How to Enable/Disable Cross-Play in Apex Legends

Cross-play has finally arrived in Apex Legends with the Aftermarket update. But the problem is, some might like the feature, while some might consider turning it off. Here is how to enable or disable Cross-play in Apex Legends

How to Enable/Disable Cross-Play in Apex Legends

How does Cross-Play work in Apex Legends

Players will be able to party up and play together across all currently supported platforms:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Origin
  • (Steam too once it launches!).

Cross platform play is enabled by default. Unless you’ve changed it, you should be good to go. Xbox One also contains a similar setting in the system settings, outside of the game, that must be enabled.

How to add a friend from any platform

To add a friend on any platform, go to the friends menu and click “Find Friend”. You’ll 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.

You can view all friends in the friends menu and which platform they’re on, indicated with a platform icon. If you’re on a console, friends on the same platform will be marked with a PlayStation or Xbox icon depending which platform you’re on, and players on the other brand console will be indicated by a generic gamepad icon. In this example image, the user is playing on the Xbox One, so the first friend who is also on Xbox One has an Xbox icon, the second friend is on PlayStation 4 but represented with a generic gamepad icon. The third friend is a PC player.

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, ie Origin game invites, or Xbox notification.

How to enable/disable

Cross-play is enabled by default for everyone. If you wish to enable/disable cross-play, you can do that by toggling the “Cross Platform Play (Beta)” option in the settings menu.

Doing so will only put you into matches with other users on the same platform, who have also disabled cross platform play. This has a high chance of making your queue times very very long, as most users will have cross-play enabled given its default state of ‘enabled’ and the requests for the feature from so many players. We highly recommend leaving cross platform play enabled to ensure the best experience possible.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, try checking out our other guides on Apex Legends. Who knows, you might end up finding a something you have been looking for.

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on October 6, 2020

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