Apex Legends Mobile is official, the betas will start at the end of April for Android and the game will be free of charge.
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 will move to smartphones with the new ‘Apex Legends Mobile’, whose betas will be available at the end of April.
The announcement comes from Chad Grenier, game director of ‘Apex Legends‘, who confirmed that at the end of this month the first beta tests will begin. This will be done regionally, but we already know that the game will be free, as perhaps expected for its PC version.
Apex Legends Mobile will be free and faithful to the original
It is explained in this statement that the beta will first reach India and the Philippines, without a specific date for these countries beyond the end of April and with the promise that they will try to make it available in more regions throughout the year. So for now we will have to wait if we want to taste this game that comes to carraspear to others like ‘PUBG Mobile’ or ‘Fortnite’.
The purpose is to make the mobile experience as faithful as possible to the original by optimizing the controls, regardless of what is possible in the transition from a keyboard or controller user interface interaction to a touch screen. In this sense, one of the doubts is: will there be compatibility or cross-play between the PC and consoles version and the mobile version? And so far at least they clarify that no, **there are no plans for crossplay in this case.
These tests will start first with the Android version, but they have confirmed compatibility with iOS. The tests with the iPhone operating system will come later, as well as the availability to more regions, as they clarify.
As we were saying, 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 aesthetic elements and battle passes.
For the time being, we have to wait for the availability, either by region for the beta or the full version.