Loba has finally arrived along with Apex Legends Season 5 and players will have to have to chance to pick up an exclusive Twitch Prime skin for free, starting May 15.
It’s no surprise Loba is getting a Twitch skin, since most new Legends in Apex receive one shortly after being released.
Following some leaks around the latest Legend’s upcoming skin, Twitch unveiled Loba’s new look which will be made available for Prime users on May 15.
Loba is the new legend being added for Season 5.
iLootGames initially tweeted an image of Loba’s Twitch Prime skin that he found in the game’s files shortly after the Season 5 update went live on May 12. Like most other Twitch Prime Apex skins, it’s a recolor of her base design but, as a nice change of pace, they didn’t just slap a purple recolor on it this time.
Instead, brown leather has been added on top of her outfits regular white, along with teal highlights added to her arms, waist, and the frills of her jacket. To top it all off, she has a holographic Apex Legends logo on her stomach as well.
Loba’s Twitch Prime skin is a nice change of pace from purple.
How to unlock Loba’s Twitch Prime skin
An active Twitch Prime subscription will be required to claim this free Loba skin. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for a free trial by following the directions listed in the next section of this page.
If you have Twitch Prime, you can add the cosmetic item to your in-game inventory by completing the following steps:
Log in with the credentials for your Twitch account that has an active Prime subscription.
Click the CLAIM NOW button above the new Loba skin.
When prompted, click to link your EA account with your Twitch account.
Once your accounts have been linked, the item will be claimed and added to your in-game inventory the next time you log into the game.
You can claim your Loba skin from the Twitch Prime website, with a linked account (when it becomes available).
In order to get Twitch Prime, you must first sign up for Amazon Prime, which offers a 30-day free trial for the service.
You can sign up for this free trial by visiting the Apex Legends Twitch Prime page listed above and clicking the TRY PRIME button located at the top right corner of your screen if you’re not already signed up.
This will not only allow you to get the Loba skin for free, but it will also grant you all of the benefits of having Amazon Prime – including the Twitch Prime perks.
Remember, however, that if you do not wish to pay for this service, you must cancel it before the 30 days are up, otherwise, it will charge your Amazon account for the first month, so it might be wise to wait until Loba’s skin is available until you sign up.
“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.
BREAKING: The Japanese version on YouTube states Apex Legends is coming to Switch on February 2.
"And on February 2nd, it will be possible to play on Switch at the same time as the start of Season 8!" pic.twitter.com/63TpUn27Mx
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 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 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?
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.