Apex Legends is a free-to-play online multiplayer game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the same developer as the Titanfall series, and published by EA Games. The mobile version of the game, originally available for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC (via Origin), will be released on May 17 for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. . A direct competitor to titles like Fortnite and PUBG, Apex’s prerequisite is to place 60 players in the arena, which decreases over time. The main difference is that the characters in this game have special powers and abilities that they must use to survive.
With new features like exclusive characters, standalone patch cadence, and cross-platform cross-platform play, Apex Legends: Mobile aims to be a new experience for players, not just a port for new devices. But was the game successful in his proposal? THE TechTudo Pre-tested the game and counts the following impressions.
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Apex Legends Mobile will be an independent version of the game that can be seen on consoles and computers – Photo: Disclosure / EA Games
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Apex Legends follows the logic of the classic Battle Royale: players are thrown into the arena and then have to fight to keep the latter alive. However, those who want to win the match are not only worried about the rivals. While large, the game maps have a ring around them that decreases over time, forcing the remaining survivors to go to the same area.
In the game, players have to fight in an arena that decreases in size over time – Photo: Disclosure / EA
The game offers Battle Royale game modes where each person is on their own, in duets or trios. Apex Legends is exactly between the teams showing why it has achieved so much success. Characters who are called legends in the game have unique abilities that must be combined for the sake of strategy, as in Overwatch. Communication is essential for tactics to work as well as to best explore what each character offers the best.
Each legend has different skills needed to form teams – Photo: Disclosure / EA Games and Respawn Entertainment
Upon entering the arena, players must search for weapons, ammunition, headlights, grenades, or any other type of item they can use to survive. The game also offers a progression system where you can upgrade weapons, purchase skins, and unlock more legends with purchased resources. In the game.
The idea of Apex Legends: Mobile is to function as a standalone title and not as the original game port for mobile devices. For this reason, the game has already been developed with new platforms in mind, from adapting controls to mobile phone screens to exclusive content. The game has three game modes at launch, plus 9 classic legends and an exclusive.
Apex Legends Mobile comes in 3 main game modes: Battle Royale, Arena and Team Deathmatch – Photo: Disclosure / EA Games
After accessing the game, the player will go through a tutorial where he will learn about the Apex system such as controls, weapons, revitalizing partners, re-actions, legends skills and movement. Upon completion, he will have the opportunity to use the game in three different main modes: Battle Royale, Arena and Team Deathmatch.
While the first two are similar for consoles and PCs already seen in the title, the third is an exclusive mobile mode where there is a PvP dispute between six-player teams and whoever collects the most deaths wins. For each mode, different maps are available at startup. In Battle Royale, what comes is World’s Edge. King’s Canyon, which was previously provided in game mode, needed more polishing and will soon be in mode. As for the arenas, the game includes Overflow, King’s Canyon Artillery, Skull City and Thermal Station.
Fade is the exclusive legend of Apex Legends Mobile – Photo: Reproduction / Luiza M. Martins
Another welcome addition is the inclusion of Legend exclusively for the mobile version of Apex. In addition to Bangalore, Bloodhound, Caustic, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Octane, Mirage, Pathfinder and Wraith, players can enjoy Fade and his powerful abilities. By increasing speed during skating, by being able to retreat to the position where he was 60 meters behind, and also by launching a bomb that prevents others from harming or inflicting damage, Solace’s super soldier introduces new mechanics and integrates well with others. Game Legends. .
Apex Legends: Mobile also offers the ability to play in the third person view, in addition to including features to facilitate communication between teams. For the time being, the game will have no cross-platform play between platforms and will receive content with different stories and time periods from seasons than can be seen on consoles. Compatibility with controls is not out of the question, though it does not come when running.
The game offers first or third person game options – Photo: Reproduction / Luiza M. Martins
It should be noted that the game will be free on both consoles and will have microtransaction options – thankfully, only for cosmetic purposes or for those who want to accelerate progress with legends. However, the game will have daily and weekly challenges to get combat passes and upgrades.
Technical aspects and performance
In our tests Apex Legends: Mobile worked well and kept the FPS frequency stable, even in UltraHD mode. The graphics, by the way, are as beautiful as in the console versions: color, cartoon and detailed textures, considering the limitations of the platforms. In games with bots, artificial intelligence was also found to be balanced, which is important for training less experienced players.
However, the biggest criticism of the game concerns the adaptation of the screen control of the mobile phone. On the smartphone we tested, the iPhone 12 Pro 6 with a screen slightly larger than a inch, there was discomfort and constant pressing of buttons at inconvenient moments. This is because the order layout has become cramped and relatively confusing. The ability to play with the controller, though not proven, will be very welcome in the game.
Adapting Mobile Phone Screen Controls Can Be Awkward for Some Players – Photo: Reproduction / Luiza M. Martins
However, this is not enough to spoil the experience in the game, which remains fun, tactical and fast. It will make sense for Battle Royale fans to explore the game world along the way, especially since the game remains free on mobile devices.