Image: Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment’s incredibly successful F2P battle royale title, Apex Legends, is coming to Steam on November 4.

Unlike other Origin to Steam transplants (e.g., Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order), the game will run without EA’s launcher, which is great news for those of you who’d prefer to avoid another, pointless layer of third-party DRM.

Apex will launch directly with Steam without running Origin,” Respawn engineer Michael Kalas confirmed in a thread on r/apexlegends last year.

Apex Legends players who have racked up a ton of hours on the Origin version can also transfer their progression and unlocks over simply by linking their Steam accounts with EA’s service.

“…if you’ve previously been playing on Origin, you can easily switch back and forth with Steam—all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms,” Respawn explained.

Additionally, Steam players will be getting free exclusive gun charms inspired by Valve’s legendary Portal and Half-Life games. All you have to do is log in during Season 7.

Respawn also mentioned that Apex Legends will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2021. No exact date was given, but the developer has confirmed that it’ll also feature cross-platform play, the latest seasonal content, as well as “full feature parity” with the other versions of the game.

Don’t Miss Out on More FPS Review Content!

Our weekly newsletter includes a recap of our reviews and a run down of the most popular tech news that we published.

Join the Conversation

8 Comments

  1. [SIZE=7][B]Apex Legends Coming to Steam on November 4th without Origin Launcher Requirement[/B][/SIZE]
    [URL=’https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/10/23/apex-legends-coming-to-steam-on-november-4th-without-origin-launcher-requirement/’][/URL]
    Probably due to Origin and Steam in the same bed. LOL. Of course one will still have to fire up Steam.

  2. This is such welcome news honestly. Ea gets a lot of points for coming back to Steam in my book.

  3. [QUOTE=”Eduardo_Domingot, post: 21667, member: 246″]
    This is such welcome news honestly. Ea gets a lot of points for coming back to Steam in my book.
    [/QUOTE]
    Enough points to dig themselves out of the hole they have dug themselves into over the years?

  4. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 21669, member: 96″]
    Enough points to dig themselves out of the hole they have dug themselves into over the years?
    [/QUOTE]
    They wish.

  5. I hope they fix their shit, Origin was down most of last night, and apex legends this evening is so laggy I can’t even run in a straight line and get rubberbanded all over the place.

  6. [QUOTE=”Eduardo_Domingot, post: 21676, member: 246″]
    They wish.
    [/QUOTE]
    Wouldn’t even play this game if EA paid me to do so. My sanity is worth more than even they could offer.

  7. [QUOTE=”Armenius, post: 21828, member: 180″]
    Wouldn’t even play this game if EA paid me to do so. My sanity is worth more than even they could offer.
    [/QUOTE]
    I actually quite enjoy it but I’m fond of the battle royale genre. I’ve never played fortnite though.
    Apex, PUBG, Warzone on the other hand I find quite replayable.

Leave a comment