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Is Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt crossplay? How to play cross-platform on PlayStation and PC

Published: 5/May/2022 14:29 Updated: 5/May/2022 14:30

by Nathan Warby

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Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt, the latest and possibly most surprising take on the battle royale formula, has finally been given its full release. But can friends on both PlayStation 5 and PC enter the darkness together? Here’s everything you need to know about Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt crossplay.

Following the astronomical success of Fortnite and Apex Legends, many series have tried their hands at the battle royale formula. One of the most interesting, and least expected, is Bloodhunt, a fresh take on the genre from the Vampire The Masquerade series.

After months in early access, Bloodhunt has finally launched on PC and PlayStation 5, and players are finally diving into the blood-soaked streets of Prague. But battle royale games thrive when played with friends, so can players on separate platforms team up?

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We’ve put together everything you need to know about The Vampire Masquerade Bloodhunt crossplay on PS5 and PC right here.


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bloodhunt vampires shoot each other across rooftop while female vampire in red leather jacket looks at camera
Sharkmob
Bloodhunt has finally launched on PC and PlayStation 5.

Does Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt have crossplay?

The simple answer is yes, Bloodhunt does feature crossplay support, meaning that players on PlayStation 5 and PC can enter the same matches. There is, however, a pretty major caveat.

While matches can be populated by blood-suckers on both platforms, only those on the same platform can join the same squad in the lobby. The Elysium, Bloodhunt’s pre-game lobbies, are platform-specific, so you’ll have to rely on dumb luck to stumble across a friend with different hardware.

Sadly, this means groups separated by the platform can only compete against one another and cannot enter a game on the same team.

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This will be disappointing to console users who were hoping to squad up with their PC pals, and developer Sharkmob is yet to confirm if support will come later down the line.

However, there is hope for vampires playing on different platforms that cross-platform play could be coming in full. A hotfix, released in May 2022 has been added to the game to resolve a reloading bug.

A Twitter user asked the Sharkmob team if the fix would resolve the crossplay problems, only for the devs to reply that they are “talking about it” and “very aware” of the issue.

This is great news for fans of the game who want to play with friends on other platforms.

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Of course, it doesn’t guarantee cross-platform play is coming to Blood Hunt, but it’s reassuring to know that the devs are considering how to fix the issue.

Bloodhunt vampires fighting
Sharkmob
Bloodhunt’s bloody combat is best enjoyed in squads.

How to use crossplay in Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt

If you’re playing Bloodhunt on PC, the good news is that crossplay is automatically enabled and cannot be switched off. So every game you play will feature both PC and PS5 users.

Those on the PlayStation 5 version do have the option to disable crossplay, in an effort to remain “compliant with the technical regulations and requirements.”

If you’re looking to enable or disable crossplay in Bloodhunt, simply head into the Options Menu and adjust the setting to suit your preference.

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It’s worth noting that the developers have warned players against tampering with the settings. They said on the official website: “Please keep in mind that disabling crossplay may lead to slow matchmaking times. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you play with crossplay enabled.”


There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about crossplay in Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt. For more, check out our other handy Bloodhunt guides:

Does Bloodhunt have spyware? | How to add friends in Bloodhunt | Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt: All Blood Resonances & best types