A new mobile battle royale is set to hit the market as publisher EA reveals Apex Legends Mobile, the mobile version of their popular shooter game Apex Legends. EA is all set to kick off the first regional beta tests for the game later this month in two countries- India and the Philippines.
Apex Legends Game Director Chad Grenier said in a blog post that the first of these beta tests will be available only on Android devices. They will add new regions, and implement iOS support in the future.
We'd like to officially introduce you to Apex Legends Mobile!— Respawn (@Respawn) April 19, 2021
Beginning later this month, we'll be kicking off the first regional beta tests. Peep the link below for more info from Game Director, Chad Grenier.
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Apex Legends Mobile brings advanced battle royale experience
Chad says the game is "specially designed for touchscreens, with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone." As far as battle royale games on mobiles are concerned, PUBG Mobile is currently the king. The game took the mobile gaming world by storm and even now, 3 years after its release, PUBG Mobile is putting up impressive numbers in terms of the player base and generated revenue.
Unfortunately, PUBG Mobile is banned in India, and in its absence players turned to Garena's Free Fire and Activision's Call of Duty: Mobile. The launch of Apex Legends mobile will give players an opportunity to taste a mobile battle royale with completely new, refreshing features.
Will Apex Legends Mobile have cross-play
Apex Legends Mobile is developed exclusively for mobile devices and will not have a cross-play feature. But the game will include cosmetics and unlockables similar to those found in the PC and console versions.
Apex Legends Mobile will be a free-to-play game with in-game purchases.