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Splitgate crossplay: 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

 Splitgate is no longer being supported with additional content, though an Unreal Engine update is in the works. However, the game is still playable, albeit with a small player base, so you can still play with friends using crossplay.

What happens when you take the best bits of Halo multiplayer and combine them with the mechanics of Portal? Splitgate, of course. This free-to-play team-based shooter skyrocketed in popularity back in 2021, leading to the developer deciding to focus on the future of the franchise rather than updating the current game.

While no new content is on the way and the player base is small, there is still fun to be had – especially with friends. That’s why finding out how Splitgate crossplay works is still important, even today. Here’s everything you need to know about playing 1047’s game with friends on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Is Splitgate crossplay?

Splitgate has full crossplay across all platforms, meaning you can portal-it-up with friends, no matter what platform they play on.

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 crossplay: Players fighting one another next to a large staircase in a small, concrete-clad room.

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 will increase your matchmaking time. In fact, with the current game no longer receiving support, the player counts are low across the board and you may not find matches at all without crossplay enabled depending on your region and the time of day.

So there you have it, everything you need to know about Splitgate crossplay so that you can party up with your friends across the proverbial platform pond.