Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Cross-Play is coming to Overwatch soon, allowing players from different platforms to team up.
According to Blizzard, players will need to make a Battle.net account and link their respective console accounts. In addition, everyone who logs in to Overwatch by the end of 2021 will receive a Golden Loot Box as a reward.
To elaborate, all console players will be required to make a Battle.net account and link it to their console (Xbox, PSN, Nintendo) accounts. Note that PC players do not need to take this step. Upon launching the game, the user will be prompted to link their console account.
Cross-play is enabled for all game modes with an exception for Competitive matches. For balance purposes, PC players and console players will not be mixed in the same pool. The option to turn off the cross-play feature is available as well if the user chooses to do so—do keep in mind that this may affect queue times.
The Overwatch Cross-Play Beta will officially launch soon on PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox. For additional information on this matter, click here.