Want to play Apex Legends with friends? Squad up with cross-play.

Apex Legends supports cross-play on all platforms: the EA app, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch™. Cross-play is turned on automatically, and you can use it to play Apex Legends with friends on other platforms.

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.

  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.

If you disable cross-play, you’ll only be able to group up with other players on the same platform as you who’ve also disabled cross-play.

We don’t recommend disabling cross-play as that increases queue times.

You can’t turn cross-play off if you play on PC. To turn off cross-play on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch™:

  1. Go to the lobby.
  2. Select the cogwheel (Game Menu) in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Cross Platform Play.
  5. Select Disabled to turn it off. If you want to turn cross-play back on, select Enabled.

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

Apex Legends supports Cross Progression, which means you can share your game progress across different platforms.

You can learn more about Cross Progression here.

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