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Social Opinion Platform EA Announces Battlefield 2042 Crossplay Between Console & PC Will Be Optional

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BATTLEFIELD 2042 – CROSSPLAY & CROSS-PROGRESSION DETAILS​

In a recently released Blog Post, EA confirmed that they are indeed looking into a crossplay functionality for Battlefield 2042. The publishers of the upcoming shooter announced that a Technical Playtest will be taking place later this summer to test the crossplay functionality.

Although it was pointed out that the developers are still building the crossplay functionality, there was one thing that stood out to fans. The overview of Battlefield 2042’s crossplay feature can be found below:

  • PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 consoles
    • PC and console can opt-out from playing together
  • Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems
Console players often find it unfair that when crossplay is enabled, they are forced to play with PC players. The reason being for this is that keyboard and mouse players simply have a much greater advantage when it comes to aiming and precision. Whilst PC players will make the argument that they do not want to play in lobbies filled with console players that have aim assist.

Now everyone can be happy with Battlefield 2042 as EA has confirmed that PC and console players can opt-out from playing together when crossplay is enabled. Maybe this is something that Activision can take note of for the next Call of Duty.

FULL BATTLEFIELD 2042 EA BLOG POST​

More details on Battlefield 2042 can be found on the official EA Website. The recent blog post details various elements of the upcoming title, including things such as:
  • AI Soldiers
  • Vehicles
  • Maps
  • Specialists
  • Loadouts
  • Much more!
“Alongside cross-play we’re also building cross-progression and cross-commerce for Battlefield 2042, which will be shared across all platforms and travel with you wherever you go,” the studio added. “For example, your unlocked progress and purchases in your PlayStation copy of the game will carry over onto the Xbox or PC version, and vice versa.”

Do we know if we can turn off cross play with pc only and play only with other consoles
 
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The default option should be set to off and let players decide to turn it on.
Most players won't turn it off because they don't know about it or don't care and in the end will get wrecked even more than before because of the PC advantages like texture, foliage and shadow quality, also m&k, higher framerates. I am not mentioning the cheating problem on PC either because of no anticheat, thanks DICE for that.

So if you opt out you will be having longer que times and I guarantee that you will be playing bots most of the time because almost everyone will have the option turned on. Hell most console players never go into the settings to begin with be it sound or gameplay options.

Forgot to mention, if you opt out it's only your platform btw, so only PS or only Xbox lobbies, lol.

This really made me switch from day 1 to never.

I sure hope that DICE changes this. Let us choose if we want to, don't turn it on by default.

Reddit is full of PC masterrace players who want easy console player prey lol and downvote opinions like the one I have.
 

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Holy shit ea actually doing something good
I’ll be turning off the pc crossplay for sure….don’t mind ps5/xsx crossplay
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Should only be between consoles, just like Apex Legends, and if the console player wanted he will pair up with a PC player and play on PC lobbies/matchmaking. Make enough noise before launch and they'll change it back to Apex Legends style.

Looks like EA is afraid of low sales on PC, so they're clubbing all the 3 platforms up hiding behind the usual "uNiFiEd pLaYeRbAsE lArGer pOoL" PR trash to hide their real PC sales which will be multiple folds less than console. Usually Battlefield has done quite well at launch compared to CoD, which is a fucking joke for sales and active player population on PC. So, they need that big ass console population which gets the vast majority of yearly CoD sales.

The only people who want to PC vs Console crossplay are PC players, because they don't have a population to play with enough to spread across playlists (and play TDM for the game's entire lifespan) or PC players with a console which they bought for this whole very reason of low players on PC in most paid multiplayer games (and some exclusives which now won't be the case as both microsoft and sony are releasing their exclusives on pc).
 

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This is great news, right?
Crossplay, but not held back by last gen, or at the mercy of PC hackers?
 
