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Is Apex Legends crossplay? How to play with friends, platforms, how it works

Crossplay lets you play with players across different platforms in Apex Legends, and here’s how you can add friends in it.

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Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale titles in the industry, but can you play it across platforms? Here’s everything you need to know about its crossplay capabilities on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Many multiplayer games these days come with cross-platform capabilities so that you can invite or join your friends in matches, even if they’re playing on a different console or device than you.

While this feature was initially absent from Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment finally added it back in Season 7, and you can use it to play with your buddies between PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Origin, and Steam.

Here’s everything you need to know about crossplay in Apex Legends.

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How to use crossplay in Apex Legends

Apex Legends features full crossplay capabilities, so PC players can hop into lobbies with their buddies on both current and last-gen Xbox and PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch consoles.

If you and your friends want to play the game together on different platforms then you’ll need to be in a party when the matchmaking begins. You’ll then be thrown into a lobby with players on both PC and consoles.

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How to add friends in Apex Legends using crossplay

Finding your friends on any platform is quite easy as you can search for players on different platforms through their usernames.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start up and log in to Apex Legends
  2. Open up the Friends menu from the main lobby screen
  3. Click the Find Friend option
  4. Enter the player’s in-game username and hit search
  5. Select their profile from the drop-down menu to add them

Since the game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system, you will have to select the username that matches the platform that they are playing on.

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If you want to change how players can search for you then visit privacy settings, and select “Allow users to search for me by.” 

You can choose to let others find you through your:

  • Email address
  • PSN Online ID for PlayStation 4 and 5
  • Xbox Live gamertag for Xbox One and X|S
  • Nintendo Nickname for Nintendo Switch
  • Steam Account name

How to disable crossplay in Apex Legends

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Crossplay is automatically enabled in Apex Legends, and you can turn the feature off by heading to the settings menu. Disabling it will reduce the number of potential players that you can find during matchmaking.

However, limiting the number of players that you can join a match with will also lead to longer waiting times in the lobby.

For that reason, we recommend that you keep cross-platform play enabled.

Does Apex Mobile feature crossplay?

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Apex Legends Mobile does not feature crossplay with the console or PC versions of the battle royale title. So, you will only be able to join lobbies with other mobile players instead of players on different platforms.

In their official FAQ for the Mobile version of the title, Respawn Entertainment confirmed that it’s a completely separate game from regular Apex Legends, meaning that we may never see it get crossplay.

Is there cross-progression in Apex Legends?

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Apex Legends currently does not feature cross-progression, so you can’t keep any of your unlocked items when playing the game on another system, even when using the same EA account.

However, Respawn understands the benefits of cross-progression, and they have expressed interest in bringing it to the game in the future, with the developers confirming its arrival sometime in 2022.


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Apex Legends devs confirm fix for Xbox server crashing exploit in Season 13

The Apex Legends devs have officially fixed the Xbox server crashing exploit that was plaguing ranked games in Season 13.

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Apex Legends players will be happy to hear that the Xbox server crashing issue that has been ruining games, especially in ranked, has officially been fixed by the devs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought massive changes to the ranked system, which pros even believe will make players much better at the game despite the adverse community reaction.

Unfortunately, players on consoles couldn’t enjoy the new system to the extent that they maybe wanted to due to a serious exploit plaguing the experience and causing servers to crash.

Luckily, it seems the devs have fixed the issue with a hotfix that went live on May 25.

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In Apex Legends Season 13, Xbox players noticed that they were able to crash the server and prevent themselves from losing Ranked Points by doing so. This was ruining the experience for others, especially as Apex Legends is cross-platform.

While some believed this was a DDoS issue, the devs confirmed it was an exploit on Xbox and pushed a fix on May 18. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work, and Xbox players were still able to crash servers and ruin matches for others.

This has been very damaging for players who have been trying to rank up and enjoy the brand new ranked changes, even turning people off from playing the game.

A Respawn dev let the community know that another hotfix went live on May 25 which seems to have fixed the issue caused by players on Xbox consoles.

So far, it seems like this fix has done the trick, as players have not been reporting the issue in the community.

Finally, players can enjoy the ranked grind without having to worry about the game crashing and wasting time in a match that could all end in nothing.

