KEY POINTS

  • "Apex Legends Mobile" launches Tuesday
  • The game will come with a mobile-exclusive character, according to a leaker
  • Only two maps will be available on launch

The release of the mobile version of Respawn’s hit battle royale game “Apex Legends” looms on the horizon, and avid mobile gamers have plenty to be excited for.

Regional tests for “Apex Legends Mobile” in spring 2021 gave fans a good look at what to expect from the game, which is more or less just a simplified version of the existing PC and console versions, though that’s not necessarily bad.

“Apex Legends” is known for its fast-paced, moment-to-moment combat, and many players were skeptical about it being turned into a game for smartphones. However, many early testers have given “Apex Legends Mobile” positive first impressions.

Based on the regional testing version, the controls are fairly responsive and intuitive. Not many people will be able to perform the elaborate movement techniques that are frequently used in the original “Apex Legends,” but the overall flow of the game remains largely the same.

Not all legends will be available to play on launch day, GameRant noted. Only nine of the original cast will be present in the mobile version, but more are expected in future patches. Here’s the roster so far:

  • Bangalore
  • Bloodhound
  • Caustic
  • Pathfinder
  • Octane
  • Mirage
  • Wraith
  • Gibraltar
  • Lifeline

A leak courtesy of industry insider Tom Henderson also suggested that “Apex Legends Mobile” will have an exclusive character named Fade, an aggressive character who is reportedly similar to Wraith.

Fade gains a speed boost after a slide and can teleport back in time similar to “Overwatch’s” Tracer. His ultimate can send other legends to the void. Take this with a grain of salt, however, as this information is unconfirmed.

According to previous reports, “Apex Legends Mobile” will have two maps on launch: King’s Canyon and World’s Edge. It’s unsure if these maps will be completely accurate ports of their original versions, but players can expect a few notable changes sprinkled around.

The classic battle royale game mode will be the star of the game, but Clutchpoints noted that TDM and Arenas will also be playable.

“Apex Legends Mobile” launches Tuesday for Android and Apple devices. Phone specs requirements can be viewed here.

Apex Legends Mobile will have downscaled graphics compared to the original version
Apex Legends Mobile will have downscaled graphics compared to the original version Electronic Arts
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