EA Announces Battlefield 2042 Crossplay Between Console & PC Will Be Optional

New details have been announced for Battlefield 2042!

By Kyle Knight

July 14, 2021

In a very lengthy blog post, the Battlefield 2042 developers told all about their upcoming shooter, including details on crossplay and cross-progression.

The next instalment in the Battlefield franchise, titled Battlefield 2042, is set to release on October 22nd, 2021. With the release date getting closer and closer, fans have been eager to know for some time if the next Battlefield will feature any form of crossplay or cross-progression. It looks like we finally have our answer.

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Battlefield 2042 Official Gameplay Trailer

Battlefield 2042 Official Gameplay Trailer

Battlefield 2042 – Crossplay & Cross-Progression Details

In a recently released Blog Post, EA confirmed that they are indeed looking into a crossplay functionality for Battlefield 2042. The publishers of the upcoming shooter announced that a Technical Playtest will be taking place later this summer to test the crossplay functionality.

Although it was pointed out that the developers are still building the crossplay functionality, there was one thing that stood out to fans. The overview of Battlefield 2042’s crossplay feature can be found below:

  • PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 consoles
    • PC and console can opt-out from playing together
  • Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems

Console players often find it unfair that when crossplay is enabled, they are forced to play with PC players. The reason being for this is that keyboard and mouse players simply have a much greater advantage when it comes to aiming and precision. Whilst PC players will make the argument that they do not want to play in lobbies filled with console players that have aim assist.

Now everyone can be happy with Battlefield 2042 as EA has confirmed that PC and console players can opt-out from playing together when crossplay is enabled. Maybe this is something that Activision can take note of for the next Call of Duty.

Full Battlefield 2042 EA Blog Post

More details on Battlefield 2042 can be found on the official EA Website. The recent blog post details various elements of the upcoming title, including things such as:

  • AI Soldiers
  • Vehicles
  • Maps
  • Specialists
  • Loadouts
  • Much more!

All of our burning questions have finally been answered, head over to the EA Website to find out more.

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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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