enable crossplay on PS4, Xbox, PC and next-gen consoles
More and more used in video games, crossplay simply allows us to play with PC or Xbox users while we are on PS5. Here’s how to enable crossplay and crossprogression/crosssave on Warzone!
Crossplay is a relatively new option in video games. Present in Apex Legends as well as Fortnite for example, only the big titles seem to be eligible for crossplay.
Recently, we learned that the recent CoD (like Black Ops Cold War) would also be in crossplay and cross progression… So what about Warzone? The Battle Royale of Call of Duty launched in March 2020 is available on PC, PS4, PS4 and Xbox Serie and has recently started its Season 2.
Playing cross-play on Warzone
In order for cross-play to be available, players must log in to an Activision/Call of Duty account. If you do not have an Activision/Call of Duty account, you can create one or in-game when you first log in online.
Your Activision/Call of Duty account is linked to an Activision ID that identifies you in-game so you and your friends can find each other.
How do I add friends and play crossplay?
Now that you have an Activison account and are logged into your gaming platform, head to the Social menu to manage your friends. Your friends are divided into two categories: Activision friends and friends from your current platform.
To invite friends from other platforms and play crossplay on Warzone, follow these steps
- Select Social from the main menu.
- Select Invite Friends in the Friends tab.
- Select the Activision account to invite.
- Then enter your friend’s Activision ID.
Note that you can also use this area to invite players you have recently played with to your friends list. To do this, follow these steps
- Go to the Friends tab of the Social menu.
- Select Invite Friends.
- Browse the list of Activision players you have recently met and select the one you want to add.
Accepting an invitation request to play cross-play in Warzone
Your invitations can be found under Received Requests. You will also see the requests sent to other players. If it was a friend who sent you an invitation request, here is the short procedure to accept:
- Go to the Friends tab in the Social menu.
- Select Invite Friends.
- Go to the Friend Request tab.
Warzone: cross-progression and cross-save
In Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War, two of the best titles in the franchise, as well as Call of Duty: Warzone, your progress is reflected in your Activision/Call of Duty account.
This means that you will keep your progress on all the platforms you play on, as long as they are linked to the same Activision/Call of Duty account. Just play on the same account, regardless of the platform, to share that progression.
Cross-progression therefore includes EXP and weapon EXP, items earned or unlocked while playing, progression in the Battle Pass, progression in the campaign, and completed missions and challenges.
Cross-progression, however, does not include Call of Duty points, which allow you to purchase packs or super-powered weapons, such as the R1 Shadowhunter crossbow. For your information, you can only spend Call of Duty points on the platform where they were purchased, but items purchased with these points are shared across all linked platforms.
How to disable crossplay?
If you only want to play with the users of your platform, a trend that is becoming more and more common on Warzone, you should know that it is possible to disable cross-play quite easily:
- Go to the Options menu.
- Go to Account then Crossplay
- Set the Crossplay entry to “Block”.