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Apex Legends could be just a couple of weeks away from launching on Switch. In the game’s latest Japanese trailer, the YouTube description mentioned that the Switch release is planned for February 2. However, it has since been removed, and there was no mention of the news in other languages.

It’s possible that the date is spot on, though there’s also a chance that it was incorrect. Thankfully, February 2 isn’t too far away, so we should know for sure either way soon enough.

Apex Legends was originally planned to arrive on Switch last fall. It was later delayed to 2021.


Yesterday, EA and Respawn Entertainment revealed that Apex Legends is heading to Switch. GameSpot spoke with director Michael Higham to chat a bit more about bringing the battle royale game over to the console.

Higham noted that Apex Legends is “looking really good and running very well” on Switch currently. The team has “been working on it for awhile,” and is now in the testing phase. Additionally, we have confirmation that gyro controls are supported.

Higham’s full words:

Following recent speculation regarding a Switch version of Apex Legends, the news was made official during today’s EA Play 2020 presentation. It will launch this fall.

Details about the Switch version will be shared at a later date. However, it should support cross-play with all other versions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Here’s a refresher on Apex Legends with an overview and trailer:

EA has previously indicated that it intends to give Switch additional support this year. At least in one way, that could manifest by porting the free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends to Switch.

The speculation has come about thanks to a new article from VentureBeat. Editor Jeff Grubb, who has recently reported accurate Nintendo rumors, has suggested that an announcement regarding Apex Legends for Switch could be made during the EA Play 2020 event, which will be held tomorrow. Grub labels his piece as “informed speculation.”

The official Twitter account for Apex Legends has confirmed that it will have a news update during the presentation. However, that could be for additional content planned for the game, and there’s no official confirmation at this time.