With Overwatch being present on almost every platform, this announcement was nearly inevitable. Cross-play is finally coming to Blizzard’s massively popular multiplayer title, although not completely. The feature will first be introduced to Overwatch as a beta.
According to a press release from Blizzard, players will only be able to participate in Overwatch cross-play after creating a Battle.net account and linking it to their various console accounts. Naturally, this doesn’t apply to PC players who have been playing the game through the Battle.net launcher since it was released in 2016. The addition of cross-play was likely the big feature Overwatch game director Aaron Keller teased recently.
It’s time to group up. Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch!
Game Director Aaron Keller details Overwatch’s new feature.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 9, 2021
As an added bonus, anyone that links their Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox accounts to Battle.net by the end of the year will also receive a golden loot box.