Cross-progression issues and the lack of a gift system in Apex Legends have long been a bone of contention, but that could change. At the Season 14 press conference, design director Evan Nikolic stated that the Respawn team is working on adding gifts to the game, and also confirmed that cross-progression is still in development.
This is a very technical problem. Our game was not originally designed for cross-progression. But I hear you – you want cross-progression… that’s something we’re definitely working on and we want to do it as soon as possible.
When asked about the gifts, Nikolic replied, “Yes, that’s what we’re currently working on… something we’ve been trying to add to the game.” However, this is not an easy task, especially since the game has a currency system that includes real money. He elaborates on this point, stating that this is a more complex issue than giving a gift, and the company wants to make sure the terms are fair.
At a Reddit AMA last year, Respawn’s communications director Ryan Rigney said cross-progression would be coming to the game in 2022. Since then, no details about this feature have been revealed.