With that being said, you may want to check out the best landing spots on Storm Point, which is the ranked map for split 1 of Season 13.


If you’re more of a mobile gamer, why not check out how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile.

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Apex Legends leak reveals Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus

Apex Legends’ Combat Medic Lifeline may be the next Legend to get a Town Takeover, which could be seen on Olympus in Season 13.

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An Apex Legends leaker has revealed potential plans for a Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus, which could be seen in Season 13.

Apex Legends Season 13 saw some new additions to Storm Point, including the Downed Beast and IMC Armories that both hold some impressive loot. Having said that, players are yet to see a new Town Takeover since Big Maude was introduced on World’s Edge.

As well as two new events set for this season, new leaks are suggesting that Lifeline will be getting a Town Takeover in Season 13, which could be based on Olympus.

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Rumors surrounding a new Town Takeover for Apex Legends Season 13 are circulating the community, with some even believing it may coincide with the leaked Collection Event.

Some leakers thought we would be getting a Bangalore Town Takeover on Storm Point this season, but as we already got the Downed Beast and the IMC Armories, it actually may be more likely that we will be seeing a new Town Takeover for a different map and Legend.

Reputable Apex Legends leaker Thordan Smash stated in a recent video that he now believes that we may see a Lifeline Town Takeover for Olympus in Season 13, stating that the Bangalore Town Takeover has potentially been “scrapped.”

Further, new quips were leaked from the game files mentioning a “Med Station,” and Lifeline has more quips mentioning this new concept than any other Legend. This suggests it may be specific to her, perhaps the Med Station is actually the name of her Town Takeover POI.

Apex Legends leaker Ezra-RC also leaked a version of Olympus that is code-named “LTT” in the files. Many believe this could stand for Lifeline Town Takeover, however, nothing is confirmed as of yet, and the map is just the Season 12 version of Olympus.

As more information is released we’ll be sure to update this piece and provide all the information.


For more on Apex Legends, check out our piece on the Season 13 Summer Store Takeover.

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Apex Legends Season 13 leaked Summer Event: Cosmetics, store takeover, more

Apex Legends dataminers have revealed new information about a potential summer-themed event for Season 13.

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Apex Legends Season 13 could be getting a summer-themed event, as dataminers leak new details.

Apex Legends Season 13 has already offered a lot of new content for players and a new Ranked system to grind, which may improve your skill as a player.

Fans are always intrigued by leaked future content for the battle royale game, and it seems dataminers may have revealed a summer-themed event that could be arriving in Season 13.

What is Apex Legends’ Summer Event?

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Apex Legends leaker Garret has revealed new leaked content that may imply a Summer Tiki event for Apex Legends in Season 13.

Not much is officially known about this event, but as Apex Legends usually gets a “Summer of Plunder” store sale, it’s likely that the devs will be doing something for the summer season.

In Garret’s video posted on May 19, the leaker revealed some unreleased summer-themed Weapon Charms found in the game’s files by dataminer HYPERMYST.

There seems to be a Tiki theme in the design of the charms, possessing tropical island flowers, an exotic fruit, bamboo, bright colors, a beach umbrella, and just an overall Hawaiian vibe.

Garret believes this either implies that we will either be getting a summer-themed event or a store takeover.

The dataminer also found some more interesting Weapon Charms that further indicate some sort of summer-themed takeover. One of these charms is called “Nessie Float” in the game’s files, which definitely shares a beach/summer theme.

Not much is confirmed about the event, but it’s clear that the devs are working on something summer-themed, whether it be a bundle, store takeover, or thematic event.

Thordan Smash believes the event will be a store takeover rather than a fully-fledged event, as leaker Ezra-RC revealed that “07/05” will mark the start of an “ALGS and Summer Store.” This date is not confirmed and may change, but it’s likely the summer-theme event will actually be a store takeover featuring new ALGS cosmetics and summer-themed skins.

The Apex Legends leaker also claims that the main cosmetic for this summer store will be a Valkyrie Streetwear bundle.

We already have leaked information on the Collection Event for Season 13, which is rumored to be called Awakened and has an Anime theme, so it’s likely that this summer event will not be a collection.

As more information is revealed about this potential Apex Legends summer event, we will be sure to update this piece, so stay tuned.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the leaked Bangalore Prestige Skin that’s rumored to release next.

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