Apex Legends Launches On Switch Next Month

Soon you'll be able to drop into Respawn's battle royale on the go--provided you can find a stable internet connection while out and about.

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Apex Legends is coming to Switch on March 9, following the start of Season 8: Mayhem (see Apex Legends Season 8 patch notes), which is now live. Season 8 implements several balancing adjustments, adds playable character Fuse and the 30-30 Repeater Rifle, and makes welcome map changes to Kings Canyon.

"Porting Apex Legends to its smallest screen yet is a major achievement, and we couldn't have done it without our partners at Panic Button," Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier said in a press release. "We're very proud of what the team has been able to achieve with some smart optimizations for the Switch port to deliver a full-featured Apex Legends experience on the go."

The Switch version of Apex Legends supports all the existing content and features on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of the game. This includes cross-play support, so Switch owners will be folded into Apex Legends' overall player pool as opposed to existing separately.

This version of the game will be launching more than a month after the debut of Season 8. To help ensure Switch players aren't at a disadvantage, those who buy the Battle Pass will earn 30 free levels. Additionally, double XP will be awarded during the first two weeks after the game launches, helping players to continue leveling up more quickly.

Now is the perfect time to jump into Apex Legends, following the battle royale game's transformative second year. With Fuse's addition, the roster of playable characters reaches 16, officially doubling the starting number of eight when Apex Legends first launched in February 2019. Plus, Respawn's commitment to balancing the game and hosting in-game events continues to create enough incentive for players to regularly log in.

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