Riot Games’ autochess ‘TeamFight Tactics’ is available for Android and iOS after its success on PC. The requirements to play it are affordable
Its format and its excellent reception during its almost first year of life predicted that sooner or later it would come to pass. TeamFight Tactics , Riot Games’ autochess set in the League of Legends universe , has just arrived on mobile devices , a demand that the public has been making since its very launch.
Master Tactics, is the company’s first mobile title, although it will not be the only one: on its tenth anniversary they announced that they would also adapt their franchise game: LoL. League of Legends Wild , a game created from scratch but that will try to emulate the computer game, could arrive this summer, although there is still no official confirmation date.
Requirements for TFT on mobile
The requirements to roll TeamFight Tactics for mobile are quite low:
On Android: it is enough to have a minimum of 2GB RAM, version 7 and 64 bits of the operating system, and version 3 or higher of Open GL
On iOS: having an iPhone 6S or higher is enough
Although it is true that on the computer it is not characterized by spectacular graphic quality, it was an unknown how it would be transferred to mobile phones without breaking its essence and not hit jerks and drops in fps, especially when they are combined on the map more than 5 champions. But it does not happen: the title is quite fluid and not too many problems of this caliber have been reported.
One of the main questions is whether there would be any kind of difference on mobile phones compared to the computer, as it will happen with League of Legends Wild .
But, unlike in that case, this title is a port and not a completely new game, so it will offer the same playable experience and , in fact, there will be crossplay between devices.
Another good news is that the same account can be used simultaneously for both mobile and computer so that users can continue their progress when they are away from home.
If you’re just starting out in TeamFight Tactics don’t worry, as once installed you’ll be presented with a tutorial for newbies . And, coinciding with the metagame and the current season, the starting set of the game will be the Galaxies: by acquiring the Galaxias plus pass (or if we prefer the free pass) we will be able to unlock the champions that make it up when we level up.
TFT for newbies
The truth is that its release for mobile phones is a magnificent opportunity for all those who will not approach it on a computer: it is a very intuitive title and easy to get used to its operation.
It would not be surprising if the number of unique players grows considerably , that is, those who have come close to the title thanks to this adaptation or only play on mobile. Another of its strengths is the duration of the games, which can be aired in 20 minutes if you are the last of the eight players in the confrontation standing.
The main problem that players will face is the battery: the fact that it is not a demanding game in terms of graphics does not mean that the information and memory necessary to run it require a lot of energy, which will quickly drain the battery . .
Perhaps it is advisable to do something that Pokemon Go has already popularized : always have a powerbank on hand to avoid getting stuck in a game.
Marc Merrill, co-head and co-founder of Riot Games, has confirmed that TFT for mobile will be ” the first of many cross-platform efforts that players will see this year”, so it seems that the company wants to broaden the competitive spectrum in the mobile format.
Riot Games will have a very busy year 2020
not only will they have released TeamFight Tactics and League of Legends for mobile phones. but they will also publish the Valorant shooter before the summer , with which they hope to compete with others in the genre as consolidated as CS:Go or Overwatch.
Also on his agenda is the mobile port of Legends of Runeterra , the card game inspired by the LoL universe. Some professionals have already been able to test it, but it is unknown when its official publication will be.
Despite the complicated world situation, Riot Games can have a spectacular year that can catapult him into the future. Its introduction into the mobile and shooter game market could bring it closer to further domination of the global esports scene .