Apex Legends will get new features this week. There’s also a special event, but we need one more thing. Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch. However, EA hasn’t really talked about the release date. The Switch has a lot of Battle Royale games, but there is no Warzone yet – it’s still a prime platform for Apex. So we are getting the Apex Legends Crossplay soon, but not on the Switch.
When is crossplay available in Apex Legends?
Respawn Entertainment has recently confirmed that Apex Legends Crossplay has its release date set got the 6th of October, 2020 – on Tuesday. It will come with a bigger update, which will be released with the new Aftermarket event. We think that the Apex Legends crossplay will be released after 5pm BST.
We also should mention that the Apex Legends crossplay launch is in beta testing, which means that they are still working on it, and there may be changes before the full launch of the feature.
Before the cross-play feature, every platform would play with and against other users on the very same platform. This means that PC players will only play on PC and console players play on console. Chad Grenier has talked about offering different options for players to enjoy the game together.
He said: We want to ensure that keyboard and mouse PC players are not being matched against console players, for reasons that should be obvious. However, if an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 player and PC player party up together, they will be put into PC matches. This ensures that the console games don’t have PC players in them, but still allows for the console player to play with their PC friend if they opt-in.”
He continued with the fact that, if players want to disable cross-play once and for all, they can do it from the settings. If you choose to do this, you will only play matches with the users who use the same platform and also have disabled cross-platform play.