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Apex Legends gets crossplay beta and a new event

Published: 05:35, 06 October 2020
Respawn Entertainment
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Respawn Entertainment announced a highly requested feature is coming to Apex Legends along with a limited-time event for all the players to enjoy.

Players have been asking Respawn Entertainment to get crossplay since Apex Legends' release in February 2019 and the time has finally come for the feature to enter the fray. However, it remains to be seen how utilised it will be as other games have hit a snag with it recently.

For example, Call of Duty: Warzone had console players opting out to avoid cheaters from PC while the PC players, in general, didn't like the copious amount of aim assistance the console players were getting. Both resulted in players avoiding crossplay. It's highly possible something like that will happen in Apex Legends as well but we won't really find out until later today as the update is set to kick in at 10:00 AM PST / 19:00 CEST on October 6, 2020.

Mark Yampolsky, Apex Legends' System Designer spoke more about the new limited-time mode, Flashpoint . The main change it will have is that healing items will be removed in favour of the titular Flash Points.

These zones will regenerate players' health and shields but considering they are much smaller than the actual safe zone, it will probably lead to more close-quarters team fights which could, in turn, make the games faster and conclude earlier.

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Furthermore, the circle will never stop closing as it slowly encroaches on the players and a single Flash Point will be available within the circle at the end of a match.

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