The Apex Legends Nintendo Switch launches on March 9th. Players using the latest platform will get some cool perks, including an exclusive Legendary Pathfinder skin, but it’s only available for a limited time.
Apex Legends is now available for consoles, PC, and Switch, as well as a mobile version expected later in 2021. The Switch version was originally supposed to be released at the same time as the eighth season, but was postponed to the March 9th season in the middle of the year.
As a result, not only will players on Nintendo Switch get the first 30 levels of Season 8 Battle Pass for free, but Double XP will also be activated for the first two weeks after launch.
The new trailer also took a fresh look at Apex Legends gameplay in action on the Switch. Despite concerns about frame rate and resolution, it seems to do very well on the handheld platform.
Apex Legends Nintendo Switch Gameplay
It’s not yet confirmed what frame rate Apex Legends will manage from Switch. The resolution looks strong. Respawn has promised that the full functionality of the console and PC version will be available on Switch, so nothing is missing.
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The developer of the Switch version of Apex Legends is Panic Button, who also created the Switch version of Rocket League and DOOM.
Crossplay is enabled at launch, which means Switch players can band together and compete against players on both the console and PC.
Legendary Pathfinder skin: PATH
Exclusively for Nintendo Switch users, you can unlock the PATH skin for free. However, the offer is only available for a limited time. From March 9th, the exclusive legendary skin will only be available until May 4th.
The skin itself mirrors the Nintendo Switch color scheme of red and white. The main incentive, however, will be how rare it will be after the two month promotional period ends.
What about cross-progression?
The bad news for existing Apex Legends players on other platforms is that cross-progression between accounts is not possible, at least not at launch.
This means that when you purchase Apex on Switch you will have to start with a brand new account that only has the standard legends and cosmetics in it, plus a new list of statistics. You can purchase the Champion Edition for Switch, which is the most affordable way to unlock the Legends after launch.
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Respawn has said they are working on a cross-progression for the future but have not confirmed when or if it will ever come.
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