Apex Legends download: How to download Apex Legends free on laptop/ PC and mobile phone, system requirements, and more

Here's the easy guide to download Apex Legends on PC/laptop and mobile phones.

Respawn’s Apex Legends is arguably one of the most popular battle royale games across the globe. Unlike PUBG and Fortnite, Apex Legends lets you use specific characters called Legends, who come with special abilities that help you in combat. The free-to-play game offers the standard battle royale experience as well as a competitive round-based mode called Arenas. While the battle royale mode takes place on Olympus, World’s Edge, and Kings Canyon maps, the Arenas mode features Phase Runner, Party Crasher, Encore, as well as weekly rotating maps. Before you dive into the exciting world of Apex Legends, here’s how you can download the game for free on PC /laptop.

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What is Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is a free battle royale game that offers a unique gameplay experience. The game has several Legends including Bangalore, Crypto, Fuse, Loba, Octane, Seer, Wraith, Mirage, and more. These Legends have special abilities that help you defeat your opponents, move across the map, and pick up items. Apex Legends features satisfying gunplay and movement, much superior to the likes of PUBG. 

How to download Apex Legends on PC/laptop for free

Apex Legends can be downloaded on Windows PCs and laptops via Steam and Origin. Since the game requires you to sign in using your EA account, it is recommended to create one on the official EA website. You can also link your Steam account to your EA account for a seamless experience if you like prefer using Steam over Origin.

Here’s the simple step-by-step process to download Apex Legends on PC/laptop:

Download Apex Legends via Steam

  • Download and install the Steam app for your PC or laptop using this website.
  • Open the Steam app and sign in or create a new Steam account.
  • Search ‘Apex Legends’ and select the ‘Apex Legends’ option from the suggested results.
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Click on ‘Play Game’ and select the download location for Apex Legends.

  • After picking the download location, click next to begin downloading Apex Legends.
  • Once it finishes downloading, you can play Apex Legends using the desktop icon, start menu shortcut, or open it via Steam.
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It should be noted that you will need to login with your EA account if you haven’t linked your Steam account to your EA account.

Download Apex Legends via Origin

  • Download and install the Origin app on your PC or laptop from this website.
  • Sign in using your EA account or create a new one.
  • Search for ‘Apex Legends’ and click ‘Download’ button on the Apex Legends page.
  • Pick the download location and hit ‘Next’ to begin downloading Apex Legends.

After the game has finished downloading, you can play it using the start menu shortcut, desktop icon, or launch it via Origin.

Apex Legends System Requirements for PC

Minimum:

  • OS – 64-bit Windows 7 or above
  • Processor – AMD FX 4350 or equivalent/Intel Core i3 6300 or equivalent
  • Memory – 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics – AMD Radeon HD 7730/NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
  • DirectX – Version 11

Recommended:

  • OS – 64-bit Windows 7 or above
  • Processor – AMD Ryzen 5/Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics – AMD Radeon R9 290/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX – Version 11

Apex Legends Download Size and Required Storage

At the time of writing, the download size of Apex Legends is 43.6 GB and it requires 74 GB free storage on your PC or laptop.

How to play Apex Legends Mobile

Respawn has started regional beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile earlier this year in India and the Philippines. The game is designed for touchscreens with intuitive controls and gameplay optimizations. Initially, the beta tests are available to a limited number of players in India and the Philippines. However, the beta tests will expand to more regions and players in the future.

The Apex Legends Mobile beta tests are available to select Android users only. It’s unlikely that more players will be added to the beta test before any official announcements from Respawn. You can pre-register for Apex Legends Mobile beta on Google Play Store when more slots for beta tests are available.

Apex Legends Mobile system requirements

The spec requirements for Android and iOS aren’t officially announced yet; however, IGN India reports that Android phones with Snapdragon 625 SoC or above that run Android 6.0 or higher, and iPhones with A11 Bionic or above will be able to play Apex Legends Mobile.

Apex Legends Mobile release date

Respawn hasn’t announced the launch date of Apex Legends Mobile yet. Gemwire has previously reported that the game could soft-launch later this year and the full launch may happen in 2022.