Apex Legends

03 Mar 2021

Apex Legends Mobile: Release Date, Gameplay, Beta and Everything We Know So Far

Apex Legends is coming to Android and iOS mobile platforms - but we don't yet know when.

Mobile games have become a huge focus for AAA publishers so it comes as no surprise to see EA wanting to push Apex Legends into the mobile space.

It will join a heated contest with PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, who are already established on the platform, as well as CoD Mobile which continues to perform well.

With Apex Legends hitting Season 8, and a Switch version on the horizon, it's time to check out the latest on a mobile version.

Latest News

System Requirements Revealed? - 3rd March

According to a source on Reddit, a set of system requirements have been released from a Chinese game page.

This is based on the game's testing phase for Android users.

Click here to find out what you'll need!

Playtests Now Live - 3rd March

Playtests now seem to be live in Apex Legends Mobile 

Photo via @YeaItsMeAbhi

Tencent Developing? – February 11

According to a report from IGN India, Apex Legends on mobile is being developed by Tencent and Respawn Entertainment are involved in a supervisory capacity.

IGN India also revealed some of the information about the required specs:

"Spec requirements include an A11 Bionic and above for iOS which would suggest than an iPhone 8 and above would be enough to run Apex Legends Mobile. As for Android devices, at the moment it appears that those with a Snapdragon 625 or above would be enough to play the game."

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.

Release Date

The game is expected to arrive in FY2022, which begins in April of 2021.

It's pretty likely that we'll see a beta, too, judging by the franchise's popularity.

Job listings in Spring of 2020 suggested that the team still needed to acquire Build Technical Ops and a Techincal Director, so it could take some time.

According to @PlayerIGN, a launch of around 4 months from now (March 2021) is likely.

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.