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Champion Matches would finally give Apex Legends players a reason to grind

Published: 29/May/2019 18:40 Updated: 29/May/2019 19:01

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends offers some of the most intense firefights in battle royales, but some of the more experienced players are now wanting more of a challenge and an simplified Champions Match could deliver just that.

While Respawn Entertainment landed on a surprise hit when Apex launched on February 4, the developers haven’t been keeping up with player requests as much as the community would want.

Even though there are swarms of bugs and balance issues that need addressing, a large point of emphasis with players has been the need for either a ranked mode or some playlist which thoroughly tests players’ abilities.

Respawn EntertainmentChampion Matches could reduce mad scrambles and encourage more calculated play.

In a Reddit post, user ‘LegenDerryNavi’ put together a concept for a special “Champions Match” exclusive to teams coming fresh off a win, but with a small tweak that would finally give players a reason to try-hard in games.

Per the idea, once a squad claims a Champion screen a “pop-up” appears that would take them to a server filled with recent winners all vying for better rewards.

“When a team wins a match, a pop-up appears which they can choose to accept or decline. (3/3 ‘yay’ votes required),” LegenDerryNavi said. “The teams that accept the match are put into a special server where rewards are significantly better than in normal matches – I’m thinking exclusive skins, Apex Coins, crafting metals.”

LegenDerryNavi via RedditNew badges would obviously be added if a Champions Match make their way into the game.

The lobby would include “base rewards” for everyone in the game, and would only get better the higher a team places.

But the real prize would be finishing in the top three which would dish out big rewards plus the right to compete in follow-up Champions Match, while everyone else has to win a normal game in order to qualify again.

Would a Champions Match work in Apex Legends?

The Redditor was quick to point out the issues that could come with the mode, since all three members of a winning squad would have to queue up for the big game.

Respawn EntertainmentChampion Matches could come with difficulties, but the matches (especially gun fights) would definitely be more rewarding for a lot of players.

Furthermore, queue times could get out of hand since the server would have to wait to fill a game with 20 winning teams to commence.

Still though with a ranked mode missing from Apex Legends, a Champions Match could be a unique way to give the more competitive players something more worth fighting for.

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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


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.”

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.