Blizzard has officially announced today that Overwatch will have cross-play coming soon. A feature requested since the beginning of time itself. This will now allow you to play the game with your friends and family on other platforms.
Blizzard Announces Cross-Play For Overwatch On All Platforms In New Developer Update
This, however, does not mean cross-progression is in the game. So if you switch over to a different platform, your cosmetics and level will not carry over. This does mean though, you don’t have to rebuy the game on another system just to play with friends on a competing platform.
We’ve seen crossplay become far more common over recent years with games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and even the recently released Knockout City.
Cross-play has become a standard among multiplayer games, and it’s about time Overwatch joined the fray. This announcement was made alongside a developer update with Aaron Keller.
Cross-play will be available across all platforms. That includes Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
In order to participate in cross-play, you’ll need to make a link to a Battle.Net account if you haven’t already.
Competitive Play will not allow you to have a mix of PC and console players in the same party; however, it will enable you to have cross-play between consoles. This is because the matchmaking pools for these modes are separate.
There is no current ETA on when cross-play will be released for players to try out, but it sounds like it’s not far off.
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