Electronic Arts have confirmed on their website that Apex Legends will be releasing on Nintendo Switch this March. From March 9th, Switch owners will be able to download the game while the Season 8 battle pass is still in affect. To make up for the late entry to the season, Switch owners will be given 30 free levels. They will also earn double XP for the first two weeks after the game’s release.
The official statement from Apex Legends director Chad Grenier can be found below. He also reveals that Panic Button were behind the optimization of the game and getting it to run on Switch.
Hey everyone, this is Chad Grenier, Game Director on Apex Legends.
Today, I’m proud to come to you with some good news. Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9th, 2021.
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.
We can’t wait to welcome Switch players to the arena. Keep an eye out for more news about the latest updates we’re bringing to Apex Legends.