Overwatch is getting crossplay! It took five years for Overwatch to become cross-playable.
This is big news! It’s so big that it was challenging to fit all the information into one post. So I decided to compile a quick guide. This is everything you need about Overwatch crossplay.
Overwatch Crossplay 2022
Overwatch, a first-person shooter, has been available for Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Switch since 2016. However, players were restricted to their respective platforms’ servers.
Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director, revealed in 2018 that Blizzard was “in discussions” with Sony and Microsoft about merging the servers. The talks between Blizzard, the two console giants, did not produce anything noteworthy. However, Overwatch players could continue playing their favorite game without crossplay support until 2021.
After a global Battle.net update, Overwatch began supporting crossplay in June 2021. Console players who did not have a Battle.net Account had to create one and link their console accounts to be eligible for crossplay.
Here’s how to create a Battle.Net Account and link it to your console username.
Register for a Battle.net Account
- Navigate to Battle.net using a web browser
- Click the My Account tab located towards the top of your screen. Choose Create an account
- Log in to your Battle.net account with your new details and you can start the linking process.
Connect your console account with your Battle.net Account
- Start Overwatch by turning on your console
- You will be provided with an alphanumeric code as well as a QR code
- Log in to your Battle.net account using a browser. Then, head over Battle.net/pair
- Enter the numeric code you received on your console and paste it to the pairing page to complete the linking process.
- You can use the QR code to instead. This will automatically take you to the pairing page and prompt you for the alpha-numeric code.
To celebrate the introduction of Overwatch crossplay, players who connect their Battle.Net accounts and console accounts up to 2021 will receive a Golden Loot Box.