Apex Legends PS4 vs. Nintendo Switch Comparison, Runs at 720p at 30 FPS
Apex Legends is available to download now for the Nintendo Switch. Here is a comparison video between the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch version.
Apex Legends file size was revealed to be 25 GB on the Nintendo Switch, which is almost half of the file size on the PS4 and Xbox One. The game also renders at a resolution and frame rate of 720p at 30 FPS when playing the game in docked mode, and 576p at 30 FPS when playing it in portable mode.
This port was handled by Panic Button who has worked on DOOM and DOOM Eternal, in addition to various other ports for the Nintendo Switch.
YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits has shared a comparison for Apex Legends between the Nintendo Switch and the PS4 version. You can have a look at it below.
While the frame rate is also halved from 60 to 30 FPS, the performance is mostly solid but it can still drop below 30 FPS. Other changes include reduced shadows, texturing, anisotropic filtering, draw distance, and post-processing effects for the Nintendo Switch version. As for the loading, it is higher on the Switch but not enough to make a big difference.
If you are thinking of getting a portable version of Apex Legends, this is obviously the only choice available and in that regard, it is not bad. It will take some time to get used to the 30 FPS after coming from 60 FPS of the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Obviously, if you have it on PC, the game can run higher than 60 FPS.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play game with in-game purchases. It is available to download now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, while it also works through backward compatibility on the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.