Five years after its original release, crossplay has finally arrived Overwatch. Blizzard will soon launch beta testing of the feature so that players on all platforms where the game is available – PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X and Nintendo Switch – can group and play with each other. To use the feature, create a Battle.net account if you do not already have one and link it to your Xbox, PSN or Nintendo account. This is something that Blizzard will now demand Overwatch players must do whether you plan to take advantage of crossplay support or not.
Another thing to note is that all collection content you earn on one system is not transferred to another platform. Crossplay also works for all game modes other than Competitive.
Blizzard says that console players are by default only matched with other console players. The only way they will play with / against people on PC is if they group with other players who are on PC. This system is similar to what we have seen from other crossplay-enabled games like Apex Legends, in an attempt to prevent mouse / keyboard players on the PC from jumping into console lobbies and taking advantage of more precise controls.
The study says it does this for balance reasons. Finally, Blizzard will give everyone who links their accounts together before the end of the year a free golden exchange box.
Update: This post has been updated to more clearly explain how crossword puzzles work between platforms.
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