Apex Legends cross-progression on PlayStation, Xbox, PC & Switch: How to merge accounts

Calum Patterson
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Apex Legends Cross Progression allows you to continue where you left off in the game across various platforms. Let’s delve into the details of it and what it entails for players.

You never know when you could end up switching devices with multiplayer games. But thanks to cross-progression you can now play the game on one platform and carry over your progress to another.

This feature ensures that players can access all their essential in-game content, such as weapons, skins, and heirlooms, on any platform by linking their accounts across various devices.

So if you’re wondering exactly how cross-progression works in the game, we’ve got you covered.

Is there cross-progression in Apex Legends?

An image of the Nintendo Switch with the Apex screen, one of the consoles that players want to see cross-progression on.
Apex Legends players have been asking for cross-progression well before the game migrated to Steam and Switch.

Yes, cross-progression is available in Apex Legends on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. This means, for example, if you have an account on Xbox or PlayStation, you will be able to use this same account on the PC version, and vice-versa.

Cross-progression was added to Apex Legends at the start of Season 19, which began on October 31, 2023.

Players on PC could already link their account to Steam via the EA App and carry their progress over. Similarly, you could already carry your progress from previous console generations (e.g. PS4 to PS5).

How does cross-progression work?

Cross-progression means that players with more than one account in Apex Legends are now offered the chance to merge their accounts in the game.

Merging accounts is mandatory, and the highest level account you own will be the ‘master account.’ Cosmetics and other items from your other accounts will be merged with this one.

That’s all there is to know about cross-progression in Apex Legends. You can check out how to get Heirloom Shards in the game or take a look at how to get a higher FPS to get an edge over other players.