Dax Andrus, TFT Product Lead. “Players have been asking us for more ways to play TFT, and we’re excited to share a mobile version that feels authentic to the PC experience while also keeping in mind the nuances and optimization features that mobile players love."
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