Nintendo Switch players get double XP for two weeks when Apex Legends launches on March 9


It's ready to go

After learning that Apex Legends was going to arrive on Switch, we got yanked around a bit on the release date.

Of course Respawn had to put on the finishing touches (launching it with cross-play couldn't have been easy), but for weeks on end we got comments like "soon," or "any day now!" Finally, we got confirmation of "full feature parity" and a March 9 release date earlier this month.

But now Respawn is doubling down on that definitely-the-case date with a new showing at this week's Nintendo Direct presentation, which has "March 9" emblazoned on the game's video splash screen.

Nintendo reminds us that yes, cross-play is in on Switch, but you'll be able to nab an "all-new legendary Pathfinder skin," as well as 30 free levels for the season eight mayhem battle pass. Plus "for the first two weeks after launch, you'll earn double XP on Switch."

You can find the relevant bit on Apex Legends buried inside of the below Direct at around 41:15. It's a blink and you'll miss it sort of thing!

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Apex Legends   (107)   From our database:

  • PSA: If you're playing Apex Legends on Switch maybe turn off cross-play - Chris Carter
  • Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch looking pretty, explosive, and pretty explosive - Chris Moyse
  • Apex Legends is still growing, achieves new Steam concurrent record this month - Chris Carter
  • Nintendo Switch players get double XP for two weeks when Apex Legends launches on March 9 - Chris Carter
  • Apex Legends hits Nintendo Switch on March 9 with 'full feature parity' - Jordan Devore
  • Apex Legends Season 8's gameplay trailer hints at new legend's passive ability - Darren Nakamura
  • More evidence points to February 2 release for Apex Legends on Switch - Chris Moyse
  • This ultra-adorable Apex Legends Lifeline Nendoroid is now available to pre-order - Chris Moyse
  • Apex Legends boss: 'You're probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale' - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Apex Legends #Electronic Arts #Nintendo Switch #PC #PS4 #shooters #video #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!