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Apex Legends Mobile Review

Apex Legends Mobile Review

Apex Legends Mobile comes out at a time when most gamers are desperate to see the kind of loot shooter that was such a huge hit for Fortnite. 

Apex Legends looks every bit the slick mobile game. It might even steal the majority of players away from battle royale fans with how well it integrates with their phones.




While there’s a ton of freedom to experiment and grow a legendary hero, Apex Legends does share a little something with the competition that could cause some problems. 

Each battle, whether it’s the more well-established battle royale or the less popular PUBG Mobile, adds in an end goal for the player. While in Apex Legends, that end goal is simply to win a match, there are other options. 

The mobile version allows players to use a cash in to win themselves some trophies or dole out small bonuses that make the game feel that much more worthwhile.

To win in Apex Legends Mobile, players need to beat 100 matches. The first time around will likely be a little different than the 100 or 200 matches more experienced players find themselves needing to win in other games. 

This is a free title, but there are some limitations on what can be bought to help pass the time. There’s a battle pass to help level up, a team boost to help teammates, and all the rewards that come with that battle pass. 


                                       


There’s also skins to buy if you’re looking to buy in that area, or you can just do what I did and find them hidden around the map.

I don’t want to be overly critical of the mobile version, but there are a few odd things here. The buttons and the controls are a little tricky to figure out. The touch controls can be a little tricky for a game that’s already pretty simple. 

Also, they added in a battle pass which meant I had to download a few games to complete a few tasks before I could start on the free portion of the battle pass.

Thankfully, that’s where things get good. Each match earns you 1 point for each victory. 

A game can only be played 100 times in a battle pass before you have to buy it up again. If you win that battle, you keep all of your points. If you lose, you get it back and you buy more. It’s hard to imagine a game with so much in it not being a mobile hit, but there’s a lot of competition in the space.

Apex Legends Mobile is a lot like Battle Royale on consoles. It’s incredibly easy to start and understand, but there are some clunkers in the middle. 

The progression is a little odd and it’s hard to figure out how the money works on mobile, but when it comes to the gameplay, there’s not much to complain about.

I have little interest in what the mobile game community is going to be like. Right now, it’s hard to make a call. Right now, the mobile game community isn’t going to be as large as that of battle royale fans and that could be a good thing. 

If the community is smaller, that may help games like Apex Legends get some attention in a crowded space. As the game grows, however, there could be some concerns.

Apex Legends Mobile is a free title on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. It’s worth a shot to give it a try on your phone or tablet, but be prepared for clunky controls that may frustrate some. 

The controls aren’t as bad as Fortnite Mobile, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a high level player.