Apex Legends Debuts on Steam Next Month, Switch Version Delayed

Published: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 13:39 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Nintendo Switch Players Will Have to Wait

The Apex Legends Steam release date has been confirmed for November 2020. Unfortunately, it's not all good news for fans of the game — the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date has been delayed.

Apex Legends previously announced that the game would be coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch with Crossplay enabled right out of the gate. A mobile version of the game was announced a few days later. Since then, fans have been patiently waiting for the game to launch on other platforms.


We now know that the Apex Legends Steam release date has been locked in. Unfortunately, there's still not yet any word on the mobile version of the game and the news is even worse for other console games: the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch version won't launch in 2020.

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When is the Apex Legends Steam Release Date?

The Apex Legends Steam release date will be November 4, 2020, as noted in a recent Steam news post. As this is a free-to-play title, players won't have to buy anything to play it. Best of all, existing players on Origin will be able to transfer over all of their progress.

Respawn Entertainment will also be launching three exclusive gun charms inspired by Valve games. These gun charms feature the Headcrab Zombie from Half-Life 2Apex Legends' Wattson holding the Companion Cube from Portal, and potato GLaDOS from Portal 2.

When is the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch Release Date?

Unfortunately, the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date has been delayed to 2021. EA detailed the delay in a recent news post on the Apex Legends website; it declined to give a specific release date.

No news on the mobile version and the longer wait for the Nintendo Switch version will surely disappoint fans who were looking forward to playing the game on those platforms. For now, you can look forward to the game making its way to Steam early next month; you can add Apex Legends to your wishlist on Steam to be notified of its launch right away.

Are you disappointed to see the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date delayed? When do you think the game will launch on mobile? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!