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When is Apex Legends mobile coming out? Release date, iOS, Android

Published: 19/Aug/2020 11:22 Updated: 19/Aug/2020 11:30

by Matt Porter

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Mobile gamers may soon be able to experience Apex Legends on their smartphones after EA announced their plans for the launch of the popular battle royale title on portable devices.

As modern-day smartphones continue to improve, mobile gaming is becoming more viable and many of the top developers have been focused on creating versions of their game for those on portable devices.

Some games have made the leap to mobile early, with the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds seeing massive success and Apex Legends fans are now curious when Respawn will follow suit.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends fans will be able to take the game with them according to new reports from EA.

EA announce Apex Legends is coming to mobile

EA hinted at some of their plans for the popular battle royale game’s shift to mobile platforms during a company conference call in 2019.

Although Apex Legends is available for all who game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, EA confirmed that they are intending on bringing Respawn Entertainment’s release to mobile.

The release of a mobile edition would open their reach to players who don’t own a console capable of running Apex Legends or for those who want the opportunity to play the game while they are on the go.

According to the company, almost 30% of Apex Legends players were entirely new to EA and their games, so releasing the game on more platforms should open them up to an even larger audience who may be interested in some of their other titles.

Apex Legends mobile release date?

In October 2019, EA confirmed that a mobile version of Apex Legends will be released in the 2021 fiscal year – this begins in October 2020, meaning that fans won’t have to wait too much longer.

In the conference call where plans for mobile expansion were first discussed, EA executive, Blake Jorgensen, announced that the company would reveal the date after negotiations had been completed.

“We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile, and we will update you on timeframes when those negotiations are concluded,” He explained.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson also discussed Apex on portable devices, during a June 22 Investor Fireside Chat, revealing that a “Soft Launch” of the mobile version would be released by the ‘end of 2020’, with a global launch expected in early 2021.

UnsplashThe iPhone 7 will likely be the oldest Apple device to run Apex Legends.

Will Apex Legends be on iPhone and Android?

Although there is no official announcement on the mobile release date just yet, it has been confirmed that Apex Legends will be playable on iPhones and Android devices.

“Mobile, in particular, is a category that spans across all of that,” the EA CEO highlighted when discussing plans for the platform, “We have PvZ 3 in soft launch, we’ve talked about having Apex Legends by the end of this year.”

As Apex Legends is a technical game with a huge map, especially since the addition of the World’s Edge in Season 3, it is expected that some older versions of the mobile devices may not be included as of the release.

With Apple rumored to be ending support for the iPhone 6 and 6+ this year, it’s a fair guess that the oldest iPhone that will run Apex Legends is probably the iPhone 7, but Respawn will announce a full list when it is released.

Last updated 6:22 AM EST August 19, 2020.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

Pathfinder using the grapple in Apex Legends
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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

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Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.