The good news for Genshin Impact players! Today, Genshin Impact crossplay lets you play with friends on a cross platform. In other words, if you play on PS4 or PS5, you can party up with your friends on PC, Android and also iOS.
Since Genshin Impact allows crossplay, but many players seem to not understand how to play the game cross platform. As a result, they only continue to play with their friends on the same platform.
However, playing Genshin Impact cross platform is pretty easy, as long as you know how to set it up. No worries! This post will guide you on how to use Genshin Impact crossplay, so you will be able to play the game with your friends on different platforms. Here you go!
Guide to Use Genshin Impact Crossplay
The main requirement to use Genshin Impact crossplay is to make sure that you’ve reached Adventure Rank 16, because it will unlock online multiplayer co-op. All you have to do is to simply play the game and complete its various activities throughout the world. Well, it will rank you up.
In order for Genshin Impact crossplay to work, you and your friend have to be playing on the same regional server. After you and your friends have reached rank 16, you can get started to add each other to your Genshin Impact friend lists by sharing your UID code.
You will then find the UID code in the bottom-right corner of your screen. To find it, you can open the ‘Friends’ menu. Then, navigate to ‘Add Friend’. Here, you can type in your friend’s UID code. Now, you can invite your friends into your adventure team and start exploring Teyvat together with them on your friends list.
It’s important to note that PS players may already have their friends lists that are populated with their existing PlayStation friends. However, they still need to add friends who are playing on PC, Android or IOS by using their UID codes.
What Benefits Can You Get from Genshin Impact Cross-Play Feature?
When you enable the Genshin Impact Cross-Play feature, you actually will get some benefits. Here are they:
- Able to play together on different devices
The main benefit that most Genshin Impact players get is being able to play with friends on different devices. So, you can get to play together with your friend with the help of a cross-play feature.
If you do not enable the crossplay feature, you can also limit the players who want to join you to the same device as your own. To do so, you can go into the settings and choose the option that allows only other PS4 users to play with you.
- Increase number of devices you can play on
With the use of cross-play features, you will be able to play the game on a higher number of devices. It means that you can take the game on the go or you can also relax at home on your PS4 or PC if you are more of a smartphone player.
What Is Genshin Impact Cross-Save?
Genshin Impact 2.0 has brought a bunch of features that many players have been waiting for a long time. Aside from the crossplay feature, Genshin Impact also released a cross-save feature that allows the players to save their progression.
Now, you will be able to link your progression through your save on PC and PS4 that allows the game to be played on yet another system. With the cross-save feature, if you have been taking advantage of the game on mobile phones, you will also be able to enjoy a new experience to play on PlayStation.
To use the Genshin Impact cross-save, your account should meet the requirements that miHoYo has laid out. In this case, you may have to keep the specific cross-save in mind, as you will not be able to transfer your account data.
Well, if you have an account for PlayStation and email address to be linked, your PlayStation account shouldn’t have been used to sign into Genshin Impact or the email address shouldn’t yet have been used to register a miHoYo account.
To note: According to some sources, the Genshin Impact Cross-Save feature is only available for PC and mobile only. Unfortunately, it is not supported for PS4 users.
How to Use Genshin Impact Cross-Save Feature?
Cross-Save feature will be connected to your email address. To keep all of your progress, you can use the Cross-Save feature by logging into the miHoYo account that is connected to your email address.
Well, it is actually a big step for the players of Genshin Impact, because the cross-save features will allow the game to be played on a lot of different platforms, provided the email setup works appropriately.
So, you will eventually be able to transfer your saves through some platforms to expand your ability to play the game significantly. Additionally, you have to attempt a cross-save feature if you want to experience the game in a new, unforgettable way.
Unfortunately, it may not be possible to cross-save features for a long time between PlayStation and other platforms, as when you are playing Genshin Impact on PS4/PS5, the console will automatically log you in with your PSN account.
No worries! As of August 2021’s version 2.0 update, you are able to link your PSN to your miHoYo account to enjoy the benefits of cross-savings. It only requires a few extra steps to set up.
According to the theory, you will view a pop up screen when you are launching the game on PlayStation for the first time. Then, it will prompt you to link your accounts and follow it. Well, it will give you step-by-step instructions to do so.
However, if for whatever reason, you do not view the pop-up or accidentally clicked away from it, it’s better for you to go to Settings. Tap the ‘Account’ option and then click on the ‘User Center’. You can then follow the Link Account option from there. What you will need is your email address that is connected to your miHoYo account.
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