With its new season less than a day old, Apex Legends already has some fresh news for players. Battle royale games developed by Respawn Entertainment are on their way to the Nintendo Switch on March 9th. The developer announced the port’s release date with a short post on the game’s website.
Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends will be developed by Respawn and Panic Button. Although this may be the smallest platform Apex has ever been released on, it does not mean that this version will lack anything from the larger console and PC counterparts. The Nintendo Switch version includes all the features of the full version of Apex, including cross-platform games. To make up for the slightly different controls, size and technical limitations of the platform, the Switch version is off Apex Legends will have a few unique optimizations to bring it in line with the other versions of the game.
Apex Legends Season 8 also started on Tuesday, which means that the Switch version of the game will start right in the middle of the season. All the content of season 8 will be included in the Switch version at launch, and Switch players will receive 30 levels of the current match-making upgrades for free, to make up for late starts. Switch players will also receive double XP in the first two weeks after the game is released.
Like other platforms, Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch will be free to play.