Is Apex Legends cross-platform?

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Written By Burak Yazar

Burak is a gaming-focused content creator based in Istanbul. He loves video games, high-production shows, post apocalyptic stories and more. He's working as gaming writer at BORDERPOLAR.

It's a fact that the most popular trend in recent years is Battle Royale. PUBG, Warzone, Fortnite and Apex Legends are the biggest representatives of this trend. They all host millions of players. These players new to Apex on all platforms are asking the same question: Is Apex Legends cross-platform?

Apex Legends was developed by Respawn and is free to play. You can download the game to your PC, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch or mobile device and start playing.

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Apex Legends has cross-platform support outside of mobile devices. In other words: If you've a PC or a console, you'll see players from all platforms unless you turn this feature off.

Let's talk about everything we know about Apex Legends cross-platform support.

Apex Legends cross-platform support

Since Apex Legends was released in 2019, it can be played on both the previous and current generation consoles. Thus, Playstation 4 and Xbox One owners can also play this exciting FPS without any problems.

Respawn and Electronic Arts have done a great job bringing the game to more people. Because Apex Legends also has cross-gen support.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game.
Credit: Apex Legends, Respawn

Apex Legends cross-platform on PC

Apex Legends offers cross-platform support on PC with no console, version or platform restrictions. When you play the game on PC, you can play with your friends on any console.

The same goes for your opponents you meet in matches. So while you use a keyboard and a mouse, they may use gamepads. We'll explain how to disable this feature at the end of the article.

Apex Legends players and Apex Legends Mobile players cannot play together.

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Apex Legends cross-platform support for PC players

Apex Legends cross-platform on Playstation

Apex Legends has cross-platform support for the Playstation. This means that if you play the game on PS5 or PS4, you can play with any player who has PC, Xbox or Nintendo Switch.

Playstation version of Apex Legends also has cross-gen support – so PS5 and PS4 players can play together if they want.

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Apex Legends cross-platform on Xbox

Just like the Playstation version, the Xbox version of Apex Legends has cross-platform support. If you want to kill some crazy people in Apex with your friends, they can play any console but mobile.

Apex Legends already has cross-gen support for Xbox. Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One players can play together.

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Apex Legends cross-platform on Nintendo Switch

When it comes to Battle Royale or FPS type games, you mightn't think of Nintendo Switch first. But this version of Apex Legends works great on the console as well. Plus, there's cross-platform support for all consoles except mobile devices.

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Apex Legends cross-platform on mobile

Unfortunately, since Apex Legends and the mobile version are two different games, they don't support each other. So Apex Legends Mobile players can only play together with other mobile players.

While Apex Legends Mobile doesn't offer cross-platform support, it does offer cross-gen support. This means that all IOS and Android users can play together.

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Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game.
Credit: Apex Legends, Respawn

How to turn-off cross-play on Apex Legends

Apex Legends cross-platform and cross-play option is automatically enabled. If you don't want to play with players outside your own platform, you can simply turn this feature off.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Apex and go to the lobby screen.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the lower left section. This will open the game's main menu.
  3. Select “Settings” in the drop-down menu and get to the settings screen.
  4. Scroll down the options section and disable the “Cross Platform Play” option.

That's it! When you turn this option off, one of two things will happen which platform you are playing the game on:

  • If you are playing on PC you will only be matched with PC players. Console players will not be included in your matches.
  • If you're playing on a console, you'll only be matched with players with the same console as you. When enabled, this covered all consoles except PC.

Conclusion

That's all about Apex Legends for now, which contains awesome action scenes. We hope you don't have any questions about Apex Legends cross-platform support. You can read more articles on games like Dying Light, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, GTA 5 and Minecraft.

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