Apex Legends made its way to the Nintendo Switch on March 9, and you can get your hands on the battle royale for completely free. We’ll go over everything that you need to do.
The success of Apex Legends since its launch in 2019 has been spectacular, so it came as no surprise that fans asked the devs to bring the battle royale to other platforms. Then it finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch on March 9.
Players on this platform will receive some neat exclusive benefits, including a brand new skin. We’ll go over everything that you need to know about getting the Switch version of the game for yourself.
Will you need a Nintendo Online membership?
The good news is that the game is available for free. You will not need a Nintendo Online membership to get it, but your Nintendo account needs to be linked up to the Switch.
If you don’t have an account, then you’ll have to make one before you can play. This is a fairly quick and easy process, and you can visit the Nintendo Account website to get this done. Here’s how you can link up your Nintendo account to the Switch:
- Visit System Settings on the HOME Menu.
- Scroll down to Users, then select your account.
- Select Link Nintendo Account. and then click Sign In and Link.
- Pick a sign-in method, like your email address or smart device.
- Finally, select Link to connect your Nintendo Account to the user account.
Once this is done, you will receive a message that confirms that this process was successful.
How to get Apex Legends on the Switch
Since Apex Legends is free, you can download the game on whichever account that you want. Simply visit the Nintendo eShop on your console’s Home page, and enter the battle royale’s name to search for it.
Once you found it, you can click download, and it will be added to your library. Alternatively, you can also visit the Apex Legends game page on the Nintendo website and click “free download” to install it on your Switch.
It requires a download of at least 30 GB via a wireless connection, so make your storage and Internet speed are sufficient. Just wait for it to finish up, and you can jump right into the action!
Once you have it, you will be able to play with others on PC and consoles in the latest limited-time event, the Chaos Theory Collection Event. You’ll also get 30 free levels for the Season 8 Battle Pass, and Double XP for the first two weeks after launch.
- Read More: How to turn off crossplay in Apex Legends
There is also a brand new exclusive Legendary Pathfinder skin that is available for Switch players, and you’ll immediately get to unlock it for free between March 9 and May 4.
That sums up everything you need to know about getting Apex Legends for free on the Nintendo Switch. We expect more content updates in the battle royale’s near future and will keep you posted about these developments.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment/ Nintendo
Apex Legends Season 10 Ranked updates: Arenas, map rotation, split dates, & rewards
A new season of Apex Legends means a new season of Ranked Leagues, from map rotation to split dates, we’ve got you covered.
Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence is almost here, which also means an update for Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details.
Apex Legends Ranked Leagues is a great place for those who want to test their skills out and play for points in a competitive environment, which starting in Season 10, will also be available in Arenas.
No matter how good you are, Apex Legends has a detailed ranking system that will place you on a similar playing field once you play enough games. With Season 10 incoming, let’s check out the updates arriving for the ranked playlist.
Although there are no major changes for Ranked Leagues this season, there are still a few things to go over such as split dates, rewards, and map rotation.
As Apex Legends Season 10 begins on August 3, this would then mean that the first ranked split will also begin on the same day, with the second split coming halfway through the season.
Seasons usually last around 3 months, so with that being said, the halfway mark for Season 10 will be around September 7, so expect the second split to begin around then.
Every new season two maps get picked for Ranked Leagues, one which spans the first split, and another that spans the second.
For Season 10 players will be dropping into Decimated World’s Edge, which has been showcased in the trailers leading up to Season 10’s release.
In the second split, players will be back on Kings Canyon, or at least the Season 8 version of Kings Canyon, with all the changes that were most recently made to it.
Season 10 rewards
Depending on what level you managed to reach in Ranked Leagues for Season 9, players will receive rewards at the start of Season 10.
The rewards include gun charms, badges, season-long dive trails for those who manage to reach the higher ranks, and new this season, Holo Sprays.
The rewards for Season 9’s Ranked Leagues have actually been revealed by EA, showing off the badges and dive trails players will receive.
