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Apex Legends devs respond to bizarre complaints about female Legends

Published: 23/Aug/2020 11:44 Updated: 23/Aug/2020 12:04

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends developers have responded after a handful of players complained that the game was adding too many female Legends, as Loba and Rampart could be followed by another female character. 

Apex Legends’ character pool is as diverse as any we’ve seen in any hero-based game. From humans to robots, non-binary to Pathfinder, it really does have it all. However, a small minority of players are being negative about the back-to-back female additions.

Season 5 added Loba, while Season 6 has seen Rampart thrown into the mix. Although not confirmed, early Season 7 leaks appear to suggest that the next addition may also be female.

Rampart in Apex Legends
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The new Apex Legends season has given fans the chance to finally play as Rampart.

Three consecutive female legends has, for some reason, frustrated some Apex players, with one saying: “I didn’t know I was playing a feminist game… Might as well just put a pink dress on Revenant.”

The above comments were quoted by many who hit back at the player and encouraged them to simply enjoy the game, and let others do the same.

Apex Legends developers were soon drawn into the conversation, with design director Jason McCord actually confirming that a brief discussion over female Legends took place internally.

“We actually had a very short conversation about this,” he said. “‘Think people are gonna be mad that there are this many female legends in a row?’ ‘Uhhh, maybe? Who cares?’ ‘Agree – carry on’.”

Apex Legends writer Tom Casiello also mocked the strange criticism, saying: “If you’re the kind of person keeping track of how many male Legends there are versus how many female Legends there are, might I suggest an alternate hobby?”

It is, of course, impossible to please everyone, but most players agree that the new Legends are consistently varying the gameplay and meta of Apex Legends, and that’s what truly makes the game so much fun for its millions of fans.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “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.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.