Android Gaming Headlines: Genshin Impact, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Call of Duty Mobile, and More

This is a time of regeneration and renewal. Not only are we slowly forcing the pandemic back into its hole, but spring is almost here. Genshin Impact is clearly feeling the mood, with a huge celebratory update coming next week.

Call of Duty Mobile is has got in on the update action too, releasing its first major content update of the year. Elsewhere, we’ve had some good news on the League of Legends: Wild Rift front, and we’ve taken the time to criticize the game title choices of a couple of major developers.

For the best new Android games of the week, check out this article’s Saturday sister piece.

Racing Master is a boring title. That’s just a fact. Now let’s move on. A NetEase subsidiary and Codemasters are working together on a new mobile racer that looks a lot like the GRID series. Details are still thin on the ground, though, with the big unanswered question being whether Racing Master will be a drag racer or a proper racing game. Either way, it’s likely to be free-to-play.

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A few weeks ago Cookie Run: Kingdom developer announced that it’s working on a couple of new games, one of which was provisionally called Project Mars. Now it’s called Brixity, which we think is a step down, name-wise. We’ve also got more details on the gameplay and setting, which is Earth, 500 years after mankind left its home planet for Mars. Now it wants to go home.

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We did this feature. Battle of Polytopia is great, but if you’ve already squeezed all the fun out of it that you can you might want to check out one of these similar alternatives.

Battle of Polytopia is a refreshing mix of ideas and genres that plays brilliantly on mobile. It’s loads of fun, and it could well act as a gateway…

The first big Call of Duty Mobile update of 2021 has added all sorts of new content, including maps, modes, weapons, a battle pass, and all the usual stuff. It also introduces Charly as an operator. In case you’re not up on your Call of Duty Lore, Charly originally appeared in the 2017 version of Modern Warfare.

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League of Legends: Wild Rift has been on a slow voyage to the west ever since it soft-launched in Asia last year. You can now get it in Europe and the Middle East, but not the Americas. The populations of the continents of South America and North America don’t have long to wait, though. Wild Rift will be here by the end of the month.

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Version 1.4 of Genshin Impact will be out next week. This one is called “Invitation to Windblume”, and it will feature an event where the citizens of Mondstadt gather to commemorate the liberation of the city 2,600 years ago. Time-wise, that would be like us having a party to celebrate the fall of the Neo-Babylonian empire. Makes you think.

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