Is Ark crossplay? Cross-platform status on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch & PC

Hamza Khalid
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You can play Ark on a bunch of different platforms like PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and more. However, you may have questions about the crossplay and cross-platform capabilities of the game, so here’s everything to know about Ark’s crossplay status.

Ark often forces you to fight to survive in a dangerous, dinosaur-filled environment while taming the beasts and crafting weapons and gear to defend yourself. You can play the game on many platforms including PC, consoles like PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and as well as on iOS and Android devices.

With such a wide variety of platforms to experience the game on, you might be wondering if you can hop into the game with your buddies who play on a different system.

So, here’s a quick rundown on whether Ark supports crossplay.

Is there crossplay in Ark?

Yes, Ark is a cross-platform title, so you’re able to play the game with your friends who are on different platforms. However, it’s not cross-platform for all platforms, as crossplay is only supported for iOS, Android, Xbox, and PC.

If you’re on Android and iOS, you can only have mobile crossplay, so you cannot join players on Xbox or PC. If you’re on PlayStation, you cannot play with Xbox or PC users, but if you’re an Xbox user, you’ll be able to play Ark with your friends on PC.

Ark Dinosaurs
Ark features limited crossplay support.

Is there cross-progression in Ark?

Yes, Ark supports cross-progression, but only between Xbox One and Windows. If you’re on these platforms, you can retain your progress as long as you’re playing the game with the same account, but this is not the case for other platforms.

While you can’t keep your progress when playing Ark on a PC and then a PlayStation, the game is cross-gen. This means that after playing Ark on your Xbox One, you can continue from where you left off when playing it on the Xbox Series X or S. The same applies to switching from the PS4 to the PS5.

That covers all you need to know about Ark’s crossplay status.

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