Learn about cross-play and how to manage it in your settings.

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Cross-play lets you play with your friends no matter what system they’re playing on. In Battlefield 2042, it’s available on:

  • PC
  • PlayStation 4 (with some grouping and gameplay restrictions, see below)
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One (with some grouping and gameplay restrictions, see below)
  • Xbox Series X|S

Players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can play with and against each other, but not with players on PC, PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S - even with cross-play turned on.

One of the things we’ve done to keep the experience fair and fun, and performance stable for older systems, is to reduce the scale of the battles in All-Out Warfare. If you’re playing on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you’ll be in 64-player battles rather than 128-player ones.


In Battlefield 2042, the progress and items you’ve earned in-game follow you wherever you’re playing, as long as your accounts are all linked to the same EA Account.

If you play on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5, you can switch between platforms without losing progress or access to your favorite weapon.

If you upgrade your console, your progress and items will follow you to your new console, too, as long as you’re still playing on the same account.

You can opt into or switch off cross-play almost anytime* from the Options menu.

Remember: if you switch cross-play off, you'll only be playing with and against players on the same platform as you.

Here’s how:

  1. From the main menu in-game, open the Accessibility & Options menu.
  2. On the General tab, scroll down to Other.
  3. Toggle Cross-play on or off.

*You can’t change your cross-play settings if you’re in a group, when you’re matchmaking, or if you’ve joined a server.

If you disabled cross-play on your Xbox Live account while the toggle option in-game wasn’t working, follow the steps in this Xbox Support article to switch it back on again.

Want to check what platform your friends are on, and how to manage your friends list? Learn more on EA Help. You can also get answers to commonly-asked questions from the community on Answers HQ.

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