Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment recently announced that the highly anticipated mobile version of the hero shooter would launch sometime in May, but didn’t specify exactly when. But today the release date was officially announced: Apex Legends Mobile will launch on May 17.
reappear tweeted the announcement along with a trailer for the mobile version of the game. Although the trailer doesn’t show any actual gameplay, it does add some interesting story and hints at a new legend joining the roster of playable characters in Apex Mobile. This isn’t much of a surprise, as Respawn has previously stated that there will be mobile-exclusive content including maps, modes, events, and even legends. If this new character debuts next week alongside Apex Legends Mobile: Season 1, it would be the first time Respawn has introduced two Legends in such a short amount of time.
Although the game doesn’t launch until May 17, users can pre-register for Apex Legends Mobile now, which will earn them multiple in-game rewards. However, there is a catch: the number of rewards each player gets depends entirely on the total number of players who pre-register for the game. Currently unlocked rewards include a badge, banner frame, banner pose, and epic level skins for Bloodhound and R-99. If pre-registrations exceed 15 million users, all players will receive an Apex Legends Mobile logo holospray. The next milestone is 25 million pre-registrations, which will grant players an epic level Pathfinder skin. Whether more levels will be added remains to be seen.
Apex Legends Mobile will be available for iOS and Android starting May 17.
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