Path Of Exile (PoE) is an online Action Role-Playing Game set in a dark fantasy world. You start off as an exile, and fight through everyone who wronged you in the dark continent of Wraeclast. The game is quite popular among fans with the likes of Diablo series, and even newer games like Lost Ark. PoE has over 50,000 players online at any given time on Steam, which shows its popularity.
There is a long-rumoured sequel planned for later this year called Path Of Exile 2, so expect a beta release in a few months. The first PoE is currently available on almost every platform out there: Windows, Mac, PlayStation and even Xbox. That means you and your friends could very well be playing on different consoles or platforms. Is Path of Exile cross platform and does it support cross-play? Here you can find out everything about cross-progression among different platforms for this popular ARPG.
Is Path Of Exile Cross Platform?
No, Path Of Exile does not have cross-platform or cross-progression support. However, PoE does support crossplay between the Windows PC and Mac multiplayer mode players. This may sound confusing to you. Let us explain this further below.
The crossplay system only works for those who are on a computer, using Windows or Mac. But the same does not apply to consoles i.e. PlayStation and Xbox, as they both are very different platforms.
As most games these days come with cross-platform support out-of-the-box, one might assume the developers at Grinding Gear Games would have thought to add it to Path Of Exile. However, that is not the case. May be, because console players basically play the game on separate servers, as explained in this tweet from 2018.
Does Path of Exile Have Cross-Save Support?
No, Path Of Exile does not have cross-save support. For those who don’t know, cross-save allow players to move their save game files between different platforms. The save files are basically stored in the cloud, connected to your online game account and is transferred (or synced) whenever you login on to a new platform.
So, this was everything you need to know regarding Path Of Exile’s cross-platform support. And no, it does not have the support for players on the consoles. You can only play between different platforms on the PC, that is only if you are running the Windows or Mac operating systems.
However, if you are playing on the PS5 or the Xbox One, and want to connect with friends playing on a different platform – you are out of luck.
There is a good chance Path Of Exile 2 will have full cross-platform and cross-play support, as one can expect from a game coming out later this year or the next. But for now, this is all we have.
Path Of Exile is available on the PC for Windows and Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S platforms as a free-to-play title. It receives regular game updates with new content, character and weapon adjustments and some new features here and there. For more information about recent PoE updates and class tier list, check out our Path Of Exile section.