Apex Legends is coming to Android and iOS mobile platforms - but we don't yet know when.
Respawn announced the first limited Apex Legends mobile testing rollouts starting sometime in spring 2021 for Android and, later, iOS devices.
The first Apex Legends mobile rollouts will be in the Philippines and India.
Respawn hasn’t yet said where or when later rollouts will take place, though the full release will likely be sometime later in the year.
These early Apex mobile rollouts are closed betas.
Respawn will increase the size and number of features as they progress.
Apex Legends mobile pre-register is not yet open, but we’ll update once it goes live.
Apex Legends Mobile Revealed - April 19
The game has finally been confirmed, and closed testing starts this Spring.
Find out more here.
Apex Legends Coming To Mobile
It was announced by Andrew Wilson, EA's CEO, at a financial results briefing that the battle royale shooter will be arriving on mobile devices.
EA will be working with a Chinese partner to “create a mobile Apex Legends that will be released globally,” as first reported by industry insider and analyst Daniel Ahmad.
“Rolling mobile out in China, you need to have a partner, and we’re, as we’ve said in the prepared remarks today, working with a partner there. We’re very excited about the opportunity,” EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed.
The game is expected to arrive in FY2022, which begins in April of 2021.
Respawn announced closed beta tests will begin in stages starting later in spring 2021, so we're probably looking at a fall or winter release date.
Who Is Developing The Game?
EA has confirmed in a Q3 report that they are working with a Chinese partner to create and release the game globally.
It's unknown who will be developing the game at this time, but rumours are now suggesting Tencent will be developing.
EA has turned to Tencent in the past to develop FIFA Online 4 and Need for Speed Online.
The Nintendo Switch version was handled by port-wizard Panic Button Studios, but that team hasn't worked on a mobile game before.
When Will Apex Legends Mobile be Available in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.?
There’s no word yet when Apex Legends mobile will release anywhere, though beta tests will start launching later in spring in the U.K., Europe, and U.S.
Will There Be Apex Legends Mobile Crossplay?
No. Apex Legends mobile is built from the ground up specifically for mobile, and Respawn is saying they won’t implement crossplay because of that.
Of course, Respawn also said Apex Legends mobile was a pipe dream shortly after the game released on PC, so it’s always possible this will change.
Is Apex Legends Mobile Free?
Yes, it’s free to play, just like the PC/console version
What Are the Apex Legends Mobile Differences?
Apex Legends mobile is playable entirely by touch, with “streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone.”