There are two different Battlefield 2042 versions available on the market. There’s a version for current-generation gaming consoles, and another one for last-generation consoles.
Can Xbox One and Xbox Series X gamers play Battlefield 2042 together?
Battlefield 2042 supports two crossplay groups. Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5 and PC players can play together. Xbox One and PS4 gamers make up the second crossplay group.
Gamers in the second group can play together but they cannot play with gamers from the first group. Current-generation and last-generation console players cannot play Battlefield 2042 together due to hardware limitations.
Xbox Series X players that installed the current-gen version of Battlefield 2042 and Xbox One gamers can’t play together. This is because they own two different generations of consoles. Xbox Series X players running current-gen version of Battlefield 2042 can play only with Xbox Series S, PS5 and PC players.
Xbox Series X gamers can play together with Xbox One players provided that they install the last-gen version of Battlefield 2042. In other words, if you own an Xbox Series X console, you need to download and install the Xbox One version of the game to play with your Xbox One friends.
Two different generations of Xbox consoles can play together as long as gamers install the same version of Battlefield 2042. The same thing is valid for PS5 and PS5 gamers.
Larger maps and different features
The Battlefield 2042 version for current-generation consoles and PCs features larger maps that can host up to 128 players. This means that up to 128 Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5, and PC players can play together.
On the other hand, the Battlefield 2042 version for Xbox One and PS4 supports only 64 players. This is due to hardware limitations. That’s one of the reasons why current-gen consoles and last-gen consoles can’t play together.
Unfortunately, many Xbox players feel they’re being forced to play Battlefield 2042 with PC players. Many Xbox gamers decided to disable cross-play. There are more PC players queueing in Battlefield 2042’s lobbies than Xbox players. As a result, Xbox players that haven’t disabled crossplay are often matched with PC players.
However, Xbox users consider that’s not fair given that PC players are faster thanks to the mouse-and-keyboard combo.
Do you own an Xbox Series X console? Did you install the last-gen version of Battlefield 2042 to be able to play with your Xbox One friends? Let me know in the comments below.