09 Sep 2021 9:30 AM +00:00

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

Apex Legends Season 10 is well underway and Season 11 is slowly creeping up, but we're patiently waiting to be able to jump into the battle from virtually anywhere.

Respawn's FPS title is coming to Android and iOS mobile platforms, allowing players to feed their insatiable Apex thirst even when away from their PC or console. We don't know exactly what it'll look like, whether the Apex Legends Mobile ranks will be competitive, or whether we'll see ALGS-style esports for the portable version.

The Apex Legends Mobile release date isn't officially announced yet, but originally a mobile version of the battle royale didn't seem to be on the cards at all, so we aren't complaining! Let's dive in and find out everything there is to know about the mobile adaptation!

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Apex Legends Mobile Latest News

Apex Legends Mobile Coming To Five New Countries

Apex Legends Mobile is entering beta testing in Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, and Turkey in September. Players in those countries can pre-register through the link below:

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Apex Legends Mobile Reaches 100K+ Installs

According to the Google Play Store, Apex Legends Mobile has already been installed by over 100 thousand people.

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Hong Kong Beta Is Live

The below information came to fruition today when the Hong Kong beta went live! Players within this location can now test out Apex Legends Mobile. Apparently those in other regions can too but this involves a risky and drawn out process to do so.

Beta Live Tomorrow

According to an article by Tap Tap, the beta for Apex Legends will be releasing tomorrow although, they only mention Hong Kong. Fingers crossed the beta will be available to all regions, if so we'll see you there legends!

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Chinese Trailer Confirms Release of 4 New Legends

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The below trailer for Apex Legends Mobile was released and with that came plenty of new information!

Respawn has made the decision to change the way that players view their ADS. If you don't know what that is, it's basically what you see when you use your scope and zoom your sights. Previously players would enter into first-person perspective but for some reason, it has now been switched to a shoulder view, similar to that of Fortnite and fans don't seem too pleased.

Above everything, the most interesting news is that four more legends are being added to the mobile title. These characters include Pathfinder, Revenant, Mirage and Crypto, now bringing the total roster to 12 legends.

Beta Testing Coming to Indonesia, The Phillippines and Malaysia

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Recently Respawn posted to their Twitter announcing Closed Beta Testing was coming to a number of countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

Aside from those mentioned, the team state that they are trying to "bring the game to you as quickly as possible!".

If you're eligible and want to pre-register then you can click this link to get into the Closed Beta!

Closed Beta Leaks

Respawn are gradually rolling out the Closed Beta Test to various countries but it looks like some recent testers have revealed a little more than the team probably intended.

Apex Legends Mobile Release Date

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Apex Legends Mobile is expected to arrive in FY2022, which begins in April of 2021. Respawn announced closed beta tests will begin in stages starting in spring 2021, so it's likely we're looking at a fall or winter release date.

The game was originally 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.

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Apex Legends Mobile Gameplay

Thanks to user alanarmando103, we got a more in-depth look at the gameplay for Apex Legends Mobile. One Redditor did comment on the fact that players can even loot and strafe on mobile but are unable to on console.

Below is the first look at Apex Legends Mobile. So far the game looks to be in early stages and will likely be worked on further until release, especially as they are yet to complete Closed Beta Tests.

Where Is Apex Legends Mobile Available?

Apex Legends Mobile should be available in all regions once officially launched although the beta testing will be gradually released. The current regions able to access the closed beta include:

  • Indonesia
  • The Philippines
  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
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According to the below tweet, players in Peru, Colombia, Egypt and Lebanon will also get to test out the mobile title soon!

Who Is Developing The Game?

EA confirmed early on that they were working with a Chinese partner to create and release the game globally.

So far it looks like that partner is Tencent. If you haven't heard of them before, you've likely played games they developed, e.g. PUBG Mobile or COD: Mobile.

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Screenshot from Apex Legends Mobile of Caustic, Bloodhound and Bangalore on a green field with Epicentre in the background.
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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.

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Will There Be Apex Legends Mobile Cross-play?

No, it's that simple. Apex Legends Mobile has been created specifically to function on mobile, to put players on PC or even console against mobile players would be completely unfair.

Respawn have already stated that they will not be implementing cross-play due to the above 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.

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Screenshot from Apex Legends Mobile of a Havoc energy weapon being shot at a downed enemy with their shield up.
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Is Apex Legends Mobile Free?

Yes, it’s free to play, just like the PC/console version.

What Are the Apex Legends Mobile Differences?

The biggest difference between the original Apex and that of mobile is the controls being entirely touch controlled, with “streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone.”