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To those console players who opt-in to play with us on PC: start working on that cheek flexibility now. Because we gonna spread and stretch 'em

It's not opt-in, it's opt-out. Meaning console vs pc crossplay is on by default, and the console players should manually go into settings to turn it off.

EA, just like Activision and infinity ward know fully well that the entire console population won't even check for a crossplay toggle or go to the settings menu to turn it off, and the tiny fucking minority (lets say around the thousands of players) who turn off on console, will be brainwashed again to turn it on with those annoying pop-up on screen asking them to turn it on, or outright block them from playing the game, just like cod warzone. So, this is just an eyewash.

Getting this on PC and about to get a 240Hz monitor just in time. LMFAO get fucking rekt console peasants. And you can't do a damn thing about it. Take it in the ass, without lube.

PS5 vs XSX/xss only BABY!

Ain't happening baby! By default, it's on, and if you turn off crossplay, you will only play between PS if you are on PS5, and Xbox if you are on Xbox Series.

This is great news, right?
Crossplay, but not held back by last gen, or at the mercy of PC hackers?

PC is day 1. There's no escape for you, or can you avoid us LOL.
 
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It's not opt-in, it's opt-out. Meaning console vs pc crossplay is on by default, and the console players should manually go into settings to turn it off.

EA, just like Activision and infinity ward know fully well that the entire console population won't even check for a crossplay toggle or go to the settings menu to turn it off, and the tiny fucking minority (lets say around the thousands of players) who turn off on console, will be brainwashed again to turn it on with those annoying pop-up on screen asking them to turn it on, or outright block them from playing the game, just like cod warzone. So, this is just an eyewash.

Getting this on PC and about to get a 240Hz monitor just in time. LMFAO get fucking rekt console peasants. And you can't do a damn thing about it. Take it in the ass, without lube.



Ain't happening baby! By default, it's on, and if you turn off crossplay, you will only play between PS if you are on PS5, and Xbox if you are on Xbox Series.



PC is day 1. There's no escape for you, or can you avoid us LOL.
That isn't what it says...
 

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Aim assist suckers complaining about players with mouse and kb and vice versa? Hilarious.
the weird thing is that cod warzone and cod MW on PC had no or little to no aim assist for controllers. So id go up against PC KBM users who would annihilate me. Then i would run into console players who would do the same.

in the end i went back to ps4 and its insane just how sticky aim assist is on consoles because you no longer even have to aim. Just press L2 to ADS and fire and your magic bullets will find the player.
 
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Ok and when I turn it off it will be XSX vs PS5.
You can opt out of crossplay between console and PC. You'll still get Xbox vs PS.

No, you don't.

If you turn off crossplay you'll get matchmade only with PS5 (if you're on PS5) or XSX/XSS (if you're on XSX/XSS), just like if you turn off crossplay on PS4/XB1, you'll get matchmade only with PS4 & PS4 Pro (if you're on PS4 & PS4 Pro) and Xbox One & Xbox One X (if you're on Xbox One & Xbox One X)

Basically forced PC crossplay, using shady methods, just like Warzone and Modern Warfare, and all the CoD's after them. The cherry on top is, if you turn it off, a pop-up will come on screen and tell you turn it on every few seconds, long matchmaking time because you're in a tiny minority who turn it off, or entirely forced crossplay without the ability to turn off in games like Modern Warfare (Ground War playlist, if PC is alone in this playlist or Warzone, it wouldn't find a single game lol), Fortnite, and Gears 5 etc.

You're fucked every way. Enjoy.

Lead Community Manager at DICE:

 

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Wow, risky move. I guess pc will always have Excel & sweet memories of Mcafee

Edit: above post just shattered all hopes and dreams. Time for free online on console methinks
 
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No, you don't.

