Can you play Apex Legends in split-screen?

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Apex Legends is easily one of the best multiplayer games out there - it being free-to-play does help, of course, but Respawn Entertainment has put together an ever-evolving experience that is mechanically one of the best in class. Online multiplayer is one thing Apex Legends is known for, but can you play this game in split-screen mode?

This might not be as easy as you'd like - but surely the communications would be better in split-screen, right? Here's what we know...


Can you play Apex Legends in split-screen mode?

At the time of writing, Respawn Entertainment has not implemented any sort of split-screen mode in Apex Legends. There's no option to play this game with more than one player on the same platform.

Apex Legends is available on the Nintendo Switch now, though, and there is cross-platform matchmaking. So... If you're looking to sit down and play Apex Legends with someone next to you, there is a way. You'll just have to have someone put up with the smaller screen available with a Nintendo Switch (or both of you, if you want to keep things fair!)

Apex Legends Split-Screen Caustic
JUMP IN TOGETHER - Are you ready for a fight?

Apex Legends is also coming to mobile devices in the future - however, this is shaping up to be an independent version of the game in a similar fashion to how COD Mobile is a separate entity from the mainline Call of Duty games: Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard, Warzone, etc.

Respawn Entertainment's decision to exclude split-screen features from Apex Legends isn't surprising, but it might also change in the future. Apex Legends is always evolving and new features are always being implemented. People have been asking for split-screen too, so it could be something we see in the future.

At the moment, though, it looks like Apex Legends' development team are focusing on fully implementing cross-progression and next-gen console support - which could be a native Apex Legends release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. You can see it being mentioned in a Tweet below: