The Apex Legends Steam release date is finally here – and it’s not far away. Electronic Arts and Respawn have previously announced that their battle royale will be coming to Valve’s platform as part of a broader wave of EA games on Steam, but now they’ve confirmed a November 4 release for the Steam version. That’s right alongside the Apex Legends Season 7 release date.
The Apex Legends Steam store page is live, and the devs have announced the date via a new blog post there. While some of the recent EA Steam releases have still required you to run Origin in the background, some months ago Respawn confirmed on Reddit that Apex Legends on Steam will run Origin-free. You’ll likely still need to log into an EA account in order to take advantage of cross-play features, but you will be able to run just a single client for the game.
Apex Legends is also getting free GLaDOS, headcrab, and Companion Cube weapon charms to celebrate the Steam release, so you’ll get some cosmetic bonuses for switching over.
Apex Legends Steam release date
The Apex Legends Steam release date is November 4, the same day as the Season 7 launch.
Apex Legends has already gotten the cross-play features that were promised alongside the initial Steam announcement, which connects players across PC and console platforms, similar to other battle royale games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite.
This is part of a broader cross-play initiative at EA, which kicked off with the introduction of the feature to Need for Speed Heat.