Latest PUBG Console Update Brings Xbox One and PS4 Cross-play

Cross-play is always a topic of discussion in the gaming industry. Some even argue it is not beneficial to all multiplayer titles, especially those where different platforms’ controllers give an advantage to their players over other platforms. PUBG is the latest battle royale title to join the console cross-platform list.

The studio’s latest update introduces cross-platform play, alongside several other features to support it. Platform identification icons will now show in the kill feed to inform you of the player’s platform. In addition to that, you can now choose whether to see a multi-platform or platform-specific leaderboard. Here is everything you need to know regarding PUBG’s update:

Cross Platform Play

  • 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.

Leaderboard

  • The leaderboard will be shown differently depending on the status of the Cross Platform Play option.
    • Cross Platform Play option on: Leaderboard will show both console platform players
    • Cross Platform Play option off: Leaderboard will show only the players from the same platform

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[Source: PUBG]