Cross-platform gaming has gone from luxury to necessity with the prevalence of so many different platforms in no time. Despite the abundance of titles out there, most players are limited to one gaming device at best, significantly reducing the player base they can match with. That’s why many games these days are “cross-platform“, including Fall Guys.
Cross-platform games are titles that support crossplay i.e., multiplayer between different platforms such as computers, consoles, and mobile devices. If you’re on console but your friend is hopping on from a PC, cross-platform games like Fall Guys will allow you to play together on the same server, irrespective of what you’re playing on.
Fall Guys Cross-Platform Support
Fall Guys is available on all four major platforms: Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Switch, but it only supports crossplay between the first three. Both current-gen and previous-gen consoles are supported, which means Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC users can all play together.
Fall guys also supports cross-generation gaming, so if you’re still stuck on PS4 but your friend has upgraded to a PS5, worry not as you can still play together! Same goes for Xbox and, well, for PC, we’re all still waiting for the PC 2.
The only prerequisite here is that all of you must have an active Epic Games account linked within the game. It’s super easy to create an Epic Games account if you don’t already have one. We will explain the importance of having this account later in the article.
How to Enable Cross-Platform Matches
Crossplay is enabled by default in Fall Guys, so you don’t need to do anything. However, if you prefer to only match up with players on the same platform as you, you can turn off crossplay:
- Open the Main Menu
- Go to the Settings tab (cog icon located at the top-right)
- Select “Options“
- Under “Gameplay” select the “Cross-Platform Matchmaking” option and turn it off.
- Select “OK” if asked for confirmation
Turning off cross-platform matchmaking can help reduce the risks of running into cheaters or advantageous players, but it will simultaneously make your wait times longer. Since the queue only contains players from your own platform, it can take more time to find players to start the match.
Is There Cross-Progression Across PlayStation, PC, and Xbox?
Yes, you can play on any platform and the game automatically syncs the data and updates the games when you log on through a different platform.
But for cross-progression to actually work, the data needs to be saved on an online server or cloud storage. This is why you need to make an Epic Games account before starting so all your data is backed up under that account.
You can head on to the Epic Games website and link your Epic Games account with whatever platforms you wish, be it Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, or even Steam. Once linked, you can easily login on any device and find all your data and progress from one platform conveniently available on the other as well, and vice-versa.
Your Epic Games Account: A Universal Cloud Storage
As mentioned above, an Epic Games account is needed for cross-platform gaming in Fall Guys. Without one, there will be no way to save your data across different platforms. In fact, each one of your accounts on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation will be treated as a completely different one, until you bind them all together through Epic Games.
Not only do you require this to save all your progress, but you also need this if you want to play cross-platform matches. This is because in order to add friends from different platforms, you need to input their Epic Games usernames. Once you do that, you should be able to join each other and set up matches.
Fall Guys is cross-platform and it seems like an impressive effort to drive cross-platform gaming even further, following in the footsteps of juggernauts like Fortnite and Minecraft. But nothing comes without its drawbacks. You should definitely go and try out this awesome feature as Fall Guys, out of any game, is tons more fun with friends, but do not expect a fair playing field in every game.