Crossplay games – ie. games that you can play online with people on consoles or platforms other than yours – are becoming more common, but also increasingly broken. Some games are only available in a few places and it is often not clear why some platforms are supported for cross-playing and others are not.
Here we have gathered the best games that work in the most gaming destinations possible, so you can play with your friends and family around the world. Interested in more game content? See our guides for the best gaming headphones, the best gamepad, the best gaming mouse, and the best gaming keyboard.
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The gold standard for cross-playing may be one of the most obvious, but it’s worth calling out. Fortnite allows players from all Windows, Xbox One and X / S Series, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and All Android plays with their friends, no matter what platform they are on, as long as they are friends through their Epic account. You can play on a Mac or iOS if you’ve already downloaded the app, although new players won’t be lucky in the foreseeable future. The system sorts groups of players in a hierarchy of complexity and is the highest level by default – so all your friends on the computer can’t queue up to play with mobile players and destroy them, for example – but if you want to bring your friend your iPhone in a PlayStation game, you can.
Fortnite Developer Epic also owns and manages the Unreal Engine and a vast library of developer tools, including the Epic Online Services platform. These tools allow developers to add similar cross-game functionality to their own games. We mention it here because you will see it again. If you want to play games on game consoles or devices, you may end up with an Epic account.
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Mojang’s, owned by Microsoft Minecraft is a strange paradox of cross game. Players can connect to the same servers, even when playing on different platforms, but must use the same version. If you played Minecraft since it came out, maybe you’re still on Java Editionwhich can be played on Windows, Mac and Linux devices.