Teamfight Tactics Goes Mobile This Week With PC Cross-Play

Teamfight Tactics Goes Mobile This Week With PC Cross-Play

Autobattle on the move.

Riot's League of Legends-themed autobattler is on its way to mobile. Teamfight Tactics will launch on both the App Store and Google Play on March 19.

The launch coincides with Teamfight Tactics' Galaxies update, which rotates in a new set of space-themed League of Legends champions to do battle. I've played a few rounds of it in the Public Beta Environment, and it's a cool update. Some of the synergies are wild, especially the one that lets your mech pilots form a Voltron-style mega-mech to wipe out other players' boards.

Teamfight Tactics' mobile version will feature full cross-play with the PC version, allowing players to compete on the go or at home. Other games, notably Valve's Dota Underlords, have had mobile cross-play for a while, so it's good to see Riot also making sure its autobattler won't be split into different queues. The mobile version will also still have pass progression.

Though the year of auto chess fever cooled off going into 2020, Teamfight Tactics still appears to be the frontrunner. Riot Games boasts 80 million Teamfight Tactics players worldwide since its launch last year, likely bolstered by the fact that the autobattler lives inside the already-popular League of Legends client.

Teamfight Tactics has made some really interesting changes to the autobattler formula though, and Galaxies looks to keep things fresh as more players log on from their phones and computers alike. Though we're all spending a little more time indoors now, at least I'll be able to TFT on the go (or on my couch, while watching Netflix) soon.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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