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Is there cross progression in Apex Legends with PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC?

Published: 6/Feb/2021 13:02 Updated: 6/Feb/2021 13:12

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment have brought Apex Legends to virtually every platform under the sun, making many wonder if the developers would also add cross-progression to the game. It’s not currently available, but that may change.

Since the battle royale is now gracing everything from Steam to the Nintendo Switch, cross-progression saves are becoming more desirable for players with multiple platforms.

Cross progression lets players connect their accounts across platforms. This gives people the ability to seamlessly access their unlocked content from one device to the next, and means you don’t have to start a new account for each.

The feature has been somewhat applied to Apex Legends, giving community members a taste of how convenient it could actually be in its application.


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Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends players have been asking for cross progression well before it migrated to Steam and Switch.

Does Apex Legends have cross-progression?

At the moment, Respawn haven’t found a way to introduce cross-progression into their battle royale. However, players on PC do – sort of. If you originally played Apex on Origin, you can link your account to Steam and carry your progress over.

But, the same cannot be said for the PlayStation 4/5 and the Xbox lineup of consoles, nor Nintendo Switch. There is no way to transfer your account between these platforms.

Respawn said that it was “easier (to implement cross-progression) with Steam because it’s at launch,” unlike merging saves between Xbox and PlayStation accounts seeing as “users may have multiple accounts to merge or use,” according to Respawn Game Director Chad Grenier.


This is a glaring omission for one of the most popular battle royales on the market. And it isn’t lost on the developers, either.

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Respawn Entertainment
Cross progression is somewhat available in Apex Legends for Steam and Origin.

When will cross-progression come to Apex Legends?

Respawn have touched the topic on a number of occasions, and it’s becoming more and more promising that, one day, Apex Legends will have cross-progression to make the switch between platforms easier for players.

Following the announcement of Apex launching on Nintendo Switch on March 9, Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier gave an update on the possibility of cross-progression.

“I wouldn’t ever say [cross-progression] is not possible, but it’s certainly more challenging to add cross-progression to a game that’s been out for 2 years. A lot of people have accounts on various platforms and trying to figure out the best way to pick or merge the account data is a challenge with many pros and cons. We’re certainly looking into cross-progression and it’s something that I think would be great for the game, but it’s still a ways off most likely.”


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Back in late November, Respawn Design Director Jason ‘Monsterclip’ McCord responded to a request for it: “We hear you, and know that people want it. I want it too. We can’t talk about anything that hasn’t been announced though, sorry.”

You can be sure that the Apex Legends developers are going to look at the best way to broadly implement cross-progression across all major platforms, but only time will tell when it’ll actually come.