As PC and console games continue to launch mobile versions, we’ve already seen the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Call of Duty (COD) and MOBAs like League of Legends Wild Rift transition to handheld devices and enjoy a wide player base. Now, Apex Legends is the latest to join the fray and it will hope to see the same success. Respawn Entertainment themselves are in charge of developing the mobile version of Apex, with reports also indicating that they have partnered with Tencent who had helped transition COD to the smartphone realm. At the moment, Apex Legends Mobile is undergoing closed beta testing – here’s all the details we know so far about the release date, features, and game modes.

Apex Legends Mobile: What we know so far

Apex Legends Mobile Release Date

For now, Apex Legends Mobile is only available for closed beta and limited to a regional launch. On February 24, Respawn Entertainment announced that the limited rollout will cover 10 countries.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Columbia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore

It will be available for both Android and iOS. To join the beta testing, players only have to pre-register their interest via the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. If chosen, you’ll be able to download the game, choose your favorite Legend, test out all the available features. However, it isn’t known yet whether the game will launch simultaneously for both iOS and Android – initially, Apex Mobile was only confirmed for Android systems.

Moreover, the developers have yet to reveal for how long the trial period will last. But previous announcements have indicated that they hope to release Apex Mobile within the 2022 fiscal year.

Apex Mobile: Device specs

Given that this is a PC battle royale making the jump to handheld, players can expect that Apex Mobile will have some significant requirements to run the fast-paced game smoothly. Here are the published minimum requirements for smartphones, whether Android or iOS. While most new phone models easily meet these requirements in terms of OS, fans who play a lot of mobile games may have to make space on their devices given the 3GB free space requirements.

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  • Android 8.1
  • Open GL 3.0 or higher
  • 3 GB free space
  • At least 3 GB RAM
  • Screen size: N/L/XL


  • iPhone 6S or later
  • OS version: 10.0 or later
  • CPU: A9
  • 3 GB free space
  • At least 2GB RAM

Apex Legends Mobile Features and Game Modes

Just like the PC version, Apex Mobile will be free-to-play. You’ll gain access to all the available game modes, but will have to pay for certain types of content like cosmetics and battle passes. Luckily, these won’t affect gameplay much aside from having different visuals and having unique items in your collection. Players can also expect that the battle passes for mobile will offer a different set of missions and rewards from the PC and console versions, offering exclusive collectibles for players to unlock.

This also means that Apex Mobile will not be cross-compatible with PC or console. So you won’t be able to share your progress across the different platforms, and you can only face other mobile players if you’re on the mobile app.

Respawn has assured fans that Apex Legends Mobile is “specially designed for touchscreens, with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations.”

As for the game modes available, players can look forward to the standard Battle Royale mode and Arenas just like the PC version of Apex Legends. In addition, Apex Mobile features a Team Deathmatch mode and a much improved Firing Range that offers various difficulty settings, unlimited ammo, and a free-for-all mode.