Hitting PC and consoles all the way back in 2016, Blizzard has finally announced that their endlessly popular team-based shooter Overwatch is receiving a crossplay option. Though no date for the feature has been given, Blizzard has stated that it will be coming “soon”.
There are a few specifics that should be outlined, particularly that all players will need to have a Battle.net account and have it linked to their console of choice to access the feature. Despite crossplay being on the way, cross-progression isn’t, though Blizzard has said that it’s something that they’re working on.
The way that this crossplay feature will work is a tad confusing from the outside looking in, but here we go. If you’re going to be matchmaking solo with crossplay enabled, you’ll be matched with players on console only, but if you’re in a party with PC players, you’ll be queued with PC players and other parties consisting of both. If you’re on console and don’t want to cross the pond with anyone, you will be able to disable the feature entirely. It’s important to note that Competitive Play won’t have any kind of crossplay feature and will remain console specific.
One last bit of good news, all players who log in once crossplay goes live will receive a celebratory Golden Loot Box
Still a bit lost? Here’s the developer update that outlines the upcoming addition:
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