PUBG’s latest console update has hit the PTS and with it, cross-platform parties have arrived.
PUBG added cross-platform support to PS4 and Xbox One last October. Although the pool of console players was united, the developer had yet to allow friends on different platforms to play together.
Being able to create a cross-platform party has finally arrived in patch 6.2, which is currently available on console test servers. The feature launches to the wider community on live servers on Wednesday, February 26.
Cross-platform parties were made possible thanks to an overhaul of the in-game friends list. On top of its new look and expanded functions, the list now allows players to lookup the names of anyone on either platform, send them a friend request and play with them anytime they’re online.
Like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and other games with cross-play, all players essentially have two separate friends lists: one that tracks same-platform friends, and another for everyone else. The list also shows recent players, which could come from either platform.
Patch 6.2 also brings Team Deathmatch to consoles for the first time. It’s an identical version to what’s available on PC.