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Cross Platform Play Guide

What is Cross Platform Play?

Cross Platform Play is a feature meant to unite the Origin System once and for all! We’re bringing together Tenno from across the globe and across Platforms to play together.

As our development on Cross Platform Play has continued, we’re opening it up to let more players experience Warframe Missions together.

This guide is meant to get you familiar with Cross Platform Play, what’s available during this first phase, and what to expect in the future!

What is Cross Platform Save?

Cross Platform Save functionality allows players to carry their Warframe account progress — including Items, Customizations and Quest progress — between multiple different gaming platforms.

What features are available in Cross Platform Play?

With the launch of Cross Platform Play in Lua’s Prey you will be able to play Missions across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch either by joining a fellow Tenno’s Squad or using Public Matchmaking. You can also use Chat to coordinate and communicate with other players.

Players across platforms can meet in Relays and visit Dojos! However, there is currently a known issue will prevent Cross Platform Squads that form before entering a Dojo. To prevent this issue, load into the Dojo first and then invite Squad members from a different platform.

While Cross Platform Play is active, you will notice that you now have your platform icon next to your name. All players on a different platform to you will have a Cross Platform Play icon to help identify that a squad member or other player is joining you from another system.

Another addition is numeric suffixes to player names/aliases. To help identify players who have the same name across different platforms, everyone has been assigned a numeric suffix. This suffix is only necessary when you are looking to invite someone into your squad or chatting with players who have the same name. You can always find your suffix by visiting your Profile in the game menu.

Console Tenno have the ability to have spaces in their aliases which means whispering them requires a small extra step. Should you wish to whisper your console friend who has a space in their name, use apostrophes or quotation marks to capture their full name. For example: /w 'Tenno Are Amazing' Hi friend! ← This will send the message, “Hi friend!” to the console player whose name is Tenno Are Amazing.

Moving forward you can expect us to share information on the future of Cross Platform Play and Cross Platform Save on our social channels and on Devstreams.

How Do I Enable and Disable Cross Platform Play?

You can toggle the “Cross Platform Play” setting in the Options Menu, allowing you to join each other’s squad and use Public Matchmaking to complete Missions together or to turn it off should you wish.

A screen showing how to enable or disable cross-platform play.

I have encountered an issue, where can I provide feedback?

For players who participate in Cross Platform Play, we would love to hear from you on the Official Forums, and there are a couple of things you can do that would be greatly appreciated. When submitting your issue on the Forums, please:

  • Include the platform you are playing on
  • Add screenshots/videos of any issues encountered during the test
  • For PC, send your EE.log, which can be found by clicking on the “Get Logs” option under the Diagnostics section of the Settings in the launcher
  • Please attach EE.Log in a Support Ticket with the title “CROSS PLATFORM PLAY BUG”
  • For PC, detail what happened before any crash occurred when submitting a ticket using Warframe’s crash report tool (it will generate a WAR number)

What is Account Linking?

Linking will allow you to select one Warframe profile as your primary account. By setting this account as your primary profile, and linking it to other platforms, you may carry the progress and purchases of that Warframe profile back and forth across multiple different platforms.

For example, a player may mark their PC profile as the primary account and link it to their PlayStation profile. The PC progress will override the existing PlayStation account, and you will no longer be able to access the original PlayStation account. This option is recommended if you do not have any history playing Warframe on the new platform.

What is the One-Time Account Merge?

The One-Time Account Merge is a permanent method of combining Items, Customizations, Resources, and Currencies across multiple accounts into a single Warframe Cross Platform Save Account.

When you choose to merge, you select one of your linked accounts to be the Primary Account associated with your Mission and Quest progress. Your Resources, Arsenal, Currencies, etc. from other Secondary Accounts will be merged into your Primary Account. Quest progress on your Primary Account will be the same as it was pre-merge.

For example, if a player has 100,000 Credits on a PC profile and 100,000 Credits on an Xbox profile, performing a One-Time Account Merge will combine these two accounts into one — creating a new, unified account with a combined total of 200,000 Credits. The same is true for most Resources, Items, Customizations and Quest progress retrieved from the Primary Account (with limited exceptions explained below).

Note that the One-Time Account Merge is permanent. Once a unified Warframe Cross Platform Save Account is created, you will not be able to retrieve your previous profiles as they existed before the merge!

Are there any restricted Items that will not be combined during the One-Time Account Merge?

Yes. Restrictions include Platinum purchased on Nintendo Switch, platform exclusive skins that will not be available on PlayStation and certain PC exclusives.

Any Platinum purchased on Nintendo Switch Warframe profiles will not be accessible on other platforms. On PC, Xbox and PlayStation, you will have a shared wallet, meaning that Platinum purchased on those platforms will be available across those platforms.

You may still access and spend your Platinum while logged into your Warframe Cross Platform Save Account on Nintendo Switch. Any Items or Customizations purchased with this Platinum will also be automatically accessible while logged in on other platforms. However, you must log in via the Nintendo Switch to spend any Platinum specifically purchased on that platform.

Platform exclusive Skins like Opal Skins on Switch, Amethyst Skins from Discord, and Jade Skins on Xbox will not transfer to PlayStation during the One-Time Account Merge. In addition, PC exclusives such as the Phased Skins, Rubedo Skins, IAHGames Braton Skin and Rixty MOL skin will not be available on PlayStation. Conversely, PlayStation Obsidian Skins will not be available to use on platforms other than PlayStation.

Excalibur Prime, Skana Prime and Lato Prime will be locked to PC.

How are my TennoGen Items affected by Cross Platform Save?

Any TennoGen purchases made before November 24 at 2 p.m. ET will transfer to any platform as a result of the One-Time Account Merge. That means that the pieces that are already a part of your collection will be available to you on any platform you play on.

TennoGen purchases after November 24 at 2 p.m. ET will be affected depending on the platform it was purchased on. Steam purchases are locked to PC, and console purchases will be locked to all (licensed) console platforms.

Our intention with these decisions is to limit the impact to TennoGen Artists, while respecting historical console purchases. For more details, refer to our TennoGen – Cross Platform Save Forum post.

Can I trade across platforms?

Yes, you are able to trade with players on different platforms, depending on their Cross Platform settings. Trading will function the same as gifting, except for trading Platinum between Nintendo Switch and other platforms, which is not available.

To make sure you can trade with friends or fellow Tenno across platforms, make sure to enable both Cross Platform Play and Cross Platform Save. TennoGuard 2FA is required to trade in-game items with fellow Tenno in Warframe.

Which accounts are eligible for a One-Time Account Merge?

Any account created before 2 p.m. ET on November 24, 2023 is eligible for a One-Time Account Merge. You may also merge accounts created after the cutoff date, so long as the merge is performed with at least one other Warframe profile created before this date.

How will I know if I have successfully linked or merged my accounts?

You should receive an email that confirms your accounts have been successfully merged or linked.

What platforms currently support Cross Platform Save?

At the launch of this update, every available version of Warframe supports Cross Platform Save. This includes PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.

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