Following many rumours and much speculation, Apex Legends‘ Switch release date has finally been announced. Respawn Entertainment and EA’s fast-paced battle royale shooter will grace Nintendo’s system on March 9, and it pretty much sounds like a dream come true for long-time players.
For starters, this is another Panic Button port. If you’re unsure as to why that’s cause for celebration, the team also put out top-tier Switch ports of Doom Eternal, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Warframe, and more. Basically, it’s one of the most reliable developers for ‘miracle’ Switch ports, which is something our Doom Eternal Switch review attests to.
Apex Legends on Switch offers cross-platform play at launch, all the latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the PC and other console versions of the game. And since the port will arrive several weeks after Season 8 has already kicked off, all Switch players will gain 30 free levels for the latest battle pass and double XP for the first two weeks of launch.
What’s more is that a recent blog post from game director Chad Grenier states that “work on a mobile version of Apex Legends is well underway.”
The team also plans to “launch new ways to play the game that take us beyond battle royale” – whatever that might mean. In the meantime, we’ve got you covered if you want to stay up to date on all the biggest new Switch games of 2021.