Apex Legends players have encountered a really strange bug that is letting them fly around on death boxes as if they have finally found a vehicle for the battle royale.
With Kings Canyon and World’s Edge being two sprawling landscapes, Apex Legends players have different ways to get around. You have jump towers, the World’s Edge train, and different legend abilities.
Outside of the train, Respawn’s battle royale doesn’t have vehicles like say Fortnite or Warzone. However, a strange bug is giving players a magic carpet-like ride across the map just as long as they jump on top of a death box.
Death boxes are meant to stay on the ground in Apex Legends.
The bizarre issue was pointed out by Reddit user WispyWi, who showed that during a recent trios game, they and their teammates all managed to ride atop of a death box. Now, there wasn’t anything different about the death box – and it certainly didn’t have an engine or rocket boosters attached.
Instead, the trio of players just floated around Sorting Factory at a relatively slow pace at the same height – passing by buildings and other spots. In the end, the Redditor noted that they eventually jumped off and the box phased through walls on its trip.
Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch is being released in 2021, complete the full feature set of the game on other platforms. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Switch version so far.
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.
Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021.
When is Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release?
Initially due for 2020, the Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends was pushed back to 2021 in November. Season 8 of Apex Legends will start on or around February 2, 2021. If Respawn choose to release the Switch version along with the new season, this would be the likely release date.
In November 2020, Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier confirmed, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”
The delay was necessary for the game to be up to standard on the portable device: “In order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time.”
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 have confirmed that Apex on Switch will have “full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”
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.
It sounds like Respawn are 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 are 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 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 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 exclusive skins and 1,000 Apex coins.
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.
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. But, if cross-progression ever launches, you may feel you have wasted your money by buying items twice. So, what about cross-progression?
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.