10 Mar 2021 11:42 AM +00:00

The Apex Legends Port on the Nintendo Switch isn't that bad

The Apex Legends Nintendo Switch is finally here and we're LOVING it!

It was originally slated for a 2020 release but was pushed back until March 9th, 2021.

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LATEST - Chaos Theory & Performance

The Chaos Theory Event has kicked off Apex Legends' life on Nintendo Switch perfectly, offering new players a lot to get stuck into as they try out the game for the first time on their handheld devices.

In addition to this, we also have new information about the performance of Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch consoles.

It will be locked at 30 FPS, with a new UI to help manage the smaller display the Nintendo Switch offers.

In addition to this, Docked Mode will run at 720p while Handheld will run at 576p! Sorry, Nintendo Switch Lite fans but this one might not be the best for you.


Switch Release Update

Respawn have officially announced the release date for Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch!

It will launch on Tuesday, March 9th.

Apex Legends Season 8

On February 2nd, Apex Legends Season 8 will be launching, bringing a new Legend, new weapons, and a whole bunch of changes to the game.

New Legend

In the Stories from the Outlands trailer we get to meet the newest Legend to the game, Fuse.


The trailer shows Fuse and his best friend uncover "a bloody beautiful grenade", which began his love of explosives.

READ MORE: EA Dropped Early Patch Notes For Apex Legends Season 8

The trailer ends with the grenade exploding during an argument, causing Fuse to lose his arm.

New Weapons

A new Lever Action Rifle, called the 30-30 Repeater, will be coming to the game in Season 8.

Salvo’s most popular weapon, this lever-action rifle picks apart the opposition with hard-hitting rounds”.
Apex Legends Season 8 Mayhem 30-30 Repeater Lever Action Rifle
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HEADSHOT: A new rifle is coming to the game next season.

Frame Rate


While most competitive players are used to playing on anything from 60-360fps, the Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends will likely see the game reduced down to just 30fps.

The Nintendo Switch is a fairly weak console, even by last gen's standards.

Other competitive games, such as Fortnite and Warface, only run at 30fps on the Nintendo Switch, meaning that Apex Legends will likely get the same treatment.

With so many fast-paced and competitive games now on the Nintendo Switch, it does show that we need the rumoured Switch Pro more than ever, especially with the hardware gap growing even larger with the additions of the recently released PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

READ MORE: Is a new map coming in Apex Legends Season 8?

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