With so many Battle Royale games on the Nintendo Switch like Fortnite, TETRIS 99 and Realm Royale, it does somewhat surprise me that Apex Legends has yet to come to the Hybrid Console. Though I am not one for Battle Royale games because I’ll be honest, I suck at them. They are hugely popular right now and the Nintendo Switch is a real “Go-To” console for those looking to get their competitive game on.
Switch Owners have been wanting Apex Legends to come to their console of choice ever since the game was first announced. Now that it has released on the likes of PS4 and Xbox One, it has disheartened some gamers that it might not be coming to Switch at all. The game’s developers Respawn Entertainment have previously expressed interest in supporting the Nintendo Switch but nothing has been mentioned about it since last April.
Respawn Entertainment was acquired by EA back in 2017. EA might not be huge supporters of the Nintendo Switch but they have made sure to release a new FIFA title every year for the console. Surely they can see the potential for Apex Legends on Switch or are they concerned that the likes of Fortnite and Realm Royale are too much competition for them? Bearing in mind that the Switch has sold 34 million units of which, not all Switch owners play Fortnite or Realm Royale.
As with most Free to play Battle Royale games Apex Legends does have the notorious EA Loot Box microtransactions. Luckily, there are some sites that are dedicated to helping players find exactly what they want and paying for what they like rather than wishing and hoping on Loot boxes. Such sites allow users to buy and sell items, accounts and help you power/level up. For those interested in finding out how much their Apex Legends account is worth, they can use a special Apex Account calculator that can evaluate their account and lets them know how much it is worth.
Whether we will see a Switch Release for Apex Legends still remains a mystery. Perhaps when Respawn Entertainment finishes up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, they could refocus attention to porting Apex Legends to Switch. If Performance and quality consistency are an issue, I am sure our good friends over at Panic Button would be more than capable of making a port happen. After all, they have worked magic with DOOM, Wolfenstein II and Rocket League.
This post was written by Mike Scorpio