If you turn off crossplay you'll get matchmade only with PS5 (if you're on PS5) or XSX/XSS (if you're on XSX/XSS), just like if you turn off crossplay on PS4/XB1, you'll get matchmade only with PS4 & PS4 Pro (if you're on PS4 & PS4 Pro) and Xbox One & Xbox One X (if you're on Xbox One & Xbox One X)

Basically forced PC crossplay, using shady methods, just like Warzone and Modern Warfare, and all the CoD's after them. The cherry on top is, if you turn it off, a pop-up will come on screen and tell you turn it on every few seconds, long matchmaking time because you're in a tiny minority who turn it off, or entirely forced crossplay without the ability to turn off in games like Modern Warfare (Ground War playlist, if PC is alone in this playlist or Warzone, it wouldn't find a single game lol), Fortnite, and Gears 5 etc.

You're fucked every way. Enjoy.

Lead Community Manager at DICE:

That’s right, non cross play pool too small self fulfilling people needing crossplay to matchmake. It’s f’d up.
 

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They just need to have full keyboard and mouse support on console. The consoles natively support them anyway so there isn’t much of an excuse.
 

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They will need us, Pc gamers, like Cod did with Warzone, if they don't want to play with bots all the time. BF pc cheaters worse than Cod though.

I have Cod mw, Bf4, Bf1, Bf5 on my pc and ps4, but i prefer to play them on pc. They can cheat on consoles too so i don't care.

Input matcmaking in COD sounds cool but they can play with mouse keyboard via xim4 and ps4 detects that as a controller so... And it doesn't work sometimes too, because of small player pool in some lobbies?

Real-time observation and hardware ban is the real solution, but they need these spoiled kids money so cheats won't end soon.
 

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Im just glad lastgen and currentgen dont have a crossplay, didnt want the lastgen consoles holding back the nextgen experience.

Nextgen 128 player mode here I come.
Now the just need "clarification" if we can just bump out PC players or if we are forced to play single platform.

Theres not a ton of PS5/XSXs in my region so I would like to still play with a pool of console players.....filling 128 player servers wont be easy and if theres no "compensation" playing on european servers will be a nightmare.

P.S Not that much cheating on PC in my region so ill probably keep crossplay open......its got to be input based crossplay right, they aint gonna put m/kb players together with controller players? Right.....right?
 

Black_Stride

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They will need us, Pc gamers, like Cod did with Warzone, if they don't want to play with bots all the time. BF pc cheaters worse than Cod though.

I have Cod mw, Bf4, Bf1, Bf5 on my pc and ps4, but i prefer to play them on pc. They can cheat on consoles too so i don't care.

Input matcmaking in COD sounds cool but they can play with mouse keyboard via xim4 and ps4 detects that as a controller so... And it doesn't work sometimes too, because of small player pool in some lobbies?

Real-time observation and hardware ban is the real solution, but they need these spoiled kids money so cheats won't end soon.

Difference between this and warzone is you would have to pay for this game outright, there is no free version where you can just keep making new accounts.
If you get account banned, you'd need to make a new account that has access to the game.

Plus if EA is smart they will use EasyAntiCheat the same version used in Apex Legends.....Apex is pretty solid with catching cheaters.
 

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Im just glad lastgen and currentgen dont have a crossplay, didnt want the lastgen consoles holding back the nextgen experience.

Nextgen 128 player mode here I come.
Now the just need "clarification" if we can just bump out PC players or if we are forced to play single platform.

Theres not a ton of PS5/XSXs in my region so I would like to still play with a pool of console players.....filling 128 player servers wont be easy and if theres no "compensation" playing on european servers will be a nightmare.

P.S Not that much cheating on PC in my region so ill probably keep crossplay open......its got to be input based crossplay right, they aint gonna put m/kb players together with controller players? Right.....right?
The consoles have native mouse and keyboard support so if you feel there is an advantage you can use that setup too.
 

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No buy.

If Warzone has taught me anything, it’s that console v PC sucks every bit as hard as I always suspected it would.

