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Is For The King Cross Platform? – Crossplay Guide

For the King is a game that can be played with others or solo, but it's unclear if fans across different platforms are able to team up.

For the King is a strategic RPG that brings elements from roguelike and tabletop games to craft a truly unique experience. Players can jump in and tackle a campaign solo or join up with friends to take on all that the world has to throw at them.

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However, since For The King is available across multiple platforms, it’s hard to gauge who can play together when it comes to multiplayer playthroughs. This guide explains if For the King is cross-platform and how all the crossplay elements work so players can understand how they can work together.

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Is For the King Cross Platform?

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Yes, For the King supports crossplay between PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store. As for PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch, there’s currently no crossplay compatibility, and it doesn’t look like any is coming soon. 

While fans on platforms like the Switch are desperate for crossplay so they can involve themselves with the rest of the fan base, the developer is solely focused on For The King 2. The title was mostly developed by three individuals, and wrestling that much crossplay into it is far too taxing with their workload capabilities.

How to Start a Cross Platform Multiplayer Playthrough of For the King

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To start a multiplayer playthrough in For the King across multiple platforms, players simply need to open the multiplayer menu and join a game. All players can search for the specific game they’re hoping to join by checking in the searchable server browser.

What is the Best Way to Play For the King Multiplayer?

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Fans agree that there are two ways to play For the King in multiplayer that provide the best experience. First, players can each join a game from different locations and play together online. This method requires them to have microphones and headsets for the best experience and a decent place to chat, such as Discord.

The second best way to play For the King multiplayer is for one player with a very powerful PC to stream it via Steam Remote Play. Then, other players can watch the stream and play remotely while viewing on the same screen, effectively creating a couch co-op experience.


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Jamie Moorcroft-Sharp is a Staff Writer at Gamepur. He's been writing about games for ten years and has been featured in Switch Player Magazine, Lock-On, and For Gamers Magazine. He's particularly keen on working out when he isn't playing games or writing or trying to be the best dad in the world.