Apex Legends

When is Apex Legends coming to Nintendo Switch?

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

by David Purcell


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.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends leaks reveal Season 8 Anniversary collection event: Skins, Heirlooms

Published: 6/Jan/2021 17:37

by James Busby


Following the Fight Night Collection event update, data miners have been digging through the Apex Legends game files for details on upcoming content. New details about the Season 8 collection event, Anniversary, has been found, including new skins and an interesting change to heirlooms.

With Apex Legends Season 7 now in its final months, players are looking forward to Season 8. We can expect to see the usual balance changes, game tweaks, bugfixes, and cosmetics. A reliable Apex Legends leaker has now released information on upcoming skins and heirlooms. 

Unlike previous collection events, Season 8’s Anniversary event will apparently add a new heirloom. Instead, players who complete the collection will be granted 150 Heirloom Shards, to select a specific Heirloom from the current pool.

Here’s everything we know about the leaked Season 8 Anniversary Collection event. 

Apex Season 8 Anniversary collection event

Apex Legends Mirage Heirloom
Respawn Entertainment
We might finally be able to grab Mirage’s Trophy Heirloom.

According to Shrutgal, a reputable Apex Legends leaker known for accurate leaks – the new season will include an Anniversary collection event. This event will enable Apex Legends players to purchase any previously released Heirlooms of their choice, if they complete the collection. 

Usually, collection events add a new Heirloom to the current cosmetic pool. But, on this occasion, while you’ll still need to spend the appropriate Apex Coins/open enough packs to complete the collection first, this new event will give you a choice of heirloom.

The downside is that it indicates there won’t be a new heirloom in the event. That doesn’t mean a new heirloom couldn’t come at another time during Season 8 though. Potentially for Bangalore.

Apex Legends Season 8 skins

Just like with every Apex Legends update, Season 8 is bringing plenty of new Legend and weapons skins to the table. According to Shrutgal, all Legends – except the three most recent – will be getting an “Anniversary” recolor.

Additionally, all the Iron Crown legendaries, apart from Wattson, will get recolors in the first Season 8 event and have been codenamed “Eoswar”. While the majority of the game’s skins are untextured, you can see three of these skins below: 

Anniversary ‘from the Ashes’ Lifeline recolor

Anniversary Outlands Warrior Bangalore recolor

Anniversary Bone Saw recolor

Of course, while these leaks have come from a reputable source, it’s often best to take this with a grain of salt.

After all, Respawn has been known to change things before each update’s official release. However, this upcoming Anniversary event could be massive for those that wish to get their hands on a specific cosmetic, or a skin they may missed out on before in a new color.