World Of Tanks is a long-running massively multiplayer online battle simulator that is popular for its action-based gameplay mechanics. The game features vehicles inspired by 20th-century warfare tactics and has a freemium based model. You can however pay for premium features as well to progress in the game. The game has been out for over 10 years now and many new features have been added to it over the years. One of the most sought after features for World Of Tanks has been cross-platform compatibility. So has Wargaming, the developer of War of Tanks finally added support for cross-platform battles?
Is World Of Tanks cross-platform?
World Of Tanks is cross-platform and available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Xbox 360. The game has recently decided to add the ability to cross-play between different platforms as well. For now, only consoles are supported, but this also means that you can play with your friends no matter if they have an Xbox one, a PS4 or an Xbox 360. Cross-platform support in the World Of Tanks also comes with cross-generation support between consoles. This means that you will be able to transfer your progress in the World Of Tanks from Xbox 360 to Xbox one seamlessly. All your progress is associated with your Xbox Live ID, so as long as you are using the same ID, you should be able to transfer your progress easily.
Note: This does not work if you have to transfer your progress to a PC or a PS4.
World Of Tanks Crossplay Support
The devs at Wargaming have recently added support for cross-play between Xbox and PS4. This means that most console users can battle it out against each other in different game modes without any restrictions anymore.
How does it work?
Crossplay between different consoles works by assigning a specific Friend ID to you. A similar ID will also be assigned to your friends, which you will then use to add them to your platoon and play games together. You can invite new friends to your platoon, manage your current team, block users if necessary, and even report them in case of cheating or violation of rules and policies. World Of Tanks also gives you the ability to apply profanity filters on your current network. These filters work for usernames as well so if any player in your platoon is sporting a profane username, their name will be asterisked instead.
How to enable cross-play on Xbox Live?
Connect your Xbox One and press the ‘Home’ button.
Now scroll to the right and select ‘System’. Then select Settings > Account > Privacy & Online safety. Now, select Xbox Live privacy.
You will now be shown your Live privacy settings. Select ‘View details & customize’ to proceed to the next step. Finally, select ‘Communication & multiplayer’.
You should now get the option for ‘You can play with people outside Xbox Live’. Select and enable this section by selecting ‘Allow’.
Note: ‘Allow’ should be selected by default on your system.
You should now have enabled crossplay on your Xbox one and should now be able to play against users on PS4.
How to enable crossplay on PS4?
Start your PS4 and launch World Of Tanks. Now head to your in-game garage. Press ‘Start’. Select ‘Options’ from the menu that appears on your screen. Now navigate to the ‘Game’ tab and check the box for ‘Crossplay’.
Crossplay should now be enabled on your PS4 and you should be able to play against users on Xbox Live now.
Similar games with Cross-platform support
World of Warships
World of Warships is another game like World Of Tanks that allows you to battle it out against different players online but this time its in the ocean and with huge warships. It is developed by the same company and is available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. It is a great alternative for Mac users that wish to join in on the action. You get access to 3D graphics, a huge fleet of naval vessels, and strategic variables that you can use to your advantage to rise above the competition.
This game features 20th-century airplanes that you use to battle against different players from around the world. The game had been in beta for the past 3 years and was finally released in 2016 to much anticipation. It features great in-game mechanics and is a massively online multiplayer game. War Thunder is available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Linux, macOS, and even Macintosh systems. This gives it enormous compatibility with virtually every machine on the market with compatibility for decade older Mac systems as well.
World Of Tanks Blitz
World Of Tanks Blitz is the unplanned sequel to World Of Tanks by Wargaming that comes with better graphics, matchmaking, and servers. It puts more players in the same area as before which helps get new users engaged in battle instantly. Just like the previous title, this is a massively multiplayer game that is playable online with some missing features as it is compatible with mobile platforms as well. World Of Tanks Blitz is available for Android, Windows, iOS, and macOS users. It is not available for console users currently which makes it a great alternative for users that did not have a console but wanted to join in on the action.
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