Gears of War 4's Social Quickplay playlist gets cross-play

Gears of War players on Windows 10 and Xbox One will be able to play against each other, thanks to Microsoft activating cross-play between the two through Social Quickplay. According to the Windows Blog, Social Quick play will be transformed into a Cross-play playlist. Average of 6.2 matches were played by Xbox users, with 11.2 for Windows 10 users. Therefore, the Core and Competitive classifier modes are available only for players using the same gaming platform. For quick social matches, however, the change should have a positive effect by increasing the number of players available on both platforms without heavily impacting actual gameplay.

More or less, don't expect the different platforms to commingle during any type of serious play.

Do you regularly play Gears of War 4's multiplayer? The Gears of War team is working on bringing those modes to crossplay to better match skills and let cross-platform players play in a competitive setting.

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We've known that Microsoft had big plans for cross-play in its flagship third-person shooter franchise for some time. From here on out, Social Quickplay will be populated by players representing both platforms - the change is meant to be permanent, but The Coalition will check in after a few months to make sure the experience lives up to expectations.

The developer of Gears of War 4 also noted that irrespective of the intensively matched performance between those who use both platforms to play the game, experts from the team of developers want to make sure that their Ranked experience is as competitive and almost matched as possible.

The developers have already given some negative statements about the possibility of seeing cross-platform support in other playlists, explaining that the game should stay as fair and balanced as possible in those modes.

  • Douglas Reid