One of the most anticipated battle royale mobile games has just been launched today. The game, Apex Legends Mobile has finally made its way to both iOS and Android after huge demand however, the game has been made available in only a few countries as part of the Limited Regional launch.
The regional test kicked off today for Android and iOS users, and it will run throughout Spring. The game’s developer Respawn aims to test the in-game systems (including gameplay mechanics, legends, and weapons), features, and more ahead of a wider global release later this year.
Since the mobile game is currently available for select countries, many won’t be able to play the game until the global release. But, that’s not entirely the case. If you are so excited to get hands-on with this mobile game before the global release, we are going to go through a series of procedures to take on how you can download the Apex Legends Mobile regardless of your location.
Before we dive into these procedures, let’s quickly have a look at the list of eligible countries and minimum hardware requirements to run the game on iPhone and Android devices.
List of countries eligible to play Apex Legends Mobile
- New Zealand
It is okay to wonder if your mobile phone will be able to play run the mobile game. Well, the developers at Respawn have shared the official system requirements for both platforms. Check out the minimum hardware requirements for Apex Mobile right here:
- Supports phones from Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, Motorola, Samsung, and Lenovo
- Android 8.1
- Open GL 3.0 or higher
- 3GB free storage space
- At least 3 GB RAM
- iPhone 6S or later
- OS version: 10.0 or later
- CPU: Apple A9 and above
- 3GB free storage space
- At least 2GB RAM
The game is not supported on Android devices with less than 3GB of RAM and iPhones with less than 2GB of RAM during this limited regional test, which lasts until May 3. Fortunately for those with devices having lesser specs, the developers say that “Apex Legends Mobile is currently still in development and being optimized to run on a variety of devices.” This is good news for those having devices not eligible to run the limited regional test.
How to download and install Apex Legends Mobile on Android and iOS
We will go through the procedures on how to download and install this mobile game in both supported and unsupported countries.
If you reside in one of the supported soft launch countries and had pre-registered to try out the game, you don’t need to do much to install and play Apex Legends Mobile. All you need to do is to go to the Google Play Store listing of the game, tap the Install button, it would download automatically.
If you had selected the “Install when available” option while pre-registering on your Android device, the game will automatically be downloaded when it goes live in your country.
If you wish to play Apex Legends Mobile outside the ten eligible countries on iOS, you will need to help from a VPN. Follow these steps if you want to download and install Apex Legends Mobile on your device.
- Get a VPN, Nord and Express would work ad they both have free trials.
- Connect to the server of one of the selected regions for soft launch.
- Head to the Google Play Store or App Store, search for Apex Legends Mobile, and install the game on your Android or iPhone. Note that you should use a secondary Apple account for this process as the company can restrict region switching to once per 90 days on a given device after you use certain iTunes features
Also have it in mind that you will need to have the VPN service enabled at all timeswhile playing Apex Legends Mobile on your Android or iOS device from an unsupported country.
After reading this, you should be able to download, install and play the Apex Legends Mobile on your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Don’t forget to share this with your friends if it worked for you, if you have any question, feel free to leave a comment below.