The Apex Games will hit phones in a limited release
Apex Legends is headed to mobile soon, but only for a few regions right now. Respawn announced today that Apex Legends Mobile will go into limited release in 10 countries next week.
The limited launch will run through the spring, as Respawn works on systems and features prior to the official launch. The 10 countries are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Colombia. Both Android and iOS users can opt-in, too.
Apex Legends Mobile will be limited in this run, in terms of what can be played. The Legends available are a lot of the early run characters: Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Octane, Mirage, Pathfinder, and Caustic.
The mobile version of Apex Legends is also built for that format, so the FAQ says there won’t be cross-play with the PC or console versions of the battle royale. Pre-registration is currently open for the participating regions.
Beta tests were held last year, and it seems like they went alright, considering Respawn’s going ahead. The mobile Apex Legends utilizes touchscreen controls and does have some system requirements for phones, but it’s also a way to play Apex on the go, which seems pretty neat.
Apex Legends has been rolling along pretty well overall. It hit a significant player milestone last year and is currently in its 12th season. It seems like a mobile version could only help boost those numbers up. We’ll see how the more portable version is turning out as invites roll out to those opted-in.