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Apex Legends On Switch Will Offer Cross-Play But Not Cross-Progression – For Now, At Least


Apex Legends Switch© EA

Apex Legends arrives on Switch tomorrow, and we were lucky enough to sit down with the team behind the port recently.

One of the questions many fans have wanted answering related to cross-progression – an understandable request given that many people are already playing the game on other platforms, and want to continue that progress on Switch.

Sadly, although cross-play is supported, Switch owners already playing Apex Legends elsewhere will have to begin anew when it hits Nintendo’s console tomorrow – unless they fancy a long wait.

When asked about cross-progression, Respawn’s Chad Grenier told us:

It is planned, but I think we’re a ways out from being able to offer that. I really want it as a gamer myself, so I hear what our fans are saying and I totally agree with them. We’re doing work to try to make that happen, it’s a complex challenge of multiple accounts existing for various users that we have to resolve or merge, there are legal and contractual things to navigate with purchasing on other platforms and having those carryover and also some technical challenges. So it’s not something we can just turn on, but we are working towards having it and the team is passionate about delivering it at some point.

Be sure to check out our full interview with Respawn and Panic Button here.





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