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Overwatch Update 3.13 Adds Cross-play Support Between Consoles and PC

Blizzard Entertainment has updated Overwatch to version 3.13 today bringing in support for cross-play between PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

Overwatch Origins Edition players can finally enjoy cross-play together after the launch of the new update. The update that has been released today should patch the game to version 3.13 on PS4 and PS5. This patch adds support for cross-play between all consoles and PC.

Cross-Play is now here, allowing players on different platforms to group up and play Overwatch together! All console players are required to make a Battle.net account and link it to their console account. Everyone who logs into Overwatch by the end of 2021 will receive a Golden Loot Box to celebrate.

Here’s how to enable cross-play in Overwatch. It is currently in the beta stage.

How To Enable Cross-play

Prepare Your Account

All console players will be required to make a Battle.net account and link it to their console (Xbox, PSN, Nintendo) account. PC players do not need to take this step – You already have a Battle.net account. Upon launching the game, you will be prompted to link your console account to a Battle.net account. Follow the steps below to create a Battle.net account, then link your console game account to your Battle.net account.

 Creating a Battle.net Account

  1. Visit Battle.net
  2. Create a free Battle.net account
  3. Once you create your Battle.net account, go to your Account Settings
  4. Click on the “Connections” section under Account Settings and link your console

Linking Your Console Game and Battle.net Accounts

These instructions apply to the in-game steps console players will need to take once Cross-Play is available.

  1. Launch the game on your system
  2. Press the confirmation button to progress through the Overwatch welcome screen
  3. You will be presented with an alpha-numeric code and a QR code
    1. The alpha-numeric code can be entered at blizzard.com/link
    2. The QR code may be scanned with a mobile app to take you to the linking webpage, which will be pre-populated with the code provided in-game
  4. Log in with your Battle.net account credentials to finalize the connection between your console game and Battle.net accounts
  5. You will receive a message in-game that notifies that your account is now successfully connected

We have also covered the patch notes for the Overwatch update 3.13 today.

Overwatch Update 3.13 Patch Notes

General

  • All Recent Players and Avoided Players lists have been cleared with this update

HERO UPDATES

General

  • With the introduction of Cross-Play, we are bringing balance between platforms to be in parity with one another. These changes are labeled as Parity Adjustments and apply to all matches
  • (Parity Adjustment) Enemy AI in Archives no longer do less damage on console platforms

ANA

Biotic Rifle

  • (Parity Adjustment) Darts no longer have increased projectile size on console platforms

ASHE

B.O.B.

  • (Parity Adjustment) No longer does less damage on console platforms

SYMMETRA

Sentry Turret

  • (Parity Adjustment) No longer deals less damage on console platforms

TORBJÖRN

Deploy Turret

  • (Parity Adjustment) No longer does less damage on console platforms

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Play vs. AI game mode to not appear within the All Modes context menu in the Career Profile
  • Fixed a bug in 4v4 Team Deathmatch that caused score pings to playback too loudly

Maps

Busan

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck on a specific section of the train station

Heroes

Doomfist

  • Fixed a bug with breakable objects not breaking properly when using Rising Uppercut
  • Fixed a bug where McCree could rarely avoid being lifted by Rising Uppercut if using Combat Roll

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug that allowed her Call Mech ability to damage enemies through walls

Symmetra

  • Fixed a bug that caused her Teleporter to not appear directly beneath her when cast within Zarya’s Graviton Surge

Overwatch is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch

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