Diablo 4 is on the horizon, with the open beta only days away. As Diablo 4’s release date nears, fans are curious if they can play with friends on different consoles. Here is a full rundown of how crossplay and cross-platform gameplay function in Diablo 4.
To answer the question quickly: yes, Diablo 4 is a cross-platform game with crossplay functionality between all consoles. That includes PC, PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. The game is not available on the Nintendo Switch, as the only other big console that it isn’t available on.
As described in its reveal, Diablo 4 has full crossplay gameplay. That means any player from any region on any console can play with another in Diablo 4.
On top of crossplay, there is also cross-progression in Diablo 4. This means that if you start a character on one console, you can continue with it on another.
How to use crossplay in Diablo 4
The whole system for crossplay and cross-progression in Diablo 4 revolves around Activision-Blizzard’s game service Battle.net. On PC, that service is what you would use to purchase, download and play the game.
For console players, the game is accessible through your respective store; either the PlayStation Store or the Xbox Store. When you purchase, download and play the game, you will have to link your account to a Battle.net account, new or existing. As soon as that is done, any progression will be saved and accessible on another console.
As for crossplay, after that link is done, any player should be able to play with any other one.