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Does Apex Legends Mobile Have Bots?

Abhimannu Das
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Apex Legends Mobile has bots to help new players get accustomed to the game.
Bots usually have names mimicking real players and are great for farming damage or kills.
Securing 20 kills or over 4,000 damage in bot lobbies can help you earn rare badges.

Apex Legends Mobile launched earlier this week and it has become the most downloaded game on iOS in 60 countries. A lot of new players who are jumping into the game are sharing their experiences about the game being too easy. This in part is due to the fact that you get bots in Apex Legends Mobile. No, we are not talking about the average teammates you get but actual artificial intelligence (AI) bots that find themselves in your lobby.

Are there bots in Apex Legends Mobile?

Apex Legends Mobile does have bots but it is intended by Respawn Entertainment. In your first few matches, you will find bots in your lobbies that have gamer tags that mimic real players. The goal of having bots in your lobbies is to help you learn the mechanics of the game before you face any real players.

With smurfing being a problem in a lot of online games, having bots in your initial matches prevents you from being matched with veterans. The game also assesses your skill level and assigns your matchmaking rating (MMR) internally. This rating is separate from your rank, and its purpose is to decide which skill bracket you will be matched against.

Apex Legends Mobile’s bots can be taken advantage of if you want to get some of the coveted badges in the game. The 20-kill badge, the 4000 damage badge, and the “Triple Triple” badge are all easier to obtain when playing against bots.

Apex Legends Mobiles’ bot lobbies are not new. In fact, other battle royale games on Android and iOS have done the same including PUBG Mobile, Battlegrounds Mobile India, and more. It helps the developers assess your skill level and matchmake you based on the information collected.

Some players also believe that the bot lobbies prevent players from quitting games early. By allowing you to play a few easy matches, players try to rope you in and keep you interested. After all, getting stomped when you’re figuring out the basics of a game is not fun and it can deter players from committing time to a title.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.