India and Philippines will be the first countries to get Apex Legends Mobile beta later this month

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India and Philippines will be the first countries to get Apex Legends Mobile beta later this month
Beta version of Apex Legends Mobile is on its way to India and Philippines.Electronic Arts
  • Electronic Arts has confirmed that Apex Legends Mobile beta is finally making its way to mobile devices later this month.
  • India and the Philippines will be the first countries to get beta access to the game, but only on Android for now.
  • The beta testing is said to last for around a year before the final version is released.
Popular game publisher Electronic Arts announced that its popular PC/console title Apex Legends is finally close to making its way to mobile devices. Although the game is still not in the development phase, some players from select countries will be given a chance to test the game.

The company first announced its plan to release the mobile version of the game two years ago. Now, with a new trailer of the PC/console version of the game, EA revealed that it will begin rolling out the beta of the mobile version in select countries. The beta is said to enrol only a few thousand players initially. Players in India and the Philippines will be the first ones to get a taste of the beta version of Apex Legends Mobile. But it is said to be expanded to more countries later on.

The publisher has also confirmed that the first beta will be available only on the Android platform initially. The iOS support will be coming later, but there's no timeline given as of now.
India and Philippines will be the first countries to get Apex Legends Mobile beta later this month
First poster of Apex Legends MobileElectronic Arts

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Apex Legends has been a huge hit on PC and console but note that the mobile version of the game doesn't allow cross-play as it's made for smaller screens. It means that a PC/console player and a mobile player can't join the same match. It's nothing new. The mobile versions of PUBG and Call of Duty also lacked cross-platform support. What's great, though, is that Apex Legends Mobile will be free to play and will not include paid items that allow gameplay advantage to those who pay for the in-game items.

More small screen battle royal titles on the plate

India has emerged as the biggest market for mobile-based battle royale games and PUBG Mobile's craze is the best proof. Ever since PUBG Mobile was banned in the country, the popularity of competing games like Free Fire and Call of Duty: Mobile has shown immense growth. While Free Fire has been the go-to choice for those with budget phones and slow connectivity, COD: Mobile has been getting a lot of attention from PUBG Mobile players with its great set of small formats like Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch, Domination and more. Fortnite Mobile has also been in the market for quite some time, but it has failed to impress the players in India. It would be interesting to see how Apex Legends Mobile will be received and whether it will make a PUBG Mobile-like mark among fans.

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Also, there have been tons of rumours around PUBG Mobile making a comeback to India with Krafton, a South Korean video game company. If that turns out to be true, mobile gamers will have a platter of small screen battle royale titles to choose from.

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