Apex Legends dev explains why it is difficult to implement cross-progression

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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Image credit: Respawn

Respawn has finally decided to give Apex Legends players the ability to transfer their progression and unlocks over to another platform other than Origin on PC.

Unfortunately, this feature is only available for PC players who have been originally playing on the origin client. Players who have not played Apex Legends on the origin platform will be able to have a fresh start. And the old players will be able to transfer all of their skin unlocks and progression to the steam client.

As of now, Respawn hasn’t given any statement on whether or not console players will be getting this feature any time soon. However, one of the devs at Respawn finally gave some explanation on why it is so difficult to implement cross-progression into the game if it already has cross-play.

Apex Legends cross-progression consoles
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Respawn dev explains cross-progression:

Apparently, it’s easier to implement cross-progression on steam as it is at launch. However, it is much harder to implement on consoles and vice versa since users might have multiple accounts to merge and use. And as a result, it is apparently very difficult to implement properly.

When asked if the console players will be getting cross-progression in their respective platforms a Respawn dev replied that will give an update when they have something worthy to talk about. As of now, they might just be testing how smoothly they can transfer player progression across different platforms with steam.

Therefore, if everything turns out to be smooth sailing, then there is a good chance console players will also be able to transfer their progression across multiple platforms. Until then only PC players will be able to enjoy this feature.

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.