The Apex Legends team has revealed the dates and details for the game’s upcoming cross-play beta period.
“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,” reads a post on the Apex Legends blog. “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.”
Starting on October 6, players will be able to start forming parties consisting of players across the various Apex Legends supporting platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Origin, and, soon, Steam). The option to group with players across various platforms will be enabled by default, so you should just be able to search for your friend’s username and add them to your party/friends list.
From there, the process is fairly standard. Players will (hopefully) be grouped together regardless of platform, and the game will indicate which platform each player is currently using. While Apex Legends will not enable cross-platform progression at the start of this beta period, you will be able to use in-game communication options to talk to your teammates regardless of which platform they’re using.