Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel, is the newest champion in the League of Legends universe. The intriguing assassin has been making his way into all the various League-verse titles, including Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics and League of Legends. But he’s still not available in Wild Rift… yet.
Akshan is slated to arrive this week on July 27 (July 28 (01:00 UTC)). He’s also the first character to be added to all of Riot’s titles at the same time, a further sign that Riot is taking into account the differences between League PC and Wild Rift from the start of a new champion’s design and development. As such, Akshan abilities should feel natural in the mobile game.
We previously outlined all of Akshan’s abilities. He’s designed as a “new kind of assassin,” able to excel at a distance in midlane with his grappling gun, stealth and revive. Check out the champion overview for Akshan below.
Brand, Nunu & Willump and Thresh will also be arriving in League of Legends: Wild Rift throughout patch 2.4. Brand and Nunu are slated to arrive in September.
Thresh is also coming to Wild Rift soon. While his iconic gameplay will remain intact, Thresh is undergoing a bit of a makeover for Wild Rift.
To meet the requirements of Wild Rift’s mobile platforms, and in order for us to maintain our current age rating (which is important because we want to make sure players of nearly all ages can play Wild Rift), we needed to make some adjustments to Thresh’s existing design.
Enter Unbound Thresh, a visual update that will also be accompanied with the next canonical chapter of Thresh’s story.
Thresh… with flesh?! This will be Thresh’s default skin in Wild Rift due to age rating on mobile platforms. Naturally, the community is outraged that this spooky skeleton is being skinned up but I actually like it. What do you think of the new skin?