India and the Philippines first two countries to be able to Access Apex Legends Mobile’s Regional Betas
- Apex Legends Mobile’s first regional beta will be available later this month in India and the Philippines for select players.
- The game will be available only on Android during the first closed betas and it will expand to more regions and platforms in the coming months.
- The expected release date of the game is March 2022 and it is reportedly being developed by Tencent.
- It is still doubtful whether the game will be available for Indian audience at launch due to the Indian government’s stance against Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile.
- The game is expected to launch globally sometime in March 2022.
Apex Legends Mobile Summarized
According to Respawn Entertainment, the upcoming game “is specially designed for Smartphones, with precise and smooth controls and thoughtful optimizations that result in the most advanced battle royale experience.”
The game will feature the same gameplay elements as its PC and console counterparts. The game features duos and trios gameplay with a ranked system and limited-time events that mixes up the casual modes to offer some gameplay variety. Apex was one of the first games to introduce a re spawn system that allows players to bring teammates back into the game by picking up their “banners” from death boxes.
The ping communication system is also among the best and it makes conveying information to teammates effective even if you are not using voice or text chat. The expected release date for the full version of the game is March 2022.
Apex Legends Mobile Regional Beta Dates
Respawn will be rolling out several betas of Apex Legends Mobile around the world after series of tests to provide best experience. India and the Philippines will be the first 2 countries to experience Apex Legends Mobile which would be a closed Beta only available on android devices to selected players later this month.
iOS betas will be available later and once the game is ready it will be available for larger audience, a pre-registerations will be opened on the official website allowing players to sign up for news and beta access for the upcoming game.
Apex Legends Mobile Monetization
Similar to the PC and console counterparts, Apex Legends Mobile is free-to-play and “never includes paid items that grant a gameplay advantage”. The game will feature its own Battle Passes, collectible cosmetics, and unlockables unique from those found in the PC and console versions of Apex Legends.
Indian Players Will Be Restricted From PUBG Mobile’s Korean Version from June 1, 2021
A recent post by PUBG Mobile Korea revealed that there will be a restriction in place to prevent players from accessing the Korean version of the game outside Korea and Japan. This means that players from regions outside Japan and Korea who accessed the Korean version of PUBG Mobile due to regional restrictions will no longer be able to play the game. There will be account restrictions in place from May 1st, 2021 and the game will become completely inaccessible from June 30th, 2021. For Indian players, however, account restrictions and the game being completely inaccessible will both happen on June 30, 2021.
Impact on PUBG Players
Since the ban of PUBG Mobile in India, many players from the region opted to download the Korean version of the game. It allowed players to break ongoing restrictions and still get access to the popular mobile esports game. With PUBG Mobile Korea revealing that they would be restricting access to PUBG Mobile Korean Version from May 1st, 2021, Indian players will soon be unable to play PUBGM until the local version release which is still a speculation.
Starting on May 1st, players will no longer be able to make payments and attempting to do so will lead to network issues. From June 30th, 2021, players outside Korea and Japan will be locked out of the game and Korean version of PUBG Mobile. There is no official word on why the decision was taken by the developers.
The PUBG Mobile team clarified that the KRJP build of PUBG Mobile is meant for users of Korea and Japan only and players from other regions should continue playing the Global version of the game. All global regions aside India will no longer be able to settle payments in the KRJP build and may face network issues. Indian players will continue to be able to make purchases and access the game till June 30th.
The PUBG Mobile team also clarified the decision was taken to offer a better service to their local players. It is not related to any form of inequality or discrimination to other players worldwide. This is what PUBGM Korea had to say
“for a better experience, we suggest users out of Korea or Japan to use your local version or Global version. For other changes of services might be carried later, please notice our information.”
With PUBG Mobile still banned in India, players will have to wait for an official re-release which is said to be in the works but there is no official release date yet.
League of Legends to mobile? When is it coming?
When is League of Legends coming to mobile is it one of the most asked questions these days with there being no definitive release date for the game? Wild Rift’s closed beta began in 2020 for multiple regions but Riot Games is rolling it out regionally but when is League of Legends coming to mobile? Some regions already have access to the game while others have to wait for a tentative release date.
Some regions already are enjoying the after the release on the following dates:
- Japan – October 27th, 2020
- Southeast Asia – October 27th, 2020
- South Korea – October 27th, 2020
- Europe – October 27th, 2020
- Middle East – December 10th, 2020
- Oceania – December 10th, 2020
- Russia – December 10th, 2020
When is League of Legends Coming to Mobile for Other Regions?
Wild Rift is coming to North America and Latin America on March 29th, 2021. A release date is not available for other regions. Riot Games will continue to introduce limited region rollouts and all major regions are expected to have their hands on the title by the end of 2021.
League of Legends is coming to mobile for all regions when Riot Games decides to complete its global rollout. It is currently unknown if all regions will receive one game in the first place. The game is not available for pre-registering in some regions like India and it is unknown if the developers will address the issue and introduce the game in the country or not.