Apex Legends Steam launch slated for November 4, Switch version pushed back

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced additional versions of Apex Legends earlier this year during EA Play, with the popular free-to-play battle royale game heading to Steam and the Nintendo Switch in 2020. Today, an update was shared regarding these two upcoming versions, and it's not great news for Nintendo fans.

Apex Legends will finally hit Steam on November 4, giving PC users another avenue to jump into the game over just Origin. However, the Nintendo Switch version has been pushed back to 2021.

"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," said Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier, explaining the situation. "This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out."

The studio also said in a separate Steam Community update that the Steam version of Apex Legends will support cross-progression with Origin, letting users jump back and forth between the two versions. Moreover, exclusive Portal and Half-Life inspired gun charms, seen above, will be available for those jumping into the game through Steam during the next season.

Cross-play arrived as a massive feature to the battle royale earlier this month, combining the playerbases of all consoles - even the upcoming Switch version - into a single entity. PC users are separated from this bunch, but as expected, Origin and Steam players will be playing in the same servers.

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