Apex Legends Switch version delayed to 2021

Apex Legends Season 7
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Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch has been delayed, and will now launch next year in 2021.

Respawn announced the delay for the Switch version earlier today on the Apex Legends blog. Aside from the delay to next year, the Steam version of Apex Legends will be launching next month on November 4. The Switch version of Respawn’s game was tentatively planned for launch in Fall 2020, but they’ve pushed the port back to next year to make room for the Steam version and the launch of Season 7.

When Apex Legends comes to Steam, it’ll come with a few exclusive items. There’ll be Wattson, Octane, and Portal Gun Charms for everyone on the platform, Respawn announced earlier today.

That wasn't the only news for Apex Legends players today. At around 11 a.m. ET, a UFO appeared over the King's Canyon map, as you can see in the post just below.

Season 7 teaser, just added from r/apexlegends

There's not a lot we currently know about the UFO hovering over to the west of the King's Canyon map. The Apex Legends subreddit certainly seems to believe it's a teaser for the upcoming Season 7, and with the season little under two weeks away from release, that's a pretty sensible guess.

Speaking of, there's also a lot we don't know about Season 7 of Apex Legends, aside from a release date and the new Champions Edition of the game. Previously, a new character called Horizon had been leaked by dataminers before being teased by Respawn through in-game videos. Could this new character be the next contestant to enter the Apex Games?

To see who we think are the best legends currently fighting it out in the Apex Games, head on over to our best Apex Legends characters guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.