It was rumored for the end of 2020 but it has not been until now when EA has made it official. The well-known battle royale definitely goes to smartphones with the new ‘Apex Legends Mobile’, whose betas will be available at the end of April.
The announcement comes from the hand of Chad Grenier, game director of ‘Apex Legends‘, who confirmed that the first beta tests will begin at the end of this month. Of course, regionally, but knowing that the game will be free, as perhaps expected for its PC version.
The purpose is that the mobile experience is as faithful as possible to the original by optimizing the controls, regardless of what is possible in the transition from a keyboard or control user interface interaction to a touch screen. In this sense, one of the questions is: will there be compatibility or cross-play between the PC and console version and the mobile version? And for the time being, they clarify that no, there are no crossplay plans in this case.
These tests will start with the Android version first, but have confirmed compatibility with iOS. The tests with the operating system of the iPhone will come later, as well as the availability to more regions, as they clarify.
As we said, they also confirm that it will be free and that “it will not include paid items that grant advantages in the game.” They indicate that there will be unlockable items that do not appear in the PC and console versions, as well as collectible cosmetic items and battle passes.
At the moment we have to wait for availability, either by region in terms of the beta or the full version. But it seems that in 2021 we will be able to add another battle royale to our mobiles, a quite fashionable genre in recent years.