Apex Legends Mobile to close down in less than a year on May 1, 2023

No refunds will be issued.

Apex Legends Mobile to close down in less than a year on May 1, 2023
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

The popular battle royale game Apex Legends Mobile, which is available on mobile devices, has announced that it will be closing down later this year. The game was initially released on May 22, 2022, and Respawn Entertainment has already confirmed today that it would be cancelled before it has been in existence for a full year.

For those who don't know, Apex Legends is a hugely popular multiplayer game that was first released on PC and Console. Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Titanfall series, created it. The mobile version of this game was released last year and it will be discontinued on May 1st, 2023, according to a recent announcement made by the publisher, which is presently owned by EA (Electronic Arts). According to Respawn Entertainment, this choice was made as a result of events outside its control.

The firm has said that it no longer accepts real money to be used for in-game purchases. Additionally, effective today, the game will no longer be available in online retailers (1st February 2023). This was not the only disappointing news, as EA also announced the cancellation of the highly anticipated mobile adaptation of its iconic Battlefield game. EA's decision to terminate Apex Legends Mobile comes just weeks after the game was named Game of the Year 2022 on the Apple and Google app stores.

The firm said that despite a promising start, the game was eventually discontinued for a number of reasons. This includes its content plan and the low standard for both quantity and quality. Because of this, the game's creators and company have chosen to abandon the mobile version in May 2023. Remember that this choice has no impact on the game's real PC or console versions.

A full FAQ has been released on the official website by Electronic Arts which also can be found below. 

What will happen to my in-game purchases?

  • All of your purchases will remain in your account for you to enjoy until 4 PM PDT on May 1, 2023. 

What will happen to my in-game virtual currency?

  • Your existing in-game virtual currency balances will persist in your account and can be spent on in-game content between now and 4 PM PDT on May 1, 2023. You’ll be able to enjoy all previously purchased and unlocked in-game content throughout the ninety (90) day sunset period as well.

Can I get a refund?

  • We will not be providing refunds for real money purchases, per the terms of the EA User Agreement.  For any other refund requests, please contact the third party platform you purchased game content from, e.g. the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

When will servers go down?

  • Servers will cease operation at 4 PM PDT on May 1, 2023.

What will happen to the Apex Legends Mobile Webstore, and Apex Legends Mobile content offered for sale on third-party Web Stores?

  • The Apex Legends Mobile Web Store will no longer be accessible, and all game content sales on third-party web stores will no longer be available. 

What does this mean for Apex Legends on other platforms? 

  • This decision for Apex Legends Mobile is platform-specific, and is independent of the game on PC and Consoles. As a franchise, Apex Legends is strong and we’re looking forward to sharing exciting updates in the future.