Is Apex Legends crossplay? How to play with friends & platforms
Apex Legends has become one of the most popular games and has been at the pinnacle of the battle royale genre for some time. Apex Legends features crossplay capabilities, which means you can play with your friends regardless of platform. We’ve got everything you need to know about crossplay.
With Season 17 of Apex Legends finally here, there is plenty of fun new content for fans of the battle royale title to explore, including the addition of the new Legend Ballistic and the return of World’s Edge with massive POI changes.
Players that want to hop into Apex Legends matches with their friends can take advantage of the game’s crossplay capabilities. This allows you to play with your friends between PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Origin, and Steam.
Here’s everything you need to know about crossplay in Apex Legends.
- How to use Apex Legends crossplay
- How to add friends in Apex Legends using crossplay
- How to disable crossplay in Apex Legends
- Is there cross-progression in Apex Legends?
How to use Apex Legends crossplay
If you and your friends want to play Apex Legends together on different platforms then you’ll need to be in a party when the matchmaking begins. You’ll then be thrown into a lobby with players on both PC and consoles.
Since Apex Legends features full crossplay capabilities, PC players can hop into lobbies with their friends on both current and last-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and the Nintendo Switch.
How to add friends in Apex Legends using crossplay
Finding your friends in Apex Legends on any platform is quite easy as you can search for players on different platforms through their usernames. You just need to select the Find Friend option in the Friends menu.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Start up and log in to Apex Legends.
- Open up the Friends menu from the main lobby screen.
- Click the Find Friend option.
- Enter the player’s in-game username and hit search.
- Select their profile from the drop-down menu to add them.
Since the game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system, you will have to select the username that matches the platform that they are playing on.
If you want to change how players can search for you then visit privacy settings, and select “Allow users to search for me by.”
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You can choose to let others find you through your:
- Email address
- PSN Online ID for PlayStation 4 and 5
- Xbox Live gamertag for Xbox One and X|S
- Nintendo Nickname for Nintendo Switch
- Steam Account name
How to disable crossplay in Apex Legends
Crossplay is automatically enabled in Apex Legends, and you can turn the feature off by heading to the settings menu. Disabling it will reduce the number of potential players that you can find during matchmaking.
However, limiting the number of players that you can join a match with will also lead to longer waiting times in the lobby.
For that reason, we recommend that you keep cross-platform play enabled.
Is there cross-progression in Apex Legends?
Apex Legends currently does not feature cross-progression, so you can’t keep any of your unlocked items when playing the game on another system, even when using the same EA account.
However, Respawn understands the benefits of cross-progression, and they have confirmed that it’s being worked on. Although we don’t have an official date, it will be added to the game at some point in the future.
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