Battlefield 2042 Will Support Cross-Play, but Not between Console Generations

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EA has confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will support cross-play, allowing players from different gaming platforms to compete against one another in the heavily anticipated shooter’s online matches. The company shared the news in a new Battlefield Briefing post on the official Battlefield 2042 website, clarifying that cross-play functionality would be coming to PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PS4 consoles. There’s one caveat, however: cross-play will not be possible between next-gen and last-gen consoles. That’s because Battlefield 2042 supports up to 128 players on PC and next-gen consoles, while the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be limited to 64-player games. EA and DICE will be testing Battlefield 2042’s cross-play functionality as part of a Technical Playtest slated for later this summer.

  • PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 consoles
    • PC and console can opt-out from playing together
  • Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems

Alongside cross-play we’re also building cross-progression and cross-commerce for Battlefield 2042, which will be shared across all platforms and travel with you wherever you go. For example, your unlocked progress and purchases in your PlayStation copy of the game will carry over onto the Xbox or PC version, and vice versa.

Source: Battlefield 2042

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