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    Overwatch cross play: How to play with friends on PC, Xbox, Switch and PlayStation

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    The Overwatch community is tightly knit and now with the game spanning XBOX, Switch, Playstation and PC – crossplay is finally available on Overwatch.

    It's no secret that Overwatch attracts a wide range of players across the world. You have casual gamers for professional gamers, with the cartoon style and low skill barrier to start with makes the title a hit for both younger and older gamers.



    Overwatch 2, the long-awaited title sequel, is still some way off, so players will have to make do with the original title for now.

    There's always been an issue with Blizzard's flagship FPS though, the cross-platform game issue. This shouldn't be an issue anymore, as the June 22 Overwatch update officially brought crossplay live.

    In the video below shows how to activate Cross Plays mode in Overwatch:

    Canal: Overwatch

    What is Crossplay?

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    We won't be joining Lucio in Rio just yet, but we can finally play with friends on other platforms.

    Overwatch is certainly not just for PC gamers. The title has also been released for Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, which means that there are a lot of users playing it on different platforms.



    It will join titles like Fortnite and Apex Legends, which have a feature known as 'cross-platform play', allowing players to team up and play with friends no matter what platform they choose.

    So if your friend likes to shoot sticks with the PS5, but you're a colder, more calculating PC gamer, you can still scrape together some loot boxes despite your different hardware; just don't mention what is "best" for the good of all.

    Overwatch Ă© crossplay?

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    Overwatch is always better with friends, and now you can play with more friends than ever before!

    One of the main issues fans have had with the iconic FPS since launch is the fact that it never supported crossplay while other games did. However, Blizzard listened to our pleas and finally introduced the feature to the game.

    Earlier this year, in June , Blizzard has finally introduced the crossplay feature in Overwatch. To participate, make sure your console account is linked to Battle.net and that you've added your friends you want to play with.

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    How to link console and Battle.net accounts

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    Want to join friends on other platforms? See how to do it!

    To play with your friends on different platforms and cross-play, Blizzard has announced that you need to make sure your console is linked to your Battle.net account.

    Here's what you need to do:

    1. Sign up for Battle.net if you don't already have an account.
      • For those who have it, just do it login .
    2.  Click no name from US account at the top right corner.
    3.  Choice 'account configurations' in the drop-down menu.
    4. Selecione â€śconnections”.
    5. In the list that appears, plug it in your Battle.net to your Xbox Live, Playstation Network or Nintendo account.
    6. Join a game and play with your friends!

    How Crossplay works in Overwatch

    Crossplay is enabled for all game modes in Overwatch, with exception of competitive games . Competitive players will be divided into two groups depending on the system they are playing on: one for console players and one for PC players.



    For balance purposes, PC players and console players will not be mixed in the same pool for competitive matches .

    This means that if you are on PC playing with friends on console, you can only play together in non-competitive game modes. Any group consisting of PC and console players will be placed in the PC player combo pool.

    Mouse and keyboard players will not be able to join the console player matchmaking pool, regardless of who is in their party.

    Finally, if console gamers are looking to prove their worth to PC gamers, they will have to do so without any Aim Assist, as the feature will be disabled by default if you team up with a PC gamer to even the game during the game. match.

    Will Overwatch 2 be cross-platform?

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    Former Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that Blizzard is "exploring" crossplay for Overwatch 2.

    While nothing is set in stone yet, it's clear that Blizzard is exploring crossplay specifically for Overwatch 2.

    Former Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan even noted "[Crossplay] is something we're passionate about and exploring" for the sequel, so it's pretty safe to say we'll likely see the feature implemented there as well.

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