Overwatch cross-play now available on Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC

Blizzard Entertainment enables cross-platform play Overwatch, A long-desired update that enables multiplayer between Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.Cross-play Overwatch Game developers are taking advantage of the latest update to Blizzard’s online multiplayer infrastructure, Battle.net, on Wednesday.

Overwatch Can also be played via backward compatibility with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and these players are also welcomed in the new cross-play future of hero shooters.

Participate in OverwatchTo take advantage of the cross-play feature of, players must have a Battle.net account and be linked to their PlayStation, Switch, or Xbox console account. Blizzard states that the Global Update also merges the Battle.net friends list in different regions (excluding China) into a consolidated list. Of earth”

actually, Blizzard said in a FAQ, With the addition of cross-play, everything Overwatch Players must set up a Battle.net account or connect to an existing Battle.net account to play the game, regardless of whether they participate in cross-play.

Blizzard also Overwatch It does not mean cross-progression. Levels and cosmetics are not carried over between platforms.

Cross-play will be available for all Overwatch Although in game mode, Blizzard limits how cross-play works in competitive mode of the game. Console players match each other, but PC players only match other PC players when playing competitive mode. Overwatch Players can opt out of cross-play, but they will only be matched with other players who have opted out, reducing the pool of available matches.

OverwatchBlizzard says the cross-play beta version of will be released “soon” on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Windows PC, and Xbox. Game director Aaron Keller provided additional details about cross-play in a developer update video on Wednesday. This video can be seen above.

Blizzard is currently in production Overwatch 2The sequel focuses on collaborative PvE play, introduces new game modes, and redesigns team size and composition. In addition, we will welcome a new hero, Sojan, to the list.