Playing Apex Legends with friends can be fun, but sometimes a relaxing solo game is all you need to fill your batteries. Naturally, you wouldn't want to receive tons of invites or feel guilty for rejecting them.
Fret not because this guide will explain how to appear offline when playing Apex Legends. Whether you’re on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation, this guide will cover everything. So without further ado, let’s get down to business.
How To Appear Offline In Apex Legends on PC?
If you’re playing Apex Legends on PC, then either you’re using Origin or Steam. To appear offline on either platform will take barely a few minutes.
How To Appear Offline In Apex Legends To Your Friends On Origin Games?
Origins is a relatively popular platform with a few notable titles, including Apex Legends and Sims 4. To appear invisible in the Apex, you will have to tweak the platform's settings. However, not that this will also make you appear offline for other games connected with Origin.
To appear offline in Apex Legends when on Origin, follow the steps below:
Open the Origin Launcher
Click on the Main menu bar.
Now click on “My Home” and from the tabs, click “Friends”
Now hover your cursor over “Set Status” and change it to “Invisible”
If you're successfully able to change the settings, then the green dot below your profile picture will change color.
You should now appear offline to your friends when playing Apex Legends. To reset your status, follow the same steps and choose “Online”.
How To Appear Offline In Apex Legends To Your Friends On Steam?
If you play Apex Legends using your Steam account, then setting status to offline is quite similar to how it works on Origin. Just like in the case of Origins, you will appear in offline mode in all games once you tweak the settings.
To hide the online status from your PC friends in Apex Legends on Steam, follow the steps below:
Launch Steam on your PC. Normally, it will autostart with your computer.
From here, click on “Menu” and from tabs, select the option titled “Friends”
Below the friends list, you will now be able to see three options for status, which are “Online”, “Away”, “Invisible”, and “Offline”
Enable the option titled “Invisible”.
You should now appear offline to your friends on Steam when playing Apex Legends. To reset your status, simply follow the steps above and select “Online”.
Sometimes, your profile page will not get updated immediately. There is no need to panic since sometimes it takes a while for servers to update your status. Once your profile shows sows you as offline, you can simply start playing the game.
Note: If you set yourself to appear offline on Steam, once you boot up the game, your friends on Origin and other platforms (if they’re also playing the game) will still be able to see you online.
How To Appear Offline In Apex Legends To Your Friends on Xbox?
To appear offline or invisible in Apex Legends when playing on Xbox, follow the steps below:
Go to the Xbox home screen, and using your Xbox controller, press the arrow pointing upwards on your D-Pad.
Now open your profile page on the console. To do this, press “A” on the controller.
You will now see a few options in a drop-down menu bar. Scroll down until you find the option titled “Appear Offline”. Select it.
Now a list will open. You will see the option “Appear Offline” here as well. Click it and you should be good to go. Just like in other cases, note that this will make you appear offline to your friends for all games on Xbox until you reset your settings.
How To Appear Offline In Apex Legends To Your Friends on PlayStation?
The process to stay invisible on PlayStation is almost the same as how it works on Xbox. Remember that Offline Mode will apply to all games. So, if you decide to change the option to online later on, then you will have to follow the same steps listed below but select the online option instead.
To appear offline to your friends in Apex Legends on PlayStation:
Turn on your PlayStation and open your home screen.
Use your controller to highlight your profile picture and then press “X” on your controller.
A drop-down menu will open, and you will now be able to see an option titled “Set Online Status”. Select this option.
You will now be able to turn off your visibility status by selecting “Appear Offline” and play in what will look like offline mode.
If you followed the above steps correctly, you should now be able to enjoy your gaming experience climbing through ranked or play with a randomly picked Legend peacefully while appearing offline to your friends.