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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)).

"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 (opens in new tab) (SBMM) – but Respawn says it's trying to "increase justice" (opens in new tab) and ensure that the matchmaker "give[s] you [a] better/fairer match".

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In related news, rumour has it that Apex Legends' final limited-time mode (LTM) of Season 5 will be "Always Be Closing Evolved" (opens in new tab), a mode in which the ring will continually keep moving. A Redditor – who had successfully datamined information in the past – believes they've uncovered the description of the final TLM that says "keep on the move, the ring won't slow down and you need to rack up some damage. The ring never stops closing".

Since Apex Legends season 5 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), though, and many folks at Respawn would love to make it happen.

Hey! Did you hear Apex Legends is coming to Switch (opens in new tab) later this year?

Vikki Blake
Vikki Blake

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.