Gang Beasts is arguably one of the funniest and most approachable multiplayer games you can enjoy with friends. However, not all of your pals play Gang Beasts on the same platform: some prefer the PS4 or PS5, others stick to the Xbox One or the Xbox Series X and Series S, while the third click goes for the Nintendo Switch or PC.
With such an abundance of platforms available for playing Gang Beasts, many people are curious: is Gang Beasts cross-platform or not? Cross-platform play is especially useful because it lets players who own different gaming systems play together online. This means PlayStation owners could potentially play together with Xbox fans, and PC players could battle it out online with Nintendo Switch owners.
Gang Beasts is definitely a perfect candidate for a cross-platform game. It is a fun beat’em’up, where your objective is to throw other characters off the boundaries of the level. To achieve this goal, you can use cartoonishly comical kicks, punches, grabs, and throws – whatever it takes to fling other players into the abyss! The movement of the characters is intentionally imprecise and floppy, which results in extremely funny battles where arms, legs and random items found on the level are being flung all over the place. Be the last one standing on the level, get rid of your enemies, and eternal Gang Beasts glory will be yours!
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform?
Yes, Gang Beasts is a cross-platform game, but the functionality has its limits. Currently, Gang beasts crossplay extends to the Xbox and PlayStation family of consoles and PC. This means that owners of different Xbox gaming consoles can play Gang Beasts together, and PC players can play Gang Beasts alongside Xbox owners.
PlayStation owners, however, can not play Gang Beasts together with Xbox or PC players. The good news is that PS4 and PS5 owners can duke it out together on the Gang Beasts battlefield.
Let’s take a closer look at which platforms enable Gang Beasts crossplay and which players are left out of the cross-platform fun.
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform between PC and Xbox?
Yes, PC players can play Gang Beasts together with players who own the Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S gaming consoles. Gang Beasts is currently also available on the Xbox Game Pass, so players subscribing to that service can download Gang Beast at no extra cost.
In addition to being on Game Pass, Gang Beasts is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title. That means you can buy Gang Beasts on Xbox and get the PC version free with your purchase. This works the other way around, as well: buying Gang Beasts on PC gets you the Xbox version.
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform between PC and PlayStation?
No, PC players and owners of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 gaming consoles can not play Gang Beasts together.
As it currently stands, there are no plans to enable cross-platform play between PC and PlayStation. That means PC and PlayStation owners have to resort to other platforms to enjoy some shared Gang Beasts awesomeness.
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5?
At least we have some good news for PlayStation owners. Yes, Gang Beasts does allow cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Get all your PlayStation-based friends together for some sweet Gang Beasts action.
Technically, both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 play the same version of Gang Beasts. An official PlayStation 5 version has not been released, so the newer console is actually running the backwards-compatible PlayStation 4 version of Gang Beasts.
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform between Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
Yes, Gang Beasts cross-platform capabilities cover both the older Xbox One and the newer Series X and Series S systems.
As mentioned earlier, Gang Beasts is currently a part of the Xbox Game Pass library. If you subscribe to that service, you can download Gang Beasts now for no additional cost.
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform between Nintendo Switch and other platforms?
While Gang Beasts is an absolute blast on the Nintendo Switch, it can only be enjoyed with other Switch owners. Cross-play for the Switch is not enabled.
That means that if you play Gang Beasts on the Nintendo Switch, you can’t join online battles with PC, Xbox or PlayStation owners.
Is Gang Beasts cross-platform between Mac and other platforms?
Mac is a notoriously flimsy system for gaming, but fans of Apple are not completely left out in the cold. Through Steam, Mac users can enjoy Gang Beasts together with players who play the games on Windows PC-s.
It’s a different matter entirely with consoles, however. Mac users can not join Gang Beasts matches with players using Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch gaming consoles. This cuts them off from a huge portion of the player base, but access to the PC crowd is still better than nothing.
More on Gang Beasts
We have covered everything you need to know about Gang Beasts cross-platform capabilities. PC and Xbox owners can play together, as can PS4 and PS5 owners and PC and Mac owners (as long as they play on Steam). Unfortunately, as of now other forms of cross-platform play are not supported.
If you have any lingering questions about what Gang Beasts has to offer, check out the FAQ page on the games’ homepage.