Fans of the Battle Royale shooter Apex Legends had to wait a long time for this: "From October 6, we can finally take a cross-platform tour of the King's Canyon together thanks to crossplay."
Apex Legends, last year's surprise hit, will finally get the feature that fans have been waiting for for a long time. On October 6, thanks to crossplay, the legends will finally go into battle across all platforms on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Apex Legends Crossplay Beta Starts October 6
For a year and a half, Apex Legends fans on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One have been safe and secure but now it's finally over! Well, not yet... but next week, as EA and Respawn Entertainment have revealed, Apex Legends' crossplay feature will enter beta on October 6.
The Most Important Information About Crossplay
The cross-platform game is enabled by default but can be turned off if desired. If you do not change anything, you can start immediately. On Xbox One, however, a similar setting must be activated in the system settings outside the game.
Friends who play on other platforms can be easily added via the menu "Find a Friend" by entering their username. The good news for console gamers: If you play with a gamepad, you will still be able to keep to yourself but if you invite a PC player into your group, you will automatically be assigned to a PC match. As a result, you will meet players who use mouse and keyboard (which is not a big advantage in Apex Legends).
Apex Legends Aftermarket Event With a New Game Mode
Just in time for the introduction of crossplay, the in-game collection event "Aftermarket" will also be launched, including the new Flashpoint mode. Here you regenerate health in huge flashpoint zones spread over the map - which of course leads to a completely different strategy.
You should find these zones as soon as possible, because in this mode no healing objects spawn. Flashpoints are therefore crucial when it comes to staying alive. Since all other squads are on their way to the zones as well, they are usually very busy.
The Aftermarket event will run from October 6 to 20. Caustics heirloom and other event-exclusive objects are also available for purchase. Thus there will be a new set with 24 thematic, temporary cosmetic items. All 24 can be purchased directly (with apex coins or with crafting) and are included in Apex packs for the duration of the event.
There will also be some special offer bundles at a discount price and some rare skins and talismans for 500 apex coins, which are not among the 24 items mentioned.
If these are not more than enough reasons to visit Apex Legends again, we don't know what is.