10 Best Cross-Platform Games to Play in 2024

In Short
  • Cross-platform games have become popular over the years, allowing you to game with friends on any platform.
  • We've listed ten of our favorite cross-platform games in 2024. This includes free-to-play titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and War Thunder.
  • We also included some paid titles like Tekken 8, Street Fighter 6, and Diablo 4.

Cross-platform support has quickly become one of the most sought-after features in games these days. In addition to letting gamers pair up with their friends on other platforms, cross-platform games also have a massive player base. If you’re a gamer looking for your next cross-platform selection, this list is the one for you. We have compiled the best cross-play games you should play in 2024. So, with that, let’s begin!

1. Fortnite

The new update will unlock most skins in Fortnite cross platform games in 2024
Image Courtesy: Epic Games/Fortnite

Let’s face it: you knew we would start with this. Our first pick is a game that has garnered a massive and loyal player base. Fortnite is a battle royale game in which you or a team of players squad up and jump into the game’s main island. The primary aim is to scavenge for better gear and emerge on top to become the last player on the island.

As expected, Fortnite has complete crossplay between each platform on which the game is available, including mobiles. You just have to connect your Epic Games account, and voila. If your friends are added to your Epic Games account, you can play with them whenever you want, regardless of their platform. So give this shooter a try if you haven’t to enjoy some sweet crossplay.

2. Helldivers 2

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Image Courtesy: Arrowhead Studios/Helldivers 2

One of the most recent co-op titles making waves around gamers is Helldivers 2. The game puts you in the shoes of Super-Earth soldiers called Helldivers. Charged with upholding freedom and democracy. Helldivers must fight the overwhelming threat of insect Terminids and socialist Automaton bots. This four-player co-op lets you band with fellow Helldivers to annihilate the forces against Super Earth.

Helldivers 2 has full crossplay between PS5 and PC. To begin playing, simply add your friend using the in-game code provided, and you’re all set. Once they are on your friend list, you and your friends can serve democracy, one sector at a time.

3. Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Base with a storage system, enchanting table and other useful blocks in Minecraft

I think none of us need to give an in-depth explanation of possibly one of the most popular creative survival games out there. Minecraft has transcended gaming and even seeped into pop culture. But that is a topic for another day. Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is a survival game where you play as Steve and survive across procedurally generated islands. You mine, scavenge, build, and live for as long as possible. Naturally, Minecraft is well-known for its freedom to build whatever you want.

While the Java version of Minecraft has cross-play between PC, Mac, and Linux versions of the game, the Bedrock Edition has full crossplay between every platform possible. So, if you want to play with your friends on a console, this is the version you should look out for.

4. Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 cross platform games in 2024
Image Courtesy: Microsoft/Forza Horizon 5

Whenever modern arcade racers are discussed, the name Forza Horizon 5 always comes up—and for good measure. One of the few open-world arcade racing games out there, Forza Horizon 5 puts you in the lush open world of Mexico as you race alone or with other players through the Horizon festival.

Besides having full crossplay between Steam, Game Pass, and Xbox, FH5 looks amazingly beautiful. While the invite system does need some work, it works well enough for gamers to play together. So, if you and your friend ever wanted to race together through a Mexican desert, this is the perfect game.

5. The Finals

Ten best The Finals Tips
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Ever wanted to team up with two other friends and play through a game show where you destroy buildings, annihilate the opponents, and overall have a chaotic experience? Then The Finals is that game for you. The game is a free 3-player FPS, where you get thrown into a game show. The goal is to get the highest points compared to the other three teams and win the matches.

The Finals has full crossplay support between PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. You add your friend using the in-game friend code and friends tab. Once they are added, you can invite them and cause mayhem through the levels. So get your friends together and drop into The Finals!

6. Tekken 8

The battle between the two in Tekken 8
Image Courtesy: Bandai Namco/Tekken 8

Tekken 8 (review) is one of the recent fighting games I have actively played and love to death. It is a 3D fighting game in which you select a character from a roster of 32 fighters and duke it out against other players or the computer.

Like any recent fighting game, Tekken 8 has full crossplay support between PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. As someone who really loves playing fighting games with friends, this was a big blessing. All you have to do is turn on crossplay and invite your friends to begin.

7. Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6 Best cross platform games in 2024
Image Courtesy: Capcom/Street Fighter 6

If you like crossplay games but aren’t a fan of Tekken then Street Fighter 6 is the one for you. Capcom’s sixth mainline title in the long-running legacy fighting game series, Street Fighter 6, lets you choose from a roster of 18 fighters and battle to the death.

Like Tekken 8, Street Fighter 6 has full cross-platform play between PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PS5/4. You add yourself and your friends to the Capcom Fighting Network, and from there, it’s only a matter of adding each other to a lobby and starting fighting.

8. Apex Legends

lifeline and horizon with post malone event skins in apex legends

Respawn might one day make another Titanfall game. However, that will only happen when Apex Legends’ popularity dwindles, which isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Long touted as one of the best battle royale games, Apex Legends is a 3-player experience set in Titanfall’s universe. Players get to choose from a multitude of classes and pick their favorite heroes. The objective? Annihilate the enemy team and emerge victorious.

Apex Legends allows full crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch friends. As long as your friend owns the game and has an EA Account, you and your friend can team up to play some intense matches and probably also get a win. Worth a shot right?

9. Diablo 4

Diablo 4 best cross platform games in 2024
Image Courtesy: Blizzard Entertainment/Diablo 4

This one is for the isometric action lovers out there. Diablo 4 is the fourth entry in Blizzard’s long-running action RPG series. The game puts you in the shoes of one of the five available classes. After the demon Lilith returns to the human world, it is up to us to stop her rampage and save the world from doom and annihilation.

Diablo 4 supports full cross-platform play between PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, and Game Pass. You add friends to your friend list in-game and invite them through the radial menu. We have a handy guide on inviting your Diablo 4 friends for co-op, so refer to that and begin.

10. War Thunder

War Thunder
Image Courtesy: Gaijin Entertainment/War Thunder

If it is a cross-platform list, we need to add the actual OG that probably kicked off the entire crossplay gaming genre. War Thunder is an online multiplayer MMO, where you play as a fighter plane, tank, or naval ship across various war-front. The game is well-known for featuring lore-accurate war vehicles and harboring a passionate community that gets too passionate (read: sharing classified military documents).

War Thunder has complete cross-play across every platform imaginable, as long you have the settings turned on. And, every player plays on the same servers. So, if you have a friend playing War Thunder on consoles, call them up and team up through some epic matches.

These are our picks for the ten best cross-platform games you should try in 2024. So, which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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