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Cross-platform gaming has always been a long-awaited feature of Overwatch, and Blizzard finally responded to these prayers five years after its release. The cross game is about to enter the popular multiplayer game. To ensure that it works as expected, Blizzard conducted a cross game test before its full launch.
The cross-platform Beta version will be applicable to all versions of Overwatch. Those are PlayStation and Xbox game consoles and Switch and PC, for those who count. The Beta version is supported by the latest Battle.net update, which will allow players from all over the world to team up with friends and teammates on different platforms to protect the payload, spray tags and various Overwatch advantages. However, the cross-process will not be available at the time of release.
In addition, certain game modes will have special conditions for cross-game matching. By default, the host player’s team will be matched with other host players. PC players will compete against opponents on PC and groups of PC and console players.
Confused? The following is a list of examples in the video:
Competitive competition seems to be an exception. You will not be able to play games with PC and host players at the same time. Instead, each player group will have its own dedicated matching pool.
The Battle.net update will also merge friends lists from different regions into a unified list. This means you don’t need to switch regions to play with friends on the other side of the globe. To indulge in cross-platform testing, Blizzard stated that you need to create a Battle.net account (assuming you don’t already have one), and then link the account to your console. This should solve the problem, if you complete all these settings and log in to Overwatch before December 31st, you will be rewarded with a golden loot box.
Blizzard said the beta will begin “soon”, but has not yet provided an exact date. With “Overwatch 2” imminent, the release of such a huge update is a surprising and somewhat strange move. Does this mean that we can expect to see crossover games in Overwatch 2 on the day of release? People hope so, but we can only wait and see. Speaking of “Overwatch 2,” Blizzard also revealed that it showed off two new skins for the game during the summer game festival on June 10.
What do you think about the crossover game finally coming to Overwatch? If you are a veteran player, is it enough to make you interested in playing again? Let us know in the comments!
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