Electronic Arts and Dice packed quite a bit of stuff into the two trailers announcing Battlefield 2042, confirming that modern combat is back and leaving players wondering about whether or not we might see crossplay in the upcoming first-person shooter.
Its explosive reveal shed light on the weapons that we'll use, as well as a handful of changes to core systems like classes, while Battlefield 2042 cross-platform support would bring the game in line with several other major releases that have removed the barriers between PC and consoles.
Battlefield 2042 Crossplay
Historically, the series has consistently separated its player base and its newest entry would be a good moment to break tradition. The publisher didn't initially bring up Battlefield 2042 cross-platform support but, in July, it confirmed that the feature was in the cards.
"We are still building cross-play functionality, and the first opportunity for us to test it with a wider, invite-only group will be within the Technical Playtest," it said then.
The aim with Battlefield 2042 crossplay is to give players on PC and current-gen consoles the option to play together or opt out of doing so. Cross-platform support was also part of the title's open beta, which makes it likely that we'll see it included at launch.
Battlefield 2042 crossplay stretches across all platforms but there are some limitations you need to be aware of. Those playing on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5 can team up or go against each other.
Xbox One and PS4 users are, however, locked to playing with or against each other, likely due to the consoles' older hardware, which also limits how many players can take part in Conquest matches on these two platforms. Here's a recap of the feature's limitations:
Battlefield 2042 crossplay limitations
- PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S players can team up or go against each other in cross-platform matches
- Xbox One and PS4 players can team up or go against each other in cross-platform matches, but not with current-gen consoles or PC
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