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Respawn reportedly set to announce Apex Legends cross-play at EA Play

Published: 18/Jun/2020 4:07 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 4:51

by Isaac McIntyre


The wait for Apex Legends cross-play may finally be over, according to reports suggesting Respawn Entertainment will unveil the long-awaited feature during their EA Play event livestream on June 18.

There’s already a huge slate of features, in-game events, and next-gen upgrades Respawn is likely going to trot out during their EA Play livestream event. According to new rumors, there may be one more thing on the menu too ⁠— cross-play.

Cross-play has become an integral feature for many modern games in recent times. Although many gamers are split by their choice of console, allowing users on PlayStation, Xbox, and of course PC to link together often breathes new life into a game’s player base.

It’s no surprise then that Apex Legends fans have been crying out for the feature since the game was first revealed to the world in February last year. Titles like Call of Duty and rival battle royale Fortnite, already employ the link-up feature.

Apex Legends may finally be ready to join the list of games breaking down console barriers too though, when 2020’s EA Play livestream event ⁠— which was delayed a week due to all the ongoing protests across the world ⁠— finally rolls around.

Apex Legends fans have been demanding Respawn add crossplay since the game launched in early 2019.
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Apex Legends fans have been demanding Respawn add cross-play since the game launched in early 2019.

The rumors cross-play is one of the headlining features set to be unveiled by Respawn this Thursday comes from VentureBeat. According to writer Jeff Grubb, Apex fans should “expect the battle royale shooter to get cross-play” following an official announcement at EA Play 2020.

The timing of the announcement certainly makes sense too. Respawn is gearing up for a big switch onto next-generation consoles in late 2020. Having plenty of players already in the battle royale can only help its impending shift.

The Apex Legends cross-play rumors come at the same time as another long-awaited slice of news too. Respawn’s battle royale may also finally be coming to Nintendo Switch. This was backed up by a recent EA investors call.

Apex Legends fans will now be waiting with bated breath to see if Respawn confirm the crossplay rumors.
Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends fans will now be waiting with bated breath to see if Respawn confirm the cross-play rumors.

A potential cross-play announcement isn’t the only reason to tune into Respawn’s EA Play stream tomorrow either. There’s plenty more on the menu: the leaked Crypto Town Takeover should be announced, as should Apex’s official Steam release.

Whatever Respawn ends up unveiling during the June 18 event, it’s sure to be unmissable for any diehard Apex Legends fan. We’ve got everything you need to know, including how to tune into the stream, and what else to expect, right here.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.