Does Apex Legends have cross-progression?

They're working on it.

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Cross-progression allows gamers to play on multiple different platforms and save account or character progress from one platform to the next. For Apex Legends, cross-progression has long been talked about and Respawn has openly discussed plans to implement it.

The game is playable on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch, and it even supports cross-platform play. But up to this point, the game does not yet have cross-progression for gamers who like to play on multiple different platforms.

Though Respawn has been working on giving players cross-progression, Apex game director Chad Grenier posted on Twitter that it might not be here all that soon. Responding to a fan, Grenier said cross-progression is “in development.” But he added that “recent hacks on Apex and TF have slowed down the progress.”

With resolving those issues being a higher priority, things like cross-progression were moved to the back burner. But the developer isn’t ignoring the idea.

Earlier this year during a developer panel with the Brown Girl Gamer Code, Grenier said cross-progression was “a lot more work” than he thought it would be.

“We are working on cross-progression that will allow people to carry over purchases, skins, and account progress,” he said. “It will probably be a little while longer, but eventually, we’ll have that.”

In August, Respawn’s director of communications Ryan Rigney confirmed cross-progression in Apex won’t be available until 2022, adding that its implementation is “gnarly as hell” from a logistical perspective.

“It’s not only that you have to solve the technical challenge of merging existing accounts, but there are also legal and contractual issues to navigate with purchasing on other platforms,” he wrote. “Different regions have different laws. It’s a mess. But we’re working on it, and we’re committed to delivering it.”