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Apex Legends dev hits back at claims Winter Express LTM is “recycled”

Respawn’s Senior Game Designer has given a detailed response to claims that this year’s Winter Express LTM is a “recycled mode.”



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Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event is underway, but some fans were critical of the return of the Winter Express LTM, calling it “recycled.”

Apex Legends has had its Holiday-themed overhaul with the start of the Holo-Day Bash. With it came challenges, new and returning cosmetics to purchase, and the return of a fan-favorite limited time mode (LTM).

The Winter Express LTM first appeared in Apex Legends with 2019’s Holo-Day Bash event. To put it simply, squads must fight for control of a train that revolves around the World’s Edge map. It’s different to the regular BR that Apex usually is, with players being allowed to respawn and using set loadouts rather than looting.

This mode was extremely popular last year, so Respawn brought it back with some much-needed updates and changes. New stations and loadouts have been added, as well as being allowed to respawn and get back to the fight quicker.

On the Holo-Day Bash announcement post on the Apex Legends subreddit, some were critical of the LTM returning, calling it a “recycled mode.”

Respawn’s response

Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein gave a lengthy response to the claims.

“I really wouldn’t call Winter Express a recycled mode,” he replied. “Mark worked his ass off to make it so much better. Between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

User avengingewok responded to Klein, saying although they appreciate the hard work and are glad to see it return, “it’s still recycled.”

“Real talk, this took more effort than making a mode like, I don’t know, Armed and Dangerous,” Klein fired back.

“We’re still figuring out what we want to do; Winter Express seemed like a no-brainer because it didn’t show quite as steep a dropoff (if I remember correctly) and it’s clearly a very different experience. We put a lot of effort into v2; I think a lot of that was also that we subjectively love the mode.”

Klein concluded by saying bringing LTMs are always a difficult choice because what players ask for on Reddit and what they actually play are quite different.

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Apex Legends Mobile requirements: Minimum specs & size

Here are the minimum spec requirements to run Apex Legends Mobile on all supported Android and iOS devices.



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If you’re wondering whether or not your Android or iOS device is capable of running Apex Legends Mobile, here are the minimum spec requirements and GB size for the game.

Apex Legends Mobile has finally launched, bringing the FPS battle royale experience to the mobile gaming community, along with a brand-new mobile-exclusive Legend called Fade.

The game is available on both Android and iOS devices, and we have the official minimum spec requirements for Apex Legends Mobile, as well as how big the game will be.

Apex Legends Mobile spec requirements

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EA confirmed on their Answers HQ website that in order to play Apex Legends Mobile, you will need either an iOS device with a minimum of 2 GB RAM or an Android device with a minimum of 3 GB RAM.

Apex Legends Mobile Android requirements

Here are the Apex Legends Mobile requirements on Android:

  • Android 8.1
  • Open GL 3.0 or higher
  • 4 GB free space
  • At least 3 GB RAM
  • Screens size: N/L/XL
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Apex Legends Mobile IOS requirements

Here are the minimum specs for Apex Legends Mobile on iOS devices:

  • iPhone 6S or later
  • OS version: 11.0 or later
  • CPU: A9
  • 4 GB free space
  • At least 2GB RAM
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While the Limited Regional Launch was mostly restricted to Android devices with at least 3 GB of RAM, the developers have confirmed that Apex Legends will also run with 2 GB of RAM for certain Androids brands.

You can run the game on Android devices with 2GB RAM from these brands:

  • Vivo
  • Oppo
  • Huawei
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Lenovo
  • Xiaomi

How big is Apex Legends Mobile?

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Apex Legends Mobile is around 3.5 GB, meaning that players will need at least 4 GB of free space on their device to download Apex Legends Mobile.

However, as you will need to accept some installs upon downloading the game, this size may increase. Not to mention, once the game officially launches, the devs will likely be adding loads of new content, so expect the size of the game to change.

If you’re more of a PC and console gamer, make sure you check out the best PC settings and controller settings for Apex Legends before diving into the BR.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Can you play Apex Legends Mobile with a controller?

Apex Legends Mobile has arrived on Android and iOS. Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s controller support.



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Apex Legends Mobile is finally here, but some players still prefer to use a trusty controller over the touchscreen controls. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile’s controller support.

After months of playtests, Apex Legends Mobile was finally released on Android and iOS on May 17, 2022. It features many of the same Legends and weapons as the main game, as well as the mobile-exclusive Fade, all on your mobile phone or tablet.

But even with its fully-fledged touchscreen controls, some players much prefer having a controller in their hands when playing first-person shooters. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile’s controller support.

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Does Apex Legends Mobile have controller support?

Apex Legends Mobile does not have controller support at launch but the devs have confirmed that it’s on the way.

