Apex Legends Mobile finally has finally confirmed its release in 2022. The mobile version of the popular PC battle royale has been hinted at since May 2019 by Electronic Arts (EA). However, EA had not given us a definite timeline or release date. Now, EA has confirmed Apex Legends Mobile release dates in a Q3 2021 earnings call, stating that the publisher will be teaming up with an unnamed partner to release the game before March 2022. It was also mentioned that the game would have a soft launch in the next 3 or 4 months. This means that Apex Legends Mobile could be available to players in either May or June 2021
Blake Jorgensen, CFO, and COO at EA had said in October last year, “Rolling mobile out in China, you need to have a partner, and we're working with a partner there, and we're very excited about the opportunity. That partner is also helping us develop a mobile Apex for the globe. More to come on that in terms of timing.” Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad also tweeted out about the Apex Mobile release and Nintendo Switch launch:
All of this indicates that the Apex Legends Mobile release will happen in partnership with a Chinese company. The game will also launch on the Nintendo Switch on March 9th, 2021. Nintendo Switch players will receive 30 free levels on the Season 8 Battle Pass, to help catch up on the new Season. EA is at the two-year anniversary of the launch of the PC game and has seen 30% growth in new players year over year, its success accelerating, claims EA.
Apex Legends Mobile’s development timeline
According to a video leaked on Twitter, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was heard talking about the game's release date in June 2020. While the company had planned to release its mobile version in 2020, the global pandemic has forced Respawn to postpone the release date.
Apex Legends Mobile Release Date: When Can I Play It?
A soft launch was expected by the end of 2020. However, this plan was pushed to 2021, with the soft launch now happening in the next three or four months. This means that an Alpha or Beta version of Apex Legends Mobile could be available to players in either May or June 2021.
Apex Legends Mobile will be officially released before March 2022.
With the Apex Legends Mobile release date confirmed, it will be interesting to see how the competition reacts. PUBG Mobile is currently one the most popular battle royale games but Call of Duty: Mobile is growing in popularity as well.
The Game was released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February last year as a free-to-play battle royale game. The battle royale game launched in February 2019 and reached 2.5 million players in just a few days. The Mobile release will help EA tap into the huge mobile battle royale market.