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When is crossplay coming to Apex Legends? Everything we know

Published: 4/Oct/2020 16:53 Updated: 4/Oct/2020 16:54

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that cross-platform play is coming to Apex Legends in Season 6, after endless requests from players. Here’s everything you need to know.

Cross-platform play or ‘crossplay’ is an increasingly popular feature in multiplayer games, in recent years, as it allows users on PS4, Xbox, PC, and even mobile devices to play against and alongside each other on the same servers.

Not only does it benefit players who want to play with friends who are on another platform, but it also benefits the game itself by increasing the overall player base, which can improve matchmaking and longevity.

Mirage, Crypto and WraithApex players have been calling on Respawn to add crossplay for a long time.

Fortnite was the trend-setter for crossplay, allowing friends on any device to play together, and with battle royale titles such as Warzone following suit, Apex Legends players are have expressed their hopes for the feature as well. Here’s everything we know so far about crossplay in Apex Legends.

Is crossplay coming to Apex Legends?

Respawn stated in June 2019 that they were interested in adding crossplay to Apex, which got everyone’s hopes up. Finally, they confirmed it was coming during EA Play in June. However, while they didn’t initially reveal an exact date, they have now announced that they will start with a beta to trial the upcoming feature.

After months of rumors and leaks, the Crossplay beta has been confirmed to go live along with the upcoming Aftermarket Collection event, which will be released during the update on Tuesday, October 6 for Apex Legends fans to test out.

However, while the crossplay beta is soon to be released, it remains unclear just how long this beta will last for, or if Respawn devs have planned to keep it until the feature’s full release, in a later update.

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Fans and even Respawn devs are eager to play with friends from other platforms in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends crossplay platforms

Everything. From PS4, Xbox One, PC, and now Switch, every platform that can play Apex Legends will be able to use crossplay. Even better, Apex is also coming to Steam, meaning PC players aren’t limited to EA’s Origin launcher.

It’s also expected, although not confirmed, that crossplay between console generations will be possible, ready for the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X. It’s also likely that this new cross-platform system will work for mobile, as it was confirmed in May that a mobile version of Apex Legends is on the way.

How will crossplay work in Apex Legends?

Respawn are yet to dive into the full break down of how crossplay will work, but console players will be able to opt-out of crossplay if they want to. This is sometimes desirable as going up against PC players with mouse aim can feel like an unfair challenge.

However, if a console player wants to party up with a PC player, then of course crossplay would be enabled. An EA engineer, not tied to Apex Legends directly, said “I wanted to clear something up about crossplay. You will only be in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team.”

Respawn will likely share more information about how exactly crossplay will be implemented across the different platforms, and if cross-progression is coming, once the beta has been launched on October 6.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.