Speaking at a press event ahead of Apex Mobile’s launch, the developers said they understand that many prefer to use a controller over the touchscreen controls. “It is super important for us, we understand usability issues, and how much fun it is,” explained one of the devs.

They confirmed that controller support is in the works for Apex Legends Mobile but unfortunately, it didn’t make it to the game for launch.

When is controller support coming to Apex Legends Mobile?

While there’s no concrete timeframe, Apex Legends Mobile’s developers confirmed that controller support should come in the “very near future.”

They explained that “We’re actively exploring [controller support] but haven’t quite got it right.” When exactly it will arrive is anyone’s guess, but it should be here before the end of 2022.

Stay tuned, as when controller support arrives, we’ll be breaking down how to use it and the best controller settings to dominate Apex Legends Mobile.

For more on Apex Legends, you can check out Mobile’s launch patch notes as well as the best guns in Season 13.

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How to download & play Apex Legends Mobile: IOS & Andriod, requirements, gameplay, more

Apex Legends Mobile offers FPS lovers a way to enjoy the battle royale on your handheld device. Here’s how you can download and play.



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Respawn Entertainment has finally brought their battle royale experience over to mobile. Here’s everything you need to know about how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile.

Apex Legends has been on consoles and PC for three years now, as the game has entered its thirteenth season. Apex Legends Season 13 has had a lot to offer, including Storm Point map changes and a new Legend in Newcastle.

Despite all this content, Respawn Entertainment has decided to bring the battle royale to the mobile gaming community, providing handheld gamers with a high-quality FPS experience.

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How to download Apex Legends Mobile on IOS/Andriod

After launching worldwide on May 17, 2022, Apex Legends Mobile is now officially available on the Google Play Store and App Store.

Depending on your device, in order to download the app simply head over to either the Google Play Store or App Store and search for Apex Legends Mobile. If you’re struggling to find it, check out the links below:

From here, download the app on your device and wait for your download to finish. Once this is done, you should now have the Apex Legends Mobile app on your phone and be able to play the battle royale on the go.

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Apex Legends Mobile requirements & price

If you’re interested in playing Apex on your handheld device but are unsure if you’ll be able to run it, make sure you also check out our piece on all the requirements you’ll need to run the game on your phone, including the game’s size.

The game is free-to-play so you won’t have to purchase anything to enjoy the gameplay. However, if you’d like to obtain premium rewards from the battle pass, you will need to spend money in order to do so.

Apex Legends Mobile gameplay

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Apex Legends Mobile’s gameplay is inherently similar to the battle royale players know and love, featuring all of the same weapons and mechanics. There are some subtle differences though, such as being able to enter third person.

One thing to note that is important is that Apex Legends Mobile does not feature cross-play or cross-progression, so you don’t have to worry about getting destroyed by those on PC and consoles while on your phone.


Apex Legends Mobile offers players a variety of game modes including:

  • Battle Royale
  • Classic and new LTMs such as Mini Royale
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Arenas
  • Ranked


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Players select from a smaller pool of the main game’s Legends including Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Pathfinder, Wraith, Bangalore, Caustic, Mirage, Octane, and brand new Mobile-first Legend Fade.

This new Legend, Fade, is exclusive to Apex Legends Mobile, with no current plans to bring them to the game on PC and Consoles.

If you’d like to know more about this new Legend, check out our guide on Apex Legends Mobile’s Fade, including his abilities and background story.


A third-person perspective is another feature only available in Mobile, apart from an easter egg players can activate in the PC and console version’s Firing Range.

In the Mobile version, players can switch between third and first-person, depending on their preference. When in third-person, players will get a better view of what’s around them, and the camera will switch back to first when aiming down sights.

Apex Legends Mobile maps

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Currently, players only have access to one battle royale map in Apex Legends Mobile, which is the original World’s Edge.

The devs have confirmed that Kings Canyon will become available in the future, perhaps even during the first season for the mobile game.

There are some other maps available for players, such as the Overflow Arenas map from the main game. There are also POIs from Kings Canyon like Artillery that are available in the Team Deathmatch mode for Apex Legends Mobile.

The devs also teased that some new maps will also be “mobile-first,” but, we’ll probably get more information on these later down the line.

Apex Legends Mobile battle pass & seasonal content

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Apex Legends Mobile also features seasons with battle passes and challenges. Unlike the console and PC versions of Apex Legends, seasons and battle passes will only be one month long.

There are both paid and free versions of the battle pass and players will be completing daily and weekly challenges in order to progress.

There is also Legend progression in which players can expand the utility of a Legend by equipping perks that give them added benefits, such as faster reload. This is an exclusive feature to Apex Legends Mobile and adds more personalization to the game.

That’s all for how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile. For more, check out Valkyrie’s leaked Heirloom design and animations.

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