Apex Legends is now pocket-sized on Apex Legends Mobile, a completely separate version of the battle royale game for Android and iOS devices. Apex Legends Mobile is completely different from its predecessors, with unique rosters, maps, modes and progress tracks. Unfortunately, some of them spoil the overall experience. However, Apex Legends Mobile streamlines the process of playing Battle Royale, creating a fairly rewarding experience that is fun to play.
Apex Legends Mobile is a battle royale game first and foremost. You and your squad choose from a roster of hero characters called “legends” and then drop them on the map. To win, you need to plunder supplies and weapons, escape from the invading energy barrier that slowly encloses your squad, stand in a diminishing space, and become the last team. When you fall into battle, your allies can grab your banner from the deathbox you left behind, respawn you, and keep the entire team in battle.
Shooting has a satisfying burden, smooth movements, and the unique strengths and weaknesses of each playable legend encourage teams to stay and work together. Color-coded attachments and ammo types ensure that the momentum of the match is constantly moving forward. At a glance, you’ll know if your loot pile contains what you need. So you don’t waste time navigating the menu. Return to action.
Of course, all of this comes directly from the already excellent Apex Legends. If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it.
The game has two modes other than Battle Royale: Arena and Team Deathmatch. Arenas is in 3v3 mode, where teams compete in a round collection. In this mode, you must purchase items, legendary abilities, and weapons in currency at the beginning of every match. The arena offers a much higher skill threshold than standard battle royale mode due to the lack of respawns. TDM, on the other hand, is much more friendly, allowing players to participate in 6v6 matches and change weapons and legends at any time with endless respawns.
Arenas is amazing. TDM is not. Arenas are devoted to why battle royale combat is so attractive. Teams need to intelligently use their knowledge of firearms, abilities, and maps to work together to plan, execute, and adapt as needed. None of them exist in TDM, the standard unconscious shooter mode found in virtually every shooter. It lacks the same uniqueness and flavor brand that Respawn captured in arenas and battle royale. This mode is also unattractive as a new player’s ramp, as the TDM needs to be unlocked and may be under the belt for several hours at that point. Also, TDM is not an ideal warm-up mode because some playlists are not ranked as shooting ranges.
Apex Legends Mobile rewards players on many tracks. Daily and weekly challenges are available to facilitate progress in both the Free and Premium tiers of the Battle Pass. Experience gained by playing the game contributes to the player level. Apex packs also unlock legendary and weapon cosmetics. There are also benefits. system.
All of these different types of progress have a lot to track, but it’s that you often earn something or unlock certain rewards in every match you play. Guarantee. Most of it is the fare for your typical live service game and provides a compelling reason to turn on the game every day and play quick matches, but especially the perks system has an interesting twist. Offers.
Apex Legends Mobile allows you to unlock unique perks by playing as a specific Legends Net, allowing you to further customize your character to suit your ideal playing style. ¡ Equipping Vámanos can make it even harder to catch the Speed Demon Octane! For example, a perk that speeds up when your armor shatters, or a stunt mode perk for a dangerous playstyle will allow the stim to be turned on and off. This allows you to stay reinforced. Speed up at the expense of constant loss of health.
Each character can only equip 3 of these perks at a time and is categorized (at least from what I’ve seen) to prevent unfair combinations from forming. This system adds welcome complexity to all characters in Apex Legends Mobile. None of these perks can radically change the position of the legend in the meta, but they do add some fun considerations in every match. In addition, the perks allow you to feel a sense of progress and diversity, even when playing with the same two or three characters.
When it comes to characters, Apex Legends Mobile starts with a healthy ensemble of 10 (although very few are unlocked from the beginning). Thankfully, you can unlock new characters much faster than Apex Legends, so you won’t get stuck with the same face for long. Interestingly, Apex Legends Mobile has an exclusive legend named Fade. Fade is a fun character and a coveted additional feature for mobile. With no cross-progression or cross-play between this game and Apex Legends, and with strong incentives like new legends, mobile remains a free choice for the long term. Time Apex Legends player.
Jumping into this game doesn’t feel like just starting over with literally the same experience, mostly about how fades affect in-game meta. The only real downside to including him is that he contributes to the stuffing of Apex Legends Mobile’s aggressive legends. This is a problem with Apex Legends, but it’s a terrible problem, especially on mobile. half Some of the starting rosters are aimed at attacking other teams (in Apex Legends, only three of the starting legends were aggressive characters). The roster is significantly lacking in options for players who want to focus on defense, reconnaissance, or support.
Apex Legends’ control scheme is designed to encourage players to use the ping system, but Apex Legends Mobile focuses on the fact that players can only play with their thumbs, at least mechanically. increase. Therefore, all inputs need to be condensed so that they can be played with two fingers.
Apex Legends Mobile implements some smart quality of life improvements to streamline the mechanics of battle royale.The game has never been played For You-Winning remains a rewarding result, as it is still largely determined by individual skills and teamwork of the team. Instead, Apex Legends Mobile automates the process of plundering the deathbox. For example, quickly grab the attachment and ammunition that fits the equipped gun. If you want to slowly scroll through the contents of a grenade, additional healing, or currently unavailable attachment deathbox, but want to keep it later, you can still do it, but Apex Legends Mobile speeds up the process. Not as dexterous as doing so during a shootout.
These features ensure that the small amount of space available on your smartphone screen isn’t wasted on buttons that may not add as much to your experience as you would in a real shot. Most aim to speed up the looting process so that you can return to combat as soon as possible, but there are also some on the combat side. For example, it automatically aims when shooting, eliminating the need to hold down additional buttons when trying to attack a distant target.
Playback on the screen is not yet the ideal setting. It’s a fast-paced shooter after all, and the touchscreen isn’t as responsive as an old-fashioned gamepad. In addition, even a fairly large phone screen (played on a Samsung Galaxy S10) can accidentally fire a gun if you just look around. Everything is so close that your thumb will drift even a little. , I accidentally pulled the trigger. And if my teammates’ habit of firing randomly in the air or on walls with no enemies is a sign, I’m not the only one doing this incorrectly. In games like Apex Legends Mobile, it’s important to save ammo, and making your voice inaudible to creeping enemies can be frustrating to shoot at unintended times. Not all gamepad controllers and handheld attachment support will be available at launch, but Respawn says full support will eventually come.
Like the Switch version of Apex Legends, Apex Legends Mobile compromises on graphic details, drawing distance, and speed at which assets load for running on Android and iOS devices. This means that long range precision weapons are difficult to use (especially (With touchscreen controls), unfortunately, favors meta that requires automatic and semi-automatic firearms to win. It also doesn’t solve the normal frame rate problem and often drops when relocating, bouncing on a jump pad, or moving on a zipline. Apex Legends Mobile can also stutter when multiple squads are fighting in the same enclosed space.
Unlike the Switch version, Apex Legends Mobile doesn’t support cross-play with the Xbox, PlayStation, and PC versions of Apex Legends, so these technical issues aren’t that serious. However, these issues can be annoying (and sometimes easy) with each pop-up, and can be frustrating if you miss a shot or if you don’t get it right enough.
Overall, Apex Legends Mobile is just what it advertises. This is Apex Legends, but it’s on a mobile device. This means that Respawn has made some serious concessions to Battle Royale to make everything work, especially when it comes to visuals and performance. And not all officially new additions, like Team Deathmatch, add compelling ones. However, the perks system and the first mobile-only legend create the powerful appeal of Apex Legends Mobile, which co-exists with Apex Legends as a companion game. If you want to play Apex Legends on the go, this meets your needs. Don’t think this is the best way to play Respawn’s battle royale games.