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How to turn off crossplay in Apex Legends

Are you a console gamer that thinks your PC opponents have an unfair advantage? Well here’s how to turn off crossplay in Apex Legends.

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Frustrated with the disparity between console and PC gameplay in Apex Legends? Well fear not as we can help you turn off crossplay and allow you to enjoy more balanced gameplay in Season 8.

Crossplay is a much-lauded and desired feature as it affords comforts in the form of quicker matchmaking and greater interconnectivity between friends. On the other hand, it also throws up some often overlooked issues that can harm a game.

Crossplay enables users from consoles and PC to play together simultaneously, which means that some of the PC’s strengths can give those players an advantage.

We’ll discuss these issues and also help you to disable these possibilities too in Apex Legends Season 8.

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How to diasble Apex Legends crossplay

If a decent PC player with a powerful computer is in your lobby, then your odds of winning drastically go down. A super-duper computer will have smoother and crisper graphics – which increases visibility and gameplay.

The player will normally use a mouse too which is always a controller killer as a mouse is mega-responsive compared to a controller on high aim settings. Unless you want to amp up your sensitivity settings so that a flick of the analog has you doing involuntarily 360s, then it might be best to consider disabling crossplay.

So for these reasons, crossplay needs to be turned off for some, and here’s how you can go about doing it:

  1. Start ‘Apex Legends’
  2. Select the game ‘Menu’ in the bottom left corner of the screen
  3. Click ‘Settings’
  4. Scroll down until you see ‘Cross Platform Play’
  5. Switch it to ‘Disabled’ to turn it off
  6. You can always return it to ‘Enabled’ to turn it back on

There you go, problem solved, and the PC master race can no longer retain their advantage over you dear console gamers.

Apex Legends Season 8 crossplay

Another overwhelming positive that people love crossplay for is having a larger pool of players. By having everyone all mixed together in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale, it greatly speeds up the game’s matchmaking.

This is because it doesn’t have to spend as long looking for suitable lobbies and creating fair matches. As we’ve already said, crossplay means you can play with your friends that perhaps haven’t made the same hardware decision you have.

But for those people who care about winning, want to perform better in online matches, and have all their friends on one console anyway, then maybe crossplay isn’t for you.

The major drawbacks can severely affect your performance in a game and put you in the backseat before the game has even started.

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With this guide, you should hopefully be able to enjoy more balanced games in Apex Legends Season 8 and earn more dubs. With Apex Legends now available on Nintendo Switch, and coming to mobile phones, there’s going to be a huge player count soon.

Go and enjoy a level playing field in Apex Legends.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment