EA today announced that it has finally soft launched Apex Legend Mobile in 10 countries.The game is now available to test in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Colombia.
Apex Legends Mobile soft launch is rolling out in the countries below – now including Australia and New Zealand. You can pre-register on the Google Play store.— Apex Legends News (@alphaINTEL) February 1, 2022
Respawn says more info soon for players in other countries and on iOS devices. pic.twitter.com/PPvIbfi1Ue
This limited regional launch will allow the devs to test the different in-game features including matchmaking and progression systems, in-game commerce, and backend infrastructure.
In the regional launch, players will be able to embark on intense battle royale adventures on the classic World’s Edge map and try out three game modes: Team DeathMatch, Mini Battle Royale, and 3v3 Arenas. Players will also be able to compete in Ranked Battle Royale matches.
Account progress and unlocked items earned during the limited regional launch period will be reset prior to game launchi EA says. However, players will be able to complete limited-time challenges and earn limited, unique rewards like badges, weapon charms, and a beta banner frame which can be taken into the worldwide launch.
Players in participating countries can join the limited regional launch by downloading the game from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and can earn limited rewards for taking part.
“While Apex Legends Mobile and Apex Legends both take place in the same universe, they will be on separate servers. As Apex Legends Mobile is a standalone experience delivering controls, content, social features and game modes tailored for mobile play, there won’t be crossplay with PC/consoles.” EA adds.