Is Battlefield 2042 Cross Platform? Embrace Your Future And Find Out Now!

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Battlefield 2042 marks the 20th anniversary of the Battlefield video games series that started with Battlefield 1942 in 2002 (although, you got early access to the game on November 19, 2021).

In other words, in the 20 years Battlefield games have been released, the successful series span 100 years of game time.

Battlefield 2042 has ditched the single-player campaign, and now only focuses on multiplayer. So naturally, the question arises: is Battlefield 2042 cross platform?

Earlier games in the franchise have notoriously lacked this feature. But Battlefield 2042 is different in that it offers cross play – at least for some combinations of platforms.

Let’s dive into the details below. In the conclusion, I’ve created a table for easy comparison of cross-play compatibility for all platforms.

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What is Battlefield 2042. – A quick overview.

  • Game Developer: DICE
  • Game Publisher: EA
  • Genre: First-person shooter

Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter game in the Battlefield franchise. It was developed by DICE and published by EA. It is the 17th installment in the Battlefield franchise.

The game is a somewhat futuristic take on the first-person shooter genre since the game takes place in 2042.

Story

Unlike many of the earlier entries in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 2042 doesn’t feature a single-player campaign. This means that it doesn’t have a story in a traditional sense.

There might be some elements that help to set up the conflict in the multiplayer game modes, but it doesn’t have a cohesive narrative that players can sink their teeth into.

Battlefield 2042 is multiplayer-only, i.e. there’s no single-player campaign.

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Gameplay

The gameplay in Battlefield 2042 is very similar to other recent entries into the franchise. It’s a first-person shooter where you can play as different character classes that have access to different load-outs.

Changing classes gives you access to special equipment such as the wingsuit, which allows you to glide through the skies.

There are some interesting natural events that can occur in this shooter such as tornadoes and sandstorms and using the wingsuit to ride the wind promises to be thrilling.

What platforms are Battlefield 2042 Available For?

Battlefield 2042 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5)
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S

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Is Battlefield 2042 cross platform between PC and PS4?

No, unfortunately, Battlefield 2042 doesn’t support cross platform on PS4 and PC.

That’s because Battlefield 2042 features 128-player matches, while last-gen platforms “only” feature 64-player matches.

Is Battlefield 2042 cross platform between PC and Xbox One?

No, unfortunately, Xbox One and PC aren’t cross platform.

Like with the PS4, it’s because Battlefield 2042 features 128-player matches, while last-gen platforms can only run 64-player matches.

Is Battlefield 2042 cross platform between Xbox and PS4?

Yes, Battlefield 2042 is cross platform between Xbox and PS4 – but only when running on servers dedicated for these two platforms, i.e. servers that are separate from other platforms.

Is Battlefield 2042 cross platform between PC and Xbox X/S?

Oh, yes, Battlefield 2042 is cross platform between PC and Xbox X/S.

Now let’s see who’ll win the aim-battle – the mouse or the controller!?

Is Battlefield 2042 cross platform between PC and PlayStation 5?

Yes, Battlefield 2042 is also cross platform between PC and PS5!

In fact, PlayStation 5, PCs running Microsoft Windows, and Xbox X/S can all cross-play together on the same servers.

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Does Battlefield 2042 support cross progression?

Yes, it does! Battlefield 2042 not only supports cross progression, but it also supports cross-purchases, i.e. when you buy something on PlayStation, it is also accessible, if you move to a PC or Xbox.

How many players can play Battlefield 2042 together?

On last-gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One, you can play together with up to 64 players.

On PC, Xbox X/S, and PS5, 128 players can play simultaneously together.

Conclusion

Battlefield 2024 marks a futuristic milestone for the series, in that it only supports multiplayer, and cross-platform play. So let’s sum up the answer to the question: is Battlefield 2042 cross platform in 2022?

Battlefield 2042 is cross platform playable, but not cross gen. That means, that PC, PS5, and Xbox X/S can play together on maps with up to 128 players. Furthermore, PC and console can opt-out from playing together. PS4 and Xbox One can play together on servers with up to 64 players.

Below is a table for easy comparison.

Table 1: Battlefield 2042 cross platform support table

Battlefield 2042 crossplay?PCXbox X/SPS5Xbox OnePS4
PCN/RYes Yes NoNo
Xbox X/S YesN/R Yes No No
PS5 YesYesN/R No No
Xbox One NoNoNoN/R Yes
PS4 NoNoNoYesN/R
Table 1: Battlefield 2042 cross-platform support overview for easy comparison. N/R = Not Relevant. Source: EA Games