Quake crossplay isn't something that immediately comes to mind when discussing id Software's classic first-person shooter. It launched 25 years ago, when cross-platform support wasn't on everyone's mind and the industry was, perhaps, a simpler place.
But it's precisely this 25-year anniversary that brings Quake crossplay back in the center of discussion. To celebrate the occasion, the game has received a surprise update that enhances its graphics, adds a new episode developed by MachineGames, split-screen multiplayer, and other neat features, but also enables cross-platform support.
The update is available for free to everyone who owns the game on PC, but Quake has now made its way to last-gen consoles and will soon arrive on Xbox Series X/S and PS5. As the developer puts it, crossplay "is available on all platforms, so you can play Quake with everyone."
This means that, at the moment, Quake cross-platform support extends to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. The quickest way to get into a crossplay match alongside your buddies is by using the game's room code system. Pre-game lobbies come with a 4-letter code that you can share, allowing everyone who has it direct access to the lobby.
The developer does also note that "on some platforms, cross-play can be disabled at the system level," which is why it's good to double-check your settings if you're having trouble getting into matches.
That's what you need to know about Quake crossplay. The whole update was a welcome surprise but the addition of cross-platform support and an entire new episode do stand out in particular. If you've yet to pick it up, you can find Quake on Steam.
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