It has been over a year since Apex Legends Mobile was announced, and since then players have been waiting for their chance to play it. EA recently announced that the game will be available in selected regions starting on February 28th after going through several cycles of closed betas last year.
Unfortunately, due to the current geopolitical tensions, this date has now been pushed back by a week and the game will now arrive on 7th March. On the face of the ongoing humanitarian crisis, this would not be a typical delay, and it is likely that they are preparing for this. Since ‘ongoing world events’ will probably not be settled by March 7th, there is no way to tell if EA will actually follow through with the March 7th date.
Apex Legends (Limited Launch)
Approximate release dates for Apex Legends Mobile include Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Colombia. During the pre-launch period, Apex Legends Mobile will be released in these countries. The developers of the game are estimating that this limited regional launch would last a couple of months, possibly until the end of spring at the earliest. These are likely going to be the developers’ last two months to polish the game and get it ready for the other platforms.
Despite the fact that Apex Legends Mobile only requires a very reasonable amount of system resources, the game is actually playable on most modern mid-range smartphones. For Android, one has to meet the following requirements: Android 8.1 or higher, OpenGL3 or higher, and at least 3GB of RAM and 3GB of free space.
It is recommended that iOS users have at least an iPhone 6s with the Apple A9 SoC, iOS 10.0 or later, and 2GB of RAM and 3GB of storage.
Which phones is Apex Legends Mobile optimized for?
A mobile version of Apex Legends is currently being developed and optimized for a variety of devices. Devices with less than 2GB RAM on iOS and less than 3GB RAM on Android will not be supported during the limited-region test. The following Android devices will be compatible with our products if they come with 2GB of RAM:
Minimum Requirements for Android:
- Android 8.1
- Open GL 3.0 or higher
- 3 GB free space
- At least 3 GB RAM
- Screens size: N/L/XL
Minimum Requirements for iOS:
- iPhone 6S or later
- OS version: 10.0 or later
- CPU: A9
- 3 GB free space
- At least 2GB RAM
Are there plans to launch a limited regional launch when and where?
The Apex Legends Mobile application will be available on Android and iOS in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Colombia.
How soon will this game be available to the general public?
Once we make informed decisions about the limited regional launch, we’ll share updates on the global launch. Pre-registration is now open for participants in test countries. At launch, we can’t wait to welcome more players around the world to the fun! We’re still actively testing the app around the world.
In the limited regional launch of Apex Legends Mobile, what Legends/content will be available?
Testing of a limited number of exciting features and systems will be available during the limited regional launch. Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Octane, Mirage, Pathfinder, and Caustic will be available for players to choose from. For the game’s global launch, we’ll provide more systems and content. Stay tuned!
How can I purchase Apex Legends Mobile?
Both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store will have the game available for our upcoming test. You should not sideload the game from a third party site or download it directly from the APK store.
On what smartphones can I play Apex Legends Mobile?
We are currently working on optimising Apex Legends Mobile for different devices and are still in development. Devices with less than 2GB RAM on iOS and less than 3GB RAM on Android are not supported during the limited region test. From the following brands, we will be able to support Android devices with 2GB RAM:
Does Apex Legends mobile support cross-play with consoles?
As Apex Legends Mobile is primarily intended for mobile devices, there will be no cross-play between the mobile version and its console/PC counterparts.