Apex Legends Cross-Play Beta Arrives Next Week During Rockin' Aftermarket Event
While cosmetics are interesting, the cross-play capability is big news. Chad Grenier, game director for Apex Legends, states that “since the launch of Apex Legends, cross-play has been one of the most requested features from our players.” Fortnite players have enjoyed cross-play since 2018, so this feature being repeatedly requested is not surprising. Even though it will be in beta phase, players will can test the feature while the team behind Apex Legends collects data and listens to feedback. Grenier writes that cross-play will be supported across PC (Origin, Steam), Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. If you want to test cross-play (which is enabled by default), the matchmaking will work as follows:
An exclusive console party will match against other console players only.
An exclusively PC party will match against other PC players.
A console and PC party will match against other PC players only.
Finally, the Aftermarket Collection Event will bring 24 limited-time themed cosmetics to the characters in Apex Legends. They can be purchased directly or collected through Event Apex Packs, which are earned as rewards. Again, all of this kicks off on October 6th, so be sure to launch Apex Legends on your favorite platform and get ready to share the battle-royal experience with your friends.