Respawn Entertainment Clarifies Cross-Platform Play Between PC and Console

Cross-platform play will still take platforms into account in its matchmaking.
Cross-platform play will still take platforms into account in its matchmaking. | Courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment software engineer Jake Smullin clarified how matchmaking will work between PC and console players when cross-platform play launches in fall.

Rather than match console and PC players indiscriminately, Apex Legends will only match console players with PC players if the console players already have a PC player on their team in an attempt at gameplay and skill level balance.

Smullin made the announcement to alleviate fears among console players that those on PC would dominate the competition once the queues merged.

"Have been seeing lots of console players worrying about this but don't," Smullin wrote on TikTok. "Everyone should be excited."

Apex Legends is scheduled to receive cross-platform play in fall, around the same time the game arrives on Nintendo Switch and Steam. The developer revealed exclusive cosmetics for Steam players Thursday, but has yet to reveal similar exclusives for Switch players.