Apex Legends Mobile vs. Fortnite, CoD Mobile, and PUBG Mobile: Which Battle Royal is winning?

Apex Legends Mobile has been widely available on Android since May, and it faces some stiff competition with PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite, having been playable on our phones for years. Amazingly, it was able to compete thanks to the high level of polishing. In fact, Apex Legends Mobile is shaping up to be one of the best Android games on the Play Store. So let’s see how it compares to the competition.

What are Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is a battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and set within the Titanfall universe, some eighteen years after the Titanfall 2 story was set. The relationship between Apex and Titanfall is strong, and Apex relies heavily on the lore of its ancestors. Some characters like Blisk (creator of Apex games) and Ash (a character soon playable on mobile) were present in Titanfall 2, while other legends are somehow related to it. The vast amount of knowledge associated with this game may seem daunting, but it’s easy to follow thanks to the animations that Respawn releases on a semi-regular basis. If you want to check them out, you can do so in this playlist.

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Apex’s biggest strength is its uniqueness, and the mobile interpretation discussed in today’s article highlights this as well. Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite and PUBG Mobile see you as the anonymous grunter with customizable skins and loadouts. Whereas, Apex Legends Mobile seems like a hero shooter in this respect. The mobile port offers ten playable legends, each with backstory, dialogue, and gameplay capabilities. Combine this with the narrow movement system inherited from Titanfall, and you’ll have a battle royale like no other.

Apex Legends Mobile is a port of the game developed by Tencent, which is also the studio responsible for PUBG Mobile.

Apex Legends Mobile vs. fortnite

Like all battle royals, Fortnite transports you from a plane to an ever-shrinking map with no weapons or resources, leaving you to find what you need to survive. Fortnite does something that no other games do – base building. You can destroy environmental objects and collect their resources to craft buildings and platforms. This mechanic wasn’t as popular as it used to be, now the game has a no-build mode, but we still enjoyed it. Besides, loot has been found on the ground, chests and airdrops.

Apex Legends Mobile runs on a similar formula but without the build. There is crafting involved, but it works differently. Every time you open a supply container, you get some crafting materials. If you take it to a manufacturing plant, you can exchange it for various items. In Skill, you can upgrade your armor, get ammo and health items, or one of two weapons that rotate in and out every three months. You’ll also be able to craft four loot pieces, changing two of them every day and one every week. These items can be anything from weapon sights, better backpacks, or weapon mods called jumps.

There is a caveat, Apex Legends Mobile is a bit outdated, especially compared to the PC/console version. Tires sometimes fall off, and the touch controls can be awkward. Despite this, it still feels more polished than Fortnite. Fortnite gets a little cramped in its movement system, especially when trying to climb on things. It’s nice to see Fortnite’s crouch sliding system, but it pales in comparison to what you’ll find in Apex Legends Mobile, which will see you tap the map in no time. Fortnite makes up for this quite a bit with its vehicles, including tanks that can deal massive damage. Apex Mobile has the Trident, a fast vehicle designed to get your team to safety, but there are no weapons on board like a Fortnite tank.

Gunplay differs a lot between the two titles, with the mobile version of Apex leaning more towards realism. Apex allows you to feel the weight of each weapon as you fire it, and each weapon feels different from the rest. Overall, Apex Legends Mobile feels more fun to play. It may lack the anime-inspired aesthetic and massive choreography in Fortnite, but the core gameplay is light years ahead.

One of the biggest issues with Fortnite is that it is not available on the Google Play Store, although you can download it from Epic Games or Galaxy Store to load the title.

Apex Legends Mobile vs. pubg mobile

PUBG helped put battle royals on the map, selling twenty million copies in its first year despite being early on. All these years later, it still feels like an early access game, right up to the mobile version. The animations of the players are simplified and prone to errors, and it seems that the game may stop working at any moment. PUBG Mobile is still a fun game, but it feels like an unfinished game, despite it being four years old. The sound doesn’t help the game either, with the mix of muddy and uninspiring soundtrack. With its stunning graphics on PC, you can forgive a lot of this, but with the mobile version, graphics won’t save the day.


The loot system in Apex Legends Mobile is much easier to use than the one in PUBG Mobile. In Apex, everything is color-coordinated – white, blue, purple, and gold. Ammunition types are sorted in this way as well. These bright colors mean that you can spot important loot from a distance, allowing players to decide whether or not they need to move to a specific area.

In PUBG Mobile, everything seems generic. Ammo types look different from each other, but because the items themselves are so small on the ground, you won’t know if you need something until you’re standing on top of it. Recognizing subtle differences in shape and color will become easier over time, but new players can choose the Apex system once they start playing.

Apex Legends Mobile vs. Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile is the game we expected would give Apex Mobile a run for its money. The other modes within CoD are smooth, polished, and fun gameplay, and I expected the royal mode to feel the same. But it doesn’t. The CoD royale mode falls somewhere between PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. It feels better than PUBG mobile, but the gameplay isn’t as fun as Fortnite, let alone Apex Legends Mobile. The basics are all here – movement feels natural, firearms are solid, and the loot system is very good. The problem is, “Very good” is all we can say about any of them. This mode appears to have just been put into the current CoD Mobile experience to tick the box and take advantage of the hype surrounding the genre. Everything looks nice.

Dialogue, in particular, stands out, and for good reason. In CoD Mobile, you get generic audio lines that repeat every time you ping an enemy or a piece of loot. Apex Legends Mobile stands in stark contrast to this. Each legend contains pranks that can be equipped in the wheel of feelings, and the dialogue is even better afterwards. Standard vocal lines such as ping loot or sprint vary with each legend. Not only is the voice actor different, but the lines themselves are also changed to suit your character’s personality. This is one of the many things that makes CoD feel cute and uninspiring compared to the vibrant and full of life voice work in Apex Legends Mobile.

conclusion

You’ll enjoy playing any of the games on today’s list, but in our opinion, you’ll have the best time in Apex Legends Mobile, especially if you follow our starter guide to hit the ground running. Despite the teething issues that come with the newly released title, Apex Legends Mobile is more polished and better compiled than any of the other battle royale games on mobile. The unique characters and addictive action mechanics create a fun and unforgettable experience that guarantees you’ll want to keep playing.

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