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Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam later this year

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Apex Legends (opens in new tab) is making its way to both the Nintendo Switch and Steam this fall. Better yet, Apex Legends will support crossplay on all platforms, so players on Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One can all play together.

EA confirmed the news during today's EA Play Live stream, and this is big news, especially for Switch players, who have been making clear their hopes of seeing Respawn's free-to-play battle royale make its way to Nintendo's console for a long while now. Way back in April 2019, Apex Legends Project Lead Drew McCoy acknowledged their fans' wishes for a Switch port but stopped short of committing to anything.

It's also exciting to see EA finally begin to bring more games to Switch more generally, as there's only a handful of EA-published games on Nintendo's portable console at the moment. Apex Legends is also among the very first EA games to support crossplay, just after Need for Speed Heat got an update that allowed cross-platform earlier this month (opens in new tab).

Also announced during today's event was a new time-limited mode called Lost Treasures, which will focus on Crypto. The event will go live on Tuesday, June 23. The event introduces mobile respawn beacons, limited-time cosmetics, and a new Crypto-themed Town Takeover.

Gear up for battle with our essential Apex Legends tips (opens in new tab).

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.