The wait is finally over – after releasing an immersive gameplay trailer last week, Respawn Entertainment has officially launched the first season of Apex Legends Mobile, giving players the chance to watch Apex Legends without a console or PC.
Co-developed by Respawn and Lightspeed & Quantum Studios, Apex Legends Mobile allows players to choose from a selection of 10 Legends: Mirage, Wraith, Pathfinder, Gibraltar, Octane, Bloodhound, Lifeline, Caustic, Bangalore and a new, exclusive mobile legend called Fade . Complete with its own battle pass, in-game events, and character cosmetics, Apex Legends Mobile has quite a few unique features that will keep players coming back for more.
The game launched with several game modes, including Battle Royale (which will be played on the World’s Edge map for now) and a 3v3 Arenas-style mode where two teams compete in close combat. Just like in the original game, the mobile version of Arenas has several rotating maps. A mobile-exclusive Team Deathmatch mode is included, which features a map rotation and includes Market, Artillery, Overflow, Thermal Station, and Skull Town.
Another unique feature of Apex Legends Mobile is the ability to play in first or third person. Players are only matched with others who have chosen the same in-game perspective, so there is no downside to choosing either option. When starting the game, players can select their experience level, which makes for a smoother matchmaking experience (this setting can always be changed later). Those who pre-registered for the game will also receive their rewards when they log in for the first time.
Obviously Apex Legends Mobile isn’t a copy-and-paste version of the console/PC game, and Apex Mobile developer Giovanni Ducati has said so:
“From the beginning on Apex Legends Mobile, we had the competitive mobile gamer in mind, so we knew we couldn’t just port Apex Legends to iOS and Android. We had to build Apex Legends Mobile from the ground up to create a mobile experience that was not only as fast, intense and innovative as the original Apex Legends, but also a new and unique experience full of new mobile-first content himself.”
Apex Legends Mobile is available for download on iOS and Android.
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