Respawn has announced that a new update for APEX Legends that will come out on October 6th will add beta support for cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4. As such, PC gamers will be finally able to play APEX Legends with their Xbox One and PS4 friends.
During the cross-play beta, players will have full access to cross-play functionality. Simultaneously, Respawn will be collecting data, test the feature at scale, and listen to fan feedback.
Players will be able to party up and play together across all currently supported platforms. Furthermore, cross-play will be enabled by default.
To add a friend on any platform, you must go to the “friends” menu and click “Find Friend”. You’ll then be able to search for a user name on any platform and initiate a friend request.
The invited user will receive a notification in the lobby to accept, reject, or block the incoming friend request. Blocking a friend request will not only reject the request, but also prevent you from seeing additional cross-play invitations or requests in the future from that user. You can find and unblock users from inside the find friends menu.
Once friends, you can initiate a game invite via the “friends” menu. For cross-platform party invites, the party invitation will appear in the lobby screen and allow you to join the party. Same platform party invites will continue to use the default notifications as before.
Lastly, cross-platform parties can use in-game voice chat. However, do note that the game will not support cross-progression (at least for now).
Stay tuned for more!