Apex Legends Mobile: Release Date, Beta Testing, Cross-Play & More

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The game art for Apex Legends Mobile.

In 2022, Apex Legends Mobile is going to be appearing on Android and iOS smartphones. As an incredibly popular shooter amongst PC and console players, mobile gamers are understandably excited about this release.

We don't know exactly what it'll look like. Nor do we know if the Apex Legends Mobile ranks will be competitive, or whether we'll see ALGS-style esports for the portable version. In this guide, we explain everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile, including its release date, where it will be available, and more.

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Apex Legends Mobile Release Date

The release date of Apex Legends Mobile is anticipated for Q3 of 2022, which can be anytime between July and September 2022. The game, however, is still currently in closed beta testing that is only available in the following countries:

  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Philippines
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  • Turkey

It is unclear as to when the closed beta will come to areas such as mainland Europe, the UK, and the USA.

Apex Legends Mobile Beta Testing

As you're now aware, Apex Legends Mobile is only available for closed beta testing in a handful of countries, and only on Android smartphones too. Respawn Entertainment have declared that they will expand the size of their beta as they continue with tests, and that the support of new regions and iOS support will come sooner or later.

For Android users within the countries listed above, you can register your interest in the Apex Legends Mobile closed beta through the Google Play Store here.

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Looking for the best Legends to try out while playing? Visit our Apex Legends Tier List page for every character ranked best to worst.

Apex Legends Mobile Cross-Play

For those hoping that they could cross-play from their mobile devices with players on other platforms, this will not be available. Simply put, Apex Legends Mobile is a different game to the Apex Legends we see on console and PC, but it is very faithful to the game instead.

As you can imagine, mobile gameplay would not compare to console and PC gameplay, so pitting these players in a battle royale against each other would not be fair. Respawn Entertainment have already stated that they will not be implementing cross-play due to this reason. 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.

A Peek At Apex Legends Mobile Gameplay

With thanks to Reddit user alanarmando103, we got up close and personal with the gameplay for Apex Legends Mobile. One Redditor also commented on the fact that players seem to be able to loot and strafe on the mobile game, but can't do this on console.

That's all we know about Apex Legends Mobile so far, but we'll be sure to keep this space updated as we learn more. In the meantime, take a look at our weapons tier list and how to play as Season 11's new character, Ash, to tide you over.

This article was updated on 23rd December 2021 by Kelsey Raynor. Contributions from Chris Trout.