When the Switch version of Apex Legends was announced for the first time Last summer, Electronic Arts announced that it would be released in the fall of 2020. That didn’t happen, but a recent post Seemed to indicate that the Respawn shooter would strike today, February 2, alongside Season 8. That also didn’t happen. But even though Switch owners aren’t claiming their in-game wins today, at least now they know exactly when they can: March 9.
The news came via this post on the game’s official website, which ultimately provided the solid date for Apex Legends’ release on Switch.
In the article, Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier reveals the March 9 release date and pays tribute to developer Panic Button’s team for managing the port to Switch. But that’s not all: Grenier also describes some of the other features and perks to expect from this release at launch, including bonuses like free Battle Pass tiers and an extra bonus of XP.
“Apex Legends will launch on Switch with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content and full feature parity with other versions of the game,” Grenier says. Plus, since we’re launching a few weeks after Season 8 begins, Switch players will get 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. During the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you money. double the EXP. “
If you don’t know much about Apex Legends, today might be a good time to get started! Season 8 has just started, which brings all kinds of new and fun things to the game that the community is experiencing for the first time together. You can watch us play for a few hours here, with Game Informer Top 500 player Jay Guisao showing off his skills.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play game, and it’s now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. And, as mentioned above, Switch is coming very soon.