Apex Legends 08 Apr 2021 8:53 AM +00:00

Apex Legends PS5 And Xbox Series X: Release Date, Features, Crossplay, Cross-Progression, FPS And Everything We Know

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Apex Legends developers have been teasing a lot of changes to the game in the coming months, and it would be foolish not to think they'll be looking toward next-gen consoles too.

The free-to-play game is currently available on Xbox One and PS4 (as well as PC and coming to Nintendo Switch), so we're expecting it to launch on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, too.

We've rounded up all the info we've got so far into one handy article - this one.

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Release Date

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As of the start of Season 8, we're still waiting for a firm release date on next-gen versions of the game.

Of course, it's currently playable on both PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, but without optimisation, it won't be able to harness the power of the new boxes just yet.

New Features

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Crossplay is already here, so we'd imagine that players on new consoles would be able to play with those on other systems just fine.

That said, there is the possibility of competitive advantage from the new hardware.

In a recent Reddit AMA, Steven Ferreira, Respawn's team director, noted that "120 FPS is one of our goals and as we continue to look at [next-gen] features and balance between what we think is best for the overall player experience for [next-gen], we’re keeping this in mind".

“Can’t promise anything but with the core mechanics ‘feel’ of Apex being such an important piece of the player experience this one is high on the priority list.”

Read more: Apex Legends Cross-Play: Release Date And Confirmed Platforms

Cross-progression

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Rumours of cross-progression go hand in hand with crossplay.

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While we're sure that crossplay is coming thanks to official announcements, we're so far in the dark about cross-progression.

When the game released in 2019, lead producer at the time Drew McCoy told Eurogamer that cross-progression would be "impossible," but players are still keeping fingers crossed.

However, in Shrugtal's datamining video linked above, they note a piece of code indicating the swapping of "value" (AKA cosmetics) or "entitlements" (AKA starter packs) between accounts.

This won't drop with cross-play this month, but it could definitely be on the cards later in the year - possibly coinciding with the release of the next-gen consoles?

Read more: Apex Legends Cross-Progression Could Be Coming According To Leaks

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