Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has done it again, adding yet another highlight play to his backlog of incredible clips. However, this time he didn’t dominate foes in PUBG or Fortnite – instead, he took his talents to Apex Legends and ruined enemies days there.
When viewers tune into a Shroud stream, they can absolutely expect to see jaw-dropping plays every few games that are insane enough to convince them that he is cheating, or that he is a video gaming playing alien sent from a distant galaxy with one goal – to headshot all foes.
Now, Shroud has his hands on a new game – the hugely popular Apex Legends, and he’s already proving why he is one of the best, if not the best, first-person shooter players on the planet with the free-to-play Battle Royale.
Coming up against Shroud in an FPS might be one of the most difficult things in the world.
In his newest highlight, Shroud showed why he is not to be messed with – wiping out two squads of enemies in under 60 seconds while his teammates were under fire, unable to help.
“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.