Chad Grenier, Respawn Entertainment’s Game Director working with Apex Legends, has confirmed that private matches are coming soon for all players – regardless of platform.
Given the incredible popularity of Apex Legends, it’s a bit surprising that Battle Royale does not have a ubiquitous private combat feature. Now over two years old, many players have requested that Respawn implement the feature, which allows anyone to jump into a closed lobby with custom rules and players.
At the moment, the closest Apex has is a private battle mode, its tournament mode, which allows players to organize private lobbies if given permission and an administrator code by Respawn.
Speaking to the BrownGirlGamerCode community, Chad Grenier outlined Respawn’s intentions to add the feature in the near future, although he was unable to provide any dates for the add-on.
“From a couple of weeks ago,” he said, “we gave that support [for tournament mode] crossplay too, so it can be used on console and on PC, or even a mixed lobby with crossplay …
“We have our own efforts to make it public. I do not have a timeline, but we try to make it go as fast as possible, where we offer the private combat feature available to anyone who plays Apex. “
“Again, it’s not as simple as just turning that feature on and making it public,” he continued. “There is some work in the back end that we have to do to do it on a scale – for so many people. But we do the work. It’s hard to give dates, but we hope we will soon have private matches on all platforms, and you can play different games, or you can organize your own events without having to ask for a code and have an official event happen. So yes, stay tuned. ”
The news will be welcomed by many Apex fans, who have been eager for the feature to be added for some time. This means that players can dictate their own private lobbies, adapt rules and players to their needs. As Grenier stated, it will make tournaments much easier to organize, as they no longer need an administrator code from Respawn.
Although no dates were given, we would not expect it to come out with season 9, which is scheduled to air on May 3rd. It sounds like it is still deep in the development phase.