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(Pocket-lint) - Apex Legends is one of our favourite shooters on console and PC, a brilliant free-to-play title that brought new life to the battle royale genre when it released and has continued to reinvent itself impressively over seasons of new content.

Now, it's available on mobile - the game is available to download and play at long last. Find out everything you need to know about Apex Legends Mobile right here. 

Apex Legends Mobile release date

EA announced the existence of Apex Legends Mobile back in 2021 and did so in an understated way - just a blog post to confirm that it was on the way. However, it contained a lot of key information about when the game would actually be available.

Now we've passed the critical moment - Apex Legends Mobile is available to download on both iOS and Android right now, having had a simultaneous launch around the world.

Apex Legends Mobile gameplay

Apex Legends Mobile is very much a distilled version of the main game - meaning that you still get the core of the experience. There is a roster of heroes to choose from, each with unique powers, and those powers have made the transition nicely.

You'll airdrop into the map and find loot lying around to equip yourself with, before a circle slowly shrinks to force players into the same areas. Whichever player or squad is left standing will be crowned the champions. 

There are also Team Deathmatch and 3v3 modes to keep things fresh, along with a Quick Battle option that's a faster version of the full Battle Royale experience.

The weaponry and characters in Apex Legends Mobile are all from the main game, so if you've played that version you'll be on firm ground, which is also true if you've played many other first-person shooters.

Of course, the graphics have also taken quite a hit, compared to the full console versions. However, with the graphical settings turned way up on a more powerful phone it should still look a bit more vibrant than many more dull military shooters. 

All in all, it looks like a great version of the game given the platform's limitations, and it makes sense that it's been built from the ground up, with a more simple control scheme and a few streamlined mechanics. 

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Apex Legends Mobile story

Apex Legends is telling an evolving story across its seasons on console and PC, but since this isn't a direct port of that version we wouldn't necessarily expect the mobile version to tie into these too closely. 

This is likely to keep things simpler in the long run, since there are entirely separate developer teams working on the different games.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.