Apex Legends is one of the world’s premiere battle royale experiences and it will soon be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. But when is the free-to-play behemoth expected to arrive on the leading handheld console in the world?
The battle royale market is ultra-competitive with so many top dogs and companies all vying for the top spot. You’ve got Fortnite, Warzone, Apex Legends, PUBG, Hyper Scape, and lots of other mini-variants that are jumping in too.
But Apex Legends can still hold its head high and consider itself an elite member of this relatively new genre. Respawn Entertainment is trying to expand its audience and appeal to a wider demographic by launching Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch – just like Fortnite.
But how soon can we expect to be boosting around in the palm of our hands?
Apex Legends release date on Nintendo Switch
Now into its eighth season and still retaining a large portion of its fanbase, Apex Legends continues to grow and make its interpretation of battle royale must-play. The game has had a healthy run across the major platforms, and now it awaits its release on the Nintendo Switch.
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The announcement of the game’s additional platform came all the way back in mid-June 2020 at EA Play Live. It was expected to become available in late-2020, but due to the unforeseen circumstances that have taken place in the year, Apex’s newest release has been delayed.
A recent statement from Chad Grenier, Game Director on Apex Legends, had this to say: “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year. And of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”
EA has officially confirmed on February 2 that Apex Legends for the Nintendo Switch will officially launch on March 9.
Porting Apex Legends to its smallest screen yet is a major achievement, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends at Panic Button. 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.
Apex Legends will launch on Switch with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.
Plus, since we’re launching a few weeks after the start of Season 8, Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. For the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you double XP.
Nintendo Switch players who get the game will receive 30 free tiers in the Season 8 Battle Pass to ensure they can catch up to finish Season 8 in time.
As a last little bonus for players, Respawn has also announced that all Switch players will get a new Legendary Pathfinder skin (Called P.A.T.H.) for just playing the game on the platform from launch onto the end of Season 8 on May 4, 2021.
We’ll continue to keep fans updated as the Nintendo Switch Apex Legends announcements happen.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends gets new Bocek Bow and Infested Olympus for Season 9: Legacy
Apex Legends officially reveals Season 9 details about Infested Olympus and a previously leaked Bocek Bow weapon arriving in Legacy.
After revealing the highly anticipated new Legend, Valkyrie, Respawn also presented a new Bocek Bow weapon and Infested Olympus for Season 9: Legacy.
The latest installment for Respawn Entertainment’s Stories from the Outlands series saw Valkyrie’s backstory and introduction into the lore of Apex Legends. Along with this exciting new character, we also got more details on the highly anticipated Season 9: Legacy.
Over on EA’s website, new teasers and details were revealed about the content arriving in Season 9, including interesting map changes that include Infested Olympus and a new Bocek Bow weapon. It seems Respawn has decided to scrap numbering seasons and stick with a name for future seasons, simply calling Season 9 Legacy.
Bocek Bow Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy
The new weapon for Apex Legends Legacy has been revealed as the already leaked bow weapon, which has been officially named the Bocek Bow.
The Bocek Bow is described as a “powerful and deadly weapon” and mentions it is for those with skill. Perhaps this will be a weapon that will take some practice, much like the most recent 30-30 Repeater.
The description also reads that it can do “tremendous damage at medium range,” but you’ll also “need to make every shot count.” This suggests the weapon will be mid to long-range and will also have a shorter magazine size, or quiver size, as you’ll need to be accurate.
Dataminer @Shrugtal also had more to add over on Twitter, stating the weapon will be in a new class of weapons called “Marksman” and take unique “Arrow” ammo. The weapon will also have a Hop-up called Splitter Arrows, which could see the weapon take on a more versatile function, increasing its spread in an X shape.
Infested Olympus Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy
Another interesting update that came with the Valkyrie reveal was the details on the Season 9 map changes to Olympus. It seems Olympus will be getting a dramatic update at the start of Season 9, which will begin May 4th.
Apex Legends’ latest map Olympus, will take on a new infested look, with the city being overrun by roots and “natural growth”.
Shrugtal has already unearthed a clearer idea of what we can expect from editing the background of the Infested Olympus section of EA’s Legacy reveal on their website.
The dataminer also revealed where the image is located for fans to understand how overrun the city will become, with giant vines and roots.
This is not the first time we have seen something like this from Respawn, as a fan on Twitter pointed out that the Titanfall series also presented a similar overgrowth on the multiplayer map Exo-Planet.
