Overwatch cross-play is now live
Cross-Play has arrived.
Link your console to your https://t.co/Vqndyf7pSK account and play with your friends! pic.twitter.com/FpOyCXT9sY
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 22, 2021
After the announcement that Blizzard made at the time about the arrival of the crossplay to Overwatch, the start day finally arrived. From now on, Overwatch players will be able to play with each other no matter what platform they do it on. Something interesting for all those who want to expand the possibilities of play and friends.
However, although the cross game Allows PC, Play, Xbox and Switch players to play with each other there are restricted modes. That is, in Quick Play, Arcade and Custom modes everyone can play against everyone, but in competitive mode only console players can play against each other. Similarly, PC players in the qualifier will only play against others who do so on PC.
Why these limitations in ranked competitive mode? Well, very easy, because from Blizzard they do not want there to be controversies regarding the advantages that PC players can have over the rest of playing with a keyboard and mouse instead of a gamepad.
How to enable Overwatch crossover play
Enabling Overwatch crossover play depends on the platform you’re playing on. The PC gamers won’t have to do anything and it will be active automatically from now on. However, console players will have to do a previous step to enjoy this option.
If you play on PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch you will have to link your Battle.net account to the console. This is something that does not involve any type of complication and all you have to do is have an active account. So in case you don’t have it yet, you just have to go to the Battle.net website and create it.
From that moment on, you will not have to do anything else, just go online and start enjoying the advantages of a game mode that for a long time had been in high demand by the entire Overwatch community.
Ideally, now it would also be given the option of being able to enjoy cross-progress. That is, that ability that not all games available on different platforms offer and that allows the achievements that you get on, for example, your Nintendo Switch to be available later when you decide to continue the game on your PC or another system. But it is possible that this will not happen and if it does it will not be imminent. Although I hope we are making mistakes and they surprise us at some point.