Respawn gives update on Apex Legends Nintendo Switch version

Connor Bennett
Apex Legends logo and Nintendo Switch

Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier has dropped a small update regarding the Nintendo Switch version of the battle royale, confirming that it is still in the works. 

When Apex Legends first launched back in February of 2019, it was only released for players on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

As it’s exploded in popularity and cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around, more and more players have begged for their chance to play Apex on a different device – be it mobile, Switch, or something else completely. 

With their recent job listings, Respawn have confirmed that a mobile version is being released at some point and though they’ve also confirmed a Switch port, due for release in ‘Fall 2020’, they’ve remained tight-lipped on it since. 

Apex Legends on mobile
Players are still waiting for the mobile version of Apex Legends, confirmed in 2019.

Well, that it is until Chad Grenier, the game director behind Apex Legends, started responding to a handful of fans’ questions on Twitter on October 1. 

The Respawn dev was inundated with queries about the upcoming cross-platform play beta – including how it’ll work in ranked, how it could expand the game when its released fully, as well as more technical questions. 

One of the questions Grenier responded to asked if the devs had “dumped” the Nintendo Switch version from production. “We are still working on it,” Grenier swiftly replied, “Can’t say more.”

Given that Grenier stated that he can’t say anything more, it seems likely that the Switch version of Apex Legends won’t get any further, official announcements until later down the line – perhaps, only when its close to releasing. 

In the meantime, Respawn will likely have their hands full making sure that the crossplay goes off without too many hitches as well as making sure that they’re also ready for the launch of the next-gen consoles. The Switch version may be on the backburner, but it hasn’t been scrapped.

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