Does Apex Legends have cross-progression on PlayStation, Xbox, PC & Switch? – Dexerto
Cross-progression in Apex Legends has become a top demand among players, yearning for the seamless transfer of their game progress across multiple platforms. Whether you’re on console, PC or Nintendo Switch, here’s everything know about the plan for cross-progression in Apex.
Cross-progression in Apex Legends is becoming more and more desirable to players especially now the game is available to play on everything from Nintendo Switch to Steam. Cross-progression is unfortunately still not available in Apex Legends, although cross-play is.
With cross-progression, players would be able to connect their accounts across different platforms and access all of their unlocked content from one device to another, rather than needing separate accounts on each.
Here’s everything we know about the potential of cross-progression coming to Apex Legends in the future.
Apex Legends players have been asking for cross-progression well before the game migrated to Steam and Switch.
Is there cross-progression in Apex Legends?
Right now, cross-progression is not available for Apex Legends between PC and Console.
Players on PC do have cross-progression on the PC platform alone. If you play Apex on Origin/EA App, you can link your account to Steam account and carry your progress over. Similarly, you can carry your progress from previous console generations (e.g. PS4 to PS5).
But, the same cannot be said for cross-progression between PlayStation 4/5 and the Xbox lineup of consoles, or Nintendo Switch. There is no way to transfer your Apex Legends account between these different platforms. This is unlike Apex’s competitors Warzone and Fortnite, which have full cross-platform progression.
Respawn said the reason for this is because it was “easier (to implement cross-progression) with Steam because it’s at launch,” unlike merging saves between Xbox and PlayStation accounts seeing as “users may have multiple accounts to merge or use,” according to former Game Director Chad Grenier.
This is a glaring omission for one of the most popular battle royales on the market. And it isn’t lost on the developers, either.
Cross-progression is currently only available for Steam and Origin alone.
When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?
Cross-progression is now delayed, Respawn has confirmed. Despite previously stating that cross-progression would be added in 2022, clearly, this didn’t happen.
At the Season 15 press event, game director Evan Nikolich said they still “definitely” want to add cross-progression, but it is very technically challenging, meaning they cannot commit to a release date.
So, the seasonal cross-progression tweet:
No, cross-progression is not coming in Season 15.
Respawn said they still “definitely” want to add cross-progression, but it is “very technically challenging” and so they don’t want to commit to a release date.
Maybe next year 😐
— Apex Legends News (@alphaINTEL) October 24, 2022
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Respawn has touched on the topic of cross-progression on a number of occasions and confirmed that Apex Legends will have cross-progression in the future.
In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, Apex Legends game director Steven Ferreira answered the infamous cross-progression question.
“We’re definitely excited about cross-progression coming. It was trickier than expected, and we want to ensure it’s ready. Also, because you only get one crack at rolling something like this out.”
Ferreira expanded on this, explaining that there are different ways that cross-progression can be implemented and that they “want to set it up the way we want it.”
Ferreira added: “I don’t have a definitive date, but it’s definitely coming.”
At the launch of Season 17, Respawn once again reaffirmed their commitment to adding cross-progression, explaining they have a Slack group where they discuss it regularly. But, they haven’t put a date on it, presumably to avoid setting any expectations.
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