Arkane Austin’s Redfall is here, bringing a host of vampire-fueled mayhem to the peaceful suburban island town. While players battle the vampiric hordes alone or with friends on PC and Xbox Series consoles, many wonder whether they can play with friends on different platforms. Fortunately, we can get the question “Is Redfall cross-play?” answered.
Is Redfall cross-play? – Answered
A recent Twitter Q & A session between players and Redfall‘s developers provides an answer to this question. According to this tweet from the playRedfall Twitter account, Redfall features cross-play between Xbox consoles, PC Game Pass, Steam, and Epic Games Store versions of the game. Of course, regardless of platform, this is great news for any Redfall player, knowing they can fend off the bloodsuckers with their friends. Up to four players from any of these game versions can team up to rid the town of Redfall from its vampiric influence. This makes sense since there are four playable characters.
Redfall makes the latest game to cash in on the cross-play trend, which provides a slew of benefits for gaming as a whole. For example, Redfall‘s player base becomes much larger since the divides between consoles and platforms are eliminated. Additionally, cross-play drastically reduces public matchmaking times and increases the number of available servers due to the increased player base.
Moreover, make an important note: in co-op sessions of Redfall, only the host retains their story progress. Levels, weapons, gear, and items persist for everyone across hosts and sessions, but mission and story progress remain tied to the host. Anyone looking to progress Redfall’s story must either host their co-op sessions or simply play solo.
For more information on Arkane Austin’s co-op vampire shooter, check out the Redfall everything we know page. The game is out now for the Xbox Series X/S, PC Game Pass, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.