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When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?

Apex Legends has crossplay for Xbox, PC, and PlayStation. Find out if you can transfer your progress around all the systems and platforms.

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Apex Legends has crossplay available on pretty much every platform, and there is one thing on players’ minds – Apex Legends cross-progression, and does it exist?

Since the original launch of Apex Legends in February 2019, the game has made many strides towards catching up with competitors Fortnite and Warzone, including the introduction of a crossplay system on October 6, 2020 – uniting players across consoles and PC.

Apex Legends is now in Season 15, and players are still concerned with cross-progression and whether they can merge their accounts and progress across different platforms.

We’ll go over everything you need to know about cross-progression in Apex Legends.

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What is cross-progression in Apex Legends and does Apex have it?

No, Apex Legends currently does not feature cross-progression, so there is no way to have your rank, profile, cosmetics, Legend unlocks, and skins follow you to another platform.

The only exception is changing between the Origin launcher to Steam on PC, where you will have your data transfer over.

When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?

There is good news for players who are still waiting for cross-progression to come to Apex Legends. It still appears to be on the developer’s to-do list, with Respawn’s ex-Game Director Chad Grenier commenting on the subject in a 2020 Reddit post.

“It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about” said Grenier.

Based on Grenier’s comment, it appears that Cross Progression has a chance to come in the future, but it is currently a difficult task for the team due to users who have multiple accounts across platforms.

For those cases, it looks like Respawn might offer an account merge option of some type, which may be tricky for them to implement.

Since these comments, there has been a further update on the situation by Chad Grenier, who stated in a Reddit AMA on February 2021 that “it’s still a ways off.”

On August 2, 2022, Alpha Intel stated that while there’s no real update on cross-progression, Respawn are “actively working” on bringing the feature to the game.

However, properly implementing cross-progression is proving to be a “very technically challenging problem.” The game’s Design Director has stated that they want to get it in the game “sooner than later.”

On December 17, 2022, Senior Producer Josh Medan provided a major cross-progression update by confirming that the feature is “still in progress” along with next-gen console support for Apex Legends.

The developer tweeted: “I look forward to the announcement of these things when they are done and ready.” So, cross-progression hasn’t been abandoned and it’s possible for Apex Legends to receive the feature in the near future.

Hopefully, the devs can figure out how to implement cross-progression into Apex Legends. This would make life much easier for those who wish to change platforms without sacrificing their account data.


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