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Dr Disrespect hits out at Respawn over shotguns in Apex Legends

Published: 4/Oct/2019 13:22 Updated: 4/Oct/2019 13:52

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect has heavily criticized the state of shotguns in Apex Legends after registering ridiculously low damage with the Peacekeeper during a recent match. 

The much anticipated Season Three of Apex Legends saw many changes introduced to the popular battle royale, including some weapon changes that Respawn felt were needed to balance the game.

However, most of the shotguns were left untouched following the Season 3: Meltdown update with only a slight buff to the Mozambique, despite some earlier concerns from players on the consistency of weapons in the class.

Dr DisrespectDr Disrespect is not happy with the state of Apex Legends shotguns.

The same sentiment was echoed by Twitch star Dr Disrespect after he was left stunned following a ridiculous death during one of his games with fellow streamers TSM Viss and TannerSlays.

The Doc was livestreaming some gameplay on the newly introduced World’s Edge map and began hunting down one of his opponents with the TSM duo close by in backing him up.

When The Two-Time eventually tracked down the enemy player, he fired multiple shots off with Peacekeeper to no success, only dealing 12 damage total to his opponent despite being at pretty close – which caused him to flip out on stream.

“It’s twelve and it’s a headshot from about seven feet away,” the Doc repeated with his screams, shocked by the lack of damage done by the Peacekeeper. “I don’t f*cking get this game! I don’t. Season 3, are you kidding me?”

The streamer did not let the death get him down for too long, however, later returning to his setup to cast the TSM duo to victory in front of his stream in classic Dr Disrespect fashion.

Many Apex Legends players feel similarly to the Doc about some of the shotgun’s power in-game, although it is unclear if Respawn has any intention to balance the weapons more in the future.

This is not the first time the Two-time lost it at the popular battle royale game’s newest season, as he previously criticized some of the visual effects although he also revealed he was too addicted to Apex Legends to quit.

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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

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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
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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.