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What the world needs now is a cross game, a sweet cross game. This is the only thing too little.Fortunately, Overwatch now allows us all to play games together, no matter what console we are using The new Cross-Play Beta, anyone with a Battle.net account can use.
Arron Goolsbey, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Battle.net, said: “When Battle.net first appeared, its purpose was to provide a connected multiplayer experience for a single game. Quality global and cross-platform experience. So now, Battle.net is developing again. “
Starting today, friends lists from every country (except China) will be merged into a big and happy ecosystem. Soon (but not today), cross-platform games will allow you to participate with anyone on any platform Games, which means you can now play Overwatch with your friends regardless of location or console.
Even the logo has changed to reflect the new era:
Jeff Allison, Chief Product Manager of Battle.net, said: “We realized not long ago that our players can get better service by canceling the regional concept of the global battle network.” “But breaking these barriers is an important engineering task. Now we have done it, and we look forward to all Battle.net players in the future can communicate and play together no matter where they are.”
By default, a group of host players will play with other host players, and the PC group will play with other PC players, or a mix of PC and host players, but these settings can be changed. However, for competitive matches, there will be separate matching pools and no mixed groups at all. The PC player cannot disable cross-play, but it sounds like the Switch player may be able to.
In addition, the developers want to make sure that everyone knows about the crossover process—the ability to share your experience, unlock, etc. on any platform you own the game—will Is not Available at the time of publication. However, this is what they want to add.
When the feature goes live, anyone who registers and logs in to Battle.net before the end of the year will receive a golden loot box.
The cross-game beta will arrive “soon”.
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