Don't worry about PC crossplay, says Apex Legends dev - console players won't get matched with PC lobbies

"Have been seeing lots of console players worrying about this but don't."

A Respawn dev has posted a brief message to assure Apex Legends fans who play on console they should not worry about upcoming crossplay plans detrimentally affecting matches.

In a TikTok video, Respawn software engineer Jake Smullin acknowledged that the team developing the battle royale had seen "lots of console players worrying about this", but confirmed that unless you have a PC player in your own fireteam, you won't be matched to a PC lobby.

"Wanted to clear something up about crossplay," Smullin said via his TikTok video (thanks, DBLTAP). "You will only be in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team.

"Have been seeing lots of console players worrying about this but don't. Everyone should be excited."

Don't forget, Apex Legends will appear on Switch this autumn, and a soft mobile launch is expected later this year, too.

As detailed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson in a recent call with investors, Apex Legends will have a soft launch on mobile "by the end of this year". EA previously outlined plans for an Apex Legends mobile launch in an earnings call last year, but this is the first we've heard of a release window.

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When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.


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