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Apex Legends On Switch Delayed To 2021, Steam Version Launches Next Month

Gamespot logo Gamespot 10/23/2020 Jeremy Winslow

Electronic Arts has provided an update on Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, confirming when the battle royale launches on both platforms.

Apex Legends hits Steam on November 4. Origin players can switch back and forth between that and Steam, letting you transfer all progress and unlocks between the two. Meanwhile, Steam players will get free Half-Life and Portal gun charms for logging in during Season 7. The new Apex Legends season also starts on November 4, the same day the game hits Steam.

EA said the Nintendo Switch port of Apex Legends has been delayed to 2021. An exact release date or window has yet to be announced. Game director Chad Grenier said the "unexpected new challenges" of this year impacted the game's development on Switch. Whenever the game drops on the console-handheld hybrid, it will come with "full feature parity with the other versions of the game," including cross-platform support and the latest seasonal content.

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Check the specs below to see if your PC can handle Apex Legends.

Full Apex Legends Steam System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD FX 4350 or equivalent, Intel Core i3 6300 or equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7730 or Nvidia GeForce GT 640
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 22 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 CPU or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 290 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 22 GB available space

Respawn has begun teasing the content coming to Apex Legends in Season 7, including the new hero Horizon. While we don't know much about her, it's said she can manipulate gravity.

While players wait for Season 7 to start, a Halloween-themed event is now live. Titled Fight or Fright, it adds a Shadow Royale mode that incorporates Titanfall's wall-running mechanic.

Apex Legends is available on a variety of platforms, including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those interested in the game should consider the Champion Edition, a $40 package that features unlocks, cosmetics, rewards, and immediate access to every character up to Horizon.

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