The much-anticipated cross platform multiplayer beta has finally arrived in Overwatch, and there is the option to turn it off if you don’t want to be part of the experiment.
There’s plenty to enjoy about the game right now as you can unlock the Ashe skin from Deadlock Rebels. This skin is her red coat attire with luscious long locks as seen on the novel’s cover, and it’s much more striking than her default attire.
Skins have been one of the best aspects of the game ever since its initial release, but now you can finally compete against friends on different platforms.
Does have Overwatch have cross platform multiplayer?
Overwatch is now crossplay thanks to a cross platform multiplayer beta available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
This is only the beta phase meaning it’s not finalised and changes might be made to the end product based on player feedback. If the ability to play against chums on different platforms doesn’t tickle your fancy, the good news is that the feature launches with a Golden Loot Box for everyone who logs into the game before the end of 2021.
PC players don’t need to do anything to enjoy the new feature as it is automatically enabled. However, console players need to ensure that their Battle.net account is linked to their system.
How to link Battle.net to console
Follow the below steps to link your Battle.net account to your console:
- Visit Battle.net
- Create a free account
- Once you’ve created your profile, go to your Account Settings
- Click on the Connections section under Account Settings and link your console
How to disable crossplay for Overwatch
You can turn off crossplay for Overwatch from the in-game menu for console. However, you cannot disable the feature on PC.
Although the inability to opt out of the beta on computers sounds bad, you should know that console and PC players are not mixed in Competitive. This basically means PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo will compete against one another, whereas PC will be left alone.
It’s only in non-competitive game modes where any group of PC and console players will be part of the matchmaking pool for computers. This means there’s no real reason to want to turn off cross platform multiplayer, especially when it results in much longer queue times.
Check out Blizzard’s FAQ for more information.