Now that overwatch 2 is out, many are wondering if cross-play is supported and how the cross-progression from one platform to another actually works. Here is everything you need to know.
Overwatch 2 finally came out on October 4, which brings up a bunch of questions about the new game. Since the original Overwatch didn't support cross-play between PC and console for a really long time, fans are curious how Blizzard will implement this feature in Overwatch 2. We have the answers for you right here.
Overwatch 2 Cross-Play & Cross-Progression Support
Long story short: Yes, Overwatch 2 has cross-play & cross-progression. However, there might be a lot of fans who will be disappointed by the way Blizzard implemented these features.
Fans can play Overwatch 2 with their friends on different platforms. But this is also where the opinions split. Some fans are more than happy to have this feature in Overwatch 2, but the other half is raging about how unfair that makes the game.
Of course, KBM players have an advantage when it comes to aiming, because it is much harder to get that precision with a joystick. That is actually why Blizzard enabled the aim assist for console players in the original version of Overwatch.
Blizzard has now made two player pools, one for console and one for PC players. That means if a console player randomly joins a game, they are most likely going to be put into the console player pool and aim assist will be enabled. However, if there is at least one PC player in the same party as other console players, then they'll be put into the PC player pool and aim assist will be disabled, which means that console players could have a pretty big disadvantage against KBM players.
Dear overwatch senpai @realJeffkaplan1 . Can we please for the love of all that is pure get a solo queue for competitive and crossplay for overwatch 2?— brUwUtality (@bruwutality) January 13, 2021
For the few PC players of you, thinking that playing competitive against console players will easily get you platinum rank: No it won't, cross-play isn't possible in competitive mode.
How To Transfer Your Data Between Platforms
Overwatch 2 does support Cross-Progression between your console and your Battle.net account. That also means, that you can transfer all of your collectables from your Overwatch 1 account to Overwatch 2. Regardless of the platform, to play Overwatch 2, you need a Battle.net account, as all of your skins, cosmetics and levels are carried by that one account. If you want to switch between PC and console from time to time, that's not a problem, because your Battle.Net account always syncs your progress across all consoles, whether you're playing on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch or XBox.