Is PUBG Cross Platform? Your Guide to PUBG Crossplay

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the fifth best-selling video game of all-time and so it’s only natural that lots of people will be asking, ‘Is PUBG cross platform?’ After all, you’ll want to be able to play this battle royale game against friends and strangers regardless of what device they’re using. 

Well, we’ve kind of got good news and bad news in regards to the question of, ‘Is PUBG cross platform?’ Keep reading to see what we discovered!


What do we mean when we ask, ‘Is PUBG cross platform?’

Cross platform or crossplay merely refers to the concept of being able to play the same game against other gamers regardless of which device or platform you’re playing from. So if you look at our list of the best crossplay games, you’ll see that you can play many of the titles against other people and it won’t matter whether they are playing on a PlayStation, Xbox, PC and so on.

Does PUBG have crossplay?

Yes and no! Yes, because players who are playing on PlayStation and Xbox consoles can play PUBG against each other. This applies to all recent generations of these consoles, such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. 

No, because this cross-platform compatibility does not extend to those playing PUBG on a PC or through Stadia. Here you can only play against gamers using the same platform.


Your PUBG cross progression options

Unfortunately, there is no cross progression available if you switch playing PUBG between different consoles. So if you were playing PUBG on an Xbox and then started it up on a PlayStation, you’d have to start all over again meaning that you’d lose your PUBG ranks and so on. 

However, it’s worth noting that PUBG Studios have ensured that there is cross progression within the same family of consoles. So if you upgraded from a PS4 to a PS5 or from an Xbox One to an Xbox Series X|S, you’ll find that your game progression will be carried over. The same applies to the ranks in PUBG Mobile if you switch between an iOS and Android device or vice versa.


How to use PUBG crossplay

We found that it is seriously easy to use the crossplay features on PUBG. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Bring up the game’s main menu
  • From here, hit the PUGB pro settings option
  • Navigate across to the Gameplay tab
  • Click on Cross-Platform Play to show Enable
  • Now you’ll be able to play against gamers from some devices that are different from your own. It really is that simple!

Is PUBG cross-platform with mobile?

PUBG Mobile has been a smash hit ever since it was released in 2018. What helped make this the most-played video game of all time is the fact that it features full cross-play options across the two main mobile operating systems. This means that gamers using an iOS device can play PUBG Mobile against Android users and vice versa.

What’s best is that the whole operation is seamless, which means that you shouldn’t have to meddle too much with the pro settings in PUBG Mobile. Just fire up your device and look forward to blasting your friends into oblivion!

PUBG Mobile

Why we’re hoping for more PUBG crossplay options

There’s surely enough people asking questions like, ‘Is PUBG cross platform?’ for the game’s developers, PUBG Studios, to take notice. After all, the huge success of PUBG Mobile has shown us that cross platform gameplay is increasingly sought-after and can extend the life cycle of just about any game.

Plus PUBG Studios has already done the hard part of dealing with Microsoft and Sony and letting players play the same game on an Xbox or PlayStation. As such, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that this crossplay compatibility might be extended to PC gamers sooner or later. Watch this space for more about this!

Check back for more about PUBG crossplay gaming

We can see that PUBG Studios have made some decent efforts to ensure that this battle royale can be played between gamers on different platforms and devices. While there’s not full crossplay for PUBG, there’s enough here for gamers to be able to compete against each other when using some of the biggest platforms.

Plus we have seen enough here to feel confident that PUBG Studios will push for more crossplay options in the future. All of which should lay rest to those rumours and questions like, ‘Is PUBG dying?’ and instead help this game maintain its position as one of the all-time greats!