Just yesterday, Battlefield 2042 crossplay was confirmed by EA, alongside a few other things. If you’re a bit confused as to how crossplay works, you’re not alone, and DICE knows about it.
Over on Twitter, DICE Lead Community Manager @Straatford87 clarified crossplay, though at the same time, left something up in the air as well.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will play with each other.
Players on PC and Gen 5 consoles exist in a second state of cross-play, and won't cross over.
Opt out of cross-play, and you'll play with players on the same platform. No matter your Battlefield 2042 version. https://t.co/g8wHAh1xbJ
— Straatford (@Straatford87) July 14, 2021
It might just be me, but that statement really doesn’t clarify whether PS5 and Xbox Series X|S gamers can choose to use crossplay just to play among each other (console-only crossplay). For those confused, just remember that PS4 and Xbx One are in their own crossplay bubble, and even if you play the PS4 version of Battlefield 2042 on PS5, you still won’t be able to crossplay with Xbox Series gamers.
In related Battlefield 2042 news, DICE is asking for feedback in regards to the “Battlefield Briefing” the studio has done! EA Community Manager Kevin Johnson has asked gamers to share their feedback and what they want to see regarding these briefings (note: feedback on the briefings and not the game, trailers, etc.)
On the subject of Dev Corners, we tried something different here and we'd love some feedback!
There are some different things we can do and different ways to do them in our #Battlefield Briefings, so don't be shy – share your feedback.
What do you expect to see from us?
— Kevin Johnson (@T0TALfps) July 15, 2021
Let’s hope this Battlefield Briefings become a weekly thing, as there’s a ton of info being shared.
Battlefield 2042 will be released this October 22 on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.