Respawn Entertainment is finally bringing their battle royale experience over to mobile. Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Mobile, including the potential release date, gameplay, and maps.
Apex Legends has been on consoles and PC for three years now, as the game celebrated its third anniversary with Season 12’s first Collection Event.
Apex Legends is now in Season 12, and although this season has had a lot to offer, players are still looking forward to future seasons.
With that being said, Respawn Entertainment has decided to bring the battle royale to the mobile gaming community, with some players getting a chance to play the game early through the limited regional launch.
Does Apex Legends Mobile have a release date?
Unfortunately, there is currently no official release date for Apex Legends Mobile, but the game is officially open for pre-registration as of March 17, 2022.
Pre-registration was originally only open to players in select regions, but now players from all regions can play – except for those in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Russia, and Belarus.
Although we have no confirmation or hints as to when it will be released, some are suggesting that we could be seeing the official launch in April 2022 after a recent trailer was released for the mobile game, which may have hinted at Blisk’s future arrival.
How to pre-register for Apex Legends Mobile
With worldwide pre-registration now open, players can sign up to play Apex Legends Mobile through the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.
But bear in mind that pre-registering doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to play Apex Legends Mobile early. That doesn’t seem to be stopping anyone though, as over 7.5 million users have pre-registered already.
More and more rewards will be unlocked, with Mobile players receiving an Epic Bloodhound skin if 10 million users pre-register.
Apex Legends Mobile requirements
If you’re interested in participating, make sure you also check out our piece on all the requirements you’ll need to run the game on your phone, including the game’s size.
Apex Legends Mobile gameplay
Apex Legends Mobile’s gameplay will be inherently similar to the battle royale players know and love, featuring all of the same weapons and mechanics.
From little things like unlimited ammo in the Firing Range to detailed stats for every weapon, there are some differences that the developers have explicitly implemented for the Mobile version that have been spotted in the beta and may stay for launch.
For starters, players will be selecting from a smaller pool of the main game’s Legends. The Closed Beta currently only has Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Caustic, Octane, Mirage, and Pathfinder.
Interestingly, Respawn confirmed that Mobile players can “discover new mobile-first Legends with new stories to tell.” So, it seems that Apex Legends Mobile will be receiving some new Legends ahead of the main game.
A third-person perspective is another feature only available in Mobile, apart from an easter egg players can activate in the PC and console version’s Firing Range.
In the Mobile version, players can switch between third and first-person, depending on their preference. When in third-person, players will get a better view of what’s around them, and the camera will switch back to first when aiming down sights.
Apex Legends Mobile maps
In the Closed beta, the only battle royale map that was available was World’s Edge. This could change come release, and we may see Kings Canyon and Olympus on mobile at some point, but as far as we know, it’s just World’s Edge for now.
There are some other maps available for players, such as the Arenas map from the main game Artillery. This map is available in Arenas for Apex Legends Mobile and in the Team Deathmatch mode that is making its way onto PC and console through Season 12 LTM “Control.”
The devs also teased that some new maps will also be ‘mobile-first,’ which matches up with what dataminers have discovered. But, we’ll probably get more information on these when the full game is launched and revealed.
As more information is released about Apex Legends Mobile, we’ll make sure to update this article, so come back in the future for more news. For now, check out Loba’s Heirloom leaked for Season 13.
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