Apex Legends Nintendo Switch version releases March 9, Respawn and EA announced. The news of Apex Legends’ impending release on Switch coincides with Apex Legends‘ Season 8, out today, that includes a brand-new playable Legend, new items, and more.
This marks the first time Apex Legends launches on a portable device, and Panic Button — known for their Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein II Switch ports — handled the Apex Legends Switch version.
Like other versions of Apex Legends, the Switch version is free to download. However, seasonal Battle Passes, including the Season 8 pass, cost coins earned through gameplay or available for purchase in the in-game store. These Battle Passes include new weapons, faster access to new Legends, and other rewards unlocked as players earn Battle Pass XP.
Playing the game is the normal way to level up Apex Legends‘ Battle Passes. Since the game’s Switch version releases several weeks after Season 8’s Battle Pass releases, however, Respawn is offering Switch players 30 free levels for the Season 8 Battle Pass. Switch players will also earn double XP for the first two weeks after March 9.
Apex Legends Season 8 introduces Walter Fitzroy, the Salvo Mercenary with a love of explosions, plus the 30-30 Repeater rifle, and new areas added to the Kings Canyon map.
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