Call of Duty: Vanguard is, as you can see in this article's thumbnail, coming out on November 5. When it drops, or if it has already dropped when you're reading this, it will be available on five different platforms. Whether you are playing it on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, or PC, you will probably have friends on a variety of different platforms. So, can you play with them?
If Vanguard is available to play across different platforms, then you'll be able to join your friend on PS5, whilst playing on Xbox One. Now, some games have a variety of different variations of crossplay. For example, next-gen versions of certain games will only be crossplay compatible with their next-gen counterpart. What about Vanguard, though? Does Call of Duty: Vanguard feature crossplay support?
Does Call of Duty: Vanguard Feature Cross-Platform Support?
Yes, Call of Duty: Vanguard can be played cross-platform across all formats and versions of the game. There will be no generation-exclusive access to different player bases. This means that PS4 and PS5 players can compete together, and that Sledgehammer's latest outing will be enjoyed equally across all separate versions of the game.
How to Play Call of Duty: Vanguard with Crossplay
As always with these kinds of features, players will need to activate crossplay in the settings menu. In some cases, your game may automatically have cross-platform play switched on. In these situations, you can turn it off from the same menu. This is especially important to know if you are having trouble coming up against elite keyboard and mouse players, who have a competitive advantage over console players.
Is there Cross-Progression in Call of Duty: Vanguard?
Call of Duty: Vanguard will indeed feature cross-progression. This means that any user-specific information, including data, purchases, and account details that are linked to your Call of Duty / Activision account, will be retained across consoles. So, if you own the game on PS4 and then decide to pick it up on PC, your progress and purchases will all carry on. It is yet to be determined whether there will be cross-progression between Warzone and Vanguard, though. We'll update you on that as more becomes known.