Apex Legends Dev: Cross-Play Won't Automatically Include PC Players

Apex Legends Dev: Cross-Play Won't Automatically Include PC Players

You won't be matched up against entire teams of PC players.

Apex Legends is going cross-play at this Fall, but that doesn't mean console players are going to be steamrolled by PC players. An engineer at Respawn has revealed that there are certain conditions to be matched up with PC players in cross-play.

Talking to TikTok over the weekend (and first reported by Wccftech), Respawn engineer Jake Smullin stated that he "wanted to clear something up about crossplay. You will only be in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team." Smullin said he wanted to reassure the console crowd that they wouldn't be dominated by PC players in Apex Legends when cross-play eventually arrives.

Apex Legends goes cross-play this Fall. | Respawn/EA

As was revealed last month at the EA Play event, Respawn announced that Apex Legends would be going cross-play this Fall, alongside a launch on the Nintendo Switch. Cross-play would allow the PC, console, and Switch crowds to all play together. Cross-play won't include the mobile version of Apex Legends, which is also set to arrive in Fall.

If you're unaware, PC players can have a serious advantage over console players in competitive FPS games like Apex Legends. Higher frame rates and the ability to aim with a mouse typically give PC players a key advantage, which is why Smullin commented on the cross-play matchmaking.

In Apex Legends' more immediate future, there's plenty of in-game teasers about what the next seasonal event could bring. Season 5's single player quests just wrapped up, revealing the return of a character not seen since Titanfall 2, and pointed to the next in-game location that we should be heading to.

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