Overwatch Cross-Play Beta Is Now Available

by Bradley Tan
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Overwatch cross-play beta is now available for players across all platforms including PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox. Push the payload with your friends wherever they play the game.

Players can now play together on the Quick Play, Arcade and Custom game modes. However, for ranked Competitive modes, only console players will be able to play with each other. For PC players, it will still be limited to the usual PC pool.

PC players will automatically enable the cross-play feature but console players will have to link their Blizzard Battle.net account. Once it’s set up, players can start to join up with their friends from their Battle.net list.

Cross-play features are becoming a popular feature with Call of Duty Warzone, Fortnite and Apex Legends already supporting this feature.

Although many are excited for Overwatch’s long awaited cross-play feature, players are wondering when will there be a cross-progression feature.

According to Verge,  players still can’t have the same items they’ve received on the platform they play on. For example, if they have new skins or emotes while playing on the PlayStation, the same rewards will not be available on their PC.

Overwatch’s technical director, John Lafleur commented that “it would probably make most sense to tackle cross-play, first and then explore progression as a potential add-on” in the future.


Get Overwatch New Skin Challenge


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On top of the new cross-play feature, Overwatch has also introduced a new skin challenge for Ashe. The event is called Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge. Additionally, this challenge is tied in to the new Overwatch novel.

To unlock this skin, players will have to play a  27 games by 5th of July.

Get a player icon after playing 9 games, 18 games and you will get a spray.

Moreover, every game you that win counts as double.

In case you didn’t know, you can get your Battlenet Balance Card here to purchase Overwatch character services, in-game items.

What do you think about Overwatch’s latest cross-play feature? Have you tested it out with your friends yet?

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