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.

A coral play icon.Watch our video guide to learn how to play with friends.

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 for you by going to Allow users to search for me by and checking any of the below options:
    • 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 supports cross-progression, which means you can share your game progress across different platforms.

You can learn more about cross-progression here.

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 disable it on 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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