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.
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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 devs tease Valkyrie videos on Instagram
Apex Legends developers have released some inconspicuous videos on Instagram teasing gameplay of the new Legend arriving in Legacy, Valkyrie.
Since the official reveal of Apex Legends’ latest character, Valkyrie, the developers have released some interesting videos over on their Instagram page.
In the most recent news for Apex Legends, fans finally got to see the latest Legend, Valkyrie arriving in Season 9: Legacy.
It seems the developers were feeling extra generous, as they also decided to tease some in-game footage of Valkyrie, showing off some aspects of her kit and a potential finisher.
Respawn Entertainment released another Stories from the Outlands short over on their YouTube channel yesterday, which was met by excitement from fans. Players also got details on the new season, including the name, theme, and even weapon coming to Apex Legends.
Respawn wasn’t done there. Over on their Instagram page, they also released three glitchy surveillance footage videos of Valkyrie gameplay.
The Apex Legends community has been breaking down these videos, trying to understand what they show. Dataminers GarretLeaks and Biast12 have potentially identified what some of these videos are presenting.
The first video is entitled “CAMERA 9: OPERATIONAL” and it is tough to make out exactly what is going on. With the help of Biast12, it seems this video could be hiding one of Valkyrie’s finishers, called “the After Burner.”
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The second video is hard to make out; however, the video becomes clearer with the community’s help. As we know, one of Valkyrie’s abilities is her VTOL Jets, which allow her to hover in the air much like the Northstar Titan from Titanfall.
This is exactly what Biast12 believes this video is showing, while GarretLeaks thinks it could potentially be her Cluster Missiles. Towards the end of the clip, we see dark streaks that look similar to what you would see behind a missile.
The final clip is also very interesting, as it could be one of Valkyrie’s finishers, but one that dataminers haven’t identified yet.
This gameplay clip could also be her ultimate ability, which sees her take to the skies and redeploy either on her own or with her team, which would make sense as you can clearly see the fire coming out of her jets towards the end.
It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on in these videos focused on Valkyrie, but it’s great to see Respawn putting so much effort into their Legend reveals, increasing the hyper for Season 9: Legacy, which is set to release on March 4th.
For more on Apex Legends, check out our article on why the latest War Games event could change the game forever.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends: How to activate the Season 9 Arena teaser
Apex Legends data miners have found out how players can activate a new Season 9 teaser. Here’s how to see it for yourself.
The Apex Legends Season 9 teaser is now live, revealing the mystery behind the mysterious platform in the Firing Range.
After the halfway split for Season 8, players noticed a stranged platform implemented on the left side of the Firing Range map.
For weeks players were unaware of its purpose, but finally, the mystery has been uncovered and is associated with the new upcoming Arena mode.
Data miner @GarretLeaks was among the few who leaked how players can activate the button found on the Firing Range platform.
GarretLeaks has even created a step by step guide of how players can experience the Season 9 Arena teaser, which is available now:
- Step 1: Collect keycard from care packages
- Step 2: Find Holosprays scattered around Kings Canyon
- Step 3: Find Holosprays scattered around Olympus
- Step 4: Press the phone in the lobby and listen to the audio
- Step 5: Press the button on the Firing Range platform and wait for the ship
The Corrupted Keycards are now live and available to pick up from Care Packages in-game for both Kings Canyon and Olympus. Players will then be able to scan the Holosprays and activate the teaser in the Firing Range.
Dataminer @Shrugtal released images of where players will be able to find these Holosprays, which are located in various locations across the two maps.
You can scan multiple Holosprays in one match and even scan all three over multiple matches. It seems the Holosprays will spawn in all the locations highlighted in Shrugtal’s image.
Along with this, fellow data miner @Biast12 has also released a video showing what happens after activating the button in the Firing Range.
The video shows Biast boarding a ship after activating the button. Biast arrives at a new location where another button awaits, which activates an elevator. This then takes you into a small arena where a massive hollo of future Legend Ash is shown along with a voice line that states, “The Arena awaits.”
This is clearly a teaser for the upcoming 3v3 mode ‘Arena,’ which will be arriving in Season 9. However, this is also a teaser for the future legend, Ash. Although Ash will likely be arriving at a later Season – more like Season 10 – it does confirm that she will be arriving sooner than later.
In fact, it’s not the first time an announcer for a game mode has eventually become a playable Legend. Back in Season 3, the Shadow Fall game mode saw Revenant as the announcer, who later became a playable Legend in Season 4.
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If this stays true to the format, Ash could be the new Legend for Season 10, after being an announcer for the previous season much like the introduction of Revenant. Players will be able to activate this teaser towards the end of Season 8.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
How War Games could change Apex Legends forever
The individual modes presented in the latest Apex Legends event, War Games, could potentially change the battle royale forever.
Apex Legends latest event War Games introduced a variety of new ways to play the battle royale that could change the game forever.
Like previous events we’ve seen in Apex Legends, if Respawn Entertainment sees enough value in some of the new modes introduced through the War Games event, we could also see them make their way into the base game.
War Games went live on April 13th and although it has encountered some problems, the event has introduced some interesting ideas that many have enjoyed so far.
War Games got off to a rocky start, having to replace Second Chance and more recently, Auto Banners due to unexpected bugs and problems.
However, apart from these issues, players and those in the community seem to have enjoyed the modes so far, and there is now a question of how these modes could be introduced into the base game, changing Apex Legends forever.
The War Games mini-event could change Apex Legends in a variety of ways by implementing lesser aspects of the individual modes presented in War Games.
This isn’t the first time Respawn Entertainment has done this, as both the Evo Shield and Mirage ultimate change came from their own Limited Time Modes, as a sort of public playtest.
Popular Apex Legends YouTuber iTemp proposed that the devs could potentially introduce less extreme versions of some of the War Games modes in the base game. The YouTuber suggested that Second Chance could potentially come into the game as a rare item, or token, that players can find and use upon their first elimination.
Unlike in War Games, not every player would have this token and it would have to be very rare to obtain, otherwise, there is no doubt it will be met by complaints and outrage by the community.
One of the War Games modes that we are yet to see is Killing Time, which reduces round time as players die. This could be an interesting addition to the game, potentially helping those public lobbies that feel empty and lack fights.
Whatever happens in the future of Apex Legends, keep it locked on Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out our article on Apex Legends Legacy.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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