Apex Legends’ highly anticipated crossplay feature was officially announced at the recent EA Play showcase event. Coming this fall alongside the Nintendo Switch version of the game, this should significantly increase the matchmaking pool.
As with any competitive game, the upcoming arrival of Apex Legends crossplay raised some eyebrows for console gamers as they were concerned about the potential imbalance versus PC players, who can play with mouse and keyboard, not to mention much higher frame rates .
Luckily, Respawn Entertainment software engineer Jake Smullin reassured console players in a post published on TikTok.
Wanted to clarify something about Apex Legends crossplay. You are only in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team.
I’ve seen a lot of console players worry about this, but don’t. Everyone should be excited. So no more ‘no crossplay, PC is going to dominate us’.
Apex Legends launched in early 2019 and quickly became one of the most popular Battle Royale games. In our review, Kai wrote:
Even with other games lurking to cover, Apex Legends has been the only title I’ve gone back to time and time again over the past week. No other Battle Royale game has caught my interest so easily and made me want to play. Even the bitter taste of a defeat doesn’t last long because I can just hit the ground running in the next game and have fun shooting my way to the top. Despite the rocky launch on consoles, I eagerly expect Apex Legends to stay here for a long time. I can only hope that new heroes can change the meta in unique ways (and I certainly wouldn’t mind Titanfall 2’s Cooper making the cut) to keep new content flowing in the coming seasons.