Splitgate cross-play: how to play with friends across platforms

Here's everything you need to know about Splitgate cross-play online

A Splitgate player jumps in front of the screen from an open portal

What happens when you take the best bits of Halo multiplayer and combine it with the mechanics of Portal? Splitgate, of course. This free-to-play team-based shooter has skyrocketed in popularity in recent weeks, and it’s not hard to see why.

With the launch of Season Zero following Gamescom 2021, Splitgate, which allows you to link two locations on a map seamlessly, is utterly addictive – especially if you plan on grinding the Splitgate ranks. But, like all good competitive FPS games, Splitgate is much more fun when you play with friends.

Depending on what mode you play, Splitgate will put you on teams of three or four, meaning communication and team-play is vital if you want to be successful online. But is Splitgate cross-play compatible? Here’s everything we know about playing 1047’s game with friends on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Is Splitgate cross-play?

Splitgate does indeed have full cross-play, meaning you can portal it up with friends, no matter what platform they play on. Right now, everyone who has access to Splitgate can play with each other – in other words, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 can party up with one another online.

If you’re looking to play with a friend on another platform, you’ll need to add them via their Splitgate ID – a number which they can find via the Friends tab. Once your friend request has been sent and accepted, you’ll be able to play online together.

splitgate players fighting one another

Can you turn off Splitgate cross-play?

Splitgate cross-play is enabled by default, but there is an option to turn it off if you’d rather play with players on your specific platform. To do this, head to the settings, then privacy, and untick the cross-play option.

However, do this at your own risk – turning cross-play off in games is likely to increase your matchmaking time. So if you want quick games, you might want to leave it on.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about Splitgate cross-play. Here’s hoping the game continues to go from strength to strength.