Fortnite competitor Apex Legends may come to mobile soon

Fortnite competitor Apex Legends may come to mobile soon
EA's Apex Legends new smash hit raked in no less than 25 million players one week after launch. Developed by Respawn, the studio that brought us the Titanfall franchise, Apex Legends is close to becoming a real phenomenon after hitting 10 million players in 72 hours.

The battle royale game is currently available for free on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it may soon be brought to mobile devices to better compete with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG. During the Electronic Arts Q3 2019 earnings call, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA Games, said that his company is looking to bring Apex Legends to Android and iOS devices.


Although Apex Legends is a free-to-play game and players can choose to continue to play all the way through the game and earn in-game currency so that they can level up and buy new, unique cosmetic items for their character, there will be different monetization opportunities built inside the game.



For example, EA plans to introduce a direct purchase option that would allow players to buy cosmetic items and at times buy new legends (heroes). Of course, since Apex Legends is not a pay-to-win game, these items won't give players an advancement in play.

Apex Legends will offer so-called Apex packs, which are very similar to a loot box mechanic, which players can get if they don't want to purchase direct. Once again, everything inside these boxes will be purely cosmetic, which will only differentiate how your character looks in the world.

All these monetization mechanics will be included in Apex Legends in the coming months, and will most likely be available on mobile as well if EA decides that the game would gain enough revenue to justify the new launch.

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8 Comments

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you are able to buy new legends (with their own abilities), I'm pretty sure that makes it pay to win. The game itself is fun with an intuitive gameplay/interface.

7. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

naw. not pay to win.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So if I buy a new legend with abilities that others don't have, that's not paid to win? Guess you and I have different opinions on pay to win.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Fortnite is available on mobile? /s

10. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Yes dude. Fortnite can even be played on a12,kirin 980, and snapdragon 855 devices with a buttery smooth 60hz refresh rate. It's amazing how far technology has come.

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Apex is great, but with all the mechanics, it has to support controller support out of the gate. PUBG was dumbed down so much on mobile because of the lack of BT controller support. and Fortnite was even more annoying with the build controls on Mobile.

6. prokshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Will be interesting to see how the modded source engine performs on mobile in comparison to UE4.

9. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

FORTNITE !

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