This article will cover all the necessary steps to enable crossplay in Overwatch 2 and how you can play with your friends on different platforms.
There are plenty of factors that gamers might be capable of doing withinside the shooter this time, which was not available in Overwatch 1.
One of the highly anticipated functions out of the lot is the Crossplay factor of the shooter, which Blizzard has opted to introduce this time.
It has only been a couple of days since the release of Overwatch 2 on various platforms including PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.
Fortunately, players who have friends playing the game on different players can finally play Overwatch 2 with them, and the title won’t limit their multiplayer experiences to just one platform.
However, in order to play with players from other platforms, players must enable crossplay in Overwatch 2.
It’s not a difficult process, and today’s guide will specifically cover how fans can enable the feature in the game and queue for matches with friends who are on another platform.
Steps to enable crossplay in Overwatch 2
To be able to make the most of the Crossplay feature in Overwatch 2 and play with those on a different platform, players will be required to,
- Know the Battle Tag of the friend with whom they want to queue up with. It’s important to note here that every player has their own unique Battle Tag. To find the Battle Tag of the one they wish to play with, they will need to hover over their friend’s in-game name, where their unique tag will appear in the top-right corner.
- The battle Tag will appear as a nickname which will be followed by a set of numbers after a # symbol. Players will then be required to use this Battle Tag information to send a friend request to the one who is on the other platform and then add them directly onto the friend’s list as a process.
- When the friend accepts the invite, their name will then automatically pop up on the list and then they can invite them to a Crossplay session in the shooter. Allowing players to enjoy the shooter together, even if they are on different platforms.
One thing that you should keep in mind is that while Overwatch 2 is allowing players to start a game together even if they’re on different platforms, the experience may not be as favorable for console players.
If a console player queues up during a crossplay match with a friend on PC, they will automatically join the PC party.
This is very disadvantageous for console players, as the PC pool automatically turns off the aim assist function.
Playing a first-person shooter with a controller is hard enough, and throwing yourself into a PC party without access to aim assist will make the experience even harder for those on PlayStation, Xbox, and Xbox systems.
So it’s recommended to try out the crossplay feature for the different causal modes in Overwatch 2 and not try anything as radical as ranked play.