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.
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:
- Start ‘Apex Legends’
- Select the game ‘Menu’ in the bottom left corner of the screen
- Click ‘Settings’
- Scroll down until you see ‘Cross Platform Play’
- Switch it to ‘Disabled’ to turn it off
- 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.
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.
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Apex Legends Season 11 Storm Point map will feature loads of wildlife
Apex Legends Season 11 will bring a brand new map, Storm Point, which will feature an abundance of wildlife for players to interact with.
The new Apex Legends Season 11 Storm Point map will supposedly contain an abundance of wildlife that players will be able to interact with.
Apex Legends Season 11 isn’t far off for players now, as Respawn has officially revealed the new season through two recent trailers.
The trailer featured a variety of wildlife, from things we’ve seen in the past like Flyers and Prowlers, to new animals we’ve never encountered.
This isn’t the first time a map will feature wildlife, as we’ve seen Prowlers on World’s Edge and Flyers on Kings Canyon.
Having said that, some of the leaks reported by Thordan Smash surrounding the wildlife on Storm Point suggest that the new Season 11 map will have way more variety of these animals, as well as perhaps deeper interaction with them.
Prowlers aren’t new to Apex Legends, however, Storm Point may feature a more tropical version of the creature.
In the video, Thordan states that Prowlers will have their designated area, and will not be free to roam the map. This will most likely be similar to Trials on World’s Edge, where players fight off Prowlers for rewards.
Although it was quite unexpected, the new launch trailer also showed off some new wildlife we haven’t seen before, spiders. For those with arachnophobia, you may not like this, but there will also be a portion of the map in Storm Point where spiders will spawn.
The spiders will not be roaming the map freely and will be restricted to a certain location. There will also be a maximum of twelve spiders allowed in this area so don’t worry about being overrun.
Code has also revealed that players may see spider eggs, which will burst with some of the critters jumping out and chasing players down.
Storm Point will also host a Goliath, a massive animal that is almost like an alien Ape, twice the width of Gibraltar.
Once again, this Goliath will have its own “pit” which the creature will be restricted to. Players will most likely have to fight this beast to gain rewards, and it may not be that easy considering the animal’s size.
Finally, we have the Flyers, which are also not new to Apex Legends. Players have seen Flyers cruising around the skies of Kings Canyon often holding Deathboxes with loot. Players can shoot the Flyers for them to release the Deathboxes.
Perhaps they will be similarly returning to Storm Point, or maybe players will be able to interact with them differently. There will be a maximum of 54 Flyers on the map at one time, which is a hell of a lot!
One thing Thordan is certain about is that players will be rewarded for their interactions with the wildlife, especially when it comes to the Goliath. Players will likely be rewarded with high-tier loot when taking on these creatures, so regardless of your fears it will be worth it!
There you have it, the new Apex Legends Season 11 map, Storm Point, just may have more in store for players than we expected.
Of course, these are all leaks so take this information lightly, but we do expect to see all these types of wildlife in some compacity.
If you’re interested in more about Apex Legends Season 11, make sure you check out our piece on new Legend Ash and her abilities.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Ash abilities revealed by Season 11 leak
Players are more excited than ever for Apex Legends Season 11 and the latest leaks have revealed the abilities for the new Legend Ash.
Season 11 has officially been revealed for Apex Legends, and although information concerning the new Legend has been sparse, new leaks have revealed Ash’s abilities.
A lot was revealed in the Stories from the Outlands trailer regarding the lore and character of Ash, however, not a lot has been revealed regarding her abilities.
This latest leak has given players a glimpse into what her kit can do, and it’s pretty interesting the range the Apex Legends Ash abilities look like they will cover.
The latest Apex Legends launch trailer for Season 11 wasn’t gameplay of the new season, but rather an action-driven cinematic showing off what players can expect.
This trailer did show some of what Ash can do, but the new leaks revealing the descriptions and names of her kit have provided further details on the abilities.
Apex Legends YouTuber Thordan Smash revealed the Apex Legends Ash abilities in a recent video, showing off the Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate for the Season 11 Legend.
Apex Legends Ash abilities
The Apex Legends Ash abilities are as follows:
- Passive: Marked for Death
- Ash’s map reveals all deathbox locations. Click on a deathbox to mark surviving attackers.
- Tactical: Arc Snare
- Releases a slow-moving snare of charged electricity that tethers people and does damage to those who get close.
- Ultimate: Phase Breach
- Tear open a one-way portal to a targeted location
Her Passive sounds very useful, as being able to mark the remaining enemies of a team will allow teams to get fights off much faster without being third-partied while trying to find the rest of the team.
The Tactical sounds like something players can throw at enemies behind cover, doing slight damage to them to either down an enemy with very low health, or just as an annoyance.
Lastly, the Ultimate could just put Wraith out of business, as it’s similar to her portal but much fast and more direct. Further, we’ll know more about it when the season officially launches, but if you can do this through walls, this will be very powerful for relocating and rotating with your team.
That’s all for the Apex Legends Ash abilities in Season 11. Remember, these are leaks about the Apex Legends Ash abilities so take them with a pinch of salt, but if they’re true, Ash is definitely a Legend to look out for.
If you’re interested in more on Apex Legends Season 11, be sure to check out the new gameplay leaks for Storm Point.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
New Apex Legends Season 11 map Storm Point gameplay
Even more leaks surrounding Apex Legends Season 11 has been revealed, and this time it’s gameplay of the new Storm Point map.
Apex Legends Season 11 will bring a brand new map to the game called Storm Point, and leakers have already started to reveal gameplay of the map from a past playtest.
Leaks revealed that there would be a new map in the past, and now we know it is official, players have been wanting to get a glimpse of it. Unfortunately for the devs, some playtesters have decided to leak footage to the public, showing off the new Storm Point map.
The leaks come from an Apex YouTube channel that has revealed several things concerning Season 11. However, the latest video that shows a playtester’s gameplay from the new Storm Point map is by far the biggest leak concerning Apex Legends Season 11 so far.
For those who have been excited to see the new map, you won’t have to wait for the gameplay reveal on October 25, as, at the time of writing this article, the video is still available to view.
Apex Legends Season 11 map gameplay
Although the quality isn’t great and the video is heavily watermarked, you can still get a great idea of what Respawn has gone for with Storm Point. The map is very bright and sunny, with a strong tropical theme.
As well as palm trees and turquoise water, we also have buildings overgrown with foliage, and parachute pods similar to the one that landed on Olympus.
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The map is also huge and broken up by massive rocky mountains that seem to bring players into chokepoints when rotating, which could make for some pretty epic final circles.
There’s also a crazy-looking rotational tool built into the map that looks similar to something Doom players might be familiar with. The player walks in this huge gravity launcher that flings them over a large distance, much further than say an Octane Launch Pad would take you.
This may be an important rotation tool for teams, and it could be something players will be fighting for when the map officially drops.
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Of course, we’ll know more about the map once it officially launches along with Season 11 of Apex Legends, but it’s pretty interesting to see some gameplay prior to its release.
For more, check out our recent piece on the Apex Legends 1.82 patch notes.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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