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Apex Legends September Soiree brings back fan-favorite LTMs & Skins

Published: 8/Sep/2020 13:43 Updated: 15/Sep/2020 18:28

by Calum Patterson

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The Apex Legends Soiree event is returning for September, bringing back a series of fan-favorite LTMs and cosmetics for a limited time, starting with the classic Dummies Big Day LTM.

Starting on Tuesday, September 8, the first LTM of the September Soiree will bring back the dummies mode, which replaces all the Legends with training dummies. You simply pick a color, and “survive while using surprise abilities and ultimates.”

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But, this mode will only be in rotation for one week, before it’s moved out for another returning LTM on each Tuesday of September. The last one will begin on September 29.

DUMMIEs in Apex Legends
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DUMMIEs big day was the final LTM in the Grand Soiree event in January.

Respawn has said that “each event rolling out in September as part of the September Soiree will be an ode to fans and their favorite action-packed events.”

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September Soiree LTMs

  • King’s Canyon: After Dark: Sept 9 – 15
  • Armed & Dangerous: Sept 15 – 22
  • DUMMIEs Big Day: Sept 22 – 29
  • LIVE. DIE. LIVE.: Sept 29 – Oct 6

Also, in a throwback to the Grand Soiree event in January, you will be able to purchase some of the event-exclusive skins again.

Apex Legends' Grand Soiree event.
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Classic Grand Soiree event skins are coming back, and at a discount.

You’ll be able to get these skins at a discounted price, as well as rare and legendary pack bundles. The September Soiree Sale starts on September 15, and lasts only a week, ending on September 22.

 

This is the first mid-season event for Apex Legends Season 6, with a collection event also expected later in the season, as per the usual seasonal content schedule.

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Players are also hoping to see cross-play added to the game soon, coinciding with the Switch and Steam releases, but dates have not been confirmed yet.

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How does Apex Legends crossplay beta work?

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 20:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After being promised a few months back, crossplay is finally coming to Apex Legends in beta form. Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature, including how it works, how to disable it, and more.

At one point, many people thought that playing an online game with your friends on another console was a pipe dream. Now, in 2020, thanks to a combination of modern technology and mega corporations deciding to play nicely with each other, crossplay is slowly but surely becoming the norm across many titles in the gaming industry.

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One major title that didn’t have the feature for the longest time, though, was Apex Legends. Fortunately, in June 2020 during EA Play, the developers announced that this would be changing, and that crossplay would be coming to the battle royale game in the near future. Now, Electronic Arts and Respawn have released details about the feature. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

First, it’s only releasing as a beta, for the Aftermarket Collection event. This is so Respawn can text all the features before implementing it fully, along with the Steam and Switch release. For now, cross-play is only between PS4, Xbox One, and Origin.

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How to add friends on other platforms

Finding people to play with on other platforms is relatively easy. All you have to do is open the friends menu, click the Find Friend option and search for their name.The game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system.

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Simply search your friends on all platforms to find them.

How to enable/disable crossplay

Crossplay is automatically enabled, so if you don’t have to do anything right off the bat if you want to play with people on other platforms. But what if you don’t want to participate in the beta? What if you didn’t originally but now you want to try it out?

The option to enable and disable crossplay is found in the settings menu. This creates the possibility of longer wait times, as you’re effectively restricting the pool of players that the game can search. Still, the option is there if you want it.

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Apex Crossplay settings
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The ability to enable and disable crossplay will be in the settings menu, but it’s enabled by default.

Can PC players play with console players?

By default, PC players will only be matched with PC players in normal matchmaking, while console players will only be matched with console players.

That being said, consoles can still play with PC should they so desire it, but they have to be in a party together before they start matchmaking. After that, the game will include PC players in the pool to search from.

Given the fact that this is a beta, this can obviously change in time for the full release. However, this is currently how it’s set up.

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Is cross-progression enabled for the game?

While this is something that’s being considered by Respawn, the feature is not enabled in Apex Legends currently, so if you want to play on another console, you won’t have any of your items that you previously unlocked.

Respawn say that cross-progression is a “valuable” feature, but will take about it during the Steam launch later this year.

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All in all, this seems like a great beta and a chance to get feedback from the community. As previously mentioned, given the fact that this is a beta, things can obviously change and be tweaked but for right now, this is a good start.