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Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide and Tips

A complete guide to help master the new battle royale in town!

Battle Royale is one of the most popular genres in mobile gaming. There have been several different iterations of this genre such as PUBG Mobile or BGMI, COD Mobile, New State Mobile, and many more. Now, the latest entry to this genre of games is Apex Legends Mobile. It is a free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. In this beginners guide, we will go through some tips and tricks to get you started in Apex Legends Mobile.

Apex Legends Mobile: Playable Characters and Legends

Apex Legends Mobile is a hero-based shooting game. There are a total of nine playable legends, at the moment. Each of these legends has a unique role associated with them. Here are the four roles:

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  1. Offensive Legends: These legends have special abilities that give them advantage during combat.
  2. Defensive Legends: These legends have special abilities that help the team to defend themselves or fortify an area.
  3. Recon Legends: These legends have special abilities that help them collect valuable intel such as enemy locations etc.
  4. Supportive Legends: These legends have special abilities that provide aids to the teammates such as healing.

Every legend has two main abilities, known as tactical ability and ultimate ability. Tactical abilities have a lesser cooldown and a lesser power compared to the ultimate ability. Ultimate ability, as the name suggests, provides the ultimate ability and can have a percentage meter, that goes up as the game progresses. Some legends’ ultimate ability has lesser cooldowns. It varies from legend to legend.

Here is the list of all the legends in their respective categories:

List of legends

In this section of the Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide, we will lay down the list of the legends along with their tactical ability, ultimate ability with their role.

LegendReal NameAgeHome PlanetTactical AbilityUltimate AbilityRole
BangaloreAnita Williams38GridironSmoke LauncherRolling ThunderOffensive
MirageElliott Witt30SolacePsyche OutLife of PartyOffensive
OctaneOctavio Silva24PsamatheStimLaunch PadOffensive
WraithRenee Blasey32TyphonInto the VoidDimensional DriftOffensive
GibraltarMakoa Gibraltar30SolaceDome of ProtectionDefensive BombardmentDefensive
CausticAlexander Nox48GaeaNox Gas TrapNox Gas GrenadeDefensive
LifelineAjay Che24PsamatheD.O.C Heal DroneCare PackageSupportive
BloodhoundUnknownUnknownTalosEye of the AllfatherBeast of the HuntRecon
PathfinderUnknownUnknownUnknownGrappling HookZipline GunRecon

Selecting a Legend

  • Once a player enters a game, they are given a total of 15 seconds to pick their character. All the teammates cannot choose legends at the same time. Instead, each player has to pick them one after the other. Each of them are given 5 seconds to pick their specific legend. 
  • It is very important to pick the right legend, since their ability plays a very crucial role in the game. 
  • Players can set their favorite legend in the lobby. Players who are picking second and last before the battle, can request for the legend they want.

Legend Perks 

All these legends also have special perks and finishers, which players can unlock by playing a legend. Players can equip perks, to further get more out of their legends’ ability. These perks vary from legend to legend. This boils down to the player’s playstyle.

In-game items and weapons

Apex Legends brings many unique guns and equipment to the game. In this section of the Apex Legends Mobile Beginners guide, we will go through different guns, grenades, and more

Guns

Currently, there are 24 guns in the game. There are six different gun types players can choose from. They are:

guns list
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  • Assault Rifle
  • SMG
  • LMG
  • Shotgun
  • Sniper
  • Pistol

There are five different ammo types each of these guns use. They are:

  • Light Rounds
  • Heavy Rounds
  • Energy Ammo
  • Shotgun Shells
  • Sniper Ammo

All these guns come with different attachments, which can be used for improving their recoil and accuracy.

  • Barrels: It reduces the recoil.
  • Mags: It increases the magazine.
  • Shotgun bolts: It increases the rate of fire for shotguns.
  • Optics: It improves aiming.
  • Stocks: It improves the gun handling.

Players have to choose a gun, based on their play style. They have to use different attachments to maximize the output of their gun.

Grenades

Apex Legends also come with different types of grenades. They are:

  • Arc Star
  • Frag Grenade
  • Thermite Grenade

Gears

Apex Legends Mobile brings new gears to the game. Each gear has different levels, from 1 being the lowest and up to 5. Each level can hold and withstand different damages. Every player starts with a Level 1 helmet, Level 1 Evo shield, Level 1 Knockdown shield, 2 syringes, and 2 Shield cells.

  • Helmet: There 4 levels of helmet from 1 having the lowest durability to 4 having the highest durability. It is used to reduce headshots.
  • Armor: There are two different types of armor, named as Body armor and Evo shield. Body armor wears out over damages, but Evo shields can be recharged by doing finishers.
  • Knockdown shield: It provides shield for players who get knocked down.
  • Backpack: It increases the inventory size.

