The free-to-play battle royale shooter Apex Legends is finally now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop. The game’s file-size is a rather hefty 25GB and as we found out yesterday it is 720p docked and 576p in handheld mode. It runs at 30fps. One thing to note is cross-play is on by default which puts Switch players at a disadvantage against other console and PC players. Thankfully this can be disabled. Here’s the details for Apex Legends on Switch via the official Nintendo site:
Conquer with character in the next evolution of Battle Royale
Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier.
Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold new innovations that level-up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes.
Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale.
A Roster of Legendary Characters
Master a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths, and abilities that are easy to pick up, but challenging to truly master
Build Your Crew
Choose your Legend and combine their unique skills together with other players to form the ultimate crew.
Strategic Battle Royale
Use your abilities–and your wits–to make strategic calls on the fly, adapting your crew’s strengths to meet new challenges as the match evolves.
Experience a brand-new array of innovative features that level-up the Battle Royale genre, including Respawn Beacons, Smart Comms, Intelligent Inventory, and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment.
Sweet, Sweet Loot
Drop in and loot up with a host of powerful weapons, diverse attachments, and useful armor to protect you in battle. After the battle, collect a wealth of cosmetic options for personalizing your character and weapons, and unlock new ways to show off during the match.
Oh hey there, Switch players, WELCOME! We’re pleased to announce Apex Legends is now available on #NintendoSwitch! 🎉
To get you started, enjoy:
✌️ Double XP for the first two weeks
🔑 30 free Season 8 Battle Pass levels
🤖 Limited-time Legendary Pathfinder skin – P.A.T.H. – pic.twitter.com/E9ulOc01hu
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 10, 2021