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How to play Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch for free

Now that Apex Legends is finally available on the Nintendo Switch, you can download and play it on the platform for free.

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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.

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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:

  1. Visit System Settings on the HOME Menu.
  2. Scroll down to Users, then select your account.
  3. Select Link Nintendo Account. and then click Sign In and Link.
  4. Pick a sign-in method, like your email address or smart device.
  5. 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.

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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!

Exclusive Pathfinder skin for Nintendo Switch

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.

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

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Apex Legends Season 13 leaked Summer Tiki Event: Cosmetics, store takeover, more

Apex Legends dataminers have revealed new information about a potential summer Tiki-themed event for Season 13.

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Apex Legends Season 13 could be getting a summer-themed event for Season 13, as dataminers leak new details.

Apex Legends Season 13 has already offered a lot of new content for players and a new Ranked system to grind, which may improve you as a player.

Fans are always intrigued by leaked future content for the battle royale game, and it seems dataminers may have revealed a summer-themed Tiki event that could be arriving in Season 13.

What is Apex Legends’ Summer Tiki Event?

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Apex Legends leaker Garret has revealed new leaked content that may imply a Summer Tiki event for Apex Legends in Season 13.

Not much is officially known about this event, but as Apex Legends usually gets a Summer of Plunder store sale, it’s likely that the devs will be doing something for the summer season.

In Garret’s video posted on May 19, the leaker revealed some unreleased summer-themed Weapon Charms found in the game’s files by dataminer HYPERMYST.

The Tiki theme comes from the design of the charms, which possess tropical island flowers, an exotic fruit, bamboo, bright colors, a beach umbrella, and just an overall Hawaiian vibe.

Garret believes this either implies that we will either be getting a summer-themed event or a store takeover.

The dataminer also found some more interesting Weapon Charms that further indicate some sort of summer-themed takeover. One of these charms is called “Nessie Float” in the game’s files, which definitely shares a beach/summer theme.

Not much is confirmed about the event, but it’s clear that the devs are working on something summer-themed, whether it be a bundle, store takeover, or thematic event.

We already have leaked information on the Collection Event for Season 13, which is rumored to be called Awakened and has an Anime theme, so it’s likely that this summer event will not be a collection.

As more information is revealed about this potential Apex Legends summer Tiki event, we will be sure to update this piece so stay tuned.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the leaked Bangalore Prestige Skin that’s rumored to release next.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex is continuing to grow expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of May 20, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Wraith – 10.7%
  2. Octane – 10.2%
  3. Valkyrie – 9.4%
  4. Bloodhound – 8.7%
  5. Pathfinder – 7.8%
  6. Newcastle – 7.4%
  7. Horizon – 5.7%
  8. Bangalore – 4.5%
  9. Ash – 4.2%
  10. Lifeline – 3.9%
  11. Loba – 3.5%
  12. Fuse – 3.2%
  13. Rampart – 3.1%
  14. Gibraltar – 3%
  15. Mirage – 2.7%
  16. Caustic – 2.4%
  17. Seer – 2%
  18. Revenant – 2%
  19. Wattson – 2%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.9%
  21. Crypto – 1.7%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Pathfinder – 7.8%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 7.8%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

4. Bloodhound – 8.7%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.7%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

3. Valkyrie – 9.4%

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Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 9.4%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Octane – 10.2%

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With a 10.2% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number two spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.

1. Wraith – 10.7% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number one spot with a 10.7% pick rate in Season 13.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 13.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

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Apex Legends pro claims Season 13 ranked changes will make you a better player

An Apex Legends pro has come out in support of the Season 13 ranked changes, claiming it will make players better.

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After receiving backlash, Apex Legends pro Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith has shared his thoughts on the new Season 13 ranked system, claiming it will improve players.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some drastic changes to the ranked system, changing the way players gain points and grind through the ranks.

Previously, the system had been more focused on kills, but the new system places emphasis on placement. This has made it harder for players to earn points and level up, as the lobbies have become much more competitive in the final zones.

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In Apex Legends Season 13’s Ranked Leagues, players are encouraged to stay alive and play for the win, rather than getting a load of kills. This had led to more squads and players being alive in final circles, making it harder to gain points.

While the community hasn’t been particularly fond of these changes, seasoned Apex Legends pro Albralelie gave his opinions on this new system, supporting the dev’s changes while making some controversial comments.

In a recent stream, the Apex Legends pro shared his feelings towards the changes, believing the new ranked changes are healthy for the game, which is contrary to the community’s reaction.

Ultimately, the pro feels as if the new changes are going to make players better at the game. Albralelie says that the new system “caters to you being able to actually improve as you climb…don’t get defeated.”

The streamer and Apex pro also made some interesting comments on solo players while answering a question about whether solo players should be able to reach the higher ranks.

The pro makes a controversial statement: “should a solo player be able to reach Masters in a team-based competitive BR? Just because it happened before doesn’t mean it was supposed to happen, right?”

It’s interesting to hear a professional Apex Legends player’s take on the new ranked system, especially as casual players have been pretty upset with the changes. All in all, the pro feels it will make players better, and even if players are now in lower ranks than they’re used to, they should use it as motivation to improve.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the best landing spots on Storm Point for Season 13.

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