Overwatch's Highly Anticipated Cross-Play Feature Is Now Available In Beta
Earlier today, the Overwatch Twitter account announced that cross-play has finally arrived around the globe. All players must create a Battle.net account and link their console accounts to start cross-playing to gain access to this. In celebrating this feature, anyone who logs into Overwatch before the end of 2021 will receive a promotional Golden Loot Box to pick up at least a legendary skin.
Another nice thing of note is that cross-play will not be enabled for competitive game modes, which will be “split into two pools depending on the system that they are playing on: 1) Console players, and 2) PC players.” This is done for balance purposes as having a keyboard in a controller-only match could be quite unfair. Furthermore, players on consoles can opt-out of cross-play through the Overwatch in-game menu if they so choose.
Cross-Play has arrived.— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 22, 2021
You can now group up with friends across the globe on PC, @xbox, @playstation and @nintendo.
Link your console to your https://t.co/Vqndyf7pSK account and play with your friends! pic.twitter.com/FpOyCXT9sY