With Battlefield 2042 looming over the game horizon, fans of the series are returning to their favorite Battlefields of recent years. Battlefield DRAW and Battlefield 1 still maintain an active player base to this day but have they kept up with the most modern consoles yet?
While the most popular games have always been released on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, only recently have players on different consoles been able to play against each other. In this guide we will talk about cross-platform/cross-play support for Battlefield 5.
Is there cross-platform support in Battlefield 5?
Battlefield 5 does not support cross-platform play. That means PlayStation can only play with PlayStation, Xbox with Xbox, and PC with PC. Fortunately, Battlefield 2042 confirmed cross-platform support. This feature will hopefully carry over into the future of Battlefield and the game in general.
Some players may be relieved to know there is no cross-platform support. This feature comes with its reasonable ups and downs. For starters, console players always lament when playing against PC players. Unless they’ve mastered the art of bouncing, there’s hardly any competition in the more aggressive lobbies involving first- and third-person shooters.
There are also Call of Duty: Warzone’s Hack problem still exists one of the most popular battle ever. Hackers only exist in the PC realm, so it’s fair to say console players want to avoid them. Small differences like the FOV slider, frame rate, resolution, and graphics card also pit the two gaming modes against each other, with PC almost always dominating the console.
Cross-platform play, on the other hand, was created primarily by Fortnite in 2018, allowing friends on different consoles to group and play together. Many gaming groups have been divided and reformed based on console preference. Now, with cross-platform games, everyone can play together.
Is Battlefield 5 cross-gen?
Fortunately, Battlefield DRAW backward compatibility between current and final generation systems. That means you can run the PlayStation 4 / Xbox One version of Battlefield DRAW on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S. Those lucky enough to have purchased a current-gen console, which is still hard to come by, will want to try Battlefield V on current-gen consoles. The game looks and runs a lot better and can taste of something Battlefield 2042 have in store for us.