Apex Legends mobile is now available to download on iOS and android devices

Electronic Arts announced that Apex Legends Mobile, the new strategic battle royale game that’s set within the immersive Apex Legends universe, is now available for Android and iOS devices.

Featuring a unique mobile twist on the Legendary character-based gameplay, best-in-class squad battles and fast-paced combat, Apex Legends Mobile is built from the ground up for mobile competition and carries with it the incredible moment-to-moment, team-based Apex Legends battle royale action that fans around the world have come to love. This mobile launch gives players a new and unique touchpoint with the universe of Apex Legends, giving fans both new and old the chance to expand their Apex Legends experience through mobile-first innovations and play anywhere, anytime capabilities.

Season 1 kicks off today along with an all-new gameplay trailer showcasing the new mobile-first Legend, Fade, a high-tech super soldier harnessing powerful phase-shifting technology. With a powerful tactical ability allowing him to reset himself backward a number of points earlier in an encounter and an ultimate ability that rewards both offensive and defensive play, Fade looks to be a dangerous addition to the Legend roster. Additionally, a mobile-first Team Deathmatch experience launches today alongside the season one: Prime Time Battle Pass loaded with cosmetics to celebrate launch, the Seasonal Shop and and a bevy of brand new content for Apex fans to dive into. Players will be on the lookout for new content, Limited Time Modes, Legends, region-specific content and Town Takeovers independent of the console and PC versions to arrive in the coming weeks and months.

“From the start on Apex Legends Mobile, we’ve had the competitive mobile gamer in mind, so we knew we couldn’t just simply port Apex Legends over 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 was also a new and unique experience full of new mobile first content that stands on its own,” said head of mobile Giovanni Ducati.

In Apex Legends Mobile, players can join forces with two friends to compete with other mobile players, combining each Legend’s unique skills to master team roles, synergize plays and dominate the Apex Games. With ten Legends at launch, including Fade, players can choose from a cast of beloved Legends each with their own unique abilities and personalities that fit an array of playstyles.

Co-developed by Lightspeed and Quantum Studios and Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends Mobile features the Legends, abilities and locations players know and love with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations to make the competition feel fast and fun on mobile devices. With a month-long Battle Pass system, Legend Progression, weekly challenges, enhanced social systems and more, Apex Legends Mobile is packed with content to keep players returning to the Apex Games.

At launch, Apex Legends Mobile features the following maps and modes:

  • Battle Royale on the World’s Edge map
  • 3v3 Arena mode on Thermal Station, Artillery and Overflow
  • An all-new, mobile-first Team Deathmatch mode on Deathmatch and Clash rules across five maps – Market, Artillery, Overflow, Thermal Station, and last but not least, Skull Town

Apex Legends Mobile can be downloaded from Google Play  and the App Store today for free. 
Here’s how the industry reacted:

Esports Federation of India director and Asian Esports Federation (AESF) VP Lokesh Suji shared,”The launch of the mobile version of the free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game Apex Legends is going to be a game-changer for the esports title in our country. The battle royale genre games have a huge player base in India and the title gets a major boost with more than 300 million mobile gamers in India. The first reactions from both professionals and casual gamers will be critical as this will reflect on the overall acceptance of Apex Legends mobile in India. Also, publishers need to look at the Indian market seriously by hosting major tournaments for our esports athletes.” 

Qlan co-founder and CEO Sagar Nair shared, “Apex Legends Mobile launch is a very significant step towards tapping the Indian gaming ecosystem as mobile titles are big in India as they facilitate easier connectivity and accessibility for users and leverage the power of the mobile-first ecosystem of the country. With more than 100 million players already playing this battle royale game globally, the publisher needs to aggressively tap the Indian esports industry by hosting multiple tournaments and get it accessible easily for the third party tournament organisers which will fuel the game’s popularity in the region. The battle royale genre is among the favourites in the Indian esports circuit and as per the latest Newzoo report, India is among the emerging market which dominates mobile esports titles.”

Alpha Zegus founder and director Rohit Agarwal shared, “With the launch of Apex Legend Mobile Version, it’s clear that companies that initially made AAA titles for PC/Console are now seeing the need to adapt to the rapidly growing mobile gaming market. It’ll also help bridge a critical gap, where mobile players would want to try out the PC version for a more immersive experience after playing the mobile version, and vice versa. Lastly, if this game becomes cross-platform play, it’ll be a game-changer.”

Penta Esports Founder and CEO Anurag Khurana shared, “Apex Legends saw a successful launch on PC and has been a popular battle royale title since then. With the mobile launch, the game will surely attract more users. India being a mobile-first gaming market and battle royale being a popular choice among players, it will be great to have another such title with good esports potential.”