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Apex Legends Launches for Steam on November 4, Delayed for Switch to 2021

Apex Legends Launches for Steam on November 4, Delayed for Switch to 2021 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 October 2020 / 847 Views

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment announced Apex Legends will be available for PC via Steam when Season 7 launches on November 4.

The Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends was originally going to launch alongside the Steam version, however, it has now been delayed to 2021.

"Earlier this year at EA Play, I announced our plans to bring Apex Legends to new platforms including Steam and the Nintendo Switch," said Game Director on Apex Legends Chad Grenier. "Today I want to provide two quick updates on that, as I know players have been asking about both. 

Apex Legends Launches for Steam on November 4, Delayed for Switch to 2021

"First, for PC players, Apex Legends is officially coming to Steam when Season 7 launches on November 4, 2020. If you play on Steam and you’re new to Apex Legends, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard. And if you’ve previously been playing on Origin, feel free to give it a spin on Steam—all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms.  

"Second, for those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time. This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out.

"Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year. And of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.

"We can’t wait to get Apex Legends into your hands (or your TV-connected dock) on Switch."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

cycycychris (on 24 October 2020)

disappointing, but I'd rather they get right the first time than rush an incomplete product.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 24 October 2020)

more apex players!

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gtotheunit91 (on 23 October 2020)

My big question is Origin going to be required to be installed and running while playing? Like other EA titles that are currently on Steam? I was so excited to play Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order on Steam, only to have Origin installed when I first launched it.

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javi741 (on 23 October 2020)

Well this sucks... I was really hyped for Apex Legends on Switch this year, but understandable. Id rather have a well-running Apex game that comes later than a rushed poor port of Apex.

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