Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale game has been ported to Nintendo’s console in collaboration with Panic Button, the studio behind the well-received Switch versions of Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal, as well as Switch versions of Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Rocket League.
Announced with the Steam version of Apex Legends, which arrived alongside Season 7 in November 2020, the Switch version of the game was also originally scheduled to release last autumn.
However, EA delayed its launch to 2021 “in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve”.
The Switch version of Apex Legends supports cross-platform play and offers full feature parity with the other versions of the game.
“We’re very proud of what the team has been able to achieve with some smart optimizations for the Switch port to deliver a full-featured Apex Legends experience on the go,” said Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier.
Apex Legends Season 8, which is titled Mayhem, launched in early February, almost exactly two years after the shooter debuted on February 4, 2019.
Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass and receive double XP for the first two weeks after launch.