If full cross play is the default, I can’t see a lot of casuals finding the setting (never mind turning it off), which will result in bad matchmaking times for games involving 100+ players.

Shite all round.
 

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No buy.

If Warzone has taught me anything, it’s that console v PC sucks every bit as hard as I always suspected it would.

If full cross play is the default, I can’t see a lot of casuals finding the setting (never mind turning it off), which will result in bad matchmaking times for games involving 100+ players.

Shite all round.
Im I reading this correctly or am i slow?
You wont buy the game because you are too slow to turn off the setting this thread is literally telling you about?
 
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That’s right, non cross play pool too small self fulfilling people needing crossplay to matchmake. It’s f’d up.


The people who turn off crossplay are so miniscule that they can't even find one single game in hours in some regions. Examples are CoD and Fortnite. Because, the tiny population of pc are clubbed with the massive console userbase having crossplay on by default, by default, and if you turn off, you, the console player are in the minority. The only set of people who benefit here are pc players.


They will need us, Pc gamers, like Cod did with Warzone, if they don't want to play with bots all the time. BF pc cheaters worse than Cod though.


They don't need shit. Nice propaganda there. LMAO. The opposite is the actual truth.

CoD on average sells circa 25 million copies annually, and on average less than 1-2 million of those copies are on PC. The low sales are the reason for the constant crossplay begging from pc players, because on average 10% of the overall sales translate to the daily active player count for a game, on all platforms. The only 2 CoD's that sold somewhat well are the OG Modern Warfare back in 2007 (around 5 million on PC) and MW 2 (around 4 million).

This is the pc cod daily active playerbase. You're literally less than hundred in most games.


The unit sales and daily active player numbers are even worse on the Blizzard launcher for BO IIII, MW 2019 and BLOPSCW (Warzone too) are surviving by a hairstrand thanks to console crossplay. WIll die within weeks to months, following console exit from crossplay.

Boot up most of these games on console (some of them even on PS3 and 360) and find hundreds of thousands of players every single day. What you're saying is the equivalent of console players saying "CSGO on pc needs crossplay with consoles to survive, or play with bots" just because CSGO has a PS3 version. It's embarrassing.

I don't even want to insult you by showing the average of 20+ million the average annual CoD does in console sales, because that's not my intention, but know that EVERY CONSOLE PLAYER despises pc crossplay with a burning passion. They ONLY want to crossplay between consoles. By "every console player" I mean the console players who have their main platform of choice where they buy their games on, are consoles. Not the pc gamers who buy a consoles because their platform has 0 players to play with in multiplayer games or for a few exclusives.

The reason crossplay is forced in warzone and cod mw 2019, is because pc would die within a week if it weren't for console crossplay. You won't find any other playlist other than TDM, being populated on PC and discord matchmaking as usual in all pc like you usually do before crossplay became what it is today. It's heading towards that. Console players are not gonna stop asking for console only crossplay, and this will spread across all games from here on out. They ONLY want console crossplay.

PC "NEEDS" console crossplay to even survive their inevitable death (within weeks) in most paid games that have multiplayer, their lifeline is console crossplay. That is the sole reason why pc gamers push this propaganda for crossplay by cleverly hiding behind the "muh friends" curtain. Console will do more than just fine, without even crossplay, let alone console crossplay.
 
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Im I reading this correctly or am i slow?
You wont buy the game because you are too slow to turn off the setting this thread is literally telling you about?


You're slow.

He won't buy the game because pc crossplay is on by default, which means if he turns off (like all the fake outrage pc arguments online suggest to) he'll be left with a tiny minority of players who turn off, on his own platform (consoles) which has the vast majority of players and sales, which the developers KNOW and implemented this "ON BY DEFAULT" crossplay, just to save the dying pc playerbase.

He's asking crossplay only with consoles, and off with pc, BY DEFAULT. Or just pure console crossplay. Like Apex Legends.
 

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You're slow.

