With the launch of each new season of Apex Legends, Reddit and Twitter start to buzz with talk about cross-progression and when it comes to Apex Legends. It’s been over two years since we first heard Respawn talk about cross-progression, and with the Season 19 update, the feature film finally makes its long-awaited debut. So here’s everything you need to know about cross-progression in Apex Legends.
How cross progression works in Apex Legends
Although cross-play made its way to Apex Legends midway through Season 9, cross-progression took a backseat due to constant hacking and other logistical issues in its implementation. It may have taken longer than expected to implement this feature, but it’s here in full force and not missing a beat.
First of all, don’t believe random and misleading leaks online, as Respawn has confirmed merge account support with the addition of cross-progression in Apex Legends. “With cross-progression, our philosophy is for players to have one account everywhere they play,” said Evan Nikolich, Respawn’s Senior Design Director.
Your next question now would be: which account will be merged with the other? Can I select the primary account? Basically, all your accounts across platforms will be merged under one EA account, and that will be the one with the highest rank. So imagine you’re grinding on PC and you’re at level 700, while your old Xbox account is at level 400, then the PC account becomes the “master” account.
What about expensive cosmetics, heirlooms and badges, you ask? With Cross Progression all your… “collected cosmetics, badges and achievements across platforms and accounts” will now live under one roof in Apex Legends. Additionally, all in-game stats from your highest account level will be carried over.
So you can now use the same EA ID to play Apex Legends on PC, Xbox, PS and Nintendo Switch. This means your progress will be synced across platforms and you won’t have to worry about missing an event skin if you’re away from your PC and home for Christmas with a PS5.
When is cross-progression available in Apex Legends
If you have multiple Apex Legends accounts, for example one on Xbox and the other on PC, you will see a notification when you launch Apex Legends for the first time after the Season 19 update. Yes, cross-progression support goes live on October 31, 2023, when Apex Legends Ignite, the Season 19 update, releases worldwide.
One important thing to note is that cross-progression is mandatory. There’s no way around it and you’ll have to merge all your accounts to sync your progress in the future. This is all the information we currently have on cross-progression, and we will update our post as soon as we have more details.
Launching on October 31, Apex Legends Season 19 is packed with exciting features, including the new legend Conduitan important update to Stormpoint, and some legends and weapon balance changes. So share all your questions about this update and we will help you with it.