FC 25 Crossplay lets you play with friends regardless of their platform.
FC 25 Crossplay Guide

Platforms and Game Modes

FC 25 crossplay refers to the ability to play the game with players from different platforms, allowing you to engage with friends irrespective of their console.

Cross-play is accessible for players using the same platform generation:

  • PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC;
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This feature was initially tested by Electronic Arts in FIFA 22 in May 2022 but was limited. In FIFA 23, it was available from the launch date. For the inaugural Football Club title, crossplay is available in all all multiplayer online modes.

  • Crossplay Game Modes
    • Clubs;
    • Co-Op Season;
    • VOLTA Football Arcade;
    • VOLTA Football Squads;
    • Ultimate Team Squad Battles Co-Op;
    • Ultimate Team Rivals Co-Op;
    • Ultimate Team Friendlies Co-Op;
    • Ultimate Team Rivals;
    • Ultimate Team Champions;
    • Ultimate Team Online Draft;
    • Ultimate Team Online Friendlies;
    • Ultimate Team Play a Friend;
    • Online Friendlies;
    • Rivals;
    • Online Seasons.

FC 25 Crossplay Features

Highly requested by the fans, crossplay does not directly impact the gameplay of FC 25. That’s why only players from the same console generation can play each other.

The ability to play with friends is not the only good thing about crossplay. A much bigger pool of players means faster matchmaking and also that you face opponents of your level more often.

Ultimate Team is the game mode more impacted by this new feature. With the addition of Ultimate Team crossplay, the Transfer Market is the same for all platforms, with the exception of PC and Switch, which continue to have their own separate markets.

A single market helps level the playing field in the availability of massive FC 25 cards, address pricing differences and ensure that all players face the same competition. Additionally, crossplay is a game-changer feature for platforms where the transfer market doesn’t have many items.
Crossplay feature

How to Crossplay

Cross-play allows people who play the same game on different systems to play together. If you opt into crossplay, you’ll be playing online against players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC; PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. If you decide not to opt-in, you’ll only play against players on the same system as you.

If you choose to opt-out of cross-play, it may take longer to find an opponent during matchmaking as it naturally reduces the number of potential opponents available. Opting into cross-play ensures that matchmaking will search for the largest pool of potential opponents possible.

How to enable Crossplay
  1. From the main FC screen, go to [Settings];
  2. Select [Online Settings];
  3. Select [Matchmaking Options];
  4. Select [Online Settings];
  5. Choose ‘Yes’ for ‘Cross-Play Opt-in/Opt-out’. If you decide to disable crossplay, you just need to change it back to ‘No’.

When cross-play is enabled, there is a widget in the bottom right-hand corner of the main FC 25 menu that can be opened with the corresponding button prompt. From this EA Social widget, you can enable/disable crossplay, search for friends regardless of their platform, and block and/or mute someone if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, crossplay is a new feature in FC 25. It allows you to connect and play with friends and members of this game’s community regardless of what platform they play on.
Crossplay in FC 25 is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC Origin, PC Steam, and PC Epic Games; PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
No. Crossplay is only available for players on the same platform generation. PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions of FC 24 are cross-play compatible with one another, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of FC 25 are cross-play compatible with one another.
Assuming that you have the Crossplay enabled, the matchmaking will search for an appropriate opponent, and they may or may not end up being on a different platform than you.
In FC 25 cross-play is available in all game modes.
Similar to other game modes, cross-play in Clubs will be generation-specific, meaning that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can play together, as can players across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

From creation, no club will be locked to the platform of the creator, allowing public clubs to be immediately discovered and joined by players from any platform of the same generation.

If you wish to play a match exclusively with players from your platform, set your local cross-play setting to ‘Disabled’ and be the first player to enter your Clubs match lobby. The cross-play setting of your lobby will remain until all players have exited.

Cross-play will be enabled in all Clubs match types, including League, Playoff, Friendly, and Drop-In.
There are two ways to enable the crossplay feature:
  • From the bottom right hand corner widget;
  • From the matchmaking options settings screen
    (customise> online settings > matchmaking options > online settings)
If you’ve already met them in-game, search for their name as usual. If you know them from playing other games, search for them in-game using:
  • their Origin name if they’re playing on PC;
  • their PlayStation Network Online ID if they’re on PlayStation;
  • their Gamertag if they’re on Xbox.
Once you’ve found your friends, add them to your list so you’ll see them there whenever they’re online.
Use the widget in the bottom right-hand corner to search for your friend by his platform or EA username as indicated by the on-screen button prompt. Once you have found your friend’s name, select him and choose the option to add him as a friend. Your friend should accept your request in the widget.
Assuming crossplay is enabled, you can select his name from your friend’s list in the widget and follow the button prompts to invite him to a match.
When you’re searching for a friend on the main menu widget, you will see a crossplay platform indicator beside his name. If your friend is on the same platform as you, the indicator will show the platform you’re on. If your friend is on a different platform, a different Indicator will be shown.
No, crossplay does not have any direct impact on the gameplay of FC 25.
When you enable cross-play and play within someone on another platform, that other platform may receive your platform’s ID and other information necessary to enable cross-play.
Yes, cross-play availability can potentially be impacted on a platform by platform basis by things like planned or unplanned maintenances, server releases, Title Updates, unexpected downtime, or matchmaking updates.