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Apex Legends for Switch Runs at 720p Docked and 576p in Handheld Mode

Apex Legends for Switch Runs at 720p Docked and 576p in Handheld Mode - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 March 2021 / 1,174 Views

The free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends, is on its way to the Nintendo Switch via the eShop on Tuesday, March 9. This is two years after it launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2019. 

Panic Button technical director Andy Boggs in an interview with Famitsu and translated by NintendoEverything revealed the game on the Switch will run at 720p when docked and 576p when in portable mode. It will also run at 30 FPS on both modes. 

Apex Legends for Switch Runs at 720p Docked and 576p in Handheld Mode

"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," previously said Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier. "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.

"Apex Legends will launch on Switch with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game. Plus, since we’re launching a few weeks after the start of Season 8, Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. For the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you double XP."

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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curl-6 (on 09 March 2021)

About what I'd expect based on how it performs on PS4/Xbox One.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 09 March 2021)

Isn't it hard to play wireless coz the screen is so small u won't see much in the distance or no?

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gtotheunit91 (on 09 March 2021)

I wonder if the rumored Switch Pro will have the ability to have games like Overwatch, Fortnite, and Apex run at 60fps

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Kakadu18 gtotheunit91 (on 09 March 2021)

Hopefully yes, but probably not.

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javi741 (on 09 March 2021)

Exactly what I expected. Although I'm wondering whether Apex in Docked will be a locked 720p resolution or a dynamic 720p resolution where sometimes it drops below 720p. But I'm happy another great big and demanding game came over to Switch!

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Original (on 09 March 2021)

Nintendo needs a new switch right about now

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