Apex Legends 09 Apr 2021 2:21 PM +00:00

Cross-progression is coming to Apex Legends soon

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Cross-progression is nothing new in online games, with many competitive games such as Fortnite and Call Duty allowing players to jump between platforms while keeping all of their stats and cosmetics

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Apex Legends isn't one of those games though, as current players are restricted to only playing on one platform, despite being able to play against other platforms.

If your account is on PlayStation you can't download the PC version and continue where you left off, instead, you'd need to make a brand new account.

That is all set to change though, but it might not be for a while.

Cross-Progression Delayed

In a recent update on Reddit back in February, the Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier stated that cross-progression is coming but it is taking a lot longer than planned.

"It's certainly more challenging to add cross-progression to a game that's been out for 2 years. A lot of people have accounts on various platforms and trying to figure out the best way to pick or merge the account data is a challenge with many pros and cons. We're certainly looking into cross-progression and it's something that I think would be great for the game, but it's still a ways off most likely."

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CROSS-PLAY: Players can now play against all other platforms

More recently, Chad spoke during a developer panel earlier this month, reiterating Respawn's desire to add cross-platform to the game as well as some of the challenges they're currently facing.

“I’m really passionate about cross-play, which is why we added it. One other thing I’m passionate about is cross-progression, which we don’t support yet.

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But, we are working on it. It’s a lot more work than I thought it would be. But we are working on cross-progression that will allow people to carry over purchases, skins, account progress, regardless of which platform they’re playing on. It will probably be a little while longer, but eventually, we’ll have that."

The Nintendo Switch version of the game was recently released, offering players a handheld version of the game.

While proving fairly popular, established players likely would avoid it due to needing a new account.

Cross-progression could help bring players to other platforms such as the Switch so they can continue using their account wherever they are.

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