During the EA Play Live 2020 Livestream news of crossplay coming to Apex Legends was announced. Rumors of crossplay had been circulating around for a while and when it was finally confirmed we knew crossplay was set for the fall of 2020. Now that the Apex Legends Aftermarket Collection Event was announced crossplay was announced along with it. The cross-play beta will kick off on October 6th for Apex Legends.

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Aftermarket Event Skins

Crossplay for Apex Legends will be a bit different than other popular battle royale games. In the official release notes for the Aftermarket Event Respawn goes over exactly what to expect from crossplay in Apex. Here is exactly what crossplay is set to look like:

  • Before cross-play, each platform would only play with and against other users on the same platform. Now, all console players will play together, and PC players will continue to play only with other PC players. We want to ensure that keyboard and mouse PC players are not being matched against console players, for reasons that should be obvious.
  • If, however, an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 player and PC player party up together, they will be put into PC matches. This ensures that the console games don’t have PC players in them, but still allows for the console player to play with their PC friend if they opt-in.
  • Now, about that setting, I mentioned earlier. If you wish to disable cross-play altogether, you can disable cross-platform play in the settings menu. Doing so will only put you into matches with other users on the same platform, who have also disabled cross-platform play. This has a high chance of making your queue times very very long, as we anticipate that most users will have cross-play enabled given its default state of ‘enabled’ and the requests for the feature from so many players. We highly recommend leaving cross-platform play enabled to ensure the best experience possible.
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Crossplay Lobby

Now that crossplay in Apex Legends has been explained and will soon be released what are your thoughts on it?