EA Games is rolling out a soft launch for its Apex Legends Mobile release next week. Starting on 28 February, players in 10 countries can download the mobile version of the free-to-play battle royale and test it out.
The soft launch is available on both Android and iOS in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Colombia.
EA Games is expected to follow up with a global release for Apex Legends Mobile soon after this soft launch. While the release is limited to 10 countries, this sort of release isn’t anything new for mobile games. Usually, these limited releases help iron out issues while also acting as a “beta” phase.
The Apex Legends Mobile launch is also limited in modes and features. Players can only choose to play the game as certain characters including Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Octane, Mirage, Pathfinder and Caustic.
Apex Legends Mobile is also a standalone launch made specifically for mobile phones. This means there’s no cross-play or cross-progression between the console and PC port and this version.
Apex Legends Mobile – What Phones Are Supported?
As for mobile support, EA says Apex Legend Mobile supports the following mobile devices:
The Apex Legends Mobile is currently still in development and is optimized to run on a variety of devices. Notably, devices not supported during the limited region test are iOS devices with less than 2GB RAM and Android devices with less than 3GB RAM. We will be able to support Android devices with 2GB RAM from the following brands:
- Android 8.1
- Open GL 3.0 or higher
- 3 GB free space
- At least 3 GB RAM
- Screens size: N/L/XL
- iPhone 6S or later
- OS version: 10.0 or later
- CPU: A9
- 3 GB free space
- At least 2GB RAM
Source: EA Games