Overwatch Cross-play Confirmed on the Way by Blizzard

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Game company Blizzard has officially confirmed that popular online multiplayer Overwatch will be getting its cross-play feature soon.

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Players are expected to prepare for cross-play as it will be implemented soon by Blizzard in its latest news update. It will be powered by the latest global Battle.net update and offers players the ability to team up from all over the world regardless of platform.

Cross-play for the game will only need players to have an account on Battle.net and their link to their appropriate console accounts. During its launch, those who have logged into the game by the end of 2021 will get a Golden Loot Box.

Here are the specific steps to follow in order to prepare for cross-play:

Prepare Your Account

All console players will be required to make a Battle.net account and link it to their console (Xbox, PSN, Nintendo) account. PC players do not need to take this step – You already have a Battle.net account. Upon launching the game, you will be prompted to link your console account to a Battle.net account. Follow the steps below to create a Battle.net account, then link your console game account to your Battle.net account.

Creating a Battle.net Account

  1. Visit Battle.net
  2. Create a free Battle.net account
  3. Once you create your Battle.net account, go to your Account Settings
  4. Click on the “Connections” section under Account Settings and link your console

Linking Your Console Game and Battle.net Accounts

These instructions apply to the in-game steps console players will need to take once Cross-Play is available.

  1. Launch the game on your system
  2. Press the confirmation button to progress through the Overwatch welcome screen
  3. You will be presented with an alpha-numeric code and a QR code
    1. The alpha-numeric code can be entered at blizzard.com/link
    2. The QR code may be scanned with a mobile app to take you to the linking webpage, which will be pre-populated with the code provided in-game
  4. Log in with your Battle.net account credentials to finalize the connection between your console game and Battle.net accounts
  5. You will receive a message in-game that notifies that your account is now successfully connected

Overwatch is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Source: Official Website