Does Overwatch 2 have cross-progression? Is Overwatch 2 crossplay?

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Overwatch 2 is one of the most popular FPS games out there, but many may still be wondering if Blizzard have incorporated crossplay? As well as that, does Overwatch 2 support any form of cross-progression for those who play on multiple platforms? Let’s find out.

Crossplay is a huge part of the gaming ecosystem and has been a massive influence in big-name titles such as Fortnite and Rocket League.

The huge success of this concept has enabled the likes of Apex Legends and CoD Warzone to incorporate crossplay, and players are wondering if Overwatch 2 does the same.

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For a large game audience like Overwatch, it’s understandable that players would wonder whether the game features crossplay and cross-progression, wanting to either play with friends on different systems or switch to a different platform but retain their skins, level, and more.

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Overwatch 2 is an extremely popular game, but does it feature crossplay or cross-progression?

Does Overwatch 2 have crossplay or cross-progression?

Overwatch 2 features and supports both crossplay across multiple platforms as well as cross-progression.

This was confirmed on June 12, 2022, as Blizzard’s press release had this to say: “Featuring a new five-versus-five multiplayer format with cross-platform play and cross-platform progression, Overwatch 2’s PvP experience is designed to offer incredible and fresh competitive gameplay with a new, free-to-play model and major game updates such as new heroes, hero reworks, maps, modes, and premium cosmetics.”

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Crossplay is a system that connects players in a game, regardless of platform. PC users can play with console users, and console players are free to engage with members of another console platform e.g Nintendo Switch with Xbox, PlayStation with PC, etc.

Whereas cross-progression means that you could finish up a game of Overwatch 2 on your PS5, turn off the console, and then immediately take your live account to a PC and keep leveling up that way.

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Both additions are great for fans, and as the free-to-play game grows each season, new Overwatch 2 players will be able to switch between platforms and play with their friends no matter the platform.

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