Is Wreckfest Cross Platform? [PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, Stadia]

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Wreckfest is a racing game developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by THQ Nordic.

It was released on July 14, 2018, for PC, and it later came to consoles such as Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 

I would agree when people say that Wreckfest is a spiritual successor to the FlatOut series that was popular on the Playstation 2 and Xbox.

You can play the game as a single-player or compete against others online.

So is Wreckfest cross-platform, meaning is Wreckfest crossplay so you can play with friends across different gaming platforms?

No, Wreckfest doesn’t support cross-platform play, meaning Wreckfest isn’t crossplay between PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, or Google Stadia. Wreckfest isn’t even crossplay between Steam and Windows Store. However, Wreckfest is cross-gen, meaning that PS5 owners can play with PS4 players, and Xbox Series X|S owners can play with Xbox One players.

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​What is Wreckfest? – A quick overview.

  • Game Developer: Bugbear Entertainment
  • Game Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Genre: Racing

There are several different ways to play Wreckfest – both single-player and online.

You can play the standard racing modes if you’re mostly into traditional racing. But there are also options, such as demolition derby, where it’s about causing mayhem on the track. It’s a more traditional tracks type of game, so don’t expect an open world like The Crew 2 or Snowrunner.

The racing levels feel similar to games such as Need for Speed, but there is the added element of vehicular combat. You have to strike a balance between driving defensively and protecting yourself, and knowing when to try to ram your opponents off of the road. 

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Your goal in races is to finish the race in first place. When playing destruction derby mode, your goal will be to become the last car standing.

Of course, you can choose between several different vehicles in Wreckfest. It’s also possible to customize cars and upgrade them in specific ways to gain an advantage over the competition.

Racing against friends online is so much fun. With so many different things to do, it’s easy to see why this has become such a popular multiplayer racing title.

​What platforms are Wreckfest available for?

Wreckfest is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Google Stadia

​​Is Wreckfest cross-progression?

No, Wreckfest isn’t cross-progression, which means the game doesn’t support cross-save between different platforms.

​Is Wreckfest split-screen?

No, Wreckfest isn’t split-screen on any of the supported platforms. So no local couch wreck fest, unfortunately.

Does Wreckfest support steering wheel controllers?

Yes! Wreckfest supports most modern steering wheel controllers on the market.