Is PUBG crossplay or cross-platform on PC, PS4 & Xbox?

Is PUBG crossplay or cross-platform on PC, PS4 & Xbox?
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

22nd Apr 2024 08:22


Crossplay and cross-platform progression have become a staple of many modern video games, but does PUBG also allow for these same features across console and PC platforms?

When the game first launched back in 2017, these features were still a little rarer to see. Since then, it's become one of the most popular games in the world - and is available to play on all major platforms.

So if you want to know if you can play on multiple consoles or team up with friends on another system than you, here's all you need to know about whether or not PUBG includes cross-progression features.

Is PUBG crossplay or cross-platform?

Yes, PUBG does have cross-platform play, and accessing the feature isn't too difficult either. However, it's only available for certain platforms, and there is no way for players from every form of the game to play together currently.

Cross-platform multiplayer can be accessed on the PlayStation and Xbox versions of PUBG, allowing players from both platforms to team up and fight against each other. 

This goes the same for the mobile version of PUBG, which allows iOS and Android users to play cross-platform with each other. The console and mobile versions don't overlap, though, and the PC version has no crossplay support at all.

This is because the console versions, mobile versions, and PC editions are all on separate servers, restricting any potential crossplay for the foreseeable future.

How to enable cross-platform play in PUBG

screenshot of pubg players with the words 'cross platform play on console' from a trailer
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Enabling crossplay on the console and mobile versions of PUBG is pretty simple, and can all be achieved inside the game - simply search for a player's name using the in-game friends list and 'follow' them.

Once this is done, you can just invite them like you would with someone on your own platform, which will then put you in games with a mix of cross-platform players.

Does PUBG have cross-platform progression?

Sadly, there is no cross-platform progression in PUBG. So if you’re planning on upgrading your PS4 to an Xbox Series X|S, you will lose all of your progress in the game so far.

If you were upgrading your console within the same console brand, then you will be able to upgrade to the latest and keep your progress - so PS4 to PS5 will be completely acceptable. 

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Check out our PUBG homepage for more guides like this. We've also covered how to get weapon skins, the best weapons, and how to find secret rooms on Taego, Deston, Vikendi, and Paramo.

Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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