PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has established itself as one of the most popular battle royale games of all time, but can you play with friends on other platforms? Here’s everything you need to know about PUBG cross-platform play in 2021.
The multiplayer battle royale was first released back in 2017, but players around the world still jump into maps like Vikendi and Erangel in hopes of earning a ‘winner winner chicken dinner.’
With the game now available on multiple platforms, players want to know if PUBG is cross-platform. Here’s everything you need to know about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cross-play status in 2021.
Is PUBG cross-platform in 2021?
Yes, PUBG is cross-platform, but only between consoles. That means if you play on one of Microsoft’s Xbox consoles, you can jump into games with your friends on PS4 or PS5.
Unfortunately, cross-play is not available between console and PC, which means your mouse and keyboard friends can’t join your console lobby.
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For those who enjoy mobile gaming, PUBG Mobile does support cross-play between Android and iOS devices, but not to consoles or PCs.
Will PUBG PC get cross-play?
As of November 2021, PUBG Corp have not announced any plans to allow console players to join PC lobbies or vice versa.
There are likely a number of reasons for this, but the biggest issue would come from the difference in peripherals. Mouse and keyboard players on PC would have a large advantage over controller opponents, and PUBG Corp may see that as too difficult an obstacle to overcome.
Cross-play is also a huge undertaking technologically, and with the devs currently working on PUBG 2, they may not see it as a worthwhile investment of time or resources.
Despite the popularity of other battle royales, PUBG holds a special place in the heart of many gamers. In fact, the game still holds Steam’s overall peak player record and remains the third most-played game on the platform.
Image Credits: PUBG Corp
How to open Fortnite Chapter 3 vaults: Locations & guide
Fortnite Chapter 3 has brought Vaults that you can loot for some quality weapons and gear, so here’s how you can find and open them.
Vaults have returned to Fortnite in Chapter 3, Season 1, and you can some useful loot in them, so here are all the Vault locations along with how to open them.
Season 1 of the latest chapter has also brought back Vaults for players to explore. These often contain high-tier weapons and loot for you to collect so it’s worth searching for them on the map.
Here’s how you can find and open Vaults in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Vault locations
There are seven vaults on the newly changed Fortnite Island. They are scattered in different areas and locating them can be difficult. You can check out those locations on the map above and we’ll go over each one of them.
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Here are all the Fortnite Vault locations:
- Northwest of Logjam Lumberyard
- Next to the river northwest of Camp Cuddle
- Southwest of Greasy Grove
- Southeast of the lake in Coney Crossroads
- Northeast of The Daily Bugle
- On an island east of Sanctuary
- South of Condo Canyon
How to open Vaults in Fortnite
After you come across one of these vaults, you won’t be able to open them on your own. You’ll need to visit them while playing in Duos, Trios, or Squads. Your teammates will then help you open the group lock.
It’s worth keeping in mind that unlocking a Vault will create noise that might attract nearby enemies. So, we recommend staying prepared for a battle with some powerful weapons and gear.
You can then enter to collect some high-tier weapons and loot from the rare chests inside. There are also blue crystals known as Gem Fragments that you’ll be able to collect from each Vault.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to slide in Fortnite Chapter 3
Fortnite’s newest mechanic that lets you slide across the map. Here’s how to do it, along with details on how to slide cancel.
Epic Games added a slide mechanic in Fortnite Chapter 3, and here’s everything you need to know about it, including how to cancel slides during combat.
There are many changes to sort through in Fortnite Chapter 3. We have a new Battle Pass featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Spider-Man as unlockable skins, and some new mechanics to give players an advantage in battle.
One of these allows players to slide across the map while running. This feature has been a part of games like Apex Legends for a long time and is now finally in Fortnite. It’s also fairly easy to pull off during combat.
Here’s everything you need to know about sliding in Fortnite.
How to slide in Fortnite on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC
You can slide in Fortnite by running and pressing the crouch button. As we said before, this isn’t too difficult to do during combat, and you just need to know which button to press..
Here are the default slide buttons on all platforms:
- PS4/ PS5: Press the right analogue stick down
- Xbox One/ Xbox Series X: Press the right analogue stick down
- Nintendo Switch: Press the right control stick down
- PC: Press the CTRL key
While this is the default crouch button, it’s important to note that this may not apply if you have changed it in your keybinding settings. So you’ll need to remember what button it is or reset it to the default settings.
How To slide cancel in Fortnite
Sometimes you might accidentally start sliding when you didn’t intend to, and this could seriously harm you during a gunfight. Luckily, the game lets you cancel the animation by pressing the crouch button a second time.
This will instantly get your character back into the running position. You can only slide down steep slopes such as hills, mountains, and slanting rooftops. Since you can use your weapon while sliding, this can be useful in battles.
You can also change the “slide hold time” when playing on a controller. This changes the duration for which you need to hold the crouch button to get your character to begin sliding.
Image credits: Epic Games
Apex Legends: Crypto Heirloom model & animations leaked by dataminers
New Apex Legends leaks have uncovered the long awaited model and animations for Crypto’s Heirloom, which will likely drop in Season 12.
Apex Legends dataminers have been hard at work uncovering future content for Respawn’s battle royale, and the latest revealed Crypto’s Heirloom.
The Season 11 Collection Event will bring Wattson‘s Heirloom, but one character in particular has been amongst the talk of whose Heirloom will be next for quite a few seasons.
Finally, we have more information on Crypto‘s Heirloom, including when it could be arriving, the 3D model, and some of the animations.
Every Apex Legends player is desperate for an Heirloom and the Collection Events stand as the easiest way to obtain one. The only catch is that you don’t get to pick which one you get as the only one available during these events is the latest one to drop.
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Although they aren’t the most popular Legend in the game, Crypto has always been a fan-favorite when it comes to personality and style. The Korean hacker was one of the first new Legends to drop, being introduced in Season 3 along with World’s Edge.
Despite being introduced so early, we have yet to see his Heirloom, well, until now.
Apex Legends Crypto Heirloom leak
The leaker responsible for Crypto’s Heirloom leaks is Thordan Smash. This is a very reliable source as they have been involved in several leaks that have come to fruition such as Ash’s abilities prior to Season 11.
In their latest video, they showed off footage of Crypto’s Heirloom from the player’s perspective. The Heirloom takes the form of a retracting Korean Jikdo sword. The version of Crypto’s Heirloom shown in the video is clearly unfinished as it doesn’t possess any textures or colors.
Having said that, we can probably expect the Jikdo to have the green and white pallet Crypto is known for.
We also got to see some interesting animations in the video. It seems the Jikdo will be retractable, and when Crypto pulls it out, it will extend almost like a lightsaber.
Crypto holds the Heirloom like a sword and for those who love Heirloom designs that actually look like weapons, this one is definitely for you.
That’s all on Crypto’s Heirloom leaks, for more on Apex Legends be sure to check out when Apex Legends’ third Anniversary is.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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