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When is Apex Legends coming to Nintendo Switch?

Published: 6/Feb/2019 21:45 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 9:48

by David Purcell

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Nintendo Switch owners are keen to enjoy the latest hit in the battle royale genre, Apex Legends, on their portable consoles, but how long will they have to wait for it, if it comes at all?

The new battle royale game, which was released on February 4 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, quickly became one of the most popular games being played right now, seeming to follow a very similar path to Fortnite. 

It’s a free-to-play game, and the developer is working on making Apex Legends a cross-platform title in the near future. If that’s the case, though, Nintendo fans will be wondering when they’ll be able to get their hands on it. 

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends is already competing with Fortnite and PUBG, just says after its release.

Will Apex Legends come to the Nintendo Switch?

Sadly, all we have right now is speculation. The game is very much in its early stages, that much is clear, so nothing has been confirmed in terms of penning a deal with Nintendo to feature on its Switch console.

In a Wired interview on April 8, Project lead at Respawn Entertainment, Drew McCoy, answered some of the community’s burning question, which of course, included the potential for Nintendo Switch.

On the topic, McCoy said: “If [Apex Legends on] Switch was coming,  we would tell you, and we would blast it across the world. We are hearing all the Switch players who say they want the game. 

“I can’t make any promises right now. We have a lot of things we are working on, so stay tuned for the future. But, currently we don’t have anything to announce.”

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Respawn has made their intentions clear about giving everybody a chance to play Apex Legends as a spokesperson told EuroGamer that they plan to “allow players to play with their friends on other platforms.” 

When specifically asked about bringing the game to mobile and Switch, Respawn Lead Producer said there’s “nothing [they] can currently talk about.” 

Looking at how things played out with Fortnite, Apex Legends’ biggest competitor, is the only real measuring stick for the situation right now. Epic Games released their game in July of 2017 and it took until September 2018 to make cross-play available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – after Sony dragged their heels. 

More relative to the Switch situation, it took until June 2018 for Epic and Nintendo to agree on a deal which saw the game come to their latest console – almost a year after the game’s launch. 

By making such a big statement right from the outset about cross-play and wanting to let as many people as possible play it, you would imagine it’s not going to be as much of a long drawn-out process for Respawn. 

However, nothing has been confirmed at this stage as the developer continues to work on the game’s initial launch. 

Perhaps talk of Apex Legends jumping onto a new platform so soon might be looked at as wishful thinking, but it could be argued that the game has been revealed so boldly that fans have been dared to dream.

Last updated April 9.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
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Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”