Overwatch is finally getting a much-wanted feature — cross-play.
Overwatch is a first-person hero shooter that launched back in 2016. The Blizard Entertainment title is releasing a cross-play beta, which will let PC and console gamers finally play together. This beta is launching soon.
When the beta launches, PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch players will be able to play online together. It’s worth mentioning that you won’t be able to play cross-play in ranked mode, which is quite fair as PC players typically are a lot higher in skill than console gamers.
If you’d like to be a part of the cross-play beta, you’ll need to make a Battle.net account if you don’t already have one. Then you’ll need to link your console account to Battle.net in the account settings. Afterwards, you’ll be able to play with friends you’ve added on Battle.net instead of only the friends in your console list.
Cross-play, unfortunately, doesn’t mean cross-progression, which means that your skins and XP level still won’t be connected if you have Overwatch on both your Switch and PC.
In a Reddit AMA, Overwatch technical director said, “given the additional complexities of cross-progression, it would probably make the most sense to tackle cross-play, first and then explore progression as a potential add-on, if we go this route.”
Source: The Verge