5. A better legend request function
While both games could benefit from a “Favorite Legend” system that works the same way as the favorited cosmetic skins mechanic, one thing the mobile game does have on standard Apex is a better, more visible legend-selection page. Similar to the console and PC versions of Apex Legends, Apex Legends Mobile allows players loading into a battle royale match to request a specific legend, ideally preventing teammates who get to select a character before you from “stealing” your legend of choice by signaling that you’d like to play a specific one if possible.
The game does this well enough on console and PC, showing players which legend their other teammates have preselected via a portrait on the bottom of the screen, but frankly, it’s easy to miss. The mobile game, on the other hand, blacks out that entire portrait with a speech bubble that says, “I want to select [Legend Name].” It’s nearly impossible to miss and has the intended effect of making me feel like a jerk for picking a legend my teammate wants to use.
Now, I’m not saying you should comply with a teammate’s request every single time–especially if you’re playing pubs, it shouldn’t matter too much. But if you’re unfortunate enough to be stuck playing Ranked without a premade squad, you’re better off letting a teammate have your legend of choice if at all possible. You can’t control your teammate’s skill level, but you can improve your chances of winning by not gambling on a random squadmate’s ability (or lack thereof) to play well as a different character–especially given the fact that the game’s AI will assign you a legend at random if your selected legend is unavailable and you’re not quick enough to select another before time runs out.
That’s something both games could benefit from: the ability to create a favorite legend list for the game to choose from when your chosen legend is taken and you don’t select another one quickly enough. There is absolutely nothing worse than loading up a match and getting up to grab a snack, only to return and discover your chosen legend was taken, resulting in the game making the choice for you and assigning you your least-favorite option. Bonus (negative) points if that legend’s abilities are game-breakingly bugged at the time.