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Horrible Apex Legends map glitch leaves Skadoodle speechless

Published: 18/Sep/2019 23:51 Updated: 4/May/2020 14:19

by Alan Bernal


Former Cloud9 pro Tyler ‘Apex Legends that can leave some players irreversibly stranded under the map.

Even though people have been loving Apex Legends for all that the game does well, there are still an enormous amount of bugs that plague everything from the game’s audio to invisible walls and a lot more.

While Respawn Entertainment have been hard at work to rectify all of the glitches that can be found in a typical match, there are some bugs that are leaving players guessing as to why simple hotfixes have yet to be implemented.

Respawn EntertainmentThere’s been a ton of glitches found throughout the Apex Legends map.

That was the case during Skadoodle’s September 18 stream when a hole in the Apex Legends map created a bizarre setting for the final showdown between the last two teams on the server.

“Oh my god,” Ska said in astonishment. “This whole part of the map is just open? What is going on in here?”

Since his team learned that the final squad was either nestled or trapped down there, they hopped down below to finish the game. Ska was near-silent as he faced off against the final foes under the map.

But after securing the kill, his reaction basically mirrors every other Apex Legends player who first discovered the strange omission in map design.

“What is this dude? They just left the whole map open to go underground?” the streamer said. “What am I watching? Hello? Respawn??”

Skadoodle TwitchThe glitch made for a strange Champion screen.

Prior to finding “the gap in the map,” his team was searching everywhere within the zone to uncover where the last team might be.

Though the glitch has been reported by a few players, Ska is convinced that it didn’t always used to be that way. Making him even more perplexed as to why it even exists.

“No dude, that used to be solid for sure,” he said in reply to his Twitch chat. “I’ve been back there, plenty of times. It’s never been like that. Maybe they forgot to patch it up or something. I don’t know.”

Whether the Apex Legends devs have something planned for that spot in the future or if it’s just another bug, the company might want to plug up the hole soon.

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When is Apex Legends coming to Nintendo Switch? Release date, features, gameplay

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:35 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:45

by Calum Patterson


Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch is being released in 2021, to complete the full feature set of the game on other platforms.

Respawn’s battle royale has been available on PS4, Xbox One and PC since February 4, 2019. In November 2020, it was launched on Steam too, when the Switch version was initially meant to release.

You can also play Apex Legends on PS5 and Xbox Series S and X, through backward compatibility. The developers have confirmed that Apex will be getting a next-gen update in 2021, which could include FPS improvements.

Cross-platfrom play was also added in late 2020 alongside the Steam Launch. Now, all players are waiting for is the long-anticipated release on Nintendo Switch. The good news is we probably won’t have to wait much longer.

Apex Legends Kings Canyon map on SwitchApex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch in February 2021.

When is Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release?

Initially due for 2020, the Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends was pushed back in November to an unspecified date in 2021.

Season 8 of Apex Legends will be starting on February 2, 2021, and thanks to the information briefly posted on non-English versions of the new Stories from the Outlands trailer, we know that will also be the date when the game is coming out on Nintendo Switch.

“And on February 2nd, it will be possible to play on Switch at the same time as the start of Season 8!” is what the text at the bottom of practically every non-English version of the video reads. It seems to have been mistakenly included for everyone but us, as the info was removed shortly after being discovered but hey, at least now we have a set date.

It’s unclear if the release date is still February 2, or if plans have changed since Respawn has apparently scrubbed the info from YouTube and not made any official announcement.

Is Apex Legends cross-platform on Nintendo Switch?

Yes – Nintendo Switch players will be able to play cross-platform with console and PC players on Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch gameplay

Switch versions of games are often trimmed down ports of the game on consoles and PC. But, Respawn has confirmed that Apex on Switch will have “full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

Apex Legends rampart gameplay
Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends gameplay on Nintendo Switch will support all the features from other versions.

That means all Legends, weapons, attachments, maps, abilities, equipment, store items, ranked mode and more will be present on the Nintendo Switch.

Of course, given its portable nature, the graphical and processing power of the Nintendo Switch is significantly less than consoles, and even more so PCs. So, don’t expect the same graphical fidelity, resolution, or frame rates that you get on a high-end PC (if you’re curious, just ask an Overwatch Switch player about how that game performs).

It sounds like Respawn is working to make the Switch version as close to the other versions as possible though, so Apex fans can have the best experience possible.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch Price

Apex Legends is a free-to-play game, so don’t expect that to change on the Switch version.

However, this does get a bit muddied when you consider there is no cross-progression in Apex Legends currently. Although Respawn is working on it, we can only assume that you’ll have to start a new profile to play on Switch.

That means all the Legends and cosmetic items you have on other platforms unfortunately won’t carry over. If you want to unlock the post-launch Legends, your best option will be to purchase the Apex Legends Champion Edition.

Apex Legends Champion edition
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Apex Legends Champion Edition unlocks all DLC Legends up to Season 7.

This bundle unlocks all post-launch characters up to Season 7, including Horizon. It costs $39.99, but also includes some exclusive skins and 1,000 Apex coins to get you started.

Alternatively, you can simply unlock individual Legends with Legend tokens or Apex coins. If you only plan to buy one or two of the DLC characters, this might be the better choice. But, if you want to unlock multiple Legends, the Champion Edition will be a better value and require much less work.

It’s possible that alongside the Switch release, EA will launch some Switch-exclusive offers and deals, to help players get their roster of Legends filled out early — sadly a Mario/Octane skin doesn’t seem to be in the cards, just yet.

But, if cross-progression ever launches, you may feel you have wasted your money by buying items twice. So, what about cross-progression?

Apex Legends Cross progression on Switch

As mentioned above, Apex Legends does not currently support cross-progression or account transfer/merging across different platforms.

Respawn has stated that it is something they want to do, but that it is difficult to implement. So for now, we can only assume that you will need to start a new account to play on Nintendo Switch.

Although cross-progression is in huge demand among players, Apex Legends was never made with it in mind, and so it poses a challenge for the developers to implement, without rewriting the game’s code from the ground up.

That’s everything we know so far about the Switch version of Apex Legends. We will keep this post updated with more details as they come out.