‘Apex Legends’: How crossplay works with PC players

Crossplay will be enabled for Apex Legends once the Nintendo Switch version arrives. This is great as it can increase the game’s player base, thereby reducing queue times.

There are benefits to allowing crossplay for Apex Legends, but there are disadvantages to it as well. More specifically, people who are playing on consoles are going to have a tough time in the game. Players fear that with crossplay enabled, those who are using a keyboard and mouse set up have the advantage over those stuck with controllers.

Don’t worry about PC players, says devs

Respawn Entertainment’s Jake Smullin recently addressed the concern of fans. He first acknowledged that a lot of fans are concerned about the disadvantages of enabling crossplay for the popular shooter. With regards to the matter at hand, Smullin had this to say:

“Wanted to clear something up about crossplay. You will only be in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team. Have been seeing lots of console players worrying about this but don’t. Everyone should be excited.”

Basically, players will only be put in a lobby that has PC players only if they have a PC player on their team. If playing on their squad with other console users, they’ll be battling other console players as well.

This, of course, prevents the chances of them playing against someone with a keyboard and mouse set up in Apex Legends.

Why players want to avoid those on PC

It’s a known fact that playing on a keyboard and mouse set up for shooters is a lot easier than with a controller. Aiming is more intuitive as compared to a joystick. In Call of Duty Warzone, players even have the option to turn off crossplay.

If players want to avoid PC players, they should not pair themselves up with a PC player. This is easier said than done if they have a squad. However, if they are solo queueing, then there’s still a chance that they get teamed up with a PC player as well.

Apex Legends hopping on over to a crossplay format is a huge step for the battle royale. There are a lot of considerations to be made on the part of the developers, but it seems like they already have a solid plan ahead. Hopefully, this transition goes as smoothly as possible for all players.

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