PUBG Cross-Platform discussion in the community has been at an all-time high ever since the game went free-to-play and even got a much cleaner title PUBG: Battlegrounds. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds aka PUBG is a name that needs no introduction. PUBG made the Battle Royale genre more mainstream and even became one of the most played games on the planet. The game was first released on PC via Steam and received fantastic reception from gamers and critics. The game has quickly seen its release on many platforms and many new and old players want to understand if PUBG is cross-platform and if they can play with their friends on other platforms. Here is a guide explaining PUBG Cross-Platform.
Is PUBG cross-platform?
Yes, PUBG supports cross-platform, but only between consoles. This basically translates to Xbox or PlayStation console players being able to jump into each other's PUBG lobbies. This implies that all console players (current and previous generation) can jump on the same team or against each other in the same matchmaking lobbies. Unfortunately, cross-play is not yet available between console and PC, which means mouse and keyboard players cannot join a controller lobby or vice-versa. According to the developers, “By enabling cross-platform play, all console players can play on the same team or against each other in the same matchmaking pools, including custom matches. » PUBG Cross-Platform is not supported between Android and iOS devices.
Is there Crossplay with PC, PS4 and Xbox?
Currently, only the platforms below support cross-platform play:
As of the writing of this article, PUBG PC does not support cross-play nor have the developers shown any intention to add the feature. This means that PC players can only play with other PC players. That said, it's quite a big task for developers to bring crossplay to PC, as there are so many variables involved. However, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia players can participate in a match together, and PUBG cross-platform play can be enabled by going to game settings, gameplay, and then general settings. You will notice the option to enable or disable cross-platform play.
Once enabled, you will be able to see players with a different platform icon next to their usernames in the kill feed, while spectating a match, etc. Another feature added in PUBG is Cross-Party Play. With cross-platform enabled, you will be able to do the following:
- Create groups with players on other console platforms (between PlayStation, Xbox and Stadia).
- Find players from other platforms and send invites or befriend them.
- Mute players
- Join custom matches
You'll find all of these options under the Social screen. You can view the Social menu in PUBG by clicking the View button on Xbox and Stadia, or the Square button on PlayStation when in the main menu.
PUBG: Battlegrounds est disponible sur PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S et Xbox One.