Apex Legends – official Switch release date announcement, Panic Button worked on the port
EA and Respawn have published an official release date announcement for Apex Legends on Switch, which is slated for March 9. It comes with the confirmation that Panic Button was involved with the port.
Panic Button most recently ported Doom Eternal to Switch. The company has handled a number of other ports for the system as well.
Here’s the full announcement:
Hey everyone, this is Chad Grenier, Game Director on Apex Legends.
Today, I’m proud to come to you with some good news. Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9th, 2021.
Porting Apex Legends to its smallest screen yet is a major achievement, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends at Panic Button. We’re very proud of what the team has been able to achieve with some smart optimizations for the Switch port to deliver a full-featured Apex Legends experience on the go.
Apex Legends will launch on Switch with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.
Plus, since we’re launching a few weeks after the start of Season 8, Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. For the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you double XP.
We can’t wait to welcome Switch players to the arena. Keep an eye out for more news about the latest updates we’re bringing to Apex Legends.
See you soon, Legends.