Season 10 will also mark the first season of Ranked Arenas, which Respawn released details about fairly recently.
3 new BR maps will join Phase Runner, Party Crasher, and Overflow, with one of them joining the trio and rotating with each other every two weeks. The new maps include:
- King’s Canyon – Hillside
- World’s Edge – Dome
- Olympus – Oasis
As well as new maps, Ranked Arenas will also feature new maps and an exclusive ranking system.
Although not much has been shared about how ranking will work in Arenas, we suspect the names and ranks will be the same, however, the way in which you actually receive points and the number of points you need to rank up will be different from the Battle Royale mode.
That’s all for the ranked playlist in Apex Legends Season 10, for more updates stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and if you’ve been a victim of the recent unfair banning, check out our article for an explanation.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
EA address accidental Apex Legends account bans
EA have issued an apology for the accidental suspensions of various Apex Legends accounts and are working on a fix.
Various Apex Legends player accounts were hit with accidental bans after EA cracked down on clubs that violated the terms of service, and now the devs have issued an apology for this problem.
Much like Activision’s Warzone, EA’s Apex Legends has its fair share of players who tend to break the game’s terms of service. As a result, the developers decided to crack down on Apex Clubs with offensive or derogatory names.
However, this ended up backfiring on players, as multiple accounts were hit with bans accidentally on July 29. The Apex Legends community saw this as unfair, and now EA has addressed the issue.
Various Apex Legends players noted that their accounts had been banned, even though they hadn’t broken any terms of service. This was simply due to their affiliation with a club with an inappropriate or blacklisted name.
Community manager EA_Mako confirmed that club-based suspensions were only supposed to be warnings, and EA has reassured players that they are now working on this problem.
“Sorry for the confusion on this one,” Mako said. While a number of warnings did go out for this, it looks like there were a small number of suspensions that unintentionally accompanied those warnings in some cases.”
If players are still banned then there are some steps that the community manager suggested to get around it. Simply restart Apex Legends, sign out, and sign back in to check the account’s status.
If that doesn’t work, then players can try reaching out to EA’s Terms of Service team to get their accounts back. This may take a while, but they’ll get to play Apex Legends again soon enough.
With Season 10: Emergence on its way, players will want to ensure that their accounts are active so that they can enjoy the new update.
Image credits: EA / Respawn Entertainment
Warzone players call for popular Apex Legends feature to be added
Some Warzone players are calling for the developers to implement a feature from Apex Legends, which involves player K/D ratios.
With both Warzone and Apex Legends being extremely popular battle royales, of course, people are going to compare them, with some calling for a feature from Respawn’s game to be added in Warzone.
With the recent news surrounding Apex Legends’ upcoming season, some Warzone players may have been intrigued to check the game out and give it a shot, especially as CouRageJD recently stated that Apex was the best battle royale currently available.
In doing so, players may have noticed differences, not just in gameplay, but also in the stats and recordings of player progression, which some players want for Warzone.
Reddit user and Warzone player Excellent_Pass3746 posted his opinion online of which specific Apex Legends feature they would like to see in Warzone.
The post is entitled “KD should reset every season (Or at least show your KD for each season)”
This is a feature that is currently in Apex Legends, however, it doesn’t reset, it simply shows you your K/D for each season, while also showing your overall K/D from every season combined.
This would be great for Warzone, as then players can look back and see how much they have progressed, while also seeing how much of an effect each season’s K/D has on the overall number.
The argument presented is that players would like to see this progression and improvement, and not be defined by their K/D that got off to a bad start when they were learning the game.
Experienced Call of Duty players may have taken to Warzone much faster then those who are new to the franchise, thus this change would be a nice quality-of-life update for players.
Fans in the comments also agree, as although there are alternatives out there for checking your K/D monthly on Warzone, it “would be nice to have it on the game.”
For more on Warzone, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on when a FOV slider is coming to Warzone on console.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Activision / Raven Software
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