Outriders crossplay - how to enable, transfer progress and voice chat communication between different platforms

 

Outriders crossplay - how to enable, transfer progress and voice chat communication between different platforms

Completed release Outriders , Square Enix's new multiplayer game, was not without its problems. Disaster levelCyberpunk 2077 did not happen, but the number of bugs is still impressive. Not surprisingly, the claimed cross-platform also doesn't work as it should. In this guide, we will tell you everything that is currently known about crossplay in Outriders, as well as figure out how to transfer progress and communicate in voice chat between different platforms.


Technical issues with crossplay in Outriders

Technical issues with crossplay in Outriders

We have already analyzed some of the technical problems of the game - you can read another guide, but what about the cross-platform? Officially, it is. Players on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and even Google Stadia are free to play among themselves within the same game session. At least that's what it was stated.

To date, the problem has already been formally outlined, and it sounds like this:

Desynchronization detected between PC and console code. This results in a server-side mismatch, which leaves players excluded from a multiplayer game that involves both console and PC players.
We are looking at this as the highest priority and are working on fixes that keep all platform code in sync to resolve these issues.


Players on Steam and Epic Games can successfully play together. PlayStation and Xbox players can also successfully play with each other.


Unfortunately, console and PC players will have to wait to play the game together. So far, Square Enix has said only that automatic matchmaking between PC and consoles is temporarily disabled. If a player invites a console friend to a session on their PC using an invite code (or vice versa), the game will connect first, but ultimately one will be excluded.


There are no comments at all about the work of crossplay on Stadia, except that the problem is being studied.


How to enable crossplay in Outriders 

How to enable crossplay in Outriders

If you play on PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X, you can simply invite each other from your friends list as usual. However, if one person plays on the PlayStation and another on the Xbox, a few preliminary steps are required:

  1. Crossplay is disabled by default, so the first thing you need to do is activate it. From the lobby screen, tap Play With Friends and then go to Options.
  2. In the Options section, go to the Gameplay tab, scroll down to Enable Crossplay and set it to On.
  3. After enabling crossplay, return to the Play With Friends menu. To invite friends on other platforms to your game, you need to provide them with a game code that they will use to join your game. You should now see the Cross Play Cheats under the Play With Friends menu.
  4. If you would like a friend to join your session, click Generate Game Code and send it to your friend. If you want to join someone else's session, you will need to enter that player's code by clicking the "Join a game with a code" button.
That's all. The system is pretty simple and straightforward.

How to transfer your progress to another platform in Outriders

How to transfer your progress to another platform in Outriders

Outriders has the ability to transfer saves between PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.

For those looking to transfer progress and characters between platforms outside of the PlayStation or Xbox families, we have bad news: this cannot be done yet. Transfer saves from PC to PS5, from PC to Xbox, Google Stadia to PS5, etc. not possible at the moment.

Even if the user buys two copies of the game on different systems, there is no way to share progress or characters. Two copies mean two completely different accounts for different playthroughs.

Of course, the developers will support the game after launch. Many other games added support for transferring saves after launch, so there is a chance that this will happen with Outriders as well. However, for now, player saves are tied to the platform they originated on.


How to Voice Chat Across Platforms in Outriders

How to Voice Chat Across Platforms in Outriders

Unfortunately, the voice chat in the game is rather limited, however you can still use it for communication.

To enable cross-platform voice chat in Outriders, players should simply leave it enabled (by default) in the settings. However, this feature can only be used by PS4 players talking to PS5 players, or Xbox One players talking to Xbox Series X | S players. Considering that on consoles it is already possible to communicate directly with friends, it becomes obvious that in its current form, in-game voice chat is practically useless.

Communication between PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Google Stadia users is currently not working.

Anyway, it's always possible to set up cross-play voice chat for Outriders using third-party solutions. Discord is a popular option where players can log in on both PC and mobile. Skype is another alternative.

Communication between players in a multiplayer game is very important - your actions must be constantly coordinated.

Obviously, the developers of People Can Fly will not be able to implement in-game voice chat between games on all platforms until the cross-platform itself is fully operational.

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At the moment, Outriders' crossplay only exists on paper. This is sad, since to a greater extent the game is revealed precisely in the cooperative - this is its essence. It remains to be hoped that both People Can Fly and Square Enix will realize the seriousness of the problem and will fix it in the very near future.

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