He won't buy the game because pc crossplay is on by default, which means if he turns off (like all the fake outrage pc arguments online suggest to) he'll be left with a tiny minority of players who turn off, on his own platform (consoles) which has the vast majority of players and sales, which the developers KNOW and implemented this "ON BY DEFAULT" crossplay, just to save the dying pc playerbase.

He's asking crossplay only with consoles, and off with pc, BY DEFAULT. Or just pure console crossplay. Like Apex Legends.

I "am" slow as shit.
I read this post 10 times over I still dont understand what the fuck is going on?

Do people who have crossplay on never play with people who have crossplay off (same platform)?

And wouldnt the game be input based matchmaking anyway?
 
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Do people who have crossplay on never play with people who have crossplay off (same platform)?

That's the entire point. Console players are forced to play with pc, "by default" and they want to kick PC players out of the console crossplay pool. Not by going into settings and disabling crossplay which a tiny set of players would do and end up not finding matches.

They want, "CONSOLE ONLY CROSSPLAY" by default, they want crossplay like Apex Legends.

wouldnt the game be input based matchmaking anyway?

No input based mm, sbmm or even kbm support for consoles.

Even if Dice announce kbm support and input based mm later, it's irrelevant and console players only want to CROSSPLAY with other console players, like how last gen console players are getting BF2042 CROSSPLAY and how Apex Legends has CROSSPLAY implemented currently, i.e. only between consoles.
 
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Im I reading this correctly or am i slow?
You wont buy the game because you are too slow to turn off the setting this thread is literally telling you about?
You’re slow 😁

I’ll happily turn it off, but then I’ll be limited to matchmaking with other Xbox players who have also turned it off (crossplay is enabled by default). That could be a small pool for such large games.

They really need to do the following:

1) Add an option for crossplay between consoles - I don’t mind playing PS5 players who a) are also hindered with sticks, and b) don’t run hacks.

2) Make that the default option for console players.
 
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So it's either cross-play for everyone or just being locked within one console space? What if I just want to play with folks from Playstation? Seems retarded.

Exactly what every console player is asking.

Either crossplay only between consoles, like it is for the lastgen versions or have it implemented like Apex Legends and Overwatch, where if a pre-game lobby is console+PC mixed, then that lobby will do matchmaking only with other PC lobbies/players, not with consoles.
 
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You’re slow 😁

I’ll happily turn it off, but then I’ll be limited to matchmaking with other Xbox players who have also turned it off (crossplay is enabled by default). That could be a small pool for such large games.

They really need to do the following:

1) Add an option for crossplay between consoles - I don’t mind playing PS5 players who a) are also hindered with sticks, and b) don’t run hacks.

2) Make that the default option for console players.

Ahh I think I understand now.

If you switch crossplay off you can only play with people who also turned crossplay off?

And you are worried that so few people will do that your player pool will be small - That cant be right can it, wouldnt same platform players still be in your pool regardless of whether they turned off crossplay or not.

But what would be golden is a console only crossplay option?

Hmm smells about right, I can totally get behind that.
Hopefully they do implement a console only crossplay.
 
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That cant be right can it, wouldnt same platform players still be in your pool regardless of whether they turned off crossplay or not.

Chances are most of those Xbox players with crossplay enabled would be put into a match with PC players, and therefore unavailable to be matched with me.

At the mercy of their algorithm, but still a substantially smaller pool.
 
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Still no announcement on cross play parties though. Plenty of games have cross play but only a few have cross play parties. They needed to confirm this for me and they didn't.
 

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Cross gen console cross play? Wut


64 vs 120 players ?

Small maps vs big maps ?


How It will work?
 

Black_Stride

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Cross gen console cross play? Wut


64 vs 120 players ?

Small maps vs big maps ?


How It will work?

No crossgen console play.

PS4 vs XB1
PS5/XSX vs PC

Are the only crossplay options.

PS4 and XB1 are their own pool.
 
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