Apex Legends: Will We Ever See Cross-Platform Play?


Apex Legends is currently available on all three major platforms: the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition to this, the game is also being made for mobile. However, there is something that fans have been requesting from the start, but no one knows whether it is going to be possible in the future or not.

What Is Cross-Play?

Apex Legends has some amazing features, but it still lacks one thing, cross-platform play. Cross-play is something that is a really popular feature in multiplayer games these days. For those who don’t know, this feature basically allows players from different platforms to play together. This means that if you are on PC and your friend is on Xbox One, then you can play together if your game supports cross-play. The feature can even put players from mobile devices against players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Cross-play always results in many benefits. Not only it allows players from different platforms to play together, but it also increases the overall player count of the game. This is something that improves matchmaking and reduces queue times. Epic Game’s popular battle royale title, Fortnite was the first game of its genre to introduce cross-play. It allowed players from all devices to play together, and even keep their progression between platforms. This allowed players to have the same progression even if they switched devices. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a game that was released a few weeks ago, also became the first game in Activision’s history to feature cross-play.

When Will We See It In Apex Legends?

While cross-play is being enjoyed in some games, there are a number of popular titles that have yet to introduce this feature. And Apex Legends happens to be one of those games that currently does not support cross-play. For those wondering, yes, cross-play will make its way to Apex sometime in the future. Back in June, Respawn claimed that they are interested in adding cross-play in their battle royale game. However, they also explained that it is going to require a ginormous amount of effort and work. This is the reason why Respawn hasn’t provided an exact month in which fans can expect to see this feature.


Some Apex Legends data miners have also managed to discover some files linked with cross-play. A popular data miner who goes by the name That1MiningGuy managed to discover some information in the game’s files through which he found some “nucleus” strings in the code. These strings were descriptions for matchmaking on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The data miner also noted that there is no reason to add these files other than cross-play.

Considering Respawn is slowly improving their game and are trying to make it the best battle royale title in the world, we will see cross-play in the future. The developers have been listening to their fans a lot recently, and cross-play is one of the most demanded features. It is safe to say that the feature is under development.

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