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Respawn give update on crossplay and balancing in Apex Legends Season 2

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends during EA Play 2019, and even went into detail about what the future holds for crossplay, and various balance changes coming to the game.

Fans have a much clearer idea of what to expect from the future of Apex Legends thanks to the unveiling of Season 2 during EA Play 2019. 

Season 2 will bring a new Legend to King's Canyon, along with a new weapon, Battle Pass and a variety of other changes. Fans might be interested in hearing what Respawn's stance on crossplay is as well.

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EA
Wraith is one of the most popular Legends in Apex.


Is Crossplay an option?

In an interview with Game Informer, Respawn executive producer Drew McCoy and lead product manager Lee Horn explained what they thought about crossplay eventually coming to the game, along with how the balancing changes are made. 

The team feels that crossplay would certainly benefit the game, but it's a lot of work for their small team to add in right now.

"If it wasn't a ginormous amount of effort and work, we'd probably already be doing something there," explained McCoy. "It's just one of those things where we're still a fairly small team so we have to pick and choose our battles."

Crossplay is becoming more and more popular in gaming with Fortnite and Rocket League being two of the highest profile games offering it.

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Respawn Entertainment
Caustic doesn't get a lot of love in Apex.


More balanced Legends are coming

As for the new Legend, Respawn thinks she, along with some Season 2 changes, will help make the game a bit more balanced, and make some of the lesser used characters more valuable. McCoy also confirmed that who the most played Legends currently are.

"I think to no one's surprise Wraith and Pathfinder are our super-played characters," he said. "And then Gibraltar and Caustic on the other side. As people have seen throughout the season, we've tried to sort of nudge those closer together. For Season 2 we will have another set of balance changes that will....we always strive to make our characters pretty even choices. So it's sort of pick who you want to play who fits your style."

Gibraltar and Caustic in their current states don't offer a whole lot to a team, but Respawn is hoping to fix that. They don't go in-depth about what those changes will be, so we'll just have to wait until Season 2 starts on July 2.