India and the Philippines to Be The First to Get Access to Apex Legends Mobile's Regional Betas

India and the Philippines to Be The First to Get Access to Apex Legends Mobile's Regional Betas

Abhimannu Das
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  • Apex Legends Mobile's first regional beta will be available later this month in India and the Philippines for select players.
  • The game will be available only on Android during the first closed betas and it will expand to more regions and platforms in the coming months.
  • The expected release date of the game is March 2022 and it is reportedly being developed by Tencent.

Apex Legends mobile will be going into its first regional beta test later this month. The beta will be available to select players in India and the Philippines only for Android users. Other regions and players around the world will get access to the Apex Legends mobile beta in the coming months. The game is reportedly being developed by Tencent and it remains to be seen if Apex Legends Mobile will be available to the Indian audience at launch due to the Indian government’s stance against Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile. The expected release date of the global launch will be sometime in March 2022.

Apex Legends Mobile Overview 

According to Respawn Entertainment, the upcoming game “is specially designed for touchscreens, with streamlined controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale combat available on a phone.” 

The game will feature the same gameplay elements as its PC and console counterparts. The game features duos and trios gameplay with a ranked system and limited-time events that change up the casual modes to offer some gameplay variety. Apex was one of the first games to introduce a respawn system that allows players to bring teammates back into the game by picking up their “banners” from death boxes. 

The ping communication system is also among the best and it makes conveying information to teammates effective even if you are not using voice or text chat. The expected release date for the full version of the game is March 2022. 

Apex Legends Mobile Regional Beta Dates

Respawn will be steadily rolling out Apex Legends Mobile around the world in a series of tests. To start with, the studio will do a series of smaller closed beta tests in India and the Philippines later this month. The first betas will only be available on Android devices. 

iOS betas will be available later and once the game is ready to go live in more regions, a pre-register page will be available on the official website allowing players to sign up for news and beta access for the upcoming game. 

Apex Legends Mobile Monetization

Similar to the PC and console counterparts, Apex Legends Mobile is free-to-play and “never includes paid items that grant a gameplay advantage”. The game will feature its own Battle Passes, collectible cosmetics, and unlockables unique from those found in the PC and console versions of Apex Legends.

RELATED:  Apex Legends Mobile Will Reportedly Be Developed by Tencent

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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