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Does Battlefield 2042 have crossplay?

Does Battlefield 2042 have crossplay? Here's what you need to know about playing with friends across multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.

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 Battlefield 2042 is no longer receiving major updates and additional content. However, you can still play its multiplayer modes, including using crossplay and cross-platform functionality.

With massive battles starring up to 128 players, Battlefield 2042 is a massively multiplayer experience. However, coordinating with your team can prove challenging, that’s why it’s a good idea to bring your friends along for the ride. That’s where Battlefield 2042 crossplay comes in – though there are a few caveats.

So what are those caveats and how does the system work? We’ve got you covered. Read on for everything you should know about Battlefield 2042 crossplay, including what platforms can play together, whether it can be turned off, whether you can play crossplay across different modes, and more.

Does Battlefield 2042 have crossplay?

Battlefield 2042 supports crossplay between PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5, making it the first Battlefield game feature crossplay functionality.

Crossplay is turned on as default and allows play between PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 to all play together in any of the game’s multiplayer modes. Crossplay between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is also possible, but only between these two platforms due to limitations of the older hardware and the fact that these consoles 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. Yes, that means you’ll have to play the version specifically for these older consoles, even if you’re on the newer hardware.

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, and 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 crossplay off?

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

To turn crossplay off on PC and PlayStation, head to settings > general > other. Here you’ll be able to untick the crossplay 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 crossplay, 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 decide to upgrade from old-gen to new-gen. The only requirement is that you log in with the same EA account.

So that’s everything there is to know about Battlefield 2042 crossplay and cross-progression. While you’re here, make sure to check out the best Battlefield 2042 guns so you know what to use once you’ve teamed up with your mates.