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Apex Legends Will Release on Nintendo Switch on March 9

Apex Legends, the famous online shooter from Respawn Entertainment, is also coming to Nintendo Switch.

In the past few hours, in fact, the Game Director of Respawn, Chad Grenier, had stated that a video reveal of the Apex Legends for the hybrid console of Nintendo Switch would soon be released, which would follow the arrival of the Battle Pass of Season 8. However, it looks like the title will suffer a little delay, arriving on Nintendo Switch on March 9th.

These are the new statements by Game Director Grenier:

Porting Apex Legends to its smallest screen yet is a major achievement, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends at Panic Button. 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.

Apex Legends will launch on Switch with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.

Plus, since we’re launching a few weeks after the start of Season 8, Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. For the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you double XP.

Since it officially launched in early 2019, Apex Legends has set a new record for the number of active players on a battle royale during its first month of operation, surpassing 50 million players. Although the community’s growth hasn’t kept a steady pace, the support Respawn has given to the game after launch with ever-new additional content has allowed Apex Legends to still have a huge number of active users.

Given the great success, Electronic Arts has decided to make the game available on other platforms, and from March, therefore, we will be able to challenge our friends on our Nintendo Switch. Since its acquisition by Electronic Arts, Respawn Entertainment has been split into multiple teams, which are currently working on various projects.

While the core team has developed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and is currently working on another AAA title that may have always been tied to the Star Wars franchise, a smaller team is continuing to support Apex Legends, allowing for this online shooter to finally land on the console of the Big N.