Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in February 2019 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, followed by versions for Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms. But is it coming out on Game Pass?
Here’s all you need to know about whether or not Apex Legends is on PC and Xbox Game Pass.
Is Apex Legends on Xbox Game Pass?
No, Apex Legends is not on Xbox Game Pass.
Apex Legends was released across platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X|S. It had a direct release and did not launch via Xbox Game Pass. The game being a free-to-play title also could be the reason for its unavailability from Game Pass.
Is Apex Legends on PC Game Pass?
No, Apex Legends is not on PC Game Pass.
Similar to the Xbox Game Pass situation, Apex Legends never released on PC Game Pass. The game had a direct release and a PC Game Pass release was not preferred. There could be a myriad of reasons for this including the developer’s decision, the game being a free-to-play title, or some contractual disagreement.
Can you play Apex Legends via Game Pass?
Unfortunately, you cannot play Apex Legends via Xbox or PC Game Pass. This is because the game was released directly across platforms and did not launch via Game Pass. However, it is accessible via platforms like Steam and Epic Games.
The game’s description reads:
“Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Hero shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse Legends, deep tactical squad play and bold new innovations that go beyond the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Hero Shooter.”