If you’re wondering if it’s possible for PS4 players and PS5 gamers to play Battlefield 2042 together, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s explore if there are any special requirements to play cross-gen.
Can PS5 and PS4 players play Battlefield 2042 together?
PS5 gamers need to install the PS4 version of Battlefield 2042 in order to play with PS4 players. If you install the PS5 version of the game, you won’t be able to play cross-gen with PS4 gamers.
Battlefield 2042’s cross-play system supports two different sets of platforms.
- PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC players make up the first pool of players and can play together.
- PS4 and Xbox One players can only play with each other. They can’t play with gamers from the first group.
As you can see, current-generation PS5 players and last-gen PS4 gamers are not part of the same pool of players. They can’t play together if they install the Battlefield 2042 version specific for their console generation.
⇒ Learn more: All you need to know about tornadoes in Battlefield 2042
Different Battlefield 2042 versions
There are two different Battlefield 2042 game versions. The first version of the game is built for PC and current-generation consoles which include the PS5. It supports larger maps, 128 players, and a long list of extra features.
On the other hand, the PS4 version is capped at 64 players, features smaller maps and fewer options. As you can see, it’s impossible to match up gamers using different console generations.
Buy the Gold or Ultimate Edition of Battlefield 2042
The Gold or Ultimate edition of Battlefield 2042 comes with both game versions (PS4 and PS5). The standard game version only comes with the single platform version.
If you buy the standard PS4 version and play it on your PS5 console, you are limited to the PS4 version features and maps. This means, you won’t be able to join 128 player matches. You’ll have to join 64 player servers but at least you’ll be able to play cross-gen with your friends.
If you have the Gold or Ultimate Edition of 2042, and you want to experience extra features and larger maps, you can simply switch to the PS5 version of the game and play with current-gen console players.
⇒ Learn more about Battlefield 2042
- How to spot enemies
- How to heal and revive teammates
- Battlefield 2042: How to use ziplines
- Battlefield 2042: How to use wingsuits