FIFA 23 CROSSPLAY
FIFA 23 Crossplay lets you play with friends regardless of what platform they play on.
Platforms and Game Modes
FIFA 23 crossplay is the ability to play the game with players from different platforms. It means you are no longer limited to playing with friends with the same console.
Cross-play is available for players on the same platform generation:
- PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC;
- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
This feature was first introduced in May 2022. Electronic Arts tested it in FIFA 22, but it had several limitations. Crossplay is now fully operational in the new title and available at launch in the following game modes (all co-op modes excluded):
- Against Friends
- Online Friendlies;
- FUT Play a Friend.
- Online Seasons;
- FUT Online Friendlies;
- FUT Rivals;
- FUT Champions;
- FUT Online Draft.
FIFA 23 Crossplay Features
Highly requested by the fans, crossplay does not directly impact the gameplay of FIFA 23. 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 FUT crossplay, the FUT Transfer Market is the same for all platforms, with the exception of PC and Switch, which continue to have their own separate Transfer Markets.
A single market helps level the playing field in the availability of massive FUT 23 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.
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, PC, or Stadia; 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 opt-out of cross-play, it could potentially take longer to find an opponent when matchmaking, as it naturally reduces the amount of potential opponents that could be found. Opting into cross-play will ensure that matchmaking will look for the largest pool of potential opponents possible.
How to enable Crossplay
- From the main FIFA screen, go to [Customise];
- Select [Online Settings];
- Select [Matchmaking Options];
- Select [Online Settings];
- 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 FIFA 23 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 FIFA 23. 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 FIFA 23 is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC Origin, PC Steam and Stadia; PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
No. Crossplay is only available for players on the same platform generation. PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC versions of FIFA 23 are cross-play compatible with one another, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 23 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 FIFA 23, cross-play is available at launch in FUT Division Rivals (except Co-Op), FUT Champions, FUT Ultimate Online Draft, FUT Online Friendlies (except Co-Op), FUT Play a Friend, Online Friendlies, Online Seasons (except Co-Op Seasons) and the Virtual Bundesliga competitive game mode that is available to players based in Germany.
Due to technical intricacies of implementing cross-play, modes that pair players together, such as Pro Clubs, are not supported by the FIFA 23 crossplay feature.
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.
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 FIFA 23.
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.