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Overwatch will soon offer “cross-play” between PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC


After years of waiting, the prayers of lovers ofOverwatch have finally been heard: the popular online game from Blizzard will soon offer the cross-play and allow players on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC to play together.

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In doing so, Overwatch will soon join a growing list of multiplayer titles cross-platform as Fortnite or most recent Call of Duty, and this, thanks to a beta version which must arrive “soon”, promised Blizzard this Wednesday.

This new feature is made possible by the recent overhaul of Battle.net, which, in addition to enabling cross-platform play, will also unify friend lists from different territories into one, in particular with the aim of more easily reaching teammates. on the other side of the planet.

In doing so, to take advantage of the cross-play, regardless of their platform,Overwatch will need to create a Battle.net account, or connect to an existing one, then associate it with their profile on their console.

When deployed, the cross-play will be available in all game modes ofOverwatch… except in the competitive part of the title, where console players will compete on one side and PC players on the other.

It will also be possible to completely deactivate the cross-play. The people who make this choice will then be associated with other players on the same platform, who will also have waived the functionality.

Note that even if the cross-play will soon be available in Overwatch, cross progression (or cross-progression), it will not become. In that sense, if you play on both PS4 and PC, and with the same Battle.net account, you still won’t be able to use the same arsenal and level up to the same level of experience. This does not mean that it will not come one day, but we will still have to be patient on this side.

Until then, we remind you, the beta version ofOverwatch enabling cross-play is expected to arrive “soon” on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC, as well as on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S thanks to backward compatibility.

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