Apex Legends has gone cross platform. Now there is one question on players minds – cross progression
Since the original launch of Apex Legends in February 2019, the game has made many strides towards catching up with competitors Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone. First it began with its cosmetic store & seasonal battle pass system, capitalizing on its free to play status with microtransactions for players.
Next up, it launched its cross-play system on October 6, 2020 – uniting players across consoles and PC. The crossplay system is a bit different from competitors since PC players will only still be placed against other PC players. However, console players can still queue with PC friends, but they will in turn be exclusively places against PC players.
Forwarding to the present, players are merging across platforms. Many console players are taking the jump to the PC platform due to the recent performance jump of the RTX 3000 graphics cards, and some Xbox players are jumping to PlayStation, and vice versa.
Cross Progression in Apex
So for players jumping across platforms, will your progression follow you? The short answer is no. Currently, there is no way to have your Apex Legends rank and skins follow you to another platform. The only exception is when changing between the Origin launcher to Steam on PC, where you will have your data transfer over.
There is good news for players who are still waiting for cross-progression to come to Apex Legends. It still appears to be on the developer’s to-do list, with Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier commenting on the subject in a Reddit post.
“It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”
Based on Grenier’s comment, it appears that Cross Progression has a chance to come in the future, but is currently a difficult task for the team due to users who have multiple accounts across platforms. For those cases, it looks like Respawn might offer an account merge option of some type, which may be tricky for them to implement back end.
Hopefully Respawn will have more information for us in 2021 on cross progression, if they plan on implementing it.
Apex Legends Season 8 early patch notes
Some of the early patch notes for Apex Legends Season 8 are already available with some key updates known to be incoming.
We already know lots of confirmed changes coming in the Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem update. Take a look at some of the upcoming patch notes that you can expect in the February 2 patch notes.
Much of the hype for Season 8 has been directed towards the new Legend on his way from the planet Salvo – Fuse. He’ll also be bringing his deadly 30-30 Repeater Rifle to the party to spice things up as well.
There other changes to be expected in the brand new season, with many players looking forward to all the new buffs and nerfs. Some changes have already been announced by Respawn Entertainment ahead of the game’s new season. It’s not an extensive list, but it gives some indication as to the way some of the Legends are heading.
Apex Legends Season 8 changes
Just to reiterate, this is not an exhaustive list of the complete changes. This is only a taste of things to come.
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Once we do have the final slew of Apex Legends Season 8 then we will post them all.
- Making Amped Cover more efficient by adding 45 health
- Changing her hitbox to be more similar to other Legends
- It seems that Horizon’s tactical ability is going to be the main change
- Hitbox changes could also be on the way for Revenant
- Respawn wants to make Wattson more appealing and are finding ways to make them more eligible as a choice
- Fix for decoys making too much noise with footsteps
- Caustic hammer breaking doors
Quality of Life
- In-game damage tracker added
- Heirloom store not showing all Heirlooms
- Players told they are buying Gibraltar’s Heirloom when buying Caustic’s Heirloom
- Legend skins for Mirage and Bangalore affecting aim down sights
- Errors relating to private matches
- Players can’t hear each other in cross-play lobbies
That covers all the details that have been released so far. As we said, once we know about the full changes coming to Season 8 we’ll be sure to post them.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends teams hilariously play volleyball in-game with Cargo Bots
Some Apex Legends players went viral after starting a game of Volleyball with Octane’s Jump Pad and a few Cargo Bots.
A few Apex Legends fans stopped a match to play a game of Volleyball with Octane’s Jump Pad and a few Cargo Bots. This led to some hilarious results, and the clip has gone viral in the Apex community.
Apex Legends is known for its massive maps which serve as large-scale playgrounds for you to explore. Through this, you can discover brand new combat strategies, hiding spots, and tricks to practice. Alternatively, you can just mess around.
Players have been discovering fun activities to pass the time in the Battle Royale ever since it first launched. We’ve seen various creative endeavors from fans, and now a new one has been found; playing volleyball with Cargo Bots.
Teams play Cargo Bot volleyball in Apex Legends
They were able to get their hands on a grounded Cargo Bot and rolled it all the way up to a spot where they had set up a makeshift Volleyball court. This consisted of Octane’s jump pads, and they would use them with Pathfinder’s zipline.
As time passed, even more players came across this and decided to join in on the fun. Rather than messing things up for everyone, they picked up on the rules and played the game. The clip gets even funnier as more people get involved.
Eventually, someone tried to ruin the fun by shooting up the players. However, they didn’t let this ruin their resolve and continued playing as the circle got even closer. They only stopped once the area became too small to stand in.
At that point, you can predict what happened next. Everybody started shooting at each other and using their Ultimate abilities, which led to mass chaos and mayhem. Sadly, this was inevitable as the shrinking circle incites conflict.
Despite that, this was still a hilarious moment of different players coming together to have dumb fun. This is why you should play Apex Legends creatively since you can discover other neat tricks when messing around.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer shows new Fuse legend and abilities
Apex Legends Season 8 shows us some new content coming to the game, including new legend Fuse and map changes.
The newest Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer shows us some new content coming up for the game’s newest content season, titled “Mayhem”.
This season we will see the introduction of the new legend, Fuse, who has been teased for quite some time now. Alongside this new legend also comes huge map changes. Here’s the rundown.
New Legend – Fuse
Fuse is an explosives focused Legend, with a kit that seems to not disappoint. According to the trailer, Fuse is seen throwing his own unique grenades, which look very similar to a grenade model leaked earlier this month. If that same leak is true, then the grenades are called “Projectile Grenades” and his ultimate is called “Firebomb”.
As a character, Fuse seems to be a sarcastic and energetic Legend, so his personality will mesh right into the current Apex Legends cast.
King’s Canyon Changes
Map changes also appear to be on the horizon for Season 8. During the trailer, a large explosion sends a shockwave throughout King’s Canyon, causing havoc to the entire map, taking down landmasses and buildings.
We can expect the new update to bring a large map overhaul, consisting mostly of already existing, but destroyed areas. Hopefully, this update will also bring us new locations, or even secrets hidden beneath the map. This may also remove some bodies of water scattered across the map, so it’s sure to be an exciting change.
You can view the full season 8 trailer here.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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