‘Overwatch’ cross-play is live now on consoles and PC

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With today’s update, Overwatch now supports cross-play across PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch platforms. All players are required to create a Battle.net account. Before this, PC users required a Battle.net account but console users could avoid it.

Competitive players will be split into two pools depending on the system that they are playing on. The first pool will be for Console players and the second players will be for PC players. That means PC players and console players will not be mixed because PC players will have a slight advantage due to their gaming gear.

Even the game won’t match console and PC players, you can purposefully group up with folks on those platforms if you want to. Even if the cross-play is live, it still doesn’t support cross-progression which means your game progress will be limited to a platform. You cannot access your game progress such as skins, emotes, or other cosmetic items achieved on a different platform.

Overwatch gamers have been waiting for cross-play for a long time. Other major titles including Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Call of Duty already support cross-play.

Also see: Overwatch System Requirements

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