Apex Legends Mobile Launch Has Been Delayed

Apex Legends Mobile Launch Has Been Delayed
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Written by 

Joseph Kime

Posted 

2nd Mar 2022 10:32

Shooter games making the jump to mobile are well worthwhile, but it's proven to be rocky for some. We've seen the likes of PUBG absolutely soar when taking to mobile - practically wiping the floor with the game's concurrent users on PC.

There's also the region-locked Call of Duty Mobile, which at one point, defined the franchise for many in Southeast Asia. Sadly, it comes with its problems, as suggested by the whopping lawsuit that Apple filed against Epic Games for the in-game currency of Fortnite breaching Apple's terms of service.

The fallout from the lawsuit was big and proved that heading to mobile was certainly a gamble. Regardless, Apex Legends is the next to attempt the jump to players' pockets - but we might have to wait a little longer before we can take to the battlefield on mobile.

Apex Legends Mobile Has Been Delayed

Apex Legends' imminent arrival on mobile has been pushed back, but thankfully, not by long. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine appears to be the reason for the slight pushback, as revealed by a tweet and blog post from Respawn Entertainment.

"Due to current world events, we made the decision to shift the limited regional launch of Apex Legends Mobile," reads the tweet. "Our intention is to now release the game to participating countries on March 7." It's important to note that Respawn doesn't cite any country in particular for the delay, and there was no mention of countries planned to be part of the regional release. 

Where Does The Limited Regional Launch Take Place?

Apex Legends Mobile Launch Has Been Delayed
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Apex Legends Mobile may have been a little delayed, but we might still be out of luck over here in the UK for even longer. The regional launch of the game is coming to Andriod and iOS in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Columbia.

There's no word on a UK release just yet, but Respawn has suggested that it will be keeping players updated as to where the mobile title could launch next.

 

Although EA has planned for a rollout throughout "Spring 2022", it's also unclear whether this is still the case. For those who couldn't wait to try out a brand-new version of Caustic, Horizon, Bloodhound, and all the rest, it's a major bummer.

Still, the bold step into mobile gaming for Apex Legends has been a long time coming, and while this pushback will be disappointing for some fans, they thankfully won't have that much longer to wait. They're getting it sooner than those in the UK, after all, the lucky so-and-sos.

 

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