FIFA 23 Cross-play Explained: Matchmaking, Transfer Market, Leaderboards

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FIFA 23 cross-play systems were revealed and explained in the FIFA Ultimate Team Deep Dive.

Cross-platform play has become, what many consider, a necessity in modern gaming. Popular titles like Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and more have modernized the feature and FUT is finally getting that treatment in FIFA 23. There are three key areas detailed in the Deep Dive: matchmaking, the Transfer Market and Leaderboards.

Here's everything you need to know about FIFA 23 cross-play systems.

FIFA 23 Cross-play Explained

Ultimate Team Matchmaking

Players will now have cross-platform play matchmaking across Xbox, PlayStation and PC for 1-v-1 modes in FUT. Those modes include Ultimate Dreamt, FUT Champions, Division Rivals, Online Friendlies and Play a Friend. As noted in the Deep Dive, this is a feature to opt-in to. If players don't want to take part in cross-play, they don't have to.

This applies to players on the same generation of consoles. There will not be cross-platform play, according to EA, for example from PlayStation 5 to Xbox One.

Ultimate Team Transfer Market

The biggest announcement from the Deep Dive, there will now be one global, shared Transfer Market across PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X|S, and Stadia. PC and Nintendo Switch will have their own Transfer Markets.

Ultimate Team Leaderboards

There will also be a global leaderboard for all platforms in Ultimate Team.

Read more on new changes to FUT 23, including the new chemistry changes and the FUT Moments mode.