After a closed beta last year, Apex Legends Mobile is arriving on iPhone next week via a limited regional launch which will include just 10 countries. This will include limited content and features that users can play with and provide feedback to EA on, which should help inform future updates and feature rollouts.
Update: the launch has been postponed to March 7. The regional launch has been postponed due to current world events.
Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale games created by EA’s Respawn Entertainment, and is available on Windows PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch platforms.
Apex Legends Mobile Launch
Apex Legends Mobile will launch in the following countries next week, on both iOS and Android:
- New Zealand
Respawn also announced that pre-registration is now open is the 10 countries selected for limited launch, however, the game only shows up in the Google Play Store. Pre-registration is not appearing in the App Store yet.
Some important things to note about the launch are:
- Users will only be able to play with a small selection of characters at launch: Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Octane, Mirage, Pathfinder, and Caustic.
- There might be missing features and systems that are currently available on other platforms. Respawn is expected to make these available once the game launches globally.
- Respawn has not confirmed when the game will launch globally.
- Apex Legends Mobile will not feature cross-platform with other console or PC versions of Apex Legends. This is similar to Call of Duty Mobile which is a standalone game and does not support cross-platform with consoles or PC versions. However, iOS and Android users will be able to play against each other.
- Just like on consoles, and PC, Apex Legends Mobile will be available for free, and will likely be supported by in-app purchase and Battle Pass.
Here are the official requirements from Respawn Entertainment for the limited launch. These requirements could change before the global launch.
- Android 8.1
- Open GL 3.0 or higher
- 3 GB free space
- At least 3 GB RAM (however, Android phones with 2GB RAM from Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, Motorola, Samsung, Lenovo, and Xiaomi will be supported later)
- Screens size: N/L/XL
- iPhone 6S or later
- OS version: 10.0 or later
- CPU: A9
- 3 GB free space
- At least 2GB RAM
It is a good time to be a mobile gamer as players have access to popular hits like Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, League of Legends: Wild Rift, while other popular titles like The Division, Valorant, Diablo Immortal, and Battlefield are also coming to mobile soon.