After the announcement of Apex Legends Mobile last week, Respawn Entertainment has rolled out a closed beta test for India, with another one coming later this month for the Philippines.
Apex Legends has been in all the gaming news this week, announcing its highly anticipated Season 9: Legacy and a new way to play the battle royale with the new 3v3 mode Arena.
Apex Legends was also released on Nintendo Switch in March 2021, increasing its player count to another platform. It doesn’t seem like the developers were done there, though, as a new beta test rolled out for Apex Legends Mobile in the past 24 hours.
The first of a series of beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile was released today for residents in India to enjoy, hopefully allowing some gamers to escape the reality of the COVID crisis for just a few hours.
Mobile gaming is extremely popular in the Asian continent. With India being the second largest country in Asia, it seems like the perfect place to test Apex Legends Mobile beta.
EA announced on their website that they would be starting with smaller closed beta tests in India and the Philippines, with the latter coming in May. They also said that they would look to expand the beta, adding new regions and iOS support if the tests go well, as currently, the beta is only available for Android.
As of April 27th, the Apex Legends Mobile closed beta is now live in India.
How to register for the Apex Legends Mobile beta
For those who want to register for when the beta expands to other regions, you’ll be able to sign up for it on the Google Play Store page, which will inform you when it is available to play in your location.
The closed beta is a first-come, first-serve system, meaning the places are limited, so make sure to register if you are interested. They did announce that once the beta is expanded, they will “launch a page that allows you to pre-register for the game and sign up for news about the betas.”
Just like the console and PC version, Apex Legends Mobile will be free-to-play when it officially releases. Apex Legends Mobile is being developed to be available on various devices and model versions, but the beta is specifically for Androids running the 6.0 version and up.
Another big piece of news from the announcement is that not only will Apex Legends Mobile be a stand-alone game, not featuring cross-platform, it will also be mostly in third-person. New footage of the closed beta shows players that the first-person perspective is only initiated when aiming down sights. Apart from that, the game will be in third-person.
What maps and Legends are available?
Currently, only the World’s Edge map is available for Apex Legends Mobile. However, they mention plans to add more, and some leaks from dataminers have revealed some interesting developments.
It seems Apex Legends Mobile will also be getting the new Arena mode, with exclusive maps just for the mobile version that won’t be seen on the PC and console.
Further, the only Legends currently available in the Indian closed beta are Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Wraith, Bangalore, Caustic, Octane, and Wattson. However, one of the screenshots used for promotion has Revenant in it, so the community is suspecting more Legends could be added in the future.
For more on Apex Legends Mobile, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL, and if you found this interesting, check out our piece on the upcoming third-person emotes in Apex Legends Legacy.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment