Warframe crossplay is finally enabled in-game, which means that PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch players can now play together. This was previously announced last July and should make anyone eagerly anticipating the feature breathe a sigh of relief while popping some headshots and sliding across the map.
Sheldon Carter, Chief Operating Officer at Digital Extremes, had this to say about the new addition:
Warframe will always be a game best played and enjoyed with friends and that’s why launching Cross Platform Play is such an incredible moment for us. Together with our partners, we have broken down the walls that have prevented our players from experiencing the thrill of Warframe as one united community.
In order to turn on the Warframe crossplay feature, go into the in-game Options menu and enable it. Once it's done, you'll see a players' platform icon displayed next to them in-game. Basically, if you see a PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo logo next to someone, they're playing from that particular platform.
What can you do in cross-platform play? You can Chat, join Squads, and use Public Matchmaking. You and your friends can also meet in Relays and Dojos, although you'll have to use Discord or similar software to talk to one another, as the VoIP chat features are currently unavailable. They'll be added in the future, though, which is nice.
If your name is Xx_Legolas_Xx and you're worried about playing alongside someone else called Xx_Legolas_Xx, don't be. If that happens, you'll be allocated a numeric suffix, which is only "necessary when players are looking to invite someone into their squad or want to chat with other players who may have the same name." Seems simple enough, eh? Console players also have the ability to include spaces in their Warframe alias, which should cut down on the suffixes a bit.
As for cross-platform progression, it isn't in the game yet, although it is eventually coming. We'll keep you posted.
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