Check out the supported Android and Apple phones and tablets that will support Teamfight Tactics (TFT) on mobile.
Riot Games announced the official start of closed beta for Teamfight Tactics Mobile. As the mobile version of the popular auto-brawler is still a work in progress, the finalized list of supported phones and devices has not been announced.
Riot is aiming to bring TFT to as many mobile devices as possible but this will, of course, vary from region to region. While we’ll likely get more a specific list as we get closer to TFT Mobile‘s launch in March, here’s what Riot is expecting.
For Apple users, support will start devices as old as the iPhone 6S. Obviously, newer iPhones will likely run the game better, but it’s nice to see support for older models.
Android phones running OS5+ with 2GB of RAM and above will “work well,” according to Riot. Unfortunately, Razrs and Sidekicks will not be supported.
As for tablets, TFT will eventually be playable on them. Tablets won’t be supported at launch but Riot said they’ll be coming “soon.”
We want the tablet experience to be awesome, but it needs some more time in the oven if we want it to have that great Riot taste.
As Riot details, TFT has been optimized for mobile devices in a number of ways. The mobile client supports basic social functionality as well as ranked system and progression pass details. The game itself will largely feel like you’re playing PC version, but the UI has been slightly reworked to make the game more “finger-friendly.” You can read all about that here.
What’ll be interesting to see is how Riot balances Teamfight Tactics moving forward. Riot has already stated that the gameplay, game systems, balance updates, sets and ranked play will remain the same across platforms.
However, mobile gaming habits tend to differ from PC with mobile gamers playing more frequently in shorter bursts. The average mobile session is somewhere around 15 minutes whereas the average Teamfight Tactics game probably lasts around 30 to 40 minutes. Will Riot find a balance between the two or continue to cater based on the PC crowd?
Teamfight Tactics on mobile will be cross-platform with shared inventories, progression and ranked. What remains to be seen is if mobile players will be able to play alongside PC players in the same game.