For more on Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy, stay tuned on Charlie Intel, and if you enjoyed this article, check out our piece on the new Legend, Valkyrie.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends: All unreleased skins, recolors, and bundles
Dataminers have unearthed some unreleased Apex Legends skins that could be released very soon, as well as some we may never see.
Like other free-to-play games, Apex Legends’ cosmetics like skins are extremely sought after and highly anticipated by players, especially when they leak and are unreleased after some time.
Since the Chaos Theory update, dataminers among the community have discovered a plethora of unreleased skins, some that players will never see.
The unreleased cosmetics range from recolors of previous fan favorites, as well as some completely new skins that players could see in the near future.
Leaked and unreleased Apex Legends Season 9 skins and recolors
Dataminer @Shrugtal is a reliable leaker who even describes himself as the “Apex Legends skin prophet,” as he has leaked many skins that have eventually entered the game.
In one of his latest posts, he showed off some new skin recolors for Wraith and Horizon, as well as some weapon recolors for the Volt and R-301.
Shrugtal is expecting these recolors to enter the exclusive store in Season 9, which is just two weeks away. The names for these new skins are also given, as well as the original skins you will need in order to purchase them with Legend Tokens.
Shrugtal was also responsible for the leak of Iron Crown reskins in the War Games update that is currently ongoing in Apex Legends.
We also have the Golden Week sale to look forward to, which will feature recolors of Octane and Bloodhounds skins, as well as banner frames and a charm.
Leaked and unreleased Apex Legends bundle skins
The latest Legend to be revealed, Valkyrie, has also had her launch bundle skins leaked, which was seen in the new trailer by Shrugtal.
The bundle skin will feature similar attire to Titanfall’s Viper, a character who manned the Northstar for the Apex Predators during the Frontier War.
You can expect this skin to be available in the store come March 4th, when Season 9: Legacy is released and players can finally get their hands on Valkyrie.
Another bundle we will be seeing in the future is the Mirage Edition skin bundle, which was leaked a little while ago by @Biast12.
This skin looks great, with a futuristic cowboy look, fitting perfectly with Mirage’s flashy style. This also has a Volt weapon skin and charm to go along with it, which fits the futuristic cowboy look very nicely.
Unreleased Chinatown Market collaboration skins
The Chinatown Market Apex Legends collaboration skins were meant to be released on March 30th, however, following the campaign to stop Asian hate, the company decided they were going to rebrand, bringing the collab to a halt.
The skins included in this collaboration were leaked, and although the new rebrand could take on a similar style, just with different name branding, they could also look completely different.
This would mean these leaked skins will never come to fruition, which would be a shame considering how amazing they look.
These Apex Legends unreleased skins should all be seen in the future in some way or another, so keep an eye out in the store and stay tuned on Charlie Intel for updates and news.
If you enjoyed this article why not check out our piece on Apex Legends Mobile, which could have a beta out very soon.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Mobile beta announced
Respawn Entertainment has officially announced that players will soon be able to take part in beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile.
Apex Legends is one of the top battle royale games globally, with players across multiple platforms able to enjoy all of the title’s action. Now, it has been confirmed that mobile players will soon be able to join in on the fun with upcoming beta tests.
The adrenaline-fueled action of Respawn’s first-person shooter has been available for players on consoles and PC but has been missing from the popular world of mobile gaming.
With such a large untapped community waiting for their chance to step into Respawn Entertainment’s popular title, it was not surprising to see the developer announce that a mobile version of Apex Legends would arrive at some point.
Apex Legends Mobile Beta
April 19, 2021, saw major announcements be made for the game, such as the reveal of a new character and a huge development in the timeline for the game’s release on its newest platform with the official announcement of upcoming beta tests for Apex Legends Mobile.
These tests will begin to roll out during Spring 2021, with a series of smaller closed tests in India and the Philippines, and will only be available on Android devices. Over time the tests will expand in size, cover more regions, and have iOS support.
Respawn also confirmed in the announcement that this upcoming version of the battle royale game will be free-to-play and specially designed for touchscreens.
Due to this version being designed specifically for touchscreens, there will be no cross-play with other platforms during the tests or following its official release.
A whole new community of players will now have the chance to experience everything that the high-profile battle royale game has to offer.
In contrast, veteran players will be able to continue their adventures on the go wherever they may find themselves in the future.
These beta tests will also undoubtedly be a great opportunity for the community to help Respawn Entertainment weed out any major bugs like the hip-fire glitch that is currently causing headaches for players on console and PC.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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