Is Insurgency Sandstorm crossplay? PC, Xbox & PlayStation cross-platform explained

Udit Surve
3 Insurgency Sandstorm soldiers with gun and the game's logo.

Here’s everything to know about Insurgency Sandstorm having features like cross-play and cross-progression that would allow players on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC to team up and save their progress.

Insurgency Sandstorm has been around since 2018 and towards the end of January 2024, it received next-gen patches letting PS5 and Xbox Series X/S users enjoy 4k and 60 FPS support. While this quality-of-life feature was appreciated massively by the community, many also looked forward to the release of full-fledged crossplay.

While other multiplayer titles like Overwatch 2, Fortnite, and Warzone have it by default, here’s everything to know about Insurgency Sandstorm having crossplay and cross-progression across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.


A soldier in Insurgency Sandstorm with a gun.
Insurgency Sandstorm features different game modes such as Frontline and Domination.

Does Insurgency Sandstorm support crossplay?

Insurgency Sandstorm does not support crossplay fully, which means Xbox and PlayStation players cannot team up together and PC players (Epic Games, Steam, or Game Pass) have their matchmaking pool.

Having said that, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S users can play together and PS4 and PS5 users can form teams too. Also, if you own Insurgency Sandstorm through Xbox Game Pass, you’ll be able to play with other Xbox players who own Game Pass.

The reason for limited crossplay is that the game has different gameplay and balance settings for each platform, and crossplay would create unfair advantages or disadvantages for some players. But the developers have said that they are working on adding crossplay to it soon. However, they have not announced a date for when it will be available.

How to enable crossplay in Insurgency Sandstorm

You can enable crossplay in Insurgency Sandstorm through the matchmaking region selection menu. Pressing the right trigger will open the options to turn on crossplay. Then, when you enter a party, a code should help you connect with other PC players.

Does Insurgency Sandstorm support cross-progression?

Unfortunately, Insurgency Sandstorm does not support cross-progression either. The developers have explained that this is due to technical limitations preventing them from implementing this feature. However, they have also said that they are exploring the possibility of adding cross-progression in the future.

Therefore, if you want to play Insurgency Sandstorm, you will have to wait for further updates from the developers or stick to one platform for now. The game is still worth playing for its realistic and intense gameplay, regardless of the platform you choose.

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Udit is an Evergreen Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in first-person and sandbox games such as Call of Duty and Minecraft. After freelancing for Gameloop, Udit joined CharlieIntel in 2023. When not working, you can find him on YouTube watching a Zelda or Baldur's Gate 3 playthrough. Get in touch with him at [email protected].