It can be brutal out there
So Apex Legends is out on Switch. That’s good!
But it also has some performance issues. That’s bad!
But it has cross-play. That’s good!
But cross-play can cause you to get smoked by players with twice the framerate and better visuals. That’s bad!
So I think I adequately explained the situation with the above Simpsons skit, but just in case: Apex Legends is out now on Switch, and it has some compromises in terms of performance. The framerate (30 FPS) is a huge indicator, and when you’re playing on handheld mode, it is not particularly stable. Draw distance and blurry textures are also a concern, which can be a problem when you’re trying to pick off enemies from afar.
Because of this, if you aren’t acclimating and you’re finding yourself losing match after match, consider turning off cross-play and evening the battlefield. To do that, go to settings > game > cross-play toggle. Note that it is on by default.
Hopefully some of these issues will be smoothed over with future patches. But for now, the Switch port can get rough.