Apex Legends has been delayed for Switch until 2021

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Coming from publisher EA and Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends is set to follow Fortnite in bringing a major battle royale experience to Nintendo Switch. We were looking forward to going hands-on with handheld Apex this year, but sadly, we’re going to have to wait a little longer. Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch has been delayed into 2021.

The Switch version was initially scheduled for this fall, but due to “unexpected new challenges” that 2020 has brought, a delay was necessary. No specific release date or window has been given beyond that it will occur next year. Maybe it will launch in time for that rumored Switch Pro?

When Apex Legends does eventually arrive on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play with the existing versions. It will also be fully in sync with the game’s seasonal updates, providing full parity with other platforms. Meanwhile, the game will launch on Steam on Nov. 4 with cross-progression enabled with Origin.

For the uninitiated, Apex Legends delivers a first-person shooter battle royale with a few twists. The game takes cues from hero shooters like Overwatch, adding a selection of characters with unique abilities. It also features more than one map, as opposed to a single ever-evolving one like Fortnite. The game is backed up by fantastic gunplay too from the FPS masters at Respawn Entertainment.

Look out for Apex Legends on Switch sometime next year.


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