Apex Legends

Well, it's finally official, EA's battle royale Apex Legends is dropping onto the Nintendo Switch next month.

So. how did Respawn Entertainment actually get this version of the game up and running? Of course, it's called in the Switch port specialist Panic Button to help deliver the "full-featured" Apex Legends experience on Nintendo's hybrid system.

Game director, Chad Grenier, revealed this information in the launch date announcement post on EA's website:

"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."

When the Switch iteration arrives on 9th March, it'll include support for cross-platform play, the game's latest seasonal content, and "full feature parity" with all of the other versions.

And as the game is launching on Switch a few weeks after the Season 8 launch, Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. If you play on Switch in the first few launch weeks, you can also earn double XP.

Panic Button has previously worked on Switch ports for games like DOOM Eternal and Rocket League.

Will you be dropping into the Switch version of Apex Legends on 9th March? Tell us down below.

[source ea.com]