Apex Legends Is Getting Cross-Play On October 6

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Apex Legends Is Getting Cross-Play On October 6
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PS4, Xbox One and PC players of Apex Legends will soon be able to shoot and ping together, development studio Respawn Entertainment and publisher EA announced today.

Cross-play will be offered starting October 6 and will be enabled by default on all platforms. Players will be able to opt-out of cross-play if they wish. Respawn and EA also clarified that Cross-progression is not part of this new update.

When Apex Legends releases on Steam later this year, it will also support cross-play with Origin and console users. And EA says they will have more to say about cross-progression at that time, too.

Cross-play matchmaking will keep console and PC players separate unless a PC and console player party up and matchmake together. In that case, the console player or players will follow the PC player into a match filled with other PC players and possibly other console players who partied up with PC folks. You can read about all the details in this blog post EA posted about the new update.

Cross-play is part of Aftermarket, a large update launching on October 6 that also includes free rewards, new cosmetic items, and a new limited-time mode called Flashpoint.

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Comments

  • A console player teaming up with a PC player may not have the greatest time, as they’ll be dropped into a PC game, vs a lot of keyboard+mouse players.

    • It really depends on the strength of the aim-assist. Console players seem to have fared just fine in CoD. And from watching recent pro-Apex I’m aware of some controller players who’ve been holding their own. Obviously the CoD TTK helps but we shall soon see I guess.

      Hope it helps Aussie queues…

      • The blog EA posted suggests that the keyboard mouse combo dominates, which is why they’re putting console players into PC groups, but not PC players into console groups.

        So maybe the aim assist isn’t as useful as it might be.

  • Any game with multiplayer releasing now without crossplay is pretty lackluster and a poor effort (unless it’s some small indie project).
    And having just consoles rather than crossplay with everyone (console+PC) should always be an option. The main drive for crossplay is Xbox/PS

  • This game needs it, especially here in Australia where the only populated mode at any given time seems to be Trios

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