Battle Royale behemoth PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is bringing Crossplay to consoles today with Update 4.3. The update has spent the last few days on the test servers, to ensure everything was in working order and will be rolling out to the live servers today. This will allow players on PS4 and Xbox One to carry on the console wars in PUBG servers all around the world.
Console Players: Update 4.3 is now available on live servers!
This update also brings Cross Platform Play, allowing PlayStation and Xbox players to be entered into the same matchmaking pool, as well as Survival Mastery, the DBS, and more!
— PUBG Europe (@PUBG_EU) October 1, 2019
There are some important parts of the patch notes that you might want to read as well, just to get to grips to how Crossplay will look, and function, in the game.
- Players can now be matched with players from the other console platform with Cross Platform Play.
- Cross party feature which allows players to party up with players from different platform is currently not supported.
- Cross party feature is scheduled to be developed and details will be shared at a later date.
- Cross Platform Play option can be turned on/off in “Settings – Gameplay – General Settings”.
- If a match cannot be found after a certain time with Cross Platform Play option “off”, players will be prompted if they want to switch the Cross Platform Play option “on”.
Platform identification icon
- Players playing on the same platform will show the platform logo in front of their ID when played on Cross Platform Play option “on”.
- Players will be able to identify the platform of other users in loot box, when spectating, on user status message, etc.
There are a whole host of other changes and new pieces of content coming to the game with Update 4.3, but I would suggest reading the full patch notes to find out all the details.
Crossplay should be live right now, so you can dive straight into the game on your preferred console and try it out.