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Overwatch 2 crossplay - can you play with friends across platforms?

Everything we know about Overwatch 2 crossplay and how to play with your friends across PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch

Overwatch 2 brings much of the content and features from the original Overwatch you know and love along for the ride when it eventually launches, but what about those of us looking to play with friends on other platforms? With the Overwatch 2 release date here, many players are eager to find out whether Overwatch 2 crossplay makes the leap over to the sequel, and whether it will be available on every platform.

It’s something of a touchy subject for fans of the series, given that the first Overwatch only received crossplay support in June 2021 – five years on from the game’s original release date. With other features, like the Overwatch 2 free-to-play price model, and the Overwatch 2 battle pass being implemented, hopes are that these changes don’t affect the game’s crossplay options.

Overwatch also had some limitations in its crossplay that are worth noting, especially for those hoping to play their console-playing friends from their PC, or vice-versa. With that in mind, read below to find out everything we know about Overwatch 2 crossplay, whether it’s confirmed for your platform of choice, and any limitations that may affect your platform.


Overwatch 2 has full crossplay and cross-progression across all platforms, meaning that you can carry across the items you unlock to all of your platforms. And, if your friends are on other platforms you can play both PvE and PvP with them.

Players of the original Overwatch will be able to play and access the same PvP content as players who own Overwatch 2. Therefore, crossplay and cross-progression will work in a similar way to what players are already familiar with, but you will need to perform an account merge and link your Battle.net ID in order to get the benefits of Overwatch 2 crossplay. To set that up, we have a guide on how to perform an account merge on Overwatch 2.

And that’s everything we know about Overwatch 2 crossplay and what you need to know to get started. While you are starting off your Overwatch 2 journey, use our Overwatch 2 heroes guide to learn all about heroes and their strengths in different situations.