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Is Grounded crossplay between Steam and Xbox?

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Grounded got some great new features and reworks with the Playgrounds update, allowing players to build and share creative experiences with others, but that leaves the question of cross-compatibility.

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Grounded is always better when you can bring some friends along for the ride. Although the game is available on multiple platforms to play, including Xbox Gamepass, the big question is, can you play together across platforms like Steam and Xbox? Take a look at all the details below!

Can you play multiplayer cross-platform on Grounded?

The short and sweet answer to the question is—yes, Grounded is absolutely cross-platform. Grounded allows you to play online multiplayer with up to four players and invite other players, no matter if they are playing on PC or Xbox. You can play from Steam to Xbox, and vice versa, as well as through Microsoft. All your saved game data should also be stored in the cloud (as long as you use the same account).

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How to play multiplayer crossplay in Grounded

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To play online multiplayer across platforms, you will need one player to Host an Online Game, selecting the option from the main menu and waiting for players to join in. Joining players can select the Join Online Game option to hop in. However, they must join manually rather than receive an invite if they are on a different platform. Players on PC will still need to connect to an Xbox Live Account to see their friends' hosted game appear on the Games Hosted list or have Xbox players join them. It will prompt you in-game if you still need to connect one, and you can follow the steps through there.

Once you get everything set up correctly, you can hop in and join your friends in an epic shrunken adventure or try out some chaotic new Playgrounds together!

Looking for more Pro Game Guides Grounded content? Check out our guides on Grounded Playground Codes – Share your Playgrounds or All Armor and Armor Set Bonuses in Grounded!

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