Apex Legends Dev Claims Cross-progression is Still a Way Off

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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It has been some time now since Respawn enabled cross-play in Apex Legends, and it finally enabled players from different platforms to compete with each other in the same lobby.

Note: You are reading an old article from 2021. So, the information might not be up-to-date.

While it was a great move from Respawn to finally let players from different platforms, including PC, be in the same lobby together, the omission of cross-progression meant players weren’t able to carry over their progress if they wanted to switch platforms down the line.

The Apex community almost unanimously agreed that cross-progression would be great for the game overall. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, that reality seems far off right now. In a recent question-and-answer session between the community and the developers, one fan asked if cross-progression is coming to Apex any time soon.

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Cross-progression is still up in the air

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In response, Respawn’s Game Director explained that this game has been out for two years at this point. That means, right now, there are a lot of accounts on different platforms. To merge all of them to sync progress would be technically really challenging.

Merging different account’s data into a single one might also feature a lot of unwanted bugs. And if it is not handled correctly, players could lose their valuable in-game items. Taking all of these factors into consideration, it seems like cross-progression for Apex Legends is still a ways off.

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Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.