Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale Apex Legends is out now on the Nintendo Switch.
Players on the Nintendo Switch can jump right into the action along with players on PC and consoles in the limited-time Chaos Theory Collection Event. This event ushers in a brand new town takeover featuring fan-favorite Legend Caustic and the introduction of the Ring Fury Escalation Takeover mode for the duration of the event.
Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch is developed in collaboration with Panic Button, a team known for their ports to the platform. Now playable on its smallest screen yet, Apex Legends for Switch features gyroscope aiming using the platform’s JoyCon controllers. Optimizations provide gamers with a target performance of 30 frames per second at 720p resolution when docked or 576p resolution in handheld mode.
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The game will receive dedicated live service support and will receive simultaneous content updates, limited-time modes, and in-game events aligned across all platforms. To get Switch players right into the action, all players on the device are granted a Legendary Pathfinder skin, 30 free levels for the Season 8 Battle Pass, and double XP if they log in during the first two weeks after launch.
Nintendo Switch players drop into Apex Legends during Season 8: Mayhem, which introduced the game’s 16th Legend to the arena, Walter “Fuse” Fitzroy. Along with Fuse’s explosive brand of fun, Apex Legends competitors can also find and equip the new 30-30 Repeater lever-action rifle and Gold Magazine as they traverse a completely overhauled version of the iconic Kings Canyon map.
“It’s been two years since we launched Apex Legends,” says Chad Grenier, the game’s director at Respawn. “We have continued to push the genre forward in meaningful and innovative ways season-to-season with new Legends, maps, weapons, unique modes, and much more.”
“We’re excited to give players a chance to suit up as their favorite Legend even if they are away from their living room,” Grenier adds. “We’ve got a lot of exciting surprises in store this year and we’re going to continue giving players even more ways to compete and for those new to the game more reasons to come play.”
Players can download Apex Legends for free on the Nintendo Switch and enjoy the competition with players across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is playable through backward compatibility on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.