Farming Simulator 22 Supports Cross Play
I still can remember when the Farming Simulator franchise was a single player experience through and through. Fun still, yes of course, but owning a farming empire is always more fun with friends, especially since it allows you to expand at an exponential rate. So many people playing farming simulator solo miss out on so much of what the game has to offer just because of time! Then Farming Simulator got multiplayer, and this year, we are getting crossplay as well! Let’s take a peak!
Here is the Q&A for the cross play!
Farming Simulator 22 cross-platform multiplayer FAQ
How many people can play together?
If the server host is hosting from a PC, up to 16 players are possible, including players on consoles. If using a game console to host the server, up to 6 players are possible, in total.
When playing on a dedicated server hosted by Nitrado, up to 16 players are possible, regardless of the players’ systems.
Can console players rent and host servers?
Yes. Console players can rent and host their own servers via Nitrado, too. Just like PC players.
Can I deactivate crossplay?
If you’re worried, other players might be superior at farming because of mouse and keyboard controls: don’t worry, they won’t be. But, you can still use filters to avoid crossplay servers, and prevent players on other platforms from joining your server.
On PlayStation and Xbox consoles, you can disable it in the system user preferences. Make sure to allow crossplay for the console user to make this feature available in-game.
Is cross-saving possible?
Only the host is saving the progress. Farm progression is not saved for everyone else.
How will DLCs & mods affect crossplay?
Every player has to have the same content (DLCs and/or mods) installed as the server host. Otherwise, players with missing content can’t join the server. Console users can only join servers with mods that are available through the official ModHub on consoles. Stadia users can only join servers with no mods activated.
How will slots (consoles) affect cross-platform multiplayer?
The hosting platform is setting the initial limit of available slots (determining the maximum number of machines, tools, etc. on the server). If a player with fewer slots available on his platform is joining the game, he will set the new slot limit for everyone based on his platform.
If a server has already more slots occupied than supported by your platform, joining the server won’t be possible. Since old-gen and current-gen consoles differ in terms of available slots, too, console players have to keep in mind the slot count when playing with friends using a console from a different hardware generation.