Developers Repawn Entertainment are launching a big new Apex Legends update today and it’s set to bring plenty of new stuff to all platforms.
The big news is that a new event is launching alongside the Crossplay beta, meaning you’ll be able to team up with friends on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
There will be limitations for those gamers playing on PC and consoles, with Respawn telling fans this week:
“Now, all console players will play together, and PC players will continue to play only with other PC players. We want to ensure that keyboard and mouse PC players are not being matched against console players, for reasons that should be obvious.
“If, however, an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 player and PC player party up together, they will be put into PC matches. This ensures that the console games don’t have PC players in them, but still allows for the console player to play with their PC friend if they opt-in.”
Developers Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that its Apex Legends Crossplay and Aftermarket event update has a release date set for Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
And the official Apex Legends update time has also been shared on the game’s Discord channel, revealing that the new patch will be going live at 6pm BST.
For gamers in the United States, this means the new crossplay beta should be available to download from 10am PDT onwards.
However, while a time is being shared, it will be worth keeping an eye on the game’s social media feeds in case things get delayed, or kick off earlier than scheduled.
It’s unclear right now how big the new download will be but it could take a while to get everything up to date.
Servers can take some time to get back on track after the initial update is released, so there’s a chance of some issues. October 6 will also see the launch of the new Aftermarket event, which brings another set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics to Apex Legends.
All 24 items will be available through direct purchase (for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals) and in Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event. The development team has confirmed that each Event Pack will come with one event item and two non-event items.
Since the launch of Apex Legends, cross-play has been one of the most requested features from our players who want the ability to play with their friends on other platforms. During the cross-play beta, players will have full access to cross-play functionality while we collect data, test the feature at scale, and most importantly, listen to you, the fans, for feedback.
Aftermarket delivers an all new limited time mode, Flashpoint. Played on Kings Canyon, all healing items are removed in favor of massive zones around the map that regen both your health and shields.
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