2042 will finally land on October 22nd on a variety of machines. However, we wondered if all players (next gen and old gen consoles, PC) would be able to challenge each other online. Electronic Arts just provided clear information on this topic on its blog.
It is one of the most anticipated titles of this year. Battlefield 2042 will be available to all merchants on October 22, 2021. Until then, players are clearly asking themselves a slew of questions about the future title developed by DICE. Especially on cross-play. And for good reason, Battlefield 2042 won’t be optimized for single player mode. It will instead be an exclusive multiplayer game with regular updates.
Some people have wondered if it is possible to play with someone on a different platform than their own. Electronic Arts on its blog dispels doubts about this. as it happens, PS5 players will be able to face off or form an alliance with PC and Xbox Series X/S players.. vice versa! Important note, PC and console players will also have the option not to compete. In other words, it will be possible to join only the component parts of the users of your platform.
Battlefield 2042: Quid de la Cross-Progression?
On the other hand, PS4 or Xbox One holders will not have the opportunity to evolve with PC and next generation gamers. Thus they will integrate parts exclusively dedicated to older generation consoles. This decision is purely technical. On PS4 and Xbox One, the game lobby is only capable of accommodating 64 players. A number that goes up to 128 on new consoles and on PC.
good news, It will be possible to easily switch to a new method. “We will also be developing the cross-progression and cross-trading functionality for Battlefield 2042, which will be shared across all platforms that you can play.”The editor confirms his blog post. If you switch for example from PS4 to PS5, you will find all your progress and obtained items. Cross progression will also be effective between different platforms (Xbox, PC and PlayStation).