EA soft launches Apex Legends Mobile in 10 countries

Apex Legends Mobile is getting a soft launch in 10 countries today as Electronic Arts tries to bring its popular Battle Royale to mobile players.

Apex Legends from Respawn Entertainment is a huge free-to-play hit on PC and consoles. Apex Legends Mobile is now available for players to test in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Colombia.

This limited regional launch will help the Respawn and Lightspeed & Quantum Studios dev teams test the matchmaking and progression systems, backend infrastructure and in-game trading, as well as the regional live operations capabilities. Respawn will provide updates for players outside of the 10 limited regional launch countries in the coming weeks and months as development progresses.

In this limited regional launch, players can play Battle Royale on the classic World’s Edge map. They can also try three game modes, Team DeathMatch, Mini Battle Royale, 3v3 Arenas, and compete in ranked battle royale matches.

Although player progress resets after the soft launch ends, players can complete limited-time challenges and earn limited, unique rewards such as badges, weapon charms, and a beta banner frame that can be carried over to the global launch.

Players in participating countries can participate in the limited regional launch by downloading the game from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Although Apex Legends Mobile and Apex Legends are both set in the same universe, they are on separate servers. Since Apex Legends Mobile is a standalone experience with controls, content, social features and game modes tailored for mobile play, there is no crossplay with PC/consoles.

While the full game isn’t quite ready for release yet, Respawn said it will be able to play some of the content Apex Legends Mobile will have available at launch. Legends or characters available now include Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Octane, Mirage, and Pathfinder. Caustic can be unlocked on Battle Pass tier 25.

Apex Legends Mobile will have an in-game store and offer purchaseable content. In the store, you’ll find a variety of options, including themed, time-limited Store Vaults, Lite Crates, and Apex Packs. The store also includes crafting options and the ability to purchase personally curated cosmetic items in the “For You” tab. You can also purchase a premium Battle Pass through the Battle Pass page or a PremiumPLUS Battle Pass with additional bonus levels, XP and rewards.

Players participating in the limited regional launch will have access to the store until May 3. Account progress and unlocked items earned during the limited regional launch period will be reset prior to game launch. All items purchased using in-game currency during this period will be converted to in-game currency of a similar value and will be available in the account when the game launches later this year.

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