Although players are entitled to hope for news regarding the launch of the second opus which reappeared last May after more than a year of silence, Overwatch still has things to offer.
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More than 5 years after its release, it will be time to bring together all the players: Overwatch will soon allow cross-play in the current season 28, new director Aaron Keller announced..
Concretely, this means that the parts of Blizzard’s online FPS will be able to bring together PC, PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players. This will apply for all game modes, but there will nevertheless be a PC / console split for competitive games. Activated by default for all once the option is in place, Cross-Play can be deactivated everywhere, except on PC.
The installation will still require manipulations, with a reward:
When Cross-Play starts, all players will need to create a Battle.net account and link their console account to it. All players who log into Overwatch by the end of 2021 will receive a Gold Chest to celebrate the launch of Cross-Play.
Unfortunately, once the update is deployed, a feature will be missing: your progress and collection will not be transferred from one medium to another. But Keller assures him in the video above: he knows that shared progress can be important and the Overwatch team will work on it.