Apex Legends is coming to mobile devices. Closed betas for the mobile version of Apex Legends are underway, and the game has some impressive features on touchscreen. Here’s everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Mobile release date and how to pre-register on Android and iOS.
Apex Legends Mobile has been in the work for a couple of years now, and is a totally separate game from regular Apex Legends, although it does feature much of the same content, including Legends, weapons, and maps.
Previously only available in a limited number of countries, Apex Legends Mobile is now available for pre-register in almost every region in the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to play Apex Legends Mobile.
- Apex Legends Mobile release date
- How to register for Apex Legends Mobile Beta
- Who is developing Apex Legends Mobile
- Will Apex Legends be on iPhone and Android?
- Apex Legends Mobile requirements
- Will Apex Legends Mobile feature cross-play?
- Is Apex Legends Mobile free?
- Apex Legends Mobile modes
- Apex Mobile maps
The launch time will depend on where in the world you are. Respawn has given a handy breakdown of the release times for Apex Legends Mobile:
- West Coast USA: 2am PDT
- East Coast USA: 5am ET
- Brazil: 6am BRT
- UK: 5am BST
- South Africa: 11am SAST
- India: 2:30am IST
- Australia East: 10am AEST
- Japan: 1pm JST
For legends looking to time their drop just right.
Please note: As we prepare for launch, some regions will see the game propagate on servers before that time and in some cases today. The game will be fully launched, in all regions, on May 17th. See you on the drop ship. pic.twitter.com/uvlSyM67sF
— Apex Legends Mobile (@PlayApexMobile) May 16, 2022
Initially thought to be exclusive to Android devices, the first tests will now also come to iOS. Respawn said: “Head to the Google Play Store and iOS App Store to sign up so you can jump in, play as your favorite Legend, and share your feedback with the team.”
As of March 17, over 7.5 million players had pre-registered for Apex Legends Mobile.
Respawn Entertainment is taking a hands-on approach when it comes to the development of the mobile version, but it is a separate team from the main PC and console version.
“We’ve built a dedicated team here at Respawn filled with experts in mobile game development to lead the creation of Apex Legends Mobile,” former Apex game director Grenier said. “But it’s a collaborative effort with our established Apex Legends team and other partners.”
According to a previous report from IGN India, Tencent is part of the development. Having ported Call of Duty to handheld devices, the Chinese company already has a wealth of experience in the field.
Apex Legends Mobile is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Playing on iOS will also allow you to play Apex Legends Mobile on iPad, with the larger screen.
Via the official FAQ page for Apex Legends Mobile, we can see the minimum requirements devices will have to meet in order to run the game. See the full list below:
- Android 8.1
- Open GL 3.0 or higher
- 3 GB free space
- At least 3 GB RAM
- Screens size: N/L/XL
- iPhone 6S or later
- OS version: 10.0 or later
- CPU: A9
- 3 GB free space
- At least 2GB RAM
This is one we already have a solid answer on, and that is no, Apex Legends Mobile won’t be cross-compatible with PC or console, so you’re guaranteed to only be playing against other mobile players.
Respawn says: “Apex Legends Mobile is specially designed for touchscreens, with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone.”
Most mobile games are often kept separate from their PC and console counterparts, with the notable exception of Fortnite, and given the different amount of power a phone and a gaming rig/console have, it does make some sense when it comes to a quick-moving game like Apex.
Yes, Apex Legends Mobile is totally free-to-play, just like the PC and console versions.
But, as expected, there will be paid for cosmetic items, although Respawn reassures players that it will “never include paid items that grant a gameplay advantage.”
Apex Legends Mobile will also feature its own Battle Passes, complete with exclusive collectible cosmetics and unlockable items that are unique from the ones we know and love in the PC and console versions of the game.
You can play the standard Battle Royale mode, as well as Arenas, Ranked, and even Team Deathmatch in Apex Legends Mobile.
The Firing Range is also seriously improved in Apex Mobile, with difficulty settings, a free-for-all mode, and even unlimited ammo.
Respawn has announced that more mobile-exclusive modes will also come to the game.
Two maps will be available for battle royale in Apex Legends Mobile: World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.
These are the ‘classic’ versions of the maps however, rather than the most recent, updated ones.
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