Respawn Entertainment have finally announced the feature that Apex Legends fans have been waiting for so long to hear – cross-platform play is coming soon.
The highly-anticipated cross-platform play will be available across PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC which means fans of the game will be able to drop into Kings Canyon and Worlds Edge with friends regardless of what platform they use.
This also means that when playing ranked modes in levels like Diamond or Predator, you should have shorter queue times as, at the minute, you can be waiting for almost 20 minutes or more in between games.
With this cross-platform announcement, there was also the news that Apex Legends will be launching on Steam. This makes the game much more accessible to the casual PC player who wouldn’t go out of their way to use EA’s Origin launcher.
We will be getting the crossplay at some point in the coming fall, so keep your eye out for more information on a release date.
After debuting the newest Stories from the Outlands short on October 26, Respawn Entertainment has officially revealed Apex Season 7, with the confirmation of a new map, Olympus, and Horizon as the new Legend.
At long last, Apex Legends is finally getting a brand new map. After being theorized and rumored for months now, Respawn has finally confirmed that fans will be able to drop into Olympus when Season 7 launches.
In addition to the new map, fans will of course be able to utilize a new Legend named Horizon, which at this point everyone expected. There’s been no official confirmation as to what Horizon’s abilities will be, however.
New Map: Olympus
Unfortunately, details about Olympus are sparse right now. The description for the new map reads: “Ascend to a beautiful, lush city in the clouds. Just watch your step — it’s a long way down to the planet below.”
In addition, we also have one small look at the map itself in the form of an image released on the Apex Legends website. It’s a bit hard to make out but fans can clearly see two large tower-like structures, along with an egg-shaped building in the background.
The new Stories from The Outlands video reveals her backstory, although it does little to show off how she’ll actually play.
As previously mentioned, there’s been no official confirmation about her abilities, however, her description states that she uses “her newfound mastery of gravity”, which lines up perfectly with the previous leaks for the character, which revealed that uses black holes and gravity lifts to fight other Legends.
New travel mechanic: The Trident
Respawn also revealed something called The Trident and hinted that it was a different way to travel through the new Olympus map but didn’t provide any other details.
Could this be a new fast-travel mechanic or simply a new vehicle allowing players to get around faster? We’ll just have to wait and see. The developer’s official description reads: “Olympus is a big place. Cover ground faster with the Trident. Plenty of room for the whole squad!”
First glimpse of the Trident in Apex Legends Season 7.
Season 7 Ranked
Respawn also shared some details about the game’s ranked play for Season 7, including the confirmation that because Olympus will be added to the game, the King’s Canyon map will be removed for now.
While the developer said that there wouldn’t be any major changes for the new season, they have been testing crossplay in Season 6 with a beta period, and will judge the impact of that after the fact.
The devs are finally introducing the previously leaked Clubs feature too. There are no exact details on how this feature will work just yet. The description reads: “Find like-minded players, build a community, and Rise Together.
Clubs are finally coming to Apex Legends.
If previous leaks are to be presumed, then this will work similarly to a clan or guild. You’ll be able to bring together other players in order to more easily find people of similar play-styles, although this has yet to be confirmed.
Apex Legends Season 7 is set to launch on November 4, 2020, which is a week earlier than originally expected.