Overwatch Cross-Play Confirmed, Not Included in Competitive Play

Plans for Overwatch cross-play confirmed

By Grayshadow, Posted 09 Jun 2021

Cross-play is the next leap for online gaming. While Sony has been reluctant to include the feature Microsoft and Nintendo have openly embraced it. With Overwatch getting cross-play at a later date.

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No exact date was provided but Game Director Aaron Keller explained players from PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch will be able to play with each other soon. With a loot box provided when the feature launches. However, cross-progression will not be available at launch and a battle.net account will be needed to enable the option.

Keller explained that special rules will be implemented for certain modes such as competitive play. A mix between console and PC players in a group can face against PC and consoles but those grouped solely on consoles will only match with console players. Competitive play is locked to include only console or only PC players, no mixing. Console players can disable cross-play but PC gamers can not.

Overwatch is now available for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch.

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: First Person Shooter
Themes: MOBA
Release Date: 2016-05-24

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