5 Reasons TFT is the Game to Get You Through Your Quarantine

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Here’s why TFT is the perfect game to pass the time while you’re stuck indoors!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people are, understandably, bored and frustrated to be stuck at home. Without the opportunity to go out, socialize, and be active, many are turning to video games as a way to spend their time. Here are three reasons why the popular auto-battler Teamfight Tactics (aka “TFT”) should be the game that you sink your time into.

1. It’s free!

You like free things right? Well TFT is completely free to download and play!

While there are add-on cosmetics that you can spend real money on, these have absolutely zero impact on how you play the game. You can also unlock a lot of these cosmetics simply by playing the game, via the Galaxies Pass! Of course, if you want to spend money and get the Galaxies Pass+, you can and you’ll unlock even more prizes, but, again, those don’t impact the actual gameplay. No pay-to-win here!

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2. You can play on your phone!

You all have phones right? Riot announced that TFT will be coming to most Android and iOS devices on March 19, 2020, meaning that you can play TFT from anywhere you have your mobile device and an internet connection!

The best part is that Riot confirmed that the mobile version will have cross-platform capabilities, meaning you can play on the same account on both your PC and phone and use all your unlocks on both! You’ll also be able to play with friends regardless of if they are playing on their phones and you’re on PC or vice versa.

3. This is the perfect time to start!

Today was the release of TFT Set 3: Galaxies. This means that even experienced TFT players are having to re-learn the game because a whole bunch of new mechanics, champions, classes, and gameplay changes have hit the game.

That makes this the perfect time to pick up TFT because even though you’re learning the game from the ground up (and check out our guides if you want some help to level up your gameplay) everyone else is still learning the game too!

4. The games are quick and don’t require a ton of focus!

TFT is, by its nature, a very casual game since you are not controlling any of the units you put into play during the actual “action” portion. Instead, most of your job is selecting the correct champions, equipping them with the right items, and positioning them on your board. The games are also very short, usually lasting no more than 20 minutes.

These two factors make TFT the ideal game for taking a quick break during your work from home routine, or to play while you’re mindlessly marathoning a show on Netflix. It’s much more like Candy Crush than League of Legends, but I think it’s much more worth your time to invest in than Candy Crush because…

5. It’s easy to learn, but hard to master!

To me, the mark of a great game is one that has a low barrier to entry but a high level of skill expression. TFT has that in spades.

Understanding the basics of how to play TFT is not all that hard, you just pick pieces put them on the board, and watch them fight. However, you’ll have to invest a lot of time in the game if you want to get really good at it.

Being good at TFT means understanding how to build a comp, which comps are the strongest in the meta, and which champions within comps benefit from which items. It means understanding the positioning of your units, saving versus spending gold, when to level and when not to.

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TFT is a surprisingly deep game and, with over 80 million players since launch, it’s a game that you can get very competitive in. The ranked ladder has millions of players to compete against and rank up so you can show your friends just how good you are at the game. With even more players set to join with the mobile launch, now is the time to show off and beat them at this exciting game!