Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch is regularly brought up during conversations about the best first-person shooter games that were ever made, and with expectations as high as that, the one and true way that Blizzard Entertainment could possibly keep up the standards they set for their fans at the release of the game is by giving their base new content updates as well as unique features to help keep the bar set as high as possible and in this quest for eternal excellence, on June 9th, Blizzard announced that cross-play would be coming to the game, meaning you could now play with and against your friends as well as strangers across servers from different regions who use a different platform than you to run their Overwatch. Have a look at the official developer announcement video below.
In the past, when developers have released cross-play this long after the release of the base game, it was often done in the form of a completely separate game mode, where players have no stats and experience carried over from their time playing the normal, original version of the game. This system helps ensure that all players who start using cross-play have an equal opportunity to become one of the best since everyone starts on an equal footing. However, this is disliked by most fans due to the sheer disregard of the work that they had put in before the game supported cross-play.
When news of Overwatch supporting cross-play first broke, users across the world were panicking and trying to find out if their stats would be carried over into cross-play mode, and they will be happy to know that yes, indeed, they will. Answering a question on an online forum, a Blizzard employee said a resounding “No.” when asked about stats being reset when cross-play launches.
We hope you’re excited to play with the new cross-play feature on Overwatch, make sure to check out our articles on how you can disable cross-play and how cross-save will work on Overwatch. Cheers!