Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is set to release on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, but will the game allow for crossplay across different platforms?

If you’re hoping to play this year’s Call of Duty title with friends on other platforms, you’re in luck!

Like most COD titles, Black Ops 6 will allow users to play together, regardless of their favorite gaming hardware.

Here’s everything you need to know about cross-platform and crossplay in Black Ops 6!

Does Black Ops 6 Support Crossplay?

Yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is expected to have cross-platform support. Therefore, players can matchmake alongside or party up with users on other platforms.

Activision has yet to officially confirm this, but it’s worth noting that recent Call of Duty titles have all featured crossplay.

Whether you’re on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC, you’ll be able to group up with all your friends, regardless of their platform of choice.

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Users on any platform can add friends using their Activision ID rather than using their PlayStation, Xbox, or Steam/ friends list.

However, users on PlayStation and Xbox consoles can turn off crossplay completely, to avoid playing with PC players. Those who prefer input-based matchmaking, or those who don’t wish to play with the large amount of cheaters on PC, will often turn crossplay off in their settings.

Should those users wish to play with friends on other platforms, they’ll have to turn crossplay back on in order to do so.

Does Black Ops 6 Have Cross-Progression?

Yes, Black Ops 6 is expected to fully support cross-platform progression, allowing users to log in anywhere using their Activision ID and carry over their progress.

Again, we’re waiting on official confirmation from Activision on this, but cross-progression has become a recent staple of the Call of Duty franchise, so we’d be surprised to see it left out this time.

Whether you’re playing Black Ops 6 Multiplayer or Zombies, you’ll be able to earn XP and unlock new content for your account.

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The same is likely true for Call of Duty Warzone and Warzone Mobile, when Black Ops 6 undoubtedly integrates into the Battle Royale title. However, Activision has yet to share details on how exactly this integration will occur.

Of course, users will have to purchase Black Ops 6 on each platform they want to play it on.

“Game progression is stored on your Activision account. Your progression (stats, rank, weapon, and camo progression) and unlocked content (camos and other customization items) will be available on all platforms as long as you play on the same linked Activision account where you originally earned the progress and unlocked the content.”

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If you own the game on PC and PS5, for example, you’ll be able to maintain your progress regardless of which platform you’re currently playing on.

What About Cross-Gen?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be available on PS4 and Xbox One, alongside PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Because of this, some fans are wondering whether those on last-gen hardware will be able to play alongside newer system owners.

The good news is that crossplay is available across all systems regardless of whether you’ve upgraded to a current-gen console.

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Players on PS4 will be able to join lobbies with PS5 users, just as Xbox One players will be able to connect with those on Xbox Series X/S.

So far, no advantages to owning newer hardware have been revealed, but presumably, Black Ops 6 will run at a higher frame rate, with improved visual fidelity on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

PS4 and Xbox One may not be the best way to experience the new COD title, but it doesn’t appear to feature any dramatic downgrades.

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