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"You will only be in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team," says Apex Legends dev

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A software engineer from Apex Legends developer Respawn has clarified how matchmaking will work when PC lobbies merge with those on consoles later this year. 

Respawn dev Jake Smullin addressed concerns that cross-play will detrimentally affect console fans who play the game with a controller and not a keyboard and mouse by confirming that if you don't have a PC player in your team, you're less likely to be matched against competitor PC players (thanks, DBLTAP).

"Wanted to clear something up about crossplay. You will only be in PC crossplay lobbies if you have a PC player on your team," Smullin said in a TikTok video. 

"Have been seeing lots of console players worrying about this but don't. Everyone should be excited."

There's been a lot of chatter about Apex Legends' matchmaking lately – particularly skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) – but Respawn says it's trying to "increase justice" and ensure that the matchmaker "give[s] you [a] better/fairer match".

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Since Apex Legends season 5 dropped we've seen a fair few changes across King's Canyon, but the recent nerfs and buffs have not had much impact on the Legends we most like to play. According to a recent analysis, Wraith sports an impressive usage rate of 27 per cent, making her significantly more popular than any other Legend, including Pathfinder and Lifeline, who are second and third favourite respectively.

Respawn Entertainment recently opened a new studio in Vancouver, Canada to focus on the future of its hit free-to-play battle royale, but recently confirmed it isn't currently working on another Titanfall game. The good news is that Zampella says a series revival hasn't been ruled out, though, and many folks at Respawn would love to make it happen.

Hey! Did you hear Apex Legends is coming to Switch later this year?

Part of GR+'s news crew, Vikki is a (jumpy) survival horror survivalist with a penchant for sci-fi, shooters, thrillers, and a strong cup of Yorkshire tea. A committed Guardian and Spartan, she's terrible at FPSs, but loves 'em all the same.