Check out the Nintendo Switch trailer for Apex Legends

Apex Legends makes its long-awaited debut on Switch this season on March 9. http://x.ea.com/67416

To help Switch players catch up on the Season 8 Battle Pass, they will be granted 30 free levels and will earn double XP for the first two weeks after launch. For a limited time, Switch players can also get an all-new Legendary Pathfinder skin - P.A.T.H. - .

Looking to make an instant impact? Unlock all Legends through Season 7, get over $100 worth of exclusive cosmetics, and 1,000 Apex Coins with the Champion Edition.

Get ready to take your legend with you.

Apex Legends™ is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary characters battle for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier.  Apex Legends arrives on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.  Play for free now on PlayStation® 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Origin and Steam.

Confusion surrounds Apex Legends' Switch file size

What's the right answer?

Want to know how much room you'll need to make on your Switch for Apex Legends? Well, the information varies depending on where you're looking.

The Switch eShop in North America says you'll need 30 GB in order to download the game, but the UK eShop mentions 15.2 GB. Furthermore, the description on the North American page says this.

"Game requires a download of at least 30 GB via a wireless Internet connection. You may also be required to create or link a Nintendo Account. microSD card required (sold separately). Storage requirements may change, visit www.help.ea.com/apex-legends for details."

I guess the only thing we can say for sure right now is that the game will take up at least 15.2 GB. That's a hefty bit of storage for anyone who hasn't expanded with a microSD card yet. Better make some room now!

Western Digital’s New Apex Legends MicroSD Card for Switch Enables More Players to Battle for Glory, Fame and Fortune

Make a legendary purchase

We don't know Apex Legends' file size for Switch yet, but it's likely the game will take up a few gigs. Since this is a download-only affair, you'll have to make sure you've got some room to get in on the fun. That's why Western Digital is releasing a special Apex Legends-themed microSD card for Switch. Read all about it below!

Western Digital has teamed up with Respawn Entertainment to create an Apex Legends™-themed memory card for the Nintendo Switch™, offering gamers and contenders across the Outlands expanded storage solutions just in time for the universally acclaimed battle royale game to drop into the Nintendo eShop next month.

Featuring the distinctive Apex Legends insignia, players can squad up and battle for glory with the microSDXC card which offers up to 128GB* of expanded storage. Whether it’s existing fans who want to ready themselves to jump into the action, or new players looking to compete in the Apex Games for the first time, this microSDXC card ensures any gamer is equipped with the additional space they need to take on more adventures or challenges on their Nintendo Switch system.

“With a massive and growing fan base, Apex Legends provides an immersive squad-based battle royale experience unlike any other,” said Susan Park, Vice President, Client Solutions at Western Digital. “We’re excited to help bring the quality and reliability of our microSDXC products to this passionate community, offering unique storage solutions to help them play at their best.”

“As we continue to expand the Apex Legends universe, we’re committed to ensuring that our fans experience top-notch quality and fun, no matter what platform they’re using,” said Arturo Castro, Vice President, Global Brand Management at Electronic Arts. “As leaders in the storage space, working with Western Digital was critical to ensuring our fans are prepared to download and take on whatever adventures may come next in the Outlands.”


The Apex Legends 128GB* SanDisk microSDXC card for Nintendo Switch retails for $67.99 MSRP and is now available for purchase at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital online store.

Apex Legends: Champion Edition retail release set for Australia, due out March 10th, 2021, full details on what's included

Become a Switch legend

If you want to snag a "retail" copy of Apex Legends for Switch, you can do so in Australia. We put retail in quotes, as this release doesn't actually contain a game card. It's the old code-in-a-box situation, but it also includes the following goodies.

9 Legends Unlocked (all characters up to Season 7)

- Caustic
- Mirage
- Octane
- Wattson
- Crypto
- Revenant
- Loba
- Rampart
- Horizon

3 Exclusive Legendary Character Skins

- Wraith
- Revenant
- Crypto

3 Exclusive Legendary Weapon Skins

- Triple Take
- Flatline
- Sentinel

Exclusive Legendary Gun Charm

1,000 Apex Coins

Thanks to JPSwitchMania for the heads up!

EA and Respawn worked with Panic Button to bring Apex Legends to Switch

This port was in great hands

We learned earlier today that Apex Legends is coming to Switch on March 9th, 2021. Both EA and Respawn were involved with the port, but it appears they partnered with Panic Button to do a lot of the heavy lifting. This was confirmed by Chad Grenier, Game Director on Apex Legends, in the statement below.

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.

It was also announced that Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass, and for the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you double XP.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Apex Legends comes to Switch on March 9th, 2021

It's finally confirmed

Looks like we have our final release date for Apex Legends on Switch. While there has been some chatter of a February 2nd, 2021 release date, that's not happening. EA has confirmed the new date on a conference call for their latest financial report.

Fans looking forward to going hands-on with Apex Legends on Switch will be able to do so March 9th, 2021. That means we're 5 weeks out from launch. Hopefully we'll get to see some footage of the Switch version in action before then. Along with that, let's hope EA and Respawn go out of their way to spread the word on the Switch version before launch.

PowerA releasing 'Apex Legends' Enhanced Wireless Controller on Feb. 3rd, 2021

A legendary controller

The PowerA line of Enhanced Wireless Controllers is continuing with yet another special design. This time around, fans will be able to snag an Apex Legends branded controller, and with all the standard bells and whistles. This controller launches on Feb. 3rd, 2021 and is priced at $50. You can check out some official details below.

Play your favorite Nintendo Switch games* like a pro with this officially licensed PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller. Built for comfort during extended gaming sessions, this Bluetooth wireless controller features motion controls, mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons, and standard ergonomic layout. Enjoy up to 30 hours of gameplay with new alkaline batteries** or add your own rechargeable batteries.

Pre-order yours here

Apex Legends director says news on the Switch version is coming tomorrow

We'll find out soon enough!

For a few weeks now, we've been talking about a potential release date for Apex Legends on Switch. Retail listings and other sources have shown the game as launching on Feb. 2nd, 2021, but EA is yet to say anything. Now we have our greatest tease yet that tomorrow could very well be the day.

Chad Grenier, director of Apex Legends, was asked on Twitter if we'd get a new trailer or info on the Switch release tomorrow. Chad replied with a simple "Yes," so something is definitely coming on February 2nd. Will we get a trailer AND release on the same day? We'll find out in 24 hours!

New details shared on the retail release of Apex Legends: Champion Edition in Japan

A retail release with no game card

We were first to share word on Apex Legends getting a retail release in Japan, which we found listed on Amazon Japan. Now we have another confirmation on that retail package, thanks to Nintendo's Spring 2021 pamphlet.

While the pamphlet listing doesn't have a release date, it does say the retail package is priced at 3,909 yen. The package will include some extra in-game currency, exclusive equipment, and more, but sadly, it won't actually have the game on a game card. This is a retail box with digital-only content.

Apex Legends director says news on the Switch version coming "very soon"

Legend has it...

There have been some rumors swirling around lately of a February 2nd, 2021 release for Apex Legends on Switch. This has been backed by the official Apex Legends YouTube Channel in Japan, and a listing on Amazon Japan. Still though, EA is yet to officially confirm anything. It appears we'll have our answer soon.

Chad Grenier, the director of Apex Legends, was just asked on Twitter when we'd be hearing more on the Switch version. Surprisingly, Grenier shared a very straightforward answer. According to his response, we'll be hearing news on the game "very soon." Let's hope that news confirms the rumored Feb. 2nd, 2021 release!


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