Apex Legends 08 Apr 2021 8:50 AM +00:00

Apex Legends Cross-Play: What Time Does Cross-Play Release On Xbox One, PS4, And PC?

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The time you've all been waiting for is here.

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Cross-play is less than a day away and I haven't stopped pestering my partner to play with me when the update goes live.

We've done a bit of digging and found out the time the update will go live so you can be sure to play with friends asap.

Here's the date, time and some extra info for cross-play.

READ MORE: Apex Legends Cross-Play: Release Date And Confirmed Platforms

Cross-Play Release Date & Time

The cross-play beta patch is now available for download on all platforms.

Check out the full patch notes here.

The patch also includes the Aftermarket Collection Event.

Find out more about the Aftermarket Event here.

This will take place on October 6th at 10am PST or 6pm BST.

We found out the release time through the Apex Legends Discord server.

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Source: Apex Legends Discord

Note that cross-play will be in the BETA phase so plenty of bugs and glitches are expected.

This means that the cross-play that you experience could change a lot when fully released.

Platforms

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PS4, Xbox One, Origin, Steam and Nintendo Switch will be able to play together.

Right now there aren't Switch/Steam versions of the game available but when available they'll likely just add them to the cross-play system.

Matchmaking

Console players will now all be able to go head to head, but PC players will only automatically play with other PC players.

Respawn stated, "We want to ensure that keyboard and mouse PC players are not being matched against console players, for reasons that should be obvious.

"If, however, an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 player and PC player party up together, they will be put into PC matches.

"This ensures that the console games don’t have PC players in them, but still allows for the console player to play with their PC friend if they opt-in."

You can actually disable cross-play in the settings menu, you'll be put into matches with others who have disabled cross-platform play.

"This has a high chance of making your queue times very very long, as we anticipate that most users will have cross-play enabled given its default state of ‘enabled’ and the requests for the feature from so many players" Respawn mentioned on their blog post.

"We highly recommend leaving cross-platform play enabled to ensure the best experience possible."

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