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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.

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Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.

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Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.

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Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

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Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked