Enable cross-play in Apex Legends and add friends.

Apex Legends lets you squad up with friends on the EA app, Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. If you’re new to the game, check out our beginner’s guide to get started in Apex Legends.

After you enable cross-play, you can team up with friends on all platforms where Apex Legends is available.

  1. Go to the Friends menu.
  2. Click Find Friend.
  3. Type in their EA Public ID. You can also go to your Privacy Settings and change how players can search you by going to Allow users to search for me by and checking:
    • Email address
    • PSN™ Online ID for PlayStation 4 and 5
    • Xbox Live® gamertag for Xbox One and X|S
    • Nintendo Nickname for Nintendo Switch

Your friend will get an invite to accept, reject, or block your request. Once they accept, you can play together.

The friends menu also shows if your friends are playing on PC or console based on the icon next to their name.

A list of 6 players under the Friends menu in Apex Legends. The icon under each player name shows if they are on PC or console.

Apex Legends doesn’t support cross-progression or cross-platform play for different consoles. Your achievements, progress, and more won’t carry over if you play on more than one platform.

For example, if you play Apex Legends on Xbox One and PC, your progress won’t carry over between the two accounts.

This helps us keep Ranked play balanced, since different platforms have different advantages, and the Apex Predator rank is grouped by platform.


Only players on Steam and the EA app have cross-progression, since these are on the same platform (PC).

When you first launch Apex Legends on Steam, we’ll ask you to link your EA Account. Make sure this is the correct account you want to link to. Otherwise your progress won’t carry over, and you may not be able to unlink your EA Account.

A pop-up box in the menu of Apex Legends telling the player that the game requires an EA Account to play.

If you disable cross-play, you’ll only be able to group up with other players who disabled cross-play on the same platform. We don’t recommend disabling cross-play as that increases queue times.

Cross-play is enabled automatically. Here’s how to adjust it for PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch.

  1. Go to the lobby.
  2. Click the cogwheel (Game Menu) in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Cross Platform Play.
  5. Click Enabled to turn it on, and Disabled to turn it off.

Yellow arrow pointing to the Cross Platform Play row in the Apex Legends settings.

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