Apex Legends Mobile releases today and gamers hoping to drop into the new Battle Royale experience this week might notice a few features missing.
Apex Mobile Controller Support might be one of them, with developers Respawn confirming that the first version of the full experience will not come with any kind of compatibility.
However, while this might disappoint some who want to avoid using touch screen controls as much as possible, good news is on the way.
Here’s the latest update from Respawn regarding its plans for Apex Legends Mobile Controller support in 2022 and beyond.
Does Apex Legends Mobile Have Controller Support?
Respawn has confirmed that Apex Legends Mobile Controller support will not be available when the game is released on Android and iOS devices (Polygon). The new Battle Royale experience launches later today and should be available in all regions before Wednesday. The game itself has been designed from the ground up as it being a solely mobile experience, so it doesn’t come with any kind of crossplay features with PlayStation, Xbox or PC.
So what is the latest news and updates regarding Apex Legends Controller Support launching in the future?
The good news is that Respawn is actively developing such a feature and it sounds like it will be available to use at some point in 2022. Respawn developers have stated that fans will see it in the very near future, which sounds like some kind of testing could be on its way. But it’s crucial to state at this point that there is no release date or launch schedule for controller support to arrive in Apex Legends Mobile. And fans should also be aware that as something that is in active development, plans could change in the future and decisions made that affect its final release.
So when Apex Legends Mobile releases this week, it will not boast any kind of controller, but something is being planned for the future. Respawn has also confirmed that Apex Legends Mobile will launch with one exclusive feature, the new character Fade, with the team confirming this week:
“Ignacio Huamaní was the youngest in a family of military-tech hunters. Working together, they made a living “recovering” weaponry and selling it to the highest bidder. As the youngest, he was the lookout, and eager to prove he could handle more. So he took on a contract with a mysterious client, and acquired the suit for him.
“But it was a trap: his family died, and the suit propelled him into another dimension. It’s been a long journey, but he’s finally back, and ready to find justice and redemption in the Apex Games. He can’t turn back the clock for his family, but on the Battlefield, he is the master of not only his own destiny, but the destiny of those in his crosshairs.”