Battlefield 2042 cross-play: can you play with friends on different platforms?

Does Battlefield 2042 have cross-play? Here's what we know about playing with friends across multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox Series, and PS5

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The reveal trailer for Battlefield 2042 was the ultimate love letter to fans. With iconic Battlefield moments of yesteryear recreated to tap into the nostalgia of long-time fans of the series, excitement levels are through the roof for 2042. But it also reminded players that Battlefield is nothing without friends.

Fortunately, cross-play is enabled in Battlefield 2042, meaning you can play with friends across multiple platforms in All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and Battlefield Portal. But, as with most online games, there are a few caveats.

So what are those caveats and how does system work? We’ve got you covered. Read on for everything we know so far about Battlefield 2042 cross-play, including what platforms will be able to play together, whether it can be turned off, whether you can play cross-play across different modes, and more.

Is there Battlefield 2042 cross-play?

Does Battlefield 2042 have cross-play? You bet. Battlefield 2042 cross-play does exist, making it the first Battlefield game to have that functionality.

Currently cross-play is turned on as default and allows play between PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. Cross-play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is also possible, but only between those two platforms due to limitations of the older hardware and the fact that these console cannot partake in 128-player battles.

If you’re on PS5 or Xbox Series X you can still play with friends on PS4 and Xbox One – you’ll just need to download the respective version and play that instead of the current-gen version of the game.

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How to set up a battlefield 2042 cross-platform party

To invite a friend from another platform to your party, you need to add them first. Head to the social tab, then invitations, and then search for EA ID (that’s your Origin ID, by the way).

Once the two of you are friends, move back over to the party/friends tab, start a new party, then invite whoever you want from the right hand columns.

Once they’re in your party – you’re free to start playing. Enjoy!

Can you turn Battlefield 2042 cross-play off?

Many live-service games give players the option to turn cross-play off and that is also the case in Battlefield 2042.

To turn cross-play off on PC and PlayStation, head to settings > general > other. Here you’ll be able to untick the cross-play option. On Xbox, you’ll need to make that change under your Xbox Network account settings, under Communication and Multiplayer.

Be warned though: if you disable Battlefield 2042 cross-play, you might find your queue times increase as you have a smaller player pool to match with.

Is there battlefield 2042 cross-progression?

Battlefield 2042 features full cross-progression between all platforms, including cross-progression for purchases. This means anything you buy will carry over to another platform if you decided to upgrade from old-gen to new-gen.

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