Regen and Health kits

Shield Cells: Regen Shields

  • Type: Shield
  • Time to use: 3 Seconds 
  • Description: Restores 25 Shields

Syringe: Regen Health

  • Type: Heath
  • Time to use: 5 Seconds 
  • Description: Restores 25 health

Shield Battery: Regen Shields

  • Type: Shield
  • Time to use: 5 Seconds
  • Description: Restores 100% of the shield

Med Kit: Regen Health

  • Type: Health
  • Time to use: 8 seconds 
  • Description: Heals 100% of health

Phoenix Kit: Regen both shield and heath

  • Type: Both heath and Shield
  • Time to use: 10 seconds 
  • Description: Heals 100% of health and shield

Game Modes and Maps

Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide kings canyon
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Apex Legends Mobile comes with different modes. There is a total of five different modes players can choose from. They are:

  • Battle Royale
  • Multiplayer
  • Tutorial Level
  • Free Practice
  • Ranked Match

In this section of the Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide, we will discuss each of them in detail.

Tutorial Level

This is the first mode that every player plays. This is played when they launch the game for the first time. This mode introduces the players to the basics of the game. Players can revisit this mode whenever they want.

Free Practice

In free practice, players can fine-tune their shooting and learn more of their legend’s ability. Players can go to free practice alone or with their squad. Players can choose from all the different guns in the game and try shooting the targets and dummies. They can adjust all their settings directly in the free practice.

Before jumping into a battle, free practice will players understand what are the different types of guns available. This will help players choose the right gun for the battle and also let them master the recoil of the guns.

Battle Royale

Battle Royale is the star of the Apex Legends Mobile. It follows the same rule for battle royale, just like any other battle royale game, but has its twist. The features are:

  • Players will gather supplies after landing.
  • They will race against a closing ring.
  • The most important objective, be the last man or team standing.

The legends and their abilities differentiate Apex Legends Mobile from other battle royale games. 

Maps

Apex Legends have two maps:

  • World’s Edge
  • Kings Canyon

World’s Edge

Planet: Talos

Apex Legends Mobile Worlds Edge Map
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Unique Features
Apex Legends Mobile Worlds Edge Map guide
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  • Cargo Bots: a flying bot if shot drops loot
  • Loot Vaults: Contains epic loot but requires a vault key to open it
  • Train: A train which circles the map and stops at particular stations. Platters can control the train by starting and stopping them.

King’s Canyon

Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide
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Planet: Solace

Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide
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At the time of writing, the King’s Canyon has not yet been released. It will be released on the 29th of March, 2022. 

Multiplayer

Multiplayer is another mode that players can play in Apex Legends Mobile. There are two multiplayer modes, from which players can choose. Multiplayer is a great place to learn a legend and its abilities. Players can also try out different guns. They can also have different play styles, which they can adapt later in the battle royale games. They are:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Arenas

Both these modes have three maps that rotate every 10 minutes. They are:

  • Thermal Station
  • Artillery
  • Party Crasher

Team Deathmatch

In a team deathmatch, two squads of 6 players battle it out. The first team to reach 30 kills wins the game. 

  • Players can choose any gun of their choice. Players are also given unlimited abilities of their legends.
  • Killed players will be respawned immediately
  • Supply drops will be spawned for epic loots
  • Shield will restore automatically. 

Arenas

In Arenas, two squads of 3 players will battle it out. The first squad to four rounds wins the game. 

  • Unlike TDM, players cannot choose their guns for free. Players will have to buy their weapon of choice from the shop. They should also purchase their abilities and consumables.
  • Material sources are the items, which is used for purchasing weapons and consumables from shops. Players get material sources in the start of the round and it increases as the game progresses. Additional materials can be obtained from killing enemies.
  • There is also a ring, which shrinks as the time progresses, just like battle-royale.

Ranked Match

In ranked matches, players will compete in the same battle royale, but with higher stakes. 

  • Every season will last for two months. Rewards will be given at the end of the each season, based on their rank.
  • There are 6 ranks in total, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Master. Each rank has a total of 3-5 sub ranks. Players will start their journey from Bronze and work their way up to master.
  • Players can earn ranked points through assists, kills and match placements. 

Miscellaneous items and more

Currency

There are two main currencies in Apex Legends Mobile.

  • Flux: It can be used in the store to purchase packs and crafting. It can be obtained, through leveling up. 
  • Syndicate Gold: Premium currency, which can be obtained only by using real money. It can be used to purchase Battle Pass and Store Vault in the shop.

Club

A club is a place where like-minded players can form a club and play together. It is a place where players can discuss strategies and play together. Players can either join a club or create their own for just 30 Flux. As of now, there is not much functionality to the club. But down the line, we can expect more features. 

Final Thoughts

Apex Legends Mobile brings a twist into the battle royale genre by adding a character-based shooting system. On top of that, there are many new unique features for players of this genre. Therefore, this can be a bit overwhelming for new players. One should not worry, as our Beginners Guide to Apex Legends will help everyone in such tricky situations.

That’s all for today’s Apex Legends Mobile Beginners Guide. Did you find our Apex Legends Mobile beginners guide helpful? Do let us know in the comments!

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