Tag: Apex

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

‘Apex Legends’ To Add Cross-Play For PS4, Xbox One, PC But No Cross-Progression

KEY POINTS

  • “Apex Legends” will allow players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to battle each other through cross-play
  • Cross-progression across different platforms is not part of the game’s latest update
  • The “Aftermarket” collection event and a new mode are also coming on Oct. 6

Cross-play, that elusive feature that many titles fantasize about having, is coming to “Apex Legends” according to developer Respawn Entertainment.

It will be available on versions of “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for beta testing beginning on Oct. 6, as well as on Origin for PC. The Steam version will get cross-play support at a later date.

Although there was no mention of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Respawn Entertainment stated in June that “Apex Legends” was coming to the console as part of their cross-play plans even back then.

Cross-play will be allowed by default although Respawn warned that if players disable it, they will only be matched with each other. This will in turn lengthen time spent in queue lines.

Respawn emphasized that although cross-play is coming to “Apex Legends,” the same cannot be said for cross-progression a.k.a. carrying over gameplay progress across all platforms. In contrast, car racing/soccer hybrid title “Rocket League” introduced cross-progression in its latest update.

“While we do believe this is a valuable feature, it’s unfortunately not available for ‘Apex Legends’ at this time,” Respawn said in a blog post. “However, we will talk more about this at our Steam launch later in the year.”

The excitement of pitting Xbox One players of “Apex Legends” with PlayStation 4 players and PC players is a gamer’s dream as it finally allows the breaking down of platform walls and would result in pure competition of skills in the game.

Polygon reported that console players will

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Apex Legends crossplay launches in beta next week

Respawn’s battle royale Apex Legends is getting its long-awaited crossplay feature next week, the developer announced on Thursday. Crossplay will arrive on October 6th alongside the new limited-time “Aftermarket Collection” event.

The feature, first announced back in June, is launching into beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, meaning those three groups of players will be able to play with and against one another for the first time since the game’s February 2019 launch. There won’t, however, be cross-progression, meaning you can’t take your console account with you to PC or vice versa, as you can in games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and Warzone.

“Since the launch of Apex Legends, cross-play has been one of the most requested features from our players who want the ability to play with their friends on other platforms. During the cross-play beta, players will have full access to cross-play functionality while we collect data, test the feature at scale, and most importantly, listen to you, the fans, for feedback,” explains game director Chad Grenier.

Crossplay will be turned on by default, Respawn says, but only in such a way that PS4 and Xbox One players will be grouped together in lobbies with one another. If players opt in to a PC-console lobby by grouping together with a PC friend playing via EA’s Origin client, then they’ll be placed in PC servers. (Respawn says Steam